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Brief Biography: Abdusamaad (Sam) Karani Author Website: Book: “The Rats Had Never Left” Conquering Colonists & Systemic Racism Decolonize Your Mind Biography: Born in Sophiatown (Johannesburg, South Africa). 30 Dec. 1946. Fourth Generation South African. Immigrated to Canada in April 1989. Married to Zinat Karani (Mirriam Bibi). R.N. (Wife very recently deceased March 2023) Two children (Naeem Karani & Dr. Yasir Karani). South Africa: 1. Clinical Psychologist / Lecturer (1965) - Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ of Natal. (Town Hill Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa). 2. Senior Clinical Psychologist / Senior Lecturer (1978) - Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ of Natal. (Town Hill & Fort Napier Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa). 3. Principal Clinical Psychologist / Associate Professor (1980) - Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ of Natal. (Midlands Hospital Complex, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. (External Examiner) 4. British Council Scholar (1981): Neuropsychology, Wolfson Rehab. Center, London, England. 5. Professor & Head of Dept. (1983): Medical Psychology, Medunsa Medical University, South Africa. 6. Associate Professor (1981): University of South Africa (UNISA), Dept of Psychology. 7. Psychology Consultant at South African Mining Association, EAP. (1988) 8. Professional Membership: 9. Executive Committee Member of Natal Clinical Psychology Association. 10. Executive Committee Member & Vice President of the South African Clinical Psychology Association. 11. Founding Member of the South African Neuropsychology Association. 12. Executive Member of Natal Indian Blind Society & South African Mental Health Association. 13. Multiple Presentations at the South African Psychological Association. Canada: 1. Psychoeducational Consultant (1989): Peel Board of Education, Canada. 2. Behaviour Consultant (1998): Peel Board of Education, Canada. 3. Presentations at Psychology Conferences. 4. Developed Protocol for School Management of Low Incidence High-Risk Disorders (Autism, Tourette’s, Behaviour Adjustment). 5. Private Practice Consultant (1990-2022). Oakville Ontario, Canada. 6. PH. D. (Psychology): University of Toronto. Completed the required 12-course program & Residency for School Psychology. Unable to complete thesis requirements due to financial problems and the need for gainful employment to support the family as a recent immigrant facing limited job opportunities. A constant hurdle was the requirement of “Canadian” experience. merit and equivalency of development. I passed these courses with distinction.)