Asli Cennet Yalim is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida School of Social Work. She received her master’s degree in Social Work from Florida State University and her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from University at Buffalo. Asli’s areas of research are refugee mental health, forced migration, refugees from the Middle East, barriers to mental health services, culturally competent practice, and community-based participatory research. She volunteered for and collaborated with the local refugee resettlement agencies in Buffalo, NY and Tallahassee, FL. She is a member of the Orlando Refugee Task Force. Asli worked as a clinical psychologist in different settings in Istanbul, Turkey before starting her career in the United States. She teaches courses in human development and social environment, research methods, and social work with immigrants and refugees. Asli is a fellow at the UCF Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity (GEEO)
- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Social Work, University at Buffalo
- MSW, Master of Social Work, Florida State University
- MA, Master of Arts, Forensic Sciences, Istanbul University
Areas of Specialty
- Refugee mental health and psychosocial wellbeing
- Syrian refugees
- Forced migration in the Middle East
- Use of mental health services among refugee and immigrant populations
- Community-based participatory research
- Culturally competent practice
- Resilience and empowerment
- Refugee Women
The impacts of refugee policies on the wellbeing of muslim refugees in the United States and Germany
Understanding Barriers to Implementation of a Refugee Mental Health Assessment for Newly Arrived Refugees in Central Florida
MSW Fellowship Students Share Their Research
The UCF School of Social Work MSW Traditional Track awarded six new first-year graduate level students with a $10,000 fellowship to assist them with tuition, fees, and other expenses for academic year...
Fostering Relationships with Refugees Through Psychosocial Support
Resettling into a new country can be difficult for anyone. UCF Social Work Assistant Professor Asli Cennet Yalim talks about the increased challenges refugees experience while resettling and the importance...
UCF School of Social Work Awards Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Research
The UCF School of Social Work is committed to providing essential and unique research to health and mental health fields through the school’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training...