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Nour Zaki

  • Position: Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Department: Department of Psychology
Brief Biography

Nour Zaki graduated from the master's counseling psychology program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) and then earned her PhD from Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) in Spain. Aside from teaching, Zaki is also a psychotherapist who works with adults – particularly those going through the transition to parenthood. She is certified in Attachment and Trauma-Focused Therapy (ATFT) and is a registered facilitator of Circle of Security Parenting (COSP).

Her research focuses on lifespan development, emphasizing attachment theory and pre/peri/postnatal psychology. Her doctoral dissertation tied her interests by exploring how expecting mothers’ own attachment backgrounds color their transition to becoming mothers themselves. Zaki is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH). She is also a participating member of the Nancy and Ronald Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection (IPART).

Research Interest
  • Attachment theory
  • Pre/peri/postnatal psychology
  • Experiences of babies in the womb (prenatal imprints and trauma)
  • Prenatal bonding
  • Intergenerational transmission of attachment