“When I went to college, I knew what I wanted to study, and what career I wanted to pursue. I wanted to study psychology in order to become a clinical psychologist.” Jay L. Garfield
Following her academic’s dream career, Chantale Abi Char completed a Master’s degree in Clinical psychology at the Lebanese University,
She subsequently went on to achieve a graduate certificate... and completed training in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy given by the Lebanese Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (A.L.T.C.C.) in Beirut, in partnership with the French Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (A.F.T.C.C) in Paris.
She also received a graduate certificate in training and advanced supervision in Integrative Psychotherapy from Tabyeen International in Beirut.
Moreover, she earned a certification and training in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy from Tabyeen international in Beirut in partnership with I.E.F.S.H in Belgium.
Her clinical expertise includes working with children, teens, adults, families and couples.
In addition, she administered psychological tests to evaluate emotional, mental, behavioral and familial issues, such as, WISC-IV, F.A.T., Patte noire, cube de Kohs, test des Fables de Louisa Duss, drawing interpretation etc.
She also conducted tests and applied specific scales for adults such as : Rorschach, T.A.T, MMPI-II, Mini, Hamilton rating scale for anxiety, Hamilton rating scale for depression, Yale Brown obsessive compulsive scale, Young Schema Questionnaire Short Form etc.
Chantale uses a broad range of cognitive behavioral and insight oriented techniques in the psychotherapy and counseling process.
She has taught a broad variety of academic psychology, counseling courses and supervision at Caritas Hope Center.
She has a vast experience working with people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, personality disorder, burn out, stress, impulsivity and many others.
She also gained a huge experience working with children and teens suffering from learning disabilities and many psychological issues related to their lack of capacities, such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, phobia and many others.
In parallel, she amassed expertise working with parents who have kids suffering from learning disabilities and/or other psychological illnesses.
She has lectured and presented training seminars and workshops nationally in many local hospitals, organizations, schools and healthcare sectors. She also aims to lead workshops internationally in the near future.
Her research and publication interests have included addictions, sexual disorder, violence and depression.
Chantale Abi Charr believes that careful planning is powerful, hard work is essential, and being able to help every patient is of the utmost importance.
That’s why she uses specific and targeted therapy with every person and patient.