A Conversation about Culturally-sensitive and Trauma-informed Therapy with Dr. Hala Alyan

Friday, November 13, 2020 at 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Hala Alyan, a Palestinian-American clinical psychologist who practices in New York, will speak to the importance of a culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed therapy, and will answer questions about related care strategies.

We look forward to you joining us on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 12:30PM to 1:45PM.

To submit a question about the practice of culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed therapy, and related care strategies, please use the form linked below. Questions will be collated by the event moderator, Professor Walid Afifi (Communication, UCSB), and shared in advance with Dr. Alyan. Time restrictions may require the selection of only some of the submitted questions or the combination of certain questions into a broader question. There will also be a live Q&A during the event.

Form to submit questions: https://forms.gle/FMFTTTeNg8adNZCx9

Join us at: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/82730172219 (Zoom ID: 827 3017 2219)

Bio: Hala Alyan (PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University) is a clinical psychologist who specializes in culturally- and trauma-informed therapy in New York. She is the author of the award-winning novel Salt Houses, which addresses aspects of identity and the effects of displacement within the Palestinian diaspora, as well as the author of four award-winning collections of poetry. Her work has been published by the New Yorker, the Academy of American Poets, Lit Hub, The New York Times Book Review, and Guernica.

Sponsors: UCSB Center for Middle East Studies, Middle East Resource Center, UCSB Multicultural Center.

Event Type

Classes & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students


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