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Anna Tajminah Basman

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Anna Tajminah has been a mental health specialist for almost 10 years now.

For more than six years, she taught Psychology to university students while volunteering as a psychosocial support specialist and psychological first aid (PFA) trainer in disaster-affected areas.

Prior to focusing on Psycreatives, she was the ASEAN Regional Coordinator of a US-based humanitarian organization, Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD USA), where she was tasked to oversee, assess, and monitor their emergency response and rehabilitation projects in Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

She has delivered talks and trainings not just in her home country, the Philippines, but also in Thailand, Malaysia, and in more than five states in the US. Virtually, she has conducted mental health talks before crowds from the USA, UK, Japan,  India, Singapore, Canada, Algeria, Morocco, Pakistan, and  Malaysia.

She began her PhD studies in Psychology at the University of the Philippines (UP Diliman) and is currently continuing it at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with posttraumatic growth as her research focus.

Anna Tajminah is the author of “Deen in the Metro: Coping Styles of Muslim Filipino Youth” funded by Thailand’s Asia Resource Foundation and is one of the co-authors of the first and only training module on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for Muslim Filipinos published by Anak Mindanao and the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

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