Carine el Khazen is a clinical psychologist. She has a Masters’ Degree in Clinical and Psychopathological Psychology (University of Saint Joseph, Lebanon, 2000), post-graduate degree (DESS) in Clinical and Psychopathological Psychology (University of Sorbonne, Paris V, France, 2002), and diploma in Profound Studies (DEA) in Clinical Psychopathology (University of Jussieu, Paris VI, France, 2004).
Carine has joined the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology in Dubai in 2011 and as an eating disorders and obesity specialist (Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of Eating Disorders -CBT-E), she has set up and is the director of a specialized multi-disciplinary out-patient Eating Disorders and Obesity program based on evidence-based models. The program is currently under the supervision of Dr Riccardo Dalle Grave (Department of Eating and Weight disorder, Villa Garda Hospital, Italy) co-developer of CBT-E and CBT-OB and is a center for CBT-E excellence. Along with her team of psychologists, dieticians and medical doctors, they have successfully helped children, adolescents and adults recover from their eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-eating, ARFID, picky eating,…) and overcome their obesity.
Carine is the Vice-President and head representative for the UAE of the non-profit association MEEDA (the Middle East Eating Disorders Association) which is the chapter for the Middle-East of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED). She oversees and runs all the association’s daily operations dedicated to raising awareness, supporting sufferers and training the general public and professionals on the subject of eating disorders and obesity. As part of this mission, Carine has given multiple professional trainings on the latest evidence-based treatments for eating disorders in the UAE and Lebanon to clinical psychologists, dieticians and medical doctors.