Mrs. Nathalie Nabil Syriani is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 20-year experience in the inpatient, outpatient and emergency room settings.
Mrs. Syriani graduated from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon, with a DEA in Clinical Psychology, in 2004, and attended several training workshops at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Philadelphia, USA, the King’s College, London, UK, Oxford Cognitive therapy Center, Oxford, UK and the Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada.
Mrs. Syriani joined the Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in 2013 as a clinical psychologist/psychotherapist, providing therapy interventions for axis I and axis II disorders with a special emphasis on schizophrenia. Prior to joining AUBMC, she worked for 12 years in the Department of Psychiatry at the Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
Given her long-standing practice with patients with psychosis, she successfully implemented in both university hospitals psychosocial inventions for schizophrenia spectrum disorders, utilizing best practices in core areas of psychosis treatment. She contributed to the establishment of rehabilitation and coordinated programs for this patient population, and founded the Friends and Work Association specialized in the social reintegration of patients with chronic mental illnesses, focusing on evidence-based interventions to provide support for the patients and their families.
In parallel with her experience with psychosis and her leading role in the field, Mrs. Syriani works with adolescents and adults presenting with mood and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, and PTSD, as this was her main role at Beirut Mental Health Clinic, prior to joining ACPN.