Psychologist and Positive Parenting Expert in the UAE
Meet Dr. Sarah Rasmi
I am a Canadian psychologist with extensive experience in education, research, and practice. I am a widely published author, international speaker, and university professor. I'm also a mother, daughter, wife, and sister. These pieces of me go into everything that I do.
Education and Training
I hold an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Guelph in Canada. I have also received training in therapy services from the Behman Psychiatric Hospital and the University of Oxford (in conjunction with United Arab Emirates University). I recently completed training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through Bangor University in the UK.
I am a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. I am also a regular reviewer for top-tier journals.
What I do
...As a Practitioner
I work with parents who need support with a range of family, relationship, and well-being issues, as well as those who want to learn new skills. I also work with people who have mild to moderate depression, anxiety, panic, and phobia. I am licensed by the Community Development Authority in the UAE.
...As a Professor
I lecture undergraduate students about psychology. Some of the topics we study include parenting, child development, social relationships, and culture.
...As a Researcher
I am leading a number of local and international research projects about parenting and families, improving happiness, and adjusting to life in a new environment. I have consulted for government entities in the UAE, including the Prime Minister's Office. For more information about my research, click here.
... As a Community Educator
I have offered free workshops to the local community in an effort to give back. For more information about these events, click here.
I regularly contribute to local media. To read some of this work, click here.
...As a Corporate Trainer
I develop and deliver training to government entities and private corporations in the UAE.