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Cougar Health Services Staff Bio

Laiyan Bawadeen, M.Ed

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Education and Clinical Training:

B.A in Psychology at Lebanese American University, 2014, (Beirut, Lebanon)
M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling at University of Utah, 2019, (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Counseling Intern at Red Willow Counseling and Recovery, 2019, (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Counseling Intern at International Student and Scholar Services, 2019, (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Areas of Interest:

Theoretical Orientation: along with integrating cultural sensitivity and self-compassion work with clients, I work from the following lenses: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma informed therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Clinical Interests: working with international students, graduate students, trauma recovery, anxiety, adjustment issues, depression, stress management.

Personal Interests: Cooking/Baking, playing video games, spending time outdoors, watching movies and TV shows, reading and playing with my cat.