Sara Hassan

Director / Department of Psychology & Wellbeing Counseling Psychologist / Mental Health Consultant

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Ms. Hassan obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology from McMaster University, Canada and a Masters in Health Sciences/Mental Health from Johns Hopkins University, USA. Ms. Hassan also obtained extensive training in Family Behavior Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ms. Hassan formerly served as the Program Administrator of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States where she managed the center’s research and training. During that time, she wrote a book entitled Hands Off: Strategies to Combat Youth Violence highlighting topics such as bullying, gang violence, school violence, domestic violence and conflict resolution strategies with the intention of reducing violence among youth.  Ms. Hassan also served as a violence prevention consultant in Washington DC and worked as a mental health counselor in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ms. Hassan has extensive research and practical experience in violence and bullying prevention which is her area of expertise and interest. Upon relocating to the Middle East, Ms. Hassan worked as a Counseling Psychologist and Consultant in Al Harub Medical Clinic, a private mental health clinic and is now serving as a Counseling Psychologist at the Canadian Health Center in addition to also Directing the Psychology and Wellbeing Department of the clinic.

Ms. Hassan works with a variety of nationalities and age groups (mainly adolescents and adults). Ms. Hassan’s  multicultural upbringing has provided her with a profound level of cultural awareness, an invaluable asset to a multicultural group of clientele.

Ms. Hassan aspires to use her experience and skills to promote physical and psychological well-being in Oman through raising awareness on various mental health issues and through her one-on-one work with clients. She is also a writing contributor to local magazines and newspapers.

 

Education and Certification:

  • Msc Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University (Maryland, USA)
  • BA (Hons) Psychology, McMaster University (Ontario, Canada)
  • Certificate in Family Behavioral Therapy, University of Nevada Las Vegas (Nevada, USA)
  • Ministry of Health licensed Counseling Psychologist, Oman