Mr. Mohamad Naamani is a licensed Clinical Psychologist at ACPN. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2015 and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2018 from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Mr. Naamani completed his specialist training in child and adolescent mental health at the American University of Beirut Medical Center’s psychiatry department. He completed his post-graduate training in School Neuropsychology with the School of Neuropsychology Institute in Texas, USA and is board-certified by the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is also certified in administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) assessment after completing a clinical training seminar at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, USA.
Before joining ACPN, Mr. Naamani worked for three years as a clinical psychologist at a special education and rehabilitation center along with his private practice in Lebanon. His role included providing school neuropsychological evaluations, parental counseling, and individual psychotherapy for ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse children, adolescents, and young adults.
Mr. Naamani was also involved in research and co-authored studies and projects that centered on the mental health of children, adolescents, and sexual minority individuals. He worked as a research consultant with UNICEF and the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs on the development of an e-course on child protection case management in Lebanon. He also consulted on the development of a coming out guide for transgender young adults in the MENA region with the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality.
Mr. Naamani specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of children, adolescents, and young adults with neurodevelopmental, anxiety, depressive, and behavioral disorders. He offers cross-battery school neuropsychological assessments through standardized testing for school-aged children and adolescents. His therapeutic approach adopts psychodynamic-focused psychotherapy while also borrowing from other therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems therapy. His approach is highly considerate of people’s individual needs, strengths, values, and vulnerabilities.