Dr Dina Bedair
Dr Dina Bedair
CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)
Dr Dina Bedair is a Clinical Psychologist working for Maudsley Health in the CAMHS team at Al Amal Hospital, Dubai. She studied her BA in psychology at the American University in Cairo. Following this, Dina completed an MSc in Mental Health Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN) at Kings College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She then attained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.
Dina has worked in mental health settings in Egypt and the UK. She is bilingual and offers evidence-based therapies in both English and Arabic. Dina has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in a CAMHS Disability team and undertaken the role of Team Lead for a Neurodevelopmental Team, both in the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom.
Dina has experience of working with individuals across the lifespan and her area of special interest is working with children and their families. She also has specialist skills in neurodevelopmental psychology and working with people with a learning disability. She conducts structured assessments such as the WISC (Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children) and the ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) which she uses as part of a multi-disciplinary assessment of the young person. Dina favours a collaborative approach to therapy, and values the views and preferences of the young person and their family. She offers a range of therapeutic approaches including Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Systemic Family Therapy. She also supports families during and after a diagnosis.
Dina has been the lead lecturer for the diversity module on the doctorate in clinical psychology training at the University of East Anglia. Her research interests include cross cultural psychology and diversity within clinical psychology practice.