About Mumtaz Khan
Mumtaz is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Sport Psychologist and a Coaching Psychologist.
Mumtaz graduated from the University of Bradford and further studied at universities in Louisiana, Nottingham, Birmingham, Huddersfield and London. After graduation he joined Bradford LEA's Psychological Service and whilst there he gained further qualifications and experience in family therapy, social work, psychotherapy and hypnosis.
Following his time with Bradford LEA, he worked in the West Midlands as a Psychologist in Social Services specialising in supporting social workers, managing change and organisational stress via individual/groupwork, training and consultancy. He has also worked as a senior psychologist in the East Midlands and has taught in various universities and HE colleges. Mumtaz came to Leeds Beckett University from Wolverhampton University where he was teaching on the professional doctorate/MSc in Counselling Psychology.
One of the pioneering counselling psychologists in the UK, he has served as assistant editor of 'Counselling Psychology Review' and held memberships of a number of BPS boards/committees over the last twenty years. These currently include the Professional Practice Board, Standing Committee for Psychologists in Health & Social Care, Standing Committee for Promotion of Equal Opportunities, The Psychologist Policy Committee and Psychology Education Board. Mumtaz has also been serving on the BPS Registration Committee for Psychologists Specialising as Psychotherapists since 2002.
Mumtaz teaches in the areas of personality and individual differences, abnormal psychology, clinical and counselling psychology and critical and philosophical issues in psychology.
His research interests are:
- Individual differences
- Race,ethnicity, identity and culture
- Work stress
- Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy
- Hypnosis and neuro-linguistic-programming
- Issues of diagnosis in mental health
Mumtaz's doctoral research focused on ethnicity, culture and communication in applied psychology education. Additionally he is also contributing to the University's links with Islam and Muslim issues in the West.