Dr. Abdulmohsen Alhumoud
MD, MJ (Health Law), FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry | Queen’s University School of Medicine
Providence Care Hospital
752 King Street West | Kingston, ON | K7L 4X3
Dr. Al-Humoud joined the Psychiatry Department at Queen’s University as a forensic psychiatrist in January 2023.
Dr. Al-Humoud is a Clinical and Academic Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist. He is the previous Head of the Forensic Mental Health Services at the Kuwait Center for Mental Health (KCMH), the only forensic and correction psychiatry service in Kuwait.
He is the Founder and Medical Director of EuCan Center for Psychiatric and Psychological Services, one of the only few private mental health centres in Kuwait.
Dr. Al-Humoud is the former President of the Kuwait Psychiatric Association (KPA) and the previous Head of the Psychiatry Department at the Kuwait Center for Mental Health (KCMH).
He is a part-time consultant psychiatrist at Cambridge Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE.
He is the founder of the Forensic Mental Health Services at Al-Amal Hospital, Dubai and the previous Lead Forensic Psychiatrist at Maudsley Mental Health, Dubai, part of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).
He is a lecturer and exam board member at the Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) and a lecturer at the Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies.
He is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He graduated from the psychiatry and forensic psychiatry residency programs at the University of Toronto. He holds a Master of Jurisprudence in health law from Loyola University Chicago, School of Law. He earned his medical degree from the University College of Dublin, Ireland.
Dr. Al-Humoud was the Chief Psychiatrist working with the Parliament of Kuwait and the Ministry of Health of Kuwait on writing the Kuwait Mental Health Law 2019.
Through his experience in the field of forensic psychiatry and mental health and law, he, collaboratively with the Parliament and the Ministry of Health, promulgated a section about forensic psychiatry in the new Mental Health Law of Kuwait.
As an activist for the rights of the mentally ill and to improve awareness of mental health and forensic psychiatry, Dr. Al-Humoud is passionately involved in conducting workshops and training sessions for mental health professionals and people working in the law field, from judges, public prosecutors, and lawyers. Dr. Al-Humoud has several scientific publications with a special interest in legal mental health and healthcare management.
Dr. Al-Humoud has a special interest in psychotherapy and conducting psychotherapy training for medical students, psychiatry residents, and psychology students. He applies different psychotherapy techniques in his practice, with a special interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.
In addition to being a mental health advocate, Dr. Al-Humoud occasionally volunteers with humanitarian agencies like Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (Doctors Without Borders) as a field psychiatrist to manage patients with mental illness and train healthcare professionals in managing mental health disorders.