Presentations & Workshops

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Licensed Clinical Therapist Jacqueline Samuda is a black woman with short natural black and gray hair, dark brown skin, brown eyes, red lipstick. She is wearing a Jamaican dress with turquoise, mustard, brown and white design. She is sitting on a brown sofa with mustard color pillows. Silver Spring Licensed Clinical Therapist

ABOUT MEJacqueline Samuda

Licensed Psychotherapist

Jacqueline Samuda is a multilingual psychotherapist who specializes in providing culturally sensitive treatment to a diverse clientele.

With 20 years at agencies such as the Montgomery County Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program, the DC Commission on Mental Health, and the National Center for Children and Families, I have experience in helping clients to heal from physical and sexual trauma as well as addressing issues of disempowerment, cultural adjustment, and life transitions.


See Me In Action

Trauma Interview

American Univ. Law School Immigration Clinic

EMDR Training

EMDR International Assoc., Washington, DC

Ojo al Iceberg

Presenting: CentroNía, Washington, DC


Presenter Topics

I am Every Woman
Our Mental Well-Being
Panel Discussion, World Bank, Washington, DC
Healing Emotional Pain and Trauma through Movement
Panel Discussion, World Bank, Washington, DC
This is Trauma: A Body-Centered Approach to Healing Trauma
World Bank, Washington, DC
Interviewing Traumatized Clients
American University Law School, Immigration Clinic
Washington, DC
A Multi-System Approach to Victims of Human Trafficking
National Center for Victims of Crime, National Conference, Washington, DC
Invisible Victims: A Comprehensive System Approach Working with Human Trafficking Clients
Maryland Coalition against Sexual Violence Annual Conference, Silver Spring, Maryland
…And Then Something Happened…
Washington School for Psychiatry Clinical Program on Psychotherapy Practice Recruitment Panel, Washington, DC
Adolescent Physical and Mental Development
Sponsored by Linkages to Learning Program, Montgomery County Maryland
Family Reunification
Clinical Methods Institute, Center for Victims of Torture, Washington, DC
Ojo al Iceberg
CentroNía, Washington, DC
Clinician / Interpreter
The Challenges of Language
Greater Washington Latino Mental Health Network Conference
Watch Out For The Cultural Iceberg
Theory In Practice
CentroNía, Washington, DC
Redemptive Rites of the Quinceañeria: Issues of Cultural Identity in the Aftermath of Sexual Trauma
Greater Washington Latino Mental Health Network Conference, Washington, DC
Claiming Your Personal Space
Women, Power, World Conference organized by Community Bridges and Centro Familía, Washington, DC
Impact of Family Reunification: Delays on Immigrant Families
Maryland Office for New Americans Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD
Treating Trauma in a Multi-Cultural Context
Intercultural Counseling Connection, Baltimore, MD
What's Love Got To Do With It? The Importance of Setting Boundaries
Hosted by AFRFEM, a professional organization which is comprised of women of African descent, and Mediation Services at the World Bank
This workshop was relevant to my work. All the ideas are useful and easy to incorporate into working with clients.
Workshop Participant
We were delighted to welcome Jacqueline as a training facilitator, and very glad that our participating clinicians were able to benefit from her skill and experience!
Lauren Goodsmith
Program Director, Intercultural Counseling Connection
The presenter was both extremely knowledgeable and very warm and facilitated discussion inclusively and effectively.
Workshop Participant
Excellent. The presenter was very easy to listen to, and her ideas were all practical and applicable.
Workshop Participant