Join us on Sunday June 2nd at 2pm at America's Islamic Heritage Museum (2315 MLK Jr Ave SE Washington, DC) for our second health and fitness workshop: "De-Stressing from the Streets" led by Dr. Shareefah Al'Uqdah. The seminar will be followed by a calming yoga session led by Reema Sheikh, a certified yoga instructor. Lunch will also be provided including rice, lamb, chickpeas, spinach, and more.


De-Stressing from the Streets will define what stress is, how it impacts our overall well being and explore ways to cope with daily stressors. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to combat the unique stressors of residing in an urban environment. 


Dr. Al’Uqdah is licensed as a clinical psychologist in the District of Columbia and Maryland.  She earned her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Howard University. She earned her Masters of Arts and Bachelors of Arts from North Carolina Central University. Dr. Al’Uqdah completed her Pre-doctoral Internship at St. Elizabeths Hospital –John Howard Pavilion (JHP) in Forensics. There she successfully completed the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration (SMAHSA) sponsored Co-Occurring Disorder State Incentive Grant (COSIG) training program at St. Elizabeths. She completed her postdoctoral training at George Washington University within their Professional Psychology Program’s community mental health clinic. In 2010, she completed a month long mental health immersion program where she explored the dynamics of mental health within Senegal. She completed a study of severe mental illness within a southern village Senegal called Saraya. Using her training from HU program, she has developed a research agenda that addresses aspects of urban mental health that includes community violence, depression and PTSD. Currently, she enjoys teaching within her alma mater and working within her thriving clinical practice. She has coined herself, “your neighborhood psychologist”, because she  specializes in providing culturally sensitive therapy to a broad range of therapeutic issues within communities of color.

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