Mr. Fred Elazar is a Psychologist at ACPN who completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands in 2020. He completed his practicum training in Tilburg, the Netherlands in 2020 with his graduate thesis on ‘Islamic Modification of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Muslims with Depression’.
Mr. Elazar has three years of experience in clinical psychology in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, and the Netherlands. He received his training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the Netherlands, after which he started working as a psychologist in Dubai amidst the COVID19 pandemic. Since 2020, Mr. Elazar has catered to those with significant impact on mental health while also working with those having medium to long-term COVID19 effects.
Mr. Elazar is an active speaker leading webinars, seminars, and lectures on topics in psychology at high schools and universities across the GCC. Mr. Elazar also works, in parallel, in academia as Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at University of Balamand, Dubai and American University Dubai.
Mr. Elazar works with adolescents and adults on a wide array of conditions. He employs CBT to address issues such as anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive conditions, eating disorders, mood disturbances such as depression; self-esteem concerns, as well as impulse control management. A special topic of interest to Mr. Elazar is addressing addictive video gaming behaviors and challenges in young adults through his CBT approach.