Omar W.O. Shaheen, MA

Technical Supervisor, CMBM-Gaza; Faculty | he/him

Omar Shaheen is the Technical Supervisor of CMBM Gaza and a member of the CMBM Faculty. He leads Mind-Body Skills Groups for healthcare professionals, psychologists, and those living with non-communicable diseases in primary care centers. Omar also provides supervision and training in mind-body medicine to those in the healthcare field.

Omar has over 18 years of experience as a therapist, psychologist, school counselor, and clinical supervisor for various projects led by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). At UNRWA, Omar has provided technical support and supervision, and has designed mental health and psychosocial support manuals and treatment plans. He has also worked as a therapist for the Healing and Hope Project, where he has worked with orphans and their guardians.

Omar holds an MA in Mental Health, and diplomas in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychotherapy for Children and Adults. He loves reading, traveling, drawing, and listening to music.

Recent press

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