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Fayez Mahamid

Rutherford Fellow

Department: Social Sciences

I am a graduate with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and am currently a Rutherford Fellow in The Centre for International Development at Northumbria University,  In addition I continue to  lecture in the Department of Psychology and Counselling at An- Najah National University, I conducted and supervised many projects in the fields of mental health, group therapy, trauma intervention and psycho-social rehabilitation in Palestine, I am also a member of Jordan Psychological Association (J.P.A), American Psychological Association (APA) and the Palestinian Syndicate of Psychologists and social workers, during my work at An-Najah National University, I used to be the head of Psychology and Counseling department from 2013- 2016 and the head of graduate department for human sciences from 2016- 2018, and I also taught many courses for graduate and undergraduate students such as: Group therapy , family therapy, statistical analysis via computer, experimental psychology, measurement and evaluation, mental health, counselling for special populations, diagnosis in counselling, counselling and psychotherapy theories, behavioural modification, clinical supervision, expressive therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy. I also published around fourteen research papers in fields of therapeutic intervention, trauma intervention, clinical supervisor and school counselling.

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Lipman 201
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0191 243 7699

2010 – 2013 PhD in Psychological Counseling, G.P.A Excellent (3.96) PhD dissertation title:  The Efficacy of A group Counseling Program Based on Expressive Activities in Improving Level of Self Awareness and Reducing PTSD Symptoms among A sample of Traumatized Children. University of Jordan, Jordan


2000 – 2003 MA in Psychological Counseling, G.P.A Excellent (89.7) MA thesis title: The Efficacy of Gestalt Counseling Program in Improving the level of Communication and Reducing the level of Aggressive Behavior among A sample of Juvenile Delinquencies. Al Yarmouk University, Jordan


1996 – 2000 BA in Psychology, G.P.A very good (85.7)

Graduation project title: The Relationship between Psychological Alienation and Psychological Values among An-Najah University Students. An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine

Expressive group counselling as a model for increasing self-awareness to reduce trauma symptoms experienced by children in Palestine (International Journal of Psychology and Counselling)

The Effectiveness of Supervision in Counselling from the Perspectives of Schools’ Counsellors at Public Schools in Palestine (Al-Quds Open University Journal).

The Efficacy of A group Counselling Program based on Gestalt Play in Improving the Level of Perceived Self Efficacy among A sample of Abused Children (An-najah National University Journal).

Reasons of Spinsterhood from the view point of An-najah National University Students (Al-Qasimi Academic Journal).

The Role of Educational Counselling in Reducing Conduct Disorders among Students of Primary Stage in Nablus Governorate (Science PG).

The Effectiveness of a Training Program in Improving Teachers ' Attitudes toward Educational Counselling (International Journal of Educational Psychological Studies).

Portrayals of Violence and At Risk Populations: Symptoms of trauma in High Utilizing Social Media Adolescents in Palestine (International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Springer).

Social Media Addiction in Geopolitically At-Risk Youth (International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Springer).

Emotional Attachment Patterns and Parenting Styles as Predictors of Emotion Regulation among Palestinian Kindergarten Children (in process)

Internet Addiction and its Relationship to Perceived Self Efficacy among An-najah National University Students (in process)

Social support, Self-control, Religiousness and Engagement in High Risk-Behaviors among Adolescents (International Journal of Indian Psychology)

Parenting Style and Maternal Self-efficacy as Predictors of Emotional and Social Adjustment among Preschool Children in Palestine (New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences)

Assessment and Diagnosis, Trauma intervention, Therapeutic programs, Crisis counselling and psychotherapy, Community mental health, Developing psychological Instruments, Social Media Addiction, Clinical supervision. 

The Rutherford Fund

Group counselling, Family counselling, Statistical analysis by computer, Experimental psychology, Measurement and evaluation, mental health, Counselling for special populations, Seminar in psychology, Developmental psychology, Physiological psychology, Counselling theories, Rehabilitation in Counselling , Evaluation and Diagnosis in Counselling , Counselling and psychotherapy Theories, Behavioural Modification, Personality psychology, Clinical Psychology ,Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Supervision in Counselling

The Efficacy of Counselling Program Based on Dram in reducing posttraumatic stress disorders among traumatized children.


The Efficacy of a group therapeutic program Based on narrative therapy in reducing posttraumatic disorders among realised prisoners.


The Efficacy of a group therapeutic program Based on Gestalt therapy in reducing future anxiety among orphans in residential institutes.


The Efficacy of a group therapeutic program Based on Reality therapy in improving psychological resilience among mothers of orphans.


The Efficacy of a group therapeutic program Based on cognitive behavioural therapy in reducing anxiety and improving social skills among parents of autistic children.


The Efficacy of a group therapeutic program Based on self-control in improving academic motivation and reducing aggressive behaviours among 8th graders.


Personality Traits and their relationship to perceived Self Efficacy among school managers at Public Schools in Nablus Governorate.


Behavioural Indicators of Autism among children of kindergartens in Nablus Governorate.



The Effectiveness of Ritalin and CBT on Children with ADHD Disorder from the Perspectives of Teachers and Parents in Palestine.


The Efficacy of Learning Program Based on Play in improving Social Skills and Achievement Motivation among Primary level student with Learning Disabilities at Learning Resources Rooms.



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