Dr. Mohamed A. Sayed
Professor of Psychology
Dr. Mohamed Sayed is a graduate of Howard University in Washington DC
with a PhD in Psychology (1993). He further completed a Post-doctoral
fellowship and training at The Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and
Mental Health Sciences, Topeka Kansas, USA. He served in the Faculty of
Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry (1996-2000) teaching Psychiatry in
Cross-Cultural settings. During the same period he obtained a
Respecialization Certificate in Clinical Psychology from Forest
Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri, USA. Dr.
Sayed has a Masters of Arts in Psychology from Ball State University as
well as Masters of Science degree in Information and Communication
Science from Ball State. He is the author of numerous
Scientific-Peer-reviewed articles in international Journals and Books
(Psychopathology in Arabic) and is contributor to the widely acclaimed
book: Cross-Cultural Counseling around the World (SAGE Publication,
2009). He has worked in multiple clinical as well as academic settings
around the world including SKMC , as an Associate Professor of
Psychology at the Department of Psychiatry , Faculty of Medicine,
Psychology Department, UAEU; Professor Madia at the Institute of
Medicine University of Brunei Dar As Salam. He worked as a consultant at
the Neuroscience Center at King's Fahad Medical City (KFMC) in KSA.He
serves in the Review board of American Journal of Health Behavior, and
recently is appointed as founding and associate editor of the Journal of
Health Behavior and Policy Review (the Review), He currently serve in
the board of the American Journal of Health Behavior as Middle Eastern
Editor. IJMHHR. At present, Dr Sayed is Department Head of the Clinical
Psychology Program at the National Rehabilitation Center in Abu Dhabi,
UAE. Dr. Mohamed is a member of the American Psychological Association
(APA), the British Psychological Society (BPS), American Psychological
Science (APS), and American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB).
Sayed, M. (2015). Mental Health Services in the United Arab Emirates:
Challenges and Opportunities. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, Vol. 17, No.3, pp. 661-663, ISSN 1522-4821
Al-Ghafri, H., Sayed, M., Ali, A. (2015). Social Drift in Patients suffering from Alcohol and Substance Related Disorders, Amman, Jordan. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, Vol. 17, No.1, pp. 345-351.
Sayed, M. (2012)“Psychological Profiles of a Cohort of Drug Addicts Admitted to the National Rehabilitation Center, NRC” Paper presented at the XXX1X Jornadas Nacionales, socidrogalcohol , WPA sponsored Thematic Meeting ,Addiction Psychiatry ,World Psychiatric Association, Tarragona, Spain -28-31 March 2012
Sayed, M. & Al-Darmaki, F. Counseling in the United Arab Emirates: Challenges
and Cultural Perspectives. (2009). Gerstein, L., Heppner, P.P., Ægisdóttir,
S., Leung, S.A., & Norsworthy, K.L. (Eds.). International Handbook of Cross Counseling: Cultural assumptions and Practices Worldwide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Sayed, M. & Al-Darmaki (2008). International Perspective in Counseling Psychology in the United Arab Emirates. Presented at 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference. March 8th, 2008. Chicago, Illinois, USA
Abiola, O., Sayed, M; Morris, R. (2007). Science or Politics? An Evaluation of British and Canadian Models of BSE crisis management. International Forum of
Crisis Management for Infectious Disease. URM of Preventive Medicine. The University of Tokyo Medical Campus, Tokyo, Japan, November, 17th-18th, 2007.
Sayed, M. (2007). Recent trends in the treatment and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers: Have we learned from the Past? A paper presented at Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei Medical Science Conference. Gadong, Brunei Darussalam, July 28-29, 2007.
Sayed, M. (2007). The Effects of Specialization and Place of Training in the Diagnosis of Depressive Symptoms in a Developing Country. A paper presented at Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei Medical Science Conference. Gadong, Brunei Darussalam, July 28-29, 2007.
Sayed, M. (2006). Recent Trends in Treatment and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers: Challenges and Opportunities. A Key-Note Presentation presented at the 3rd Annual Forum for Drug Addiction. Dubai Department of Punitive and Penitentiary Training & Rehabilitation, In Association with Arab Union of Drug Prevention (AUDP), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th June, 2006.
