Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai

Institute Founder, Executive Chairman

Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai is a licensed clinical psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree clinical psychology and PhD in clinical psychotherapy with a sub-specialty in child and adolescent psychotherapy. He has been practicing for over twenty-one years in residential, clinical settings, schools, universities, and private settings. Dr. Lahab has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy, as well as lecturing and providing clinical supervision to new professionals.

Dr. Lahab serves as the Founder and Director of the Institute for Conflict, United States. The Institute For Conflict is focused on the healthy emotional and psychological development and treatment of the whole person. The IFC has a weekly Podcast called The IFC Individuation Podcast where topics on depth psychology and treatment are covered. The IFC is also consulting, teaching, and providing clinical interventions and we host an annual international conference. This year our 3rd annual conference is titled One World Theory: Reunification of the Opposites Unus Mundus (The Unified Cosmos) & The Inception of JAMP™. The IFC works on successful conflict resolution strategies at home, in schools, in hospitals, and companies around the world.

Dr. Lahab developed a propriety trauma treatment named Jungian Advance Motor Processing™ (JAMP™). The IFC’s JAMP™ treatment is revolutionary in the treatment of trauma, complex trauma, and complex PTSD. We at the Institute For Conflict have trained and certified 18 JAMP™ Transformational Coaches to date.

The IFC in the US is a sister Institute of successful Zurich-based organization (www.IKM.ch), focused on teaching, clinical interventions, and international conferences about successful conflict resolution strategies in schools, hospitals, and companies.

Dr. Lahab has attended and presented at several international conferences on clinical psychology and on conflict in North America and in Western Europe, and has lived in and visited several countries in the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. He is versatile, bilingual (in Arabic and English), and has been studying and exploring psychology, philosophy, political science, and multicultural issues for the past 28 years.

Dr. Lahab is the past President of Washington Counseling Association.

Sarah Wortman

JTI President, JTI Team

Sarah Wortman is a former university professor and current professional services marketing professional who has helped several successful firms grow. She has also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations focused on personal and professional growth.

Her role in the Institute brings together her lifelong interest in personal development and emotional health with her experience in business.

Dr. Eric Tomlinson

Research Lead, JAMP™ Transformational Coach, JTI Team

Dr. Eric S. Tomlinson M.S., Ph.D. has earned a Doctorate in Psychology. He spent 30 years in therapeutic services and has received the 2014 Paul E. Hoffner Outstanding Service Award and the 2015 Chicago Campus Faculty of the Year award. He served as the Director of the College of Social Sciences for the Chicago Campus, University of Phoenix.

He has earned five different certificates in children and adolescent functioning, assessment, and training, and served as a university intern supervisor for the campuses of the University of Chicago, the Jane Adams school of Social Work, Loyola University and the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, as well as developing their training curriculum.

Yageen Al-Sammarraie

Researcher, Statical Analyst, JTI Team

Yageen is in the process of applying to medical school and aspires to becoming a Surgeon. She completed her A-level studies in London. She fluently speaks English, Arabic, and French. She has participated in many JAMP™ trainings and seminars since 2020. She has co authored two research papers with Dr. Lahab and Dr. Eric. Currently she is a researcher and statical analyst.

Dr. Lisa Hong

Brand Manager, JAMP™ Transformational Coach, JTI Team

I support individuals who desire to make a transformational change in their lives toward freedom. I believe that within us is the strength and grace to release ourselves from whatever roadblock has presented or presents before us.

My mission, as your transformational coach, is to provide a safe and powerful platform of self discovery, movement and release so you can embrace yourself, wholly, and live a life of possibility.

James Malamas

Podcast Editor, JTI Team

James Malamas is a 2021 graduate from Arizona State University. He got his bachelors in Sports Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

He also received a minor in Business. James started with the IFC in 2020 and continues to help produce the IFC’s Individuation Podcast.