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Dr. Najwan Al-Roubaiy

Psychologist
BSc (Hons), MSc, ClinPsych, PG Cert (CBT), PhD

Abu Dhabi


Dr. Najwan Al-Roubaiy is licensed by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare; the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); and the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi (DOH). He came to ACPN from the Swedish Red Cross Treatment Centre in Sweden, where he worked as a clinical psychologist with war and torture survivors suffering from PTSD as well as other trauma-related mental health issues. He earned his PhD in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Leicester (UK, 2014), and later obtained his Specialist Qualification in Clinical Psychology from the Swedish Psychological Association (Sweden, 2015).

In addition to his PhD degree and Specialist Qualification, he also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in CBT from the University of Oxford (UK, 2020); a Diploma in Practitioner Skills for treating Eating Disorders from the National Centre for Eating Disorders (UK, 2013); an MSc in Counselling Psychology from the London Metropolitan University (UK, 2005); and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of East London (UK, 2002). He is also a Chartered Member (CPsychol) and Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society.

Dr. Najwan Al-Roubaiy has more than fifteen years of clinical experience in addition to his research work which has led to several publications in prominent Swedish and British scientific journals in the fields of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and psychotherapy. He began his clinical career in the UK working at St Luke’s Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in 2004 before moving back to Sweden in 2006. In Sweden, he worked for nine years in several clinical and educational settings at Malmo City Social Services; the Psychiatry Department at Skåne University Hospital; and most recently the Swedish Red Cross Treatment Centre where he worked for two years prior to joining ACPN in 2016.

Dr. Najwan Al-Roubaiy works primarily with adults struggling with various mental health issues including Anxiety disorders (phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder, GAD, OCD, and PTSD); major depressive disorders; bipolar disorder; cyclothymic disorder; dysthymia; substance abuse; eating disorders; and adjustment disorders. Psychological treatment is conducted using mainly: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Person-Centred Therapy (PCT); Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT); and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). Integrative and pluralistic psychotherapy approaches are sometimes also used when there is a need for incorporating different models in one course of treatment.

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