“Urban Trauma is a must read for clinicians and all professionals working within and across the color-line. Dr. Akbar provides the reader with a unique and comprehensive view of trauma; one that that expands our understanding and deepens our work with children, adolescents, adults, and families that have lived and adapted to traumatic experiences. We are compelled as clinicians, physicians, and clergy to utilize this knowledge in our efforts to heal the invisible wounds of our communities.”


Brett S. Rayford, PsyD, MBA -- Director of Program Development, Albert J. Solnit Children Center. A program of the CT Department of Children and Families

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Maysa Akbar, PhD, ABPP, author of Urban Trauma: A Legacy of Racism, is the Founder and CEO of  Integrated Wellness Group, a multidisciplinary psychotherapy practice in New Haven which focuses on at-risk urban children, adults, and families. In addition to her private practice, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center. Dr. Akbar is a graduate of State University of New York at Albany, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, and Saint Louis University. She completed both her pre and post doctoral training at Yale Child Study Center. Active in her community, Dr. Akbar serves on the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. A triathlete, she lives in New Haven with her husband and two children. Dr. Akbar is available for speaking, training, and consulting engagements.

URBAN TRAUMA®  is a registered trademark of Maysa Akbar

URBAN TRAUMA®  is a registered trademark of Maysa Akbar