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Brigitte Khoury, PHD

Dr. Khoury is an associate professor and clinical psychologist at the Psychiatry Department at the Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut. She is the director of the Clinical Psychology Training Program as well as the Director of the Arab Regional Center for Research and Training in Mental Health. Her main activities revolve around her clinical work in providing psychotherapy to patients, teaching medical students, supervising psychology graduate students in their clinical training and conducting research.  Her research interests focus on issues related to sexuality and reproductive health, diagnostic and classification processes, and comparing psychology across international settings.

She is a member on the advisory group for the revision of the International Classification of Diseases with WHO-Geneva and the regional coordinator for the field studies in the Arab region. She is a consultant for several NGOs and UN bodies such as UNFPA, UNHCR, International Medical Corps and Medecins sans Frontieres.

She is the founding president of the Lebanese Psychological Association and a current board member. Dr. Khoury is well published internationally, and a board member of several international psychology organizations such as the American Psychological Association, division of international psychology and the committee of international relations, as well as the vice president of the Arab Union of Psychology.

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