Mina Attia

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

Dr. Mina Attia’s research aims to contribute to the body of knowledge on immigrant and refugee mental health issues as well as advance the counseling profession in providing competent training and services for this population. His agenda consists of two main branches. The first focuses on issues of trauma and human development among immigrants and refugees. The second explores issues of professional identity development of foreign-born counselors and professional competence of counselors working with immigrants and refugees. 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 in a variety of settings and holds board-certification as a counselor (NCC). He has experience in psychiatric rehabilitation, outpatient private practice, university counseling, as well as supervision for counselors in training.

Dr. Attia is a member of several local, state, and national professional counseling organizations and has held multiple leadership and service positions. During his tenure as a PhD student, Dr. Attia was selected as a 2017 Doctoral Fellow by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Minority Fellowship Program.

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

Education
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