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Clinical Psychologist, Director of ED 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.
Ms. el Khazen Hadati specialises in addictive behaviours (eating disorders, alcohol abuse and addiction, shopping and other addictions). She has Master Practitioners Diploma in eating disorders, which qualifies her as an obesity specialist (training in nutrition and training in the treatment of obesity from the National Center for Eating Disorders accredited by the British Psychological Society) and is the COO and the head Middle East Eating Disorders Association (MEEDA) representative for the UAE. She is part of the outpatient multidisciplinary eating disorders team at the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, Dubai branch, and has successfully helped children, adolescents and adults recover from their eating disorder and overcome their obesity.
In addition to her core education in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Ms. el Khazen Hadati is also trained in CBT-E (Enhanced CBT for Treatment of Eating Disorders), Family-Based Treatments (FBT) for the treatment of anorexia nervosa, the third wave behavioral therapies Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Ms. el Khazen Hadati is also an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner, which is extensively researched international leading edge methodology in psychotherapy that is proven to be very effective in treatment of trauma (panic attacks, complicated grief, phobias, sexual abuse, etc.).
Ms. el Khazen Hadati integrates all these different psychotherapies to provide a holistic approach in treatment of all mental health disorders ranging from depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The services she provides include, but not limited to, clinical assessments, specialized Eating Disorders psychotherapy, integrative psychotherapies (psychodynamic, ACT, DBT, EMDR), CBT-E, EMDR psychotherapy, couple and family counselling, grief and trauma counselling, and case management for severe mental health disorders.
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