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Abi-Hashem, Naji

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Naji Abi-Hashem is a clinical and cultural psychologist, independent scholar, public speaker, author, consultant, and a visiting professor.

He is Lebanese-American involved in writing, editing, lecturing, training, international service, presenting at conferences, global networking, cross-cultural work, and caring for the caregivers.

He received an M.A. (1987) and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (1992) from Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology at Biola University in California;  M.Div. in Pastoral & Cultural Studies (1985) from Golden Gate Theological Seminary;  B.S. in Psychology (1984) from California Baptist College;  B.Th. in Biblical & Theological Studies (1980) from the Arab Theological Seminary in Lebanon; and T.S. in Electronics (1974) from the Institut Téchnique Supérieur in Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr. Abi-Hashem has taught or lectured at several universities, colleges, institutions, and seminaries in the United States and many other countries.  He supports local community-leaders and other helping-professionals (teachers, healthcare providers, social workers, caregivers, pastors, humanitarian aids, etc.), especially those who are serving on the front lines or under stress and significant pressures.

He is an Active Member of a number of professional associations and international organizations.  He also holds a Diplomate status in the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, and Psychotherapy (since 2002), in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (since 2005), and in the American Board of Psychological Specialties (1998–2006).  He has served on Board of Directors of about 10 national and international agencies, mainly NGOs and non-profits organizations.

He was a Staff Psychologist with The Meier Clinics (formerly, Minirth-Meier New Life Clinics) and its affiliated hospital-programs, conducting inpatient and outpatient counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups in the greater Seattle area in Washington State (1992-2004).   Also, he was appointed as a Visiting Scholar at two academic institutions:  the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California (2006-2008).

He is Fully Licensed in the State of Washington since 1995 – License nº PY 1900.