Lecturer at Ahfad University for Women in the School of Psychology and Preschool Education. M.A. Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University. B.A. American University of Beirut. From Sudan. My current research interest centre around understanding local idioms of distress (i.e. how Sudanese youth experience and express psychological distress); development/adaptation of culturally-sensitive assessment tools and psychotherapeutic interventions (i.e. Interpersonal Psychotherapy); acculturation processes of migrant/refugee children and adolescents; scaling-up and dissemination of psychosocial support using telemental health.