Dr. Mina Attia

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Dr. Mina Attia

Program Co-Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Assistant Professor, Counseling and Human Development

School: Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Department: Counseling and Human Development


Office Phone: (202) 994-2339

Dr. Mina Attia is an Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Development and Co-Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. His research agenda consists of two main branches. The first focuses on trauma and adjustment of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The second explores multicultural issues of ethics and professional development in counseling. Dr. Attia has published on these topics and provided training, lectures, and presentations nationally and internationally.

Dr. Attia has practiced clinical mental health counseling in various settings and holds board certification as a National Certified Counselor. His clinical experience includes psychiatric rehabilitation, outpatient private practice, university center counseling, as well as clinical supervision of counselors-in-training.

Dr. Attia is a member of several regional, national, and international professional counseling organizations and holds multiple leadership and service positions. He has served as a subject matter expert for the National Board for Certified Counselors and an item writer for the national counselor preparation and licensure examinations. Currently, he is an editorial board member for the International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling and The Counseling Psychologist.

Before joining the George Washington University faculty, Dr. Attia served part-time on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University and James Madison University’s graduate counseling programs.

Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision, James Madison University

M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Johns Hopkins University

B.A. in Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County