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Saja Almusawi

Postdoctoral Associate in the Child Study Center

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Saja Almusawi


Saja Almusawi, PhD, is a second year child trauma fellow at the YCSC and recent graduate of clinical psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM). During her graduate training, she provided outpatient therapeutic and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults, working with patients from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and with varying levels of psychopathology and distress. She furthered her training an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric facility where she conducted individual therapy, comprehensive psychological assessments, and facilitated several therapy groups. An active member of the Arab-Muslim community throughout Metro Detroit, Almusawi is involved with several organizations working to identify critical mental and emotional needs of Arabs and Muslims in North America. Her research interests focus on investigating the applicability of well-established psychological theories in the realms of family and trauma, and whether they converge or diverge based upon racial, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.