Ms Sherien Holail Mohamed
Sherien is a clinical psychologist with a heart for vulnerable groups and diversity. She is very passionate about providing and developing quality psychological care for victims of (sexual) violence. She does this both at UGent-ICRH with the Gender & Violence team, and at CGG Adentro where she provides psychotherapy to people aged 18 and older with all kinds of (moderate to severe) psychological problems. She has previously worked for ICRH (from March 2019 to August 2021), so it feels very good to be back.
She is working for ICRH as a scientific collaborator on a project of FPS Public Health, led by Prof. Dr. Keygnaert. She is in charge of the development of psycho-education materials that will be available to caregivers in all Belgian hospitals when caring for victims of (sexual) violence. She is started in April 2023 and the project will run until December 2024.
Projects of Sherien
Chatline for victims of sexual violence and their support figures: development and pilot study
This project aims to make aid as accessible as possible to victims of sexual violence and their support figures. In a first phase the feasibility of a phone- and chatline was researched and a model was developed. Subsequently, the piloting of the chatline model was requested by the Belgian government. The piloting consists of two main parts. The first part holds the launching of a chat service for victims of sexual assault and their support figures. The chat service was launched on April 10th 2019 and aims to bring victims of sexual violence in touch with a SACC or other specialized caregivers.