Yousef AlAjarma, PhD, REAT

Associate Professor
William James College, Israel
Editorial Board Member

Associate Professor in the Counseling Department.  Dr.AlAjarma earned his Ph.D. in Expressive Therapies Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.  He has been a  counselor educator at William James College since 2010. Dr.AlAjarma’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.AlAjarma 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.AlAjarma has been providing pro  bono mental health counseling services to the Muslim and the Arab community in the Boston Area. Dr.AlAjarma 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.