Faculty Profiles

Akhtar Ghassemi

Assistant Professor
College Of Nursing And Public Health

Nexus Building Room 335
516.877.4391
516.877.4558
AGHASSEMI@ADELPHI.EDU

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General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D. in Education, Counselor Education and Human Development, University of Rochester, Warner Graduate School of Education & Human Development (2007)

Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing, with Double Major in Education , IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES (1990)

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

-Qualified to complete the requirements for New York State Mental Health Counseling License;
Current License as Registered Nurse that enables practice in mental health settings; and status as State of NY Registered Nurse, July 2001

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Specialized mental health training and clinical experience, working with adult and college student clients, addressing issues pertaining to mental health problems and psychiatric disorders.
• Capacities to transform experience teaching psychopathology, mental health counseling, and psychopharmacology and supervising students, into qualities needed to serve as diagnostician, practitioner and case manager.
• Experience working with patients with acute or chronic mental disorders in psychiatric hospital settings, as well as with youth in individual and group counseling contexts.
• Expertise using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Existential Therapy in individual and group counseling practice, offering Stress Management Group Counseling based on CBT and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
• Experience supervising graduate counseling students and interns in Community Counseling and School Counseling.
• Inter-disciplinary diversity via experiences in Mental Health Counseling, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, School
Counseling, nursing, and education.

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