- MA in Clinical Psychology
- BA in Psychology
- American Board Certification in School Neuropsychology
Areas of Expertise
Mohamad Naamani is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specialising in:
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- School Neuropsychological Assessment
Mohamad earned his BA in Psychology in 2015 and MA in Clinical Psychology in 2018 from the American University of Beirut and received supervised clinical training at the American University of Beirut Medical Centre’s Psychiatry Department. He later fulfilled post-graduate training in school neuropsychology and attained board-certification from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. Mohamad is also certified in administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule after completing a clinical training seminar at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York.
Before joining Priory (soon to be Aspris), Mohamad first practiced in Lebanon where he worked at a special education and rehabilitation centre, along with his private practice providing neuropsychological evaluations, parent counselling and individual psychotherapy for ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse children, adolescents and young adults. In parallel, Mohamad consulted on projects that advocated for the safety and welfare of victims of child abuse and minority populations alongside UNICEF, the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs, and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality. Mohamad then moved to the UAE, where he took on a full-time clinical position at the American Centre for Psychiatry and Neurology.
Areas of Special Interest
Clinically, Mohamad specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of children, adolescents, and youth with neurodevelopmental, anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and disruptive behavioral disorders. He has a special interest in working with vulnerable populations, including but not limited to, children and adolescents with neurodiverse profiles and minority individuals.
In his practice, Mohamad offers cross-battery school neuropsychological assessments through standardized testing and works closely with schools and families to address the needs of students with academic and personal challenges.
As a therapist, Mohamad fosters an integrative approach, adopting principles from psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems theory. He provides a safe space to explore the self and relations with others, which are often the root of mental health problems. He brings cultural humility to his work and values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a person and as a clinician.
Mohamad’s approach is both warm and nurturing, and is considerate of people’s individual needs, strengths, values and vulnerabilities.