Expert Talks: Making the Most of Today’s Uncertainties

It is with great enthusiasm that we invite SIS-Adma community to our next Expert Talks online seminar. This episode of Expert Talks will be titled “Making the Most of Today's Uncertainties,” and will feature expert speaker, Dr. Simon Abou Jaoude.

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced uncertainty into major aspects of our lives at the national level and at the family level. With COVID-19 causing widespread school closures, children are being given online resources causing them to step outside the classroom setting and parents are trying their best to adjust to this new challenging scenario.


These new and unprecedented educational challenges have been assailed in Lebanon by compounded crises, beginning with major economic downturn, job losses, widespread protests, the continuing tangible health threat posed by COVID-19 and lastly the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

At the event, we aim to help each other adapt to our changing environment, and overcome the challenges and stress posed by COVID-19 and Lebanon’s fragile state. We encourage all of you to join us at the event that will allow for open discussion, question and answer sessions, and more.

About Dr. Simon Abou Jaoude:

Dr. Simon Abou Jaoude has been a faculty member at Notre Dame University – Louaize (NDU) since 991. He holds a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology from the Université de Caen, France and is proud to have AUB as his Alma Mater. His clinical background is in psychopathology and psychotherapy.

Dr. Abou Jaoude’s teaching experience ranges from undergraduate to graduate courses and supervising master’s and PhD thesis. He has presented several papers in national and international conferences. His administrative experience at NDU includes nine years as Dean of Students, eight years as Director of Alumni Affairs and four years as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Abou Jaoude is also involved in community outreach and service and has delivered workshops for psychologists, social workers, and educators on psychological assessment and psychotherapy care. He is a certified psychotherapist since 2001 and supervisor/trainer by the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP) since 2010. Dr. Abou Jaoude is a founding member of the Lebanese Syndicate of Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts and is deeply immersed in the development of the profession of psychology and psychotherapy in Lebanon with the Ministry of Public Health.


KG-Grade 1    : February 3 at 8:00 p.m.

Grade 2 – 6   : February 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Grade 7 – 9   : February 10 at 8:00 p.m.

Grade 10–12 : February 11 at 8:00 p.m.