Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai

Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Conflict. He is a licensed clinical psychotherapist with a master’s degree in clinical psychology and PhD in clinical psychotherapy with a sub-specialty in child and adolescent psychotherapy. For over twenty years he has practiced in residential and 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.

In 2020, Dr. Lahab developed a propriety trauma treatment named Jungian Advance Motor Processing™ (JAMP™). He is now the Founder and Director of JAMP™ Training Institute, JAMP™ University and JAMP™ Online. The IFC’s JAMP™ treatment is revolutionary in the healing of trauma, complex trauma, and complex PTSD. We at the Institute for Conflict have trained and certified twenty-four JAMP™ Transformational Coaches to date.

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. The IFC works on successful conflict resolution strategies at home, in schools, in hospitals, and companies around the world. We host an annual international conference featuring a diversity of speakers and topics.

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

Nolan Wade

IFC President, Consultant & Senior Learning Practitioner, IFC Team

Nolan Wade is a Senior Learning Practitioner and Consultant with a focus on learning technology and instructional design. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Wade currently serves as the Chief People Officer for Above PAR Advisors, a boutique consultancy based in New York city which offers services in healthcare and healthcare education. His clients have included Fortune 50 organizations and higher educational institutions whose medical, dental, and nursing academic rankings are among the best and highest. Mr. Wade holds a Bachelors in Psychology and M.Ed in Curriculum Development and Adult Learning from DePaul University. He also enjoys endurance sports and is an active tri-athlete, cyclist, and marathon runner.

Dr. Eric Tomlinson

Vice President & Research Lead, JAMP™ Transformational Coach, IFC 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, IFC 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, IFC 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, IFC 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.

Taylor Barnett

Consultant, JAMP™ Transformational Coach, IFC Team

Taylor Barnett has lived and traveled all over the world, as a teacher and therapist. While living in Alaska she gained knowledge of how connection can assist people in their mental, physical, and emotional growth. Working with these students allowed her to connect to not only herself, but others, and laid the foundation for how she wanted to contribute to the rest of the world. She felt drawn to deeply intimate, interpersonal work that occurred with kids, adults, and families, and decided to complete a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Taylor has worked in domestic violence, foster care, schools, and outpatient treatment centers in both Washington and California.

Currently, Taylor works as a Certified Coach and Psychotherapist. At her practice, she offers Conscious Breathwork, Jungian Advanced Motor Processing, and integrates Somatic psychology and Mindfulness into her clinical work. Taylor is a responsive, reflexive, and embodied counselor that allows for the performative aspect of the body to enter the therapeutic space.

Her mission is to light a spark in the souls of those she works with. This spark guides them back to their truth, warms their heart in love, and energizes their body so they can continue to pass on the spark to others.

“The divine spark within me honors the divine spark within you.”