Islam Al Aqeel

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Islam Al Aqeel

Islam has worked in the humanitarian field for the past 10 years, providing mental health care for refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons in the Middle East.

She received her MA degree in Psychology from the University of Jordan (2014) and her BA degree in Psychology from the University of Jordan (2011). Islam began at CVT in March 2013 a Psychosocial Counselor, providing trauma healing care for primarily Iraqi and Syrian torture survivors. She was promoted as Senior Psychosocial Counselor, and later became one of the team’s first associate psychotherapist trainers.

In 2017 Islam helped CVT launch two major new initiatives in the region, now as Resilience programming trainer Islam has travelled to Iraq and then Turkey to further expand, design, implement and share CVT’s programming. Currently Islam works in initiative called SOTI “ My Voice” to expand trauma rehabilitation, staff support, train on trauma informed approaches and techniques, and access to justice for Syrian torture Survivors and civil society through the region. She supports other regional and global programs for CVT support HRDs over the world.

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