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A Day in the Life of A Syrian Refugee - Presented by Ingi Soliman, Ph.D

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, University Center, UL105, U L105 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Dr. Ingi Soliman is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with Syrian refugee families who have resettled in Connecticut over the past two years. She will be presenting a narrative piece, written in the voice of a Syrian refugee, that is a composite of these cases. The presentation will engage the audience in entering the world of a Syrian refugee and her family and the struggles that they faced throughout their journey from war-torn Syria to the United States. It will address issues pertaining to trauma, immigration, cultural awareness, and the current political climate in the United States. The presentation will be followed by a discussion of how best to understand and aid this population and other similar populations in their continued journey to adjusting to their new home while taking into consideration their complicated history. 

Dr. Soliman received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2008 From The New School for Social Research after completing a dissertation in the Acculturation of Arab American Parent-Child Dyads. She is currently in private practice in Westport, CT and White Plains, NY. She serves on the voluntary faculty at Lenox Hill Hospital, and sits on the Diversity and Inclusion committee of the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (CT's state chapter of Division 39). Dr. Soliman is fluent in three languages, English, Arabic and French, and utilizes these languages in treating individuals who are not native English speakers primarily from the Middle East. Over the past two years she has become a consultant to various organizations engaged in the process of resettling refugees in Connecticut. 

This event is co-sponsored by NSSR Psychology's Clinical PhD program and the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility.

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