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Dr Maya Mukamel

Director of Studies for the Integrative Psychotherapy Programme.

Dr. Maya Mukamel BA, MA, PhD, CPSych, Chartered/HCPC Reg, Counselling Psychologist, BPS Registered Supervisor, Registered Counselling Psychologist, Israel Ministry of Health, Focusing-Oriented Therapist.

Maya has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice working in a wide range of settings and with highly diverse client communities and client presentations. She is a supervisor and a trainer, and currently manages a private practice in South East London.

Maya is also an academic with over 15 years of experience in psychotherapy education and training. Before her current role, she was a full-time lecturer and then a convenor of the MA in Counselling course at Goldsmiths, University of London. She was a member of stirring committees of psychotherapy programmes and involved in programme and curriculum development with a focus on intersectionality, critical gender and cultural theory, as well as political and developmental trauma.

Maya’s research includes areas such as political trauma, history and politics of psychoanalytic concepts, the role of mental health professionals in the struggle against torture, gender identity, and politics and gender in psychotherapy. Her current writing is on the dual policies of states with regards to children’s welfare and treatment. She presented in numerous conferences and other events and conducted workshops and trainings for practitioners and students in related areas. She co-founded and was an active member of Psychoactive: Mental Health Professionals for Human Rights in Israel. She is a trainer for trainees in the use of the Istanbul Protocol, a manual for assessing physical and psychological effects of torture, and participated in multi-disciplinary groups documenting physical and psychological evidence of torture.