Dr. Yasser Abu-Jamei, a psychiatrist, is the Director General of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program in the Gaza Strip. He holds degrees from universities in the UK, Germany, Lithuania and Gaza, and has received honors for his work developing the mental health sector in the Gaza Strip.
Yasser Abu-Jamei will be in conversation with Lara Sheehi of George Washington University, who recently co-authored (with Stephen Sheehi) the award-winning book, Psychoanalysis under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine (Routledge 2021).
This event is FREE and OPEN to all.
The Gaza Community Mental Health Program (GCMHP) is the leading Palestinian non-governmental organization providing mental health services to the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip. GCMHP is committed to aiding women, children, and victims of violence, torture, and human rights violations. GCMHP has dozens of staff, a main facility and research center in Gaza City, and community mental health clinics in Gaza City, Khan Younis, the Deir el-Balah refugee camp, and the Jabalya refugee camp and as well as crisis intervention programs, a rehabilitation program for drug abusers, a Children’s Project, and a Training and Education Department that offers a postgraduate diploma in Community Mental Health and Human Rights and courses for teachers and nurses. It has given individual psychiatric and family therapy to tens of thousands of people and seeded three women’s groups that do psychosocial and empowerment work across the Gaza Strip.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Busboys and Poets, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA), Institute for Policy Studies, The Psychoanalysis and Arab World Lab at George Washington University, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and USA Palestine Mental Health Network.