First it is important to acknowledge and to say thank you for seeking out the help of a psychologist. The objective of a child psychologist is to work children, teenagers and their families to help them realise their full potential through psychological assessment and treatment. Children sometimes need psychological help just like adults do. Families can struggle to identify the unique psychological and educational strengths and challenges of their child. The psychologist serves as a resource to where families can come to better understand individual treatment and educational needs of their child and discover how to best address these needs with comprehensive treatment. Often parents need therapy to help them with facing difficulties in their family life which is also provided. To go directly to Mariam's center "The Child Foundation Center" follow the link http://childfoundationcenter.com
If you are interested in finding out more about her interest in female empowerment and the female network & think tank "Afkarech" she founded please follow the link: http://afkarech.com
Please feel free to connect via the booking form on this website should you have any questions or would like more information.
Mariam has been working in the mental health sector for the last ten years. She has experience in working for an NGO, psychological counselling, as a youth leader, creating workshops and as a child psychologist. She was selected to represent Bahrain in the Youth Leadership Program in United States.
After obtaining her MSc in Applied Child Psychology from Kingston University London and receiving a Level 6 Major Award in Child Care & Child Supervision (Ireland) she helped set up the psychological department for a leading hospital. She was employed as a private consultant and a child psychologist specialist.
In 2018 after gaining experience she founded the Child Foundation Center a psychological center that focus on providing specialised care in counseling, milestone development, ADHD and ASD.
She has continued her education and obtained certification in Parts Therapy practioner (Alliance Self Empowerment Inc) , CBT (NHS UK), clinical psychotherapy (Essex Institute), Youth Leadership Training (OCN, Ireland) and currently studying developmental psychology. She was elected as a committee member of the Middle Eastern Psychological Association in 2017. Competencies: childpsychology, counselling psychology, ADHD, ASD, Developmental Delay (DD), women empowernment, youth leadership
Mariam has a keen interest in women empowernment and in 2017 she founded AFKARECH a female professional network and think tank which has been going from strength to strength conveying the need for more networks likes this in the GCC region.
The name AFKARECH as it literally translates to “your ideas (female)” in Arabic. A think tank for young women in which to be supported to reach their full potential. AFKARECH is intended to be a positive light to young women. The logo played into that idea and it is really based on that “eureka moment” that is a simple as turning on a light switch – yes you can do it!
Everyone can join Afkarech and it is open to women of all nationalities and ages. To find out more details please contact directly or follow the link above to get more information.
Mariam has a keen interest in writing and has been writing for publications such as;
Middle Eastern Medical Bulletin
Time out Bahrain & Dubai
Mums in Bahrain
King Hamad University Hospital Magazine
Current Research Projects:
The influence of mobile applications on mental health.
An investigation into the effect of mindfulness practices.
She will be using this website to create a blog and provide anyone with an interest in mental health and child psychology some helpful information. Please use the email option if you would liker her to provide content for your publication.
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Umm Al Hassam, Bahrain
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