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Dareen Basma, Ph.D.

Dareen Basma
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 

(786) 266-1103 


Core Faculty - Remote

Faculty Program(s): 


Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

Multicultural Counseling; Refugee populations; At-risk immigrant populations; Multicultural training and education


University of Tennessee - Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.) 
Nova South Eastern University - Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) 
Florida International University - Psychology, Religious Studies (B.S.)


Dareen Basma is a licensed certified counselor (LPC) and holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Her clinical experience has been with at-risk youth and families, and she is a licensed certified counselor (LPC) with a mental health specialist designation (MHSP). She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Tennessee; her dissertation focused on the multicultural counseling competence of professional school and mental health counselors when working with the Arabs and Muslim American population. She also holds a certificate in Disasters, Displacements and Human Rights. Her clinical experiences vary across populations that ultimately struggle with similar needs and issues. She has worked in a residential facility for lower income, court-ordered women with both substance abuse and mental health issues. She then worked with youth who were at-risk of being removed from the home and their families. She transitioned to doing child-centered play therapy in Title I elementary schools, working with students who displayed emotional and behavioral issues. Her research interests include multicultural counseling competence and multicultural education, with a specific focus on at-risk immigrant and refugee populations. Her work also focuses on immigration policies and the education system as they impact immigrant youth and families. Ultimately, she is a firm believer that effective counseling is counseling that takes societal context into consideration, examines and targets all barriers to wellness, and engages in systemic advocacy on behalf of the clients.



1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: (800) 818-6136 Fax: (650) 433-3888





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