Research Assistant

Yasmina Mashmoushi, BA in psychology

Yasmina Mashmoushi, BA in psychology

Yasmina completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Waterloo with distinction, alongside a minor in philosophy and an advanced Diploma in French Language. She has worked for several nonprofit organizations, including the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and in the violence against women and children sector.

Yasmina acquired experience working with refugee and immigrant populations in roles such as Injury Prevention “SmartStart” Program Facilitator for the Canadian Red Cross. She acquired additional group facilitation experience in the psychotherapeutic setting of brain tumour support groups, as facilitator for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

Yasmina is passionate about conducting research and writing. She is currently writing solicited book reviews in clinical ethics and has served as a journal peer reviewer and abstract award review committee member for bioethics conferences. She formerly worked as a neuroscience research assistant. Her current research projects involve investigating the unique psychosocial needs of brain tumour patients and key resilience factors moderating their life outcomes, the effects of child maltreatment on executive functioning and the developing brain, and PTSD incidence in refugee populations. She hopes to contribute to the growing academic literature on PTSD, trauma, adversity, and resilience.

Yasmina hopes to complete an MD degree and pursue a career in psychiatry or neurology, with a focus on clinical research, writing, and knowledge translation.

 

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Amjed Abojedi, PhD, RP, CCC
Researcher & Psychotherapist

Amjed Abojedi, PhD, RP, CCC

Dr. Amjed Abojedi is an associate professor of counseling and psychological assessment, and a registered psychotherapist with CRPO-Canada. He specializes in psychotherapy for traumatized refugees and immigrants. As, immigrant insight scholar. Abojedi advocates mental health through research and knowledge translation activities.
Bilal Budair, MA, RP, TITC-CT
MHPSS Consultant & Psychotherapist

Bilal Budair, MA, RP, TITC-CT

Budair is a registered psychotherapist who works with both adolescents and adults from different age groups and cultural backgrounds experiencing diverse ongoing challenges. He specializes in post-traumatic growth and recovery.
Sandi Najdi, BSW, BHSc, RSW
Registered Social Worker

Sandi Najdi, BSW, BHSc, RSW

Sandi is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is fluent in Arabic and English.
Judy Basmaji, BSc in psychology
Mental Health Worker

Judy Basmaji, BSc in psychology

Judy completed an Honors Specialization in Psychology (B.Sc.) and a Major in Biology at Western University. She is fluent in Arabic and English, and she plans on pursuing an MA...
Yasmina Mashmoushi, BA in psychology
Research Assistant

Yasmina Mashmoushi, BA in psychology

Yasmina completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Waterloo with distinction, alongside a minor in philosophy and an advanced Diploma in French Language. She has worked for several nonprofit organizations, including the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and in the violence against women and children sector.
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