Public Awareness

CBT Training for Mental Health and Human Service Professionals

From April – Oct 2017, PMED’s Palestine Medical Director Samah Jabr MD implemented a GIZ funded Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training program for mental health and human services professionals who work with children and Palestinian refugees.

Sherein Abdeen featured on Al Quds Educational TV

Sherein Abdeen discusses bullying on Al Quds TV. The show was recorded in October 2017

Sherein Abdeen interview on Palestine TV

Sherein Abdeen interview on Palestine TV

Sherein Abdeen interview on Alfalstiniah TV

On August 27, 2017, AlFalastenieh TV broadcast a program on PMED’s Comprehensive School-Based Student Support Program. Ms. Sherein Abdeen (PMED Program Director) and Mr. Mohammad Hawash (General Director of the Counseling and Special Education Unit within the Ministry of Education and Higher Education) discussed a recent training led by Ms. Abdeen.

In this training, 60 principals, guidance counselors, and teachers from Ministry Schools received an overview of normal child development, emotional and behavioral disorders, and comprehensive approaches to support students experiencing these disorders within the school setting. Following this initial training, Ms. Abdeen will implement the program in five Ministry Schools in East Jerusalem through the formation of a permanent Student Support Committee and training for parents at each school. The program is implemented in partnership with the World Health Organization.

During the interview, Mr. Hawash highlighted the need experienced by schools and students in Jerusalem due to the difficult political situation. He shared his hope that the program will be implemented in all of the Ministry of Education school in Jerusalem and throughout the West Bank in the coming years. Trainees shared that this training was highly practical, giving them skills to better work with students and facilitating a higher level of empathy for students with special needs.

Dr. Samah Jabr discusses mental health on Alfalstiniah TV

PMED’s Palestine Medical Director, Dr Samah Jabr is featured on Alfalstiniah TV discussing stigma, mental health access, and resilience.

Sherein Abdeen discusses school-based interventions on Alfalstiniah TV

PMED’s Palestine Program Director, Sherein Abdeen, discusses PMED’s Comprehensive School-Based Student Support Program on Alfalstiniah TV.

PMED’s Palestine Medical Director, Dr Samah Jabr, on Alfalstiniah TV speaking about mental illness in Palestine

PMED’s Program Director, Sherein Abdeen, discusses PMED’s Comprehensive Student Support Plan on Alfalstiniah TV.

PMED’s Palestinian Medical Director, Dr Samah Jabr, voted ‘Personality of the Year’ by French Oumma Media

Dr Samah Jabr, responds to being voted “Personality of the Year”, by readers of Oumma.com.

PMED’s Senior Director writes about his late father: Dr Eyad Sarraj in The New Yorker

Wasseem El Sarraj writes about the legacy of his late father; Dr Eyad Sarraj for The New Yorker.

Bissalameh

An educational program addressing war-related psychological trauma.

PMED's Palestinian Medical Director, Dr Samah Jabr, discusses the effects of imprisonment on Palestinian youth

Dr Samah Jabr, PMED’s Medical Director discusses the impact of imprisonment on Palestinian youth.

An occupied state of mind: clinical transference and countertransference across the Israeli / Palestinian divide

PMED’s Palestine Medical Director Samah Jabr MD, and its US Medical Director Elizabeth Berger MD have co-authored an article published in the peer reviewed journal: Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society.