Mina Attia

Mina Attia
Assistant Professor, Counseling and Human Development
(202) 994-2339

Dr. Mina Attia is an Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Development. His research agenda consists of two main branches. The first focuses on issues of 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 as well as provided trainings, lectures, and presentations both locally and nationally.

As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Attia has practiced clinical mental health counseling in a variety of settings and holds board-certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). 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 local, state, and national professional counseling organizations and holds multiple leadership and service positions. Most recently, he was selected as an Item Writer and Subject Matter Expert by the National Board for Certified Counselors to contribute to the national counselor preparation and licensure examinations.

Prior to joining the faculty of the George Washington University, 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

In the News

Dr. Mina Attia has been selected by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Center for Credentialing and Education (NBCC-CCE) as a contributor to the national counselor preparation and licensing examinations. Dr. Attia will be writing exam items for the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) and the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).

GSEHD doctoral students (Counseling) Hanyun Li, Yuqing Qiu, and Qi Chen, working with Dr. Mina Attia and Dr. Bagmi Das, presented their research at the Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2020 Graduate Student Conference.

Dr. Mina Attia presented a session titled “Multicultural Ethics in Counseling Immigrant and Refugee Populations” at the national Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference in New Orleans, LA.