Associate Professor in the Counseling Department. Dr. Al Ajarma earned his Ph.D. in Expressive Therapies Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. He has been a counselor educator at William James College since 2010. Dr. Al Ajarma’s approach to teaching and advising facilitates the development of a counselor identity for students, and he continues to mentor and collaborate with students upon graduation from the program. Dr. Al Ajarma is a registered Expressive Arts Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. His areas of professional interest include the application of arts to teaching and to psychotherapy practice, resilience and trauma, family and couples therapy, and conflict transformation. In addition, he worked as an Expressive Arts Therapist and a Mental Health counselor with many trauma survivors in Palestine and has held positions with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Les Médicins du Monde (Doctors of the World), the Palestinian Ministry of Education and many other NGOs. For the last four years Dr. Al Ajarma has been providing the mental health counseling services to the Muslim and the Arab community in the Boston Area. Dr. Al Ajarma is a member of the American Counseling Association. He is also was the Executive co-chair of the Board of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.
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