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Understanding the World of Trauma by Maram Barakat, M.A.

Updated: Jan 21, 2022

Understanding the World of Trauma by Maram Barakat, M.A., Bergen County Moms

For our Lukin Center book recommendation this month, we are spotlighting The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. If you ask anyone about a book recommendation on trauma, they will most definitely tell you about this one!

In this book, the author uses science as well as his own work of 30 years with trauma survivors to show how trauma literally reshapes one’s body and brain, compromising their capacity to enjoy life and be themselves. He also talks about innovative treatment that can help with trauma.

Many of us have suffered from or know people who have suffered from traumatic incidents. Reading this book helps us gain a better understanding of the world of trauma and the impact it has on people.

Let us know what you think!

Maram Barakat, M.A., is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, with a special focus on global mental health and research methods. She is primarily interested in providing access to quality mental health services in low-to-middle income countries and vulnerable populations. She is especially passionate about working with survivors of abuse and violence. In fact, she has integrated her passion with her academic interests by focusing her master's thesis on culturally adapting and implementing cognitive processing therapy to Syrian refugee women who have experienced sexual violence during and post-displacement. Maram has worked as a mental health professional and advocate in Lebanon, Uganda, and New York for the past six years. At the Lukin Center, Maram will be taking on the role of social media manager. Her main responsibilities entail managing and monitoring the center's social media platforms, creating content, increasing engagement, and more. Apart from her professional interests, she enjoys acting, karaoke, and extreme sports.

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