Psychotherapy, Parenting, Social Policy and Understanding
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Sameera Ahmed is the Director of the Family & Youth Institute (FYI), and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. In addition, she is a scholar at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), an associated editor for the Journal of Muslim Mental Health (JMMH). Dr. Ahmed received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds a M.S. in Biology from Bowling Green State University. She is a Licensed Psychologist (L.P.) and has a private clinical practice in Canton, MI.
Dr. Ahmed’s areas of interest include: risk behaviors and protective factors of Muslim adolescents and young adults; promoting culturally and religiously meaningful psychotherapy; and skills based parenting and marital interventions to strengthen families. She has presented her research in sessions and workshop across the nation in both academic and community settings. Dr. Ahmed has published numerous journal articles and has recently completed an edited volume, Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions. In addition to her scholarly efforts, Dr. Ahmed has served the Muslims community at the both local and national levels over the past 15 years and is intricately familiar with the heterogeneity of Muslims in America.