College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Dr. Akbar's extensive practice experience has reflected her commitment and passion for child welfare and families who have been impacted by trauma. Her work has primarily focused on children and families, providing clinical services in various settings including community mental health and child welfare agencies. She has worked in direct practice, ranging in positions from child welfare investigations to providing
evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions like Child Parent Psychotherapy and Trauma Focused CBT. Additionally, she has served in administrative positions providing training and reflective supervision to social workers and therapists.
DSW, University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
MSW, Temple University - Philadelphia
BS, University of Maryland Baltimore County - Baltimore, MD