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The American University of Kuwait's American Corner held a lecture titled "Arab Americans and Mental Health Issues" on Tuesday, May 11, from 12-1 pm at the AUK Library. Increasing the individuals understanding of the interplay of mental health issues and culture is critical to enhancing one's sense of identity, as well as essential to promoting self growth. The lecture provided students and community members with the opportunity to gain knowledge from two psychologists, Dr. Juliet Dinkha and Dr. Nisrine Aboul Hosson, who are specialized in working with diverse populations.

Dr. Dinkha and Dr. Aboul-Hosson highlighted important aspects in the field of clinical psychology, shedding light on the role of clinical psychologists, the differences between psychologists and psychiatrists, and the importance of cultural sensitivity when providing psychotherapy.

left to right: Dr. Dinkha and Dr. Aboul-Hosson

The presenters provided an interactive forum for the audience, by inviting them to pose questions and share input.

Dr. Dinkha is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychology at AUK. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, as well as many other international psychological organizations. She earned her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

A view of the Audience who attended the lecture

Dr. Aboul-Hosson is an Adjunct faculty at AUK and is a US trained psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association, as well as the Lebanese Psychological Association. She earned her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University/Florida School of Professional Psychology.

Released by the PR & Marketing Department on the 18th May 2010

Photography by the AUK Public Relations & Marketing Department (C)2010

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