Social Justice Creations presents two free town hall meetings to present information related to the strengths and challenges Muslim persons and Arab-Americans currently face in our society given the increasing negative, hostile, and even violent behaviors directed to individuals in these groups
Our presenters will discuss what roles and services social justice counselors and advocates can provide to deal with these unique forms of social pathology.
Dr. Michael D’Andrea, President of Social Justice Creations, Inc. will moderate the discussion.
Wednesday, February 24 3PM EST
Dr. Saba Ali
Dr. Saba Rasheed Ali is an associate professor in counseling psychology at the University of Iowa and is a licensed psychologist. She completed her doctoral degree from the University of Oregon in 2001. She has two areas of research interest in Islam and psychology (with an emphasis on Muslim women’s issues and experiences) and vocational psychology. She has written articles and book chapters related to the experiences of Muslim Americans, as well as, ways to effectively work with Muslim Americans in counseling.
Dr. Mohamed Badra
Dr. Mohamed Badra is an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo’s Department of School Psychology, Higher Education, and Counselor Education. He is also a clinical therapist and a mental health counselor in private practice. Dr. Badra currently serves as an editorial review board member for the Journal of Counselor Practice. His research interests include enhancing counselors’ professional identity, advocacy on behalf of the counseling profession, and increasing counselor competence in working with individuals and families of Arab affiliation and descent. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Toledo. Dr. Badra provides mental health services to a variety of local underserved populations (i.e., refugees, Arab, and Arab American individuals and families). Additionally, Dr. Badra provides consultative services to a local nonprofit agency which serves low income, limited English speaking Arab immigrant and refugee families.
Wednesday, March 2 6PM EST
Dr. Amina Mahmood
Dr. Amina Mahmood is a Counseling Psychologist who received her PhD from the University of Iowa. She is currently in private practice at HPA/LiveWell in Albany, NY. She also teaches as an adjunct instructor for Upper Iowa University, and is currently also teaching a course at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY). Since her undergraduate years she has been interested in multicultural psychology, and research and practice with the American Muslim population.
Dr. Nadia T. Hasan
Dr. Nadia T Hasan earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron in 2011. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Texas A&M University Kingsville, a Hispanic Serving Institution. Dr. Hasan teaches graduate courses in the Counseling Psychology Master’s program and undergraduate courses in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies. Dr. Hasan is a Licensed Psychologist and focuses on providing counseling services to culturally diverse populations, including Arab-American, Latinos/as, and Muslim Americans. Her research focuses on women’s leadership development, minority career development, and ethnic minority and international student education. Dr. Hasan has served as Co-Chair of the American Psychological Association Board of Convention Affairs (2013-2016) and Chair of the Early Career Professionals Committee for the Society of Counseling Psychology (2011-2016)..
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