Marriage Strengthening Seminar Series
Join us for this collaboration between the Family and Youth Institute and MY-ICD! Marriage is hard work. There is no magic alternative to putting in the joint effort, communicating your needs, and committing to making it work through thick and thin. This Marriage Strengthening series will cover four topic areas and give an overview of specific methods and resources that couples can use to strengthen their marriages. Whether you are a new couple planning for a life together or a seasoned couple wanting a reboot, there will be something for you.
When: Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22 – 2020 (Saturdays from 5pm – 7pm)
Cost: $60; $100 for two people
About the Speaker:
Sameera Ahmed, is the Director of The Family and Youth Institute.She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Master’s in Biology from Bowling Green State University, and Bachelor’s from the University of Michigan. She also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Wayne State University, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Muslim Mental Health, and has a private clinical practice in Canton, MI. Her areas of interest include: risk behaviors and protective factors of Muslim adolescents and young adults; promoting culturally and religiously meaningful psychotherapy; and skills based parenting and marital interventions to strengthen families.
Dr. Ahmed has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and is the Co-editor of the book, “Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions.” She speaks nationally and has been invited as a subject matter expert, to events organized by the White House, Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), and Department of Education (DOE). Dr. Ahmed has also been a community organizer at both the grassroots and national levels for more than 25 years, primarily focusing her energies around American Muslim youth development, marriage preparation, and parenting. She currently serves on the Muslim American Society (MAS) National Board of Trustees.
Includes workshop workbook!
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