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Professor Dr. G.Hussein Rassool PhD MSc.BA FRSPH ILTM Cert. Ed. Cert. Couns. Cert. in Supervision & Consultation is Executive Director and Clinical Consultant of Sakina Counselling Centre. He is an Independent Consultant in Addiction and Mental Health for various national and international organizations. He is also the Director of Inter Cultural Therapy Centre, Mauritius (Counselling & Psychotherapy);Visiting Professor of Addiction & Mental Health, Universidade de Sao Paulo, and the Universidade de Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is also academic advisor for undergraduate and post-graduate courses at the Doha Academy.
He also has held the post of Professor of Addiction & Mental Health at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil for a number of years. He was was previously Senior Lecturer based at the Department of Addictive Behaviour & Psychological Medicine, Centre for Addiction Studies St George's Hospital Medical School (University of London), England where he was the Course Director for the MSc and Post Graduate Diploma in Addictive Behaviour (University of London). He has also worked for the National Addiction Centre (Maudsley Drug Training Unit), Maudsley Hospital London, UK.
He has over 40 years of experience in psychology, mental health, addiction behaviours and substance misuse fields with relevant national and international experience as a clinical, educational and academic consultant. He served as a consultant on continuing professional development in various countries including United Kingdom, Mauritius, Malta, HongKong and Brazil. He is the recipient of the Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholar.
Professor Rassool is author a number of books on addiction, dual diagnosis and has published many papers and reviews on alcohol and drug misuse. His forthcoming and previous books include: Cultural Competence:Caring for Muslim patient (Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford Forthcoming); Understanding Addiction Behaviours: Theoretical and Clinical Practice in Health and Social Care, (Palgrave McMillan, Basingstoke, Hants, due May 2011; Alcohol and Drug Misuse. A Handbook for Students and Health Professionals, (Routledge, Oxford, 2009); Addiction for Nurses, (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2010); Dual Diagnosis: Substance Misuse and Psychiatric Disorders. (Blackwell Science, Oxford, 2001), Substance Use and Misuse. Nature, Contexts and Clinical Interventions, ( Blackwell Science, Oxford, 1998). He has also served on various national and international peer-reviewed journals and has published many papers and reviews on addition and mental health.