Naji Abi-Hashem


Naji Abi-Hashem is a clinical and cultural psychologist, an author, a public speaker, an ordained minister, and a visiting professor. He is Lebanese-American who is involved in international service, training, writing, editing, conference presentation, cross-cultural work, consultation, global networking, seminary teaching, and caring for the caregivers and church leaders. Formerly, a staff psychologist with the Minirth-Meier New Life Clinics and affiliated hospital program in the Seattle, Washington area, conducting inpatient and outpatient counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups i (1992-2004). He is Fully Licensed in the State of Washington. Also, he was appointed as a Scholar in Residence at two Graduate institutions, Fuller Seminary and GTU Berkeley, in California USA (2006-08). Naji has taught/lectured at several universities, colleges, and seminaries locally and globally. He supports caring workers and helping-professionals, especially those who are serving on the front lines or under pressure. Recently, he was an Adjunct Professor at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. He is an Active Member or a Diplomate in a number of professional associations and international organizations and has served on board of directors of about 10 national/international agencies, mostly NGOs or non-profits. Naji writes and speaks on matters related to psychology, counseling, culture, social issues, religious worldview, immigrants-refugees, globalization, pastoral care, loss, grief, trauma, spirituality, fundamentalism, and radicalism. So far, he has made about 100 professional presentations at scholarly conventions and produced about 100 publications in journals, books, encyclopedias, videos, essays. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Board of Chrtn Jrnl of Global Health and is a Non-Residential Scholar at Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion. He divides his time between the United States and Beirut, Lebanon