Husein Nazarali Ali
2013 BA Psychology
2013 York-Seneca Certificate in Rehabilitation Services
Abilities Case Manager at Sun Life Financial
Helping individuals return to work from a disability involves coordinating and managing the needs of different stakeholders including the employee, physicians, surgeons, rehabilitation specialists and legal representatives. As a Disability Case Manager at Sun Life Financial, Husein’s career is constantly evolving as he is required to keep up with changing legislation and the most updated medical procedures, terminology and conditions.
“My career at Sun Life always keeps me on my toes,” says Husein. “I see it all, from providing benefits to a construction worker with a fractured ankle from a weekend soccer game to creating a gradual return to work program for an Executive Team Lead who is experiencing severe symptoms from an Anxiety Disorder.”
Husein graduated from York’s Psychology program with an Honours BA, along with a certificate from the York-Seneca Rehabilitation Services Program in 2013. He credits the knowledge and skills he acquired in Psychology for providing him with the foundation for his career.
“When I walked into my first Psychology course, Psych 1010, in 2008, I immediately fell in love with the dynamics of human behavior. York’s Psychology program provided courses in theory and practice that set the building blocks of my career in Disability Management. The knowledge obtained in courses such as Abnormal Psychology and Motivational Psychology play a direct role in my career as a Disability Case Manager. The York-Seneca Rehabilitation Program’s practical placement was also a tremendous boost.”
“I felt that York not only provided me with the theoretical aspects of human behavior but also provided a safe and nurturing environment where I could grow and explore my abilities. Whether it was Counselling Psychology, where I developed the important skill of ‘actively listening’ or Motivation Psychology, where I understood what drives action, York University had the right mix.”