Lamise Shawahin, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University. Her research centers on exploring risk and resilience factors among by ethic and religious minority individuals within the United States. Dr. Shawahin has published and presented on issues related to Muslim mental health, health disparities, cultural competence, counseling considerations for diverse populations, anti Muslim prejudice, and social justice. She completed her doctoral training in Counseling Psychology at Purdue University. Dr. Shawahin completed her pre and post doctoral clinical training in American Psychological Association (APA) accredited training programs at VA hospitals. Her clinical interests include working with veterans and ethnic minorities, time limited therapy, integrative care, health psychology, and rehabilitation psychology.
Ciftci, A, & Shawahin, L. (2016). Counseling Middle Eastern Americans: Challenges and opportunities, In M. Casas, L. Suzuki, C. Alexander & M. Jackson (Eds.) Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, Fourth Edition.
Ciftci, A., Reid-Marks, L. & Shawahin, L (2014). Health disparities in immigrants. In R. A. R.,Gurung (Ed.) Multicultural approaches to health and wellness in America. (p. 51 - 70) Prager. Santa Barbara, CA.
Shawahin, L. & Ciftci, A. (2012). Counseling and mental health care in Palestine. Journal of Counseling and Development, 90, 378 – 382. 10.1002/j.1445-6676.2012.00048.x