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Professor, Clinical Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Dr. Ghayda Hassan is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at UQAM university in Montreal and has several research, clinical and community based national and international affiliations. She is the director of the Canadian Practioner Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence : (CPN-PREV, funded by PS Canada). She is UNESCO – PREV Co-Chair (Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence), a worldwide first : . She is also a reseacher and senior clinical consultant at the SHERPA-RAPS (RAPS for Research and Action on Radicalisation and Social Suffering ; ( at the CIUSSS Center-West of the island of Montreal. Her systematic reviews, research and clinical activities are centred around four main areas of clinical cultural psychology: 1) Social suffering, intercommunity relations, radicalisation and extremist violence ; 2) Intervention in family violence & cultural diversity ; 2) Identity, belonging and mental health of children and adolescents from ethnic/religious minorities ; 3) working with vulnerable immigrants and refugees.


  • –present
    Professor , Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)


  • 2003 
    University of Montreal , Ph,D