Ms. Carine el Khazen Hadati is a Clinical Psychologist. She has a Masters’ Degree in Clinical and Psychopathological Psychology (University of Saint Joseph, Lebanon, 2000), post-graduate degree (DESS) in Clinical and Psychopathological Psychology (University of Sorbonne, Paris V, France, 2002), and a diploma in Profound Studies (DEA) in Clinical Psychopathology (University of Jussieu, Paris VI, France, 2004). She trained in a variety of reputable general health care and psychiatric facilities in the UK (Institute of Psychiatry, The Maudsley Hospital), France (Sainte-Anne Hospital, Paris) and Lebanon (St Georges University Hospital). Prior to joining the American Center, she worked as a clinical psychologist at the General Medical Center (Dubai, UAE) for eight years and as a school psychologist in two international schools and nurseries for nine years.
Carine joined the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology in Dubai in 2011 as an Eating and Weight Disorders specialist, and as a CBT-E therapist, trainer and supervisor, she has set up and is the director of a CBT-E accredited specialized multi-disciplinary out-patient Eating and Weight Disorders program (center for CBT-E excellence). Along with her team they have successfully helped children, adolescents and adults recover from their eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-eating, ARFID, picky eating, etc.). She has also co-authored with Dr Riccardo Dalle Grave the first and only CBT-E guide for parents of adolescents receiving CBT-E treatment. The book entitled: “Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Young People, a parent’s guide” that was published by Routledge Press in December 2021.
Carine also serves as the clinical lead for the psychology services of the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology- Dubai branch.
In addition to her core education in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Carine is also trained in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), CBT, the third wave behavioral therapies Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She is also an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, which is an extensively researched leading-edge psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma. She integrates all these different psychotherapies to provide a holistic approach in treatment of all mental health disorders ranging from depression, anxiety, addictions, borderline personality disorder to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The services she provides include, but are not limited to: specialized Eating Disorders psychotherapy (CBT-E, FBT) integrative psychotherapies (psychodynamic, ACT, DBT, EMDR), grief and trauma counseling.
Carine is a fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorder. She is the Vice-President and head representative for the UAE of the non-profit association MEEDA (the Middle East Eating Disorders Association) which is the chapter for the Middle-East of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED). She is MEEDA’s representative member at the P.C.A.C. (Partner, Chapters and Affiliate Committee for the Academy of Eating Disorders).
She oversees and runs all of MEEDA’s daily operations that is dedicated to raising awareness, supporting sufferers and training the general public and professionals on the subject of Eating and Weight Disorders. As part of this mission, Carine has given multiple professional trainings on the latest evidence-based treatments for eating disorders in the UAE and Lebanon to clinical psychologists, dieticians and medical doctors.