Dr. Amani safwat Albarazi
Lecturer
227 Building K

Work Experience: 
• 2013 – till now: lecturer for clinical Psychology at British university in Egypt 
• 2013 – 2014: lecturer for Psychology at Future university in Egypt 
• 2012-2013 lecturer for Psychology at Sinai University, Egypt 
• 2006- 2012: Clinical Psychologist in Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK. 
• 2004- 2006: lecturer at the Clinical Psychology Department- Faculty of Education, University of Aleppo. 
• 2004- 2006: Clinical Psychologist with the superior group of Psychiatrists and Psychotherapist in AL-Moawsat Hospital, Damascus. 
• 2004-2005: Positive Behavior Officer for private schools (Shams Alasil, and Sina School). 
• 2003-2005: Counselor Psychologist at High school (Alneil School) as a part time job. 
• 2003-2004: The Head of the Educational Researches at the Ministry of Education in Damascus. Memberships (Societies): 
• (2008) Memberships to the Royal Society of Medicine 
• (2008) Memberships to the Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal 
• (2008) Memberships to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology 
• (2007) Memberships to the Humanist Society at the University of Edinburgh
• (2007) Memberships to the Syrian Medical Society 
• (2006) Memberships to the British Psychological Society 
• (2004) Memberships to the Syrian Psychological Society 
• (2000) Memberships to the Aleppo University Society Honors: 1st Prize Award for scholastic excellence for being the “Top Student” in Syria in Clinical Psychology for five years in row as follows: 
• 2003-2004: Top Student at the Diploma postgraduate trainee in Counseling Psychology (average 83.84%), Counseling Psychology Department, The University of Damascus. • 2002-2003: Top Student when I was in the 4th year of the Psychology with an average of 89.50%, at the Clinical Psychology Department, The University of Aleppo. 
• 2001-2002: Top Student when I was in the 3rd year of the Psychology with an average of 85.07% at the Clinical Psychology Department, The University of Aleppo. 
• 2000-2001: Top Student when I was in the 2nd year of the Psychology with an average of 85.69% at the Clinical Psychology Department, The University of Aleppo.
• 1999-2000: Top Student when I was in the 1st year of the Psychology with an average of 82.16% at the Clinical Psychology Department, the University of Aleppo.

Education

2007 - 2012: PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Clinical Psychology Department, School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh, UK. 
2006- 2007: MSc Degree in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology, from the Psychology Department, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. 
2003-2004: Postgraduate Diploma Degree of Counseling Psychology, from the Counseling Psychology Department, the University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria. 
1999-2003: Licence/Bachelor's Degree of Psychology with al-imitiyâz (excellent) grade and average of 85.60% from the University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria.

Research Interests

- Emotion Regulation and losing weights

- Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder using psychodrama

- Dealing with stress using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

- Anger management using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

- EMDR to treat psychological problems after the war

- Cognitive Processing Therapy as Treatment of Comorbid Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

Journal Articles

 Albrazi, A. (2017). Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substances Use Disorder in Egyptian sample

Albrazi, A. (2012). Investigating the relationship between false memory formation and emotional response.  Journal of Mem, 22, 35-46.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Symptoms and Treatment. Journal of Aleppo University Researches, May, 2012.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) of Mild to Moderate Late Life Depression. Journal of Aleppo University Researches, Sep, 2012.

Behavioral Therapy of the zoophobia: A case report. Journal of Aleppo University Researches, Feb, 2011.

Child Abuse- Signs and Symptoms. Journal of Psychological Researches, Sep, 2010.

Marriage counseling. Journal of Psychological Researches, May, 2010.

Behavioral Therapy of the Anxiety disorder. Journal of Aleppo University Researches, Sep, 2009.

Stress relief techniques. Journal of Psychological Researches, March, 2009.

Psychotherapy of the mood disorders, general concepts. Journal of Education Faculty, March, 2008

Dissertations Supervised

(2016-2017): A Randomized clinical trial of Cognitive Processing Therapy for patients with comorbid Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substances Use in Egypt (Psychotherapy vs. Medicine)

(2017-2018): A Randomized clinical trial of Cognitive Processing Therapy for patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Egypt (Psychotherapy vs. Medicine)

(2018-2019): A Randomized clinical trial of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in treating Borderline Personality Disorders in Egypt (Psychotherapy vs. Medicine)

(2019-2020): Compassion Therapy for students with Major Depressive Disorder in Egypt (Pilot Study)