Carine el Khazen Hadati

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lead - Dubai Psychology Team, Director of Eating and Weight Disorders Program


Ms. Carine el Khazen Hadati is a clinical psychologist. She has a Masters’ Degree in Clinical and Psychopathological Psychology (University of Saint Joseph, Lebanon, 2000), post-graduate degree (DESS) in Clinical and Psychopathological Psychology (University of Sorbonne, Paris V, France, 2002), and diploma in Profound Studies (DEA) in Clinical Psychopathology (University of Jussieu, Paris VI, France, 2004). She trained in a variety of reputable general health care and psychiatric facilities in the UK (Institute of Psychiatry, The Maudsley Hospital), France (Sainte-Anne Hospital, Paris) and Lebanon (St Georges University Hospital). Prior to joining the American Center, she worked as a clinical psychologist at the General Medical Center (Dubai, UAE) for eight years and as a school psychologist in two international schools and nurseries for nine years.

Carine has joined the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology in Dubai in 2011 and as an Eating Disorders and Obesity specialist (Masters practitioner’s diploma in Eating Disorders, training in the treatment of Obesity and training in nutrition from the National Center for Eating Disorders- NCFED- accredited by the BPS, training in Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of Eating Disorders -CBT-E and training in The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment in Adults- MANTRA), she has set up and is the director of a CBT-E accredited specialized multi-disciplinary out-patient Eating Disorders and Obesity program (center for CBT-E excellence). The program is currently under the supervision of Dr Riccardo Dalle Grave (Department of Eating and Weight Disorder, Villa Garda Hospital, Italy) co-developer of CBT-E and CBT-OB. Along with her team, they have successfully helped children, adolescents and adults recover from their eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-eating, ARFID, picky eating,…) and overcome their obesity.

Carine is the Vice-President and head representative for the UAE of the non-profit association MEEDA (the Middle East Eating Disorders Association) which is the Middle-East chapter of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED). She oversees and runs all the association’s daily operations that is dedicated to raising awareness, supporting sufferers and training the general public and professionals on the subject of Eating Disorders and Obesity. As part of this mission, Carine has given multiple professional trainings on the latest evidence-based treatments for eating disorders in the UAE and Lebanon to clinical psychologists, dieticians and medical doctors.

In addition to her core education in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Carine is also trained in CBT, the third wave behavioral therapies Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She is also an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, which is an extensively researched leading-edge psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma.

Ms. el Khazen Hadati integrates all these different psychotherapies to provide a holistic approach in the treatment of all mental health disorders ranging from depression, anxiety, addictions, borderline personality disorders to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The services she provides include, but not limited to: clinical assessments, specialized Eating Disorders psychotherapy (CBT-E, FBT, MANTRA) integrative psychotherapies (psychodynamic, ACT, DBT, EMDR), grief and trauma counselling, and case management for severe mental health disorders.


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