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Teaching & Training

I conduct trainings for counseling agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, government agencies, refugee resettlement organizations, and other educational and social service providers. I cover a range of topics including multicultural counseling, trauma-informed care, refugee mental health, and equity/inclusion in higher education.

Courses Taught/ Developed

  • Creative Counseling: Techniques & Approaches (Loyola University Maryland)

  • Counseling Survivors of War & Persecution (Loyola University Maryland)

  • Cross - Cultural Counseling (Loyola University Maryland)

  • Marriage & Family Counseling (Loyola University Maryland)

  • Human Development Through the Lifespan (Loyola University Maryland)

  • Internship in School Counseling (Loyola University Maryland)

  • Counseling Refugees & Immigrants (Johns Hopkins University)

  • Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Johns Hopkins University)

Current Research

Principal Investigator, “Arts-Based Peer Support Program to Promote Social Emotional Wellbeing Among Spanish-Speaking Unaccompanied Immigrant Children (UCs) in Baltimore.”

Researcher with the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International on the impact of post-migration stressors on asylum seekers in the United States (2019 – Present)  

Co-PI of grant, “Qualitative Study on the Postpartum Experience of Refugee Women,” awarded by Diane K. Shrier Fund for Research in Women’s Health, George Washington University Medical School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry (2018 - Present)

Presentations, Trainings, & Public Speaking (Select)

  • Bazaz, N. (April 2020). Serving LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and refugees. Presentation at COUN 5471 Diversity in Sexual Expression, Antioch University, Seattle, WA. (ZOOM)

  • Bazaz, N. (Sept 2019). Health and Human Rights in Kashmir. Presentation at Global Muslim Mental Health Conference, Cambridge, UK

  • Bazaz, N. (Apr 2019). Serving refugee youth in school-based, community & individual settings. Presentation at Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) Annual Conference, Arlington, VA.

  • Bazaz, N. (Dec 2018). Expert panel on integration among unaccompanied immigrant and refugee youth. Panelist at USCCB/ Migration and Refugee Services Foster Care and Family Reunification National Conference, Washington, DC. (Plenary Session)

  • Bazaz, N. (Dec 2018). Clinical/ case training on applying strengths-based approaches to serving Muslim refugees & asylum seekers (Part 2). Training for Intercultural Counseling Connection & Inspirit Counseling Services, Baltimore, MD.

  • Bazaz, N. (Oct 2018). Building Cultural Humility in Behavioral Health with Muslim and Afghan Clients. Training at Maryland Department of Health, Center for Global Migration and Immigrant Health, Baltimore, MD

  • Bazaz, N. (Oct 2018). Addressing Trauma & Resiliency in Immigrant Children’s Mental Health. College Park Youth and Family Services, College Park, MD

  • Bazaz, N. (Mar 2017). Cultural considerations when working with trauma survivors. Keynote Address at the Building Bridges Conference, Lutheran Social Services, Fargo, ND.  (Keynote Address)

  • Bazaz, N. (Jul 2016). Working with Muslim refugee youth: Bullying, acculturation & mental health concerns. Keynote address at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program Directors Meeting, Baltimore, MD. (Keynote Address)

Putting Anti-Racist Pedagogy into Practice

Download your participant guide for our February 19, 2021 workshop in coordination with Maryland Counselors for Social Justice. Note: this participant guide is not meant as a standalone resource but accompanies the February 19th training. 


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