Samira Husic experienced refugee life firsthand in the 1990s war-torn Bosnia. She has been living in Australia for 20 years.
Samira holds qualifications in:
- Primary school teaching (Bosnia)
- Psychology and Children and Family Studies (double Major, ECU Australia)
- Postgraduate degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (ECU Australia)
- Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program (Harvard University)
- Currently studying an MBA at Edith Cowan University in WA
Additionally, Samira is also a registered trainer with Living Works Australia for providing ASIST – suicide prevention training.
Samira has spent the last 15 years managing various programs including individual and family counseling, youth work, group work, community development initiatives, and asylum seeker supports. Most of Samira’s work is guided by strong passion, her ability to understand the broader national and international context of displacement, and working with re-settlement. Has a strong belief in measuring the work done in this sector, using research evidence to build a body of knowledge but also to ensure ongoing funding for the multicultural sector.
Samira has close contact and good working relationships with many multicultural and settlement service providers in Western Australia.