Nooria Mehraby MD is a senior clinician and clinical trainer at STARTTS. Herself a former refugee, Nooria has more than 30 years’ experience working with refugees both overseas and here in Australia. This includes over 25 years at STARTTS. Nooria first trained as a medical doctor in her native Afghanistan and later obtained a Master of Counselling with Distinction in Australia. Nooria is an experienced national and international conference speaker and is the author of multiple publications (including textbook contributions) on refugee trauma, cross-cultural approaches and working with children. Nooria has lectured in various universities in NSW and has facilitated clinical workshops across Australia.
Nooria is the editor of Refugee Trauma and Cross-Cultural Approaches sections of the Owl talks Online Journal, and was formerly the editor of Interface Column in Psychotherapy in Australia. Her particular interest is in developing cross-cultural therapeutic interventions with refugees, especially with Muslim clients. Nooria is trained and experienced in variety of therapeutic modalities such as short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, EMDR, NET, ACT and CBT. Nooria has developed expertise in trauma focus therapy in working with torture and refugee trauma survivors, including adults, adolescences and children, and provides ongoing clinical consultation to other clinicians.
In her current position as STARTTS’ Senior Clinician/ Trainer, she brings clinical expertise to STARTTS’ wide range of training programs and regularly delivers workshops to service providers. She has trained hundreds of clinicians working in trauma assessment and interventions. In 2015 she was the recipient of Australian Muslim Professional of the Year Award.