Fatma Al Qadfan
Fatmah Al-Qadfan is a therapist who combines psychotherapy and the dramatic arts in her approach to treatment. Fatmah provides therapeutic care to children, teens and adults dealing with a number of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and eating disorders. She also has experience in working with patients with autism spectrum disorders individually and in group therapy.
Fatmah has amassed expansive experience providing treatment in both educational and clinical settings. Over the past few years, she has collaborated with local organizations - such as Nuqat and LOYAC - to offer drama therapy to individuals and groups, including to children with and without disabilities and their families. In addition to her work at FSRI, Fatmah also currently provides therapeutic services at Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice and the Juvenile Detention Center for Girls. Additionally, she is a member of the North America Drama Therapy Association (NADTA).
Fatmah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the American University of Kuwait and her Master’s degree in Theatre and Drama Therapy from Kansas State University. She recently completed training as an Autism Specialist and Intensive Individual Support Provider through the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training. She is currently pursuing a post-graduate certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through The Trauma Center, a program at the Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts, United States.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- MA, Kansas State University
- Age groups: children, teens, adults.
- Specialized in individual and family therapy
- Family relational issues
- Autism Specialist and Intensive Individual Support Provider, certified by K-CART (Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training)
- North America Drama Therapy Association