Sayed, M. (2006). How to make coercive treatment works in rehabilitation settings? Presented at Dubai Department of Punitive and Penitentiary Training & Rehabilitation, In Association with Arab Union of Drug Prevention (AUDP), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st June, 2006.
Sayed, M. & Mughairbi, F. (2005). Psychopathology. Insignia Advertising & Publishing: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sayed, M. & Wilkinson, S. (2005). How The Therapist Works: Clinical Process and Supervisory Consultation. . 2nd Counseling Arabia Conference, May 4, 2005. Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Sayed, M. & Al-Darmaki (2005).. Mental Health Services in the United Arab Emirates: In Search for a New Paradigm. A paper presented as part of symposium: Culturally Competent Mental Health services for Arab Patients. American Psychological Association (APA) 113th Annual Convention, Sunday 21st August, 2005.Washington, DC, USA.
Sayed, M, & Al-Darmaki (2005). Challenges of the Field of Psychology in the Arab World. Conversation Hour. August 18th, 2005. American Psychological Association (APA) 113th Annual Convention, Washington DC, USA
Sabri, S., Sayed, M; Eapen, V, et al (2005). Interrelationships between Psychosocial Variables and Hypertension in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) I:
Methods and Risk Factors. UAEU, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Sabri, S., Sayed, M; Eapen, V, et al (2005). Interrelationships between Psychosocial Variables and Hypertension in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) II: Effects of Nationality and Gender. UAEU, Faculty of Medicine and health Sciences.
Sayed, M. & Al-Darmaki, F. (2004). Practicing Polymorphism in Traditional Gender-Role Emirates: Conflicts and Challenges. Presented at Symposium: Learning from International Psychologists about Feminist & Social Justice Issues. American Psychological Association 112th Annual Convention 28/7-1/8, 2004. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Sayed, M. (2003). Psychotherapy of Arab patients in the West: Uniqueness, Empathy and “Otherness”. American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 57, No.4, 445-459
Sayed, M. (2003a). Conceptualization of Mental Illness within Arab Cultures: Meeting Challenges in cross-cultural Settings. Journal of Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal, VOL 31, NO 4, 333-342
Sayed, M. (2003b) Arab Conceptualizations of Mental Health and Contemporary Treatment Practices. Presented to Topeka Psychoanalytic Society. Topeka, Kansas, USA, August 6th, 2003.
Sayed, M. (2002). Arabic Psychiatry & Psychology: The Physician who is a Philosopher, and the Physician who is not a Philosopher”: Some Cultural Considerations. Journal of Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal, Vol. 30, 3, 235-242.
Katsavdakis, K., Sayed, M., Bram, A. & Brand-Bartlett, A., (2001) “How was this Story Told in the Mother Tongue? An integrative Perspective”. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 65, 246-265
Katsavdakis, K., Sayed, M., Bram, A. & Brand-Bartlett, A., (2000) “ How was this Story Told in the Mother Tongue?: An integrative Perspective”. Presented At the American Psychoanalytical Association 89th Annual Meeting,, May 10-14th, 2000, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Katsavdakis, K., Sayed, M., Bram, t., & Brand-Bartlet, A.(2000): “The use of Projective tests in the Treatment and Diagnosis of Bilingual and Poly lingual Patients” Menninger Clinic, Psychology Discipline, Topeka , Kansas USA, February 2nd 2000
Sayed, M., Collins D. & Takahashi, T. (1998) “West Meets East: cross-cultural Issues in Inpatient Treatment”. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 62. 439-454
Sayed, M. (1993) “The Effects of Ethic Group Membership & learning Conditions on Task Performance and Task Motivation”. A Ph.D. Dissertation. Howard University, Washington DC, USA.
Sayed, M. (1993) “Individualistic and Communal Orientations: A Model for Cultural Integrity”. Presented at the 1st Conference on the Psycho-Cultural Development of African American Children: Educational Implications, Howard University, Washington DC, October 28-29, 1993
Designed and carried out a number of studies: (1) Antecedence of Depression among
Unmarried Sudanese Females, (Khartoum, Sudan, unpublished).
(2) Abugessaysa, A., Taha, Z., & Sayed, M., “The Use of Bender Gestalt Test in the Assessment of Mild and Moderate Mental Retardation: A Sudanese Sample”, University of Khartoum, Sudan, Unpublished.
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