Basma Kilani

The founder of MDB Center… Basma’s profession as a clinical psychologist is her passion. Admittedly,  for the last 17 years of her career as a clinical psychologist, she has enjoyed every day of her life, in particular helping people go back to living a healthy productive life.

She uses an eclectic approach as she believes it would be restrictive to limit the work to any particular school of thought geography essay. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, humanitarian / Rogerian approach in building alliances with her patients, solution focused brief therapy, narrative therapy in addition to principles of the psycho dynamic approach and motivational interviewing, and she utilizes dialectical behavioral therapy and the DBT manual, its handouts and worksheets.

Basma has handled many cases with generalized anxiety, panic attacks, depression, borderline personality disorder, mood disorders, specifically Bipolar II, Trichotillomania,  emotophobia, eating disorders, management of ADHD, healing shame, guilt and self-disgust of adult children of Neurotic Alcoholic families, family and marriage therapy.

She also works with the Gastrointestinal Bariatric Metabolic center in Amman Jordan on the pre bariatric surgery psychological evaluation and post-surgery follow up and management.

Basma is a certified representative of Tinsley House Clinic in Jordan and the region. The Tinsley House Clinic has a particular interest in the treatment of children who have been previously diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, OCD and Tourette’s syndrome of childhood. It is a protocol that uses new advancement of neuropsychology in the treatment.

She continues to participate in and attend training workshops in the field to keep abreast of all new developments.

Although she is a special education specialist as well, she has a team in the Maria Den Braven center that works with special needs students, so she limits her role in this field to supporting parents of students with special needs to help them become more resilient and advocates for their children.

She also worked as a consultant on several projects. In 2014, she became a member of the board of directors of the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities. She is a consultant for Jordan River Foundation JRF and Queen Rania Academy for Teachers QRTA.