Ghena Ismail, PsyD

Ghena Ismail, Psy.D. holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from James Madison University and is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. She held varied clinical positions within Canada’s federal and provincial sectors before returning to Lebanon in 2014 to join the faculty ranks of the American University of Beirut (AUB). Currently, she serves as an Assistant Professor at the AUB Psychology Department and is the coordinator of its graduate program. She supervises psychology interns and residents in clinical training and students completing graduate theses. Dr. Ismail maintains an active clinical practice and is also engaged in community-based initiatives aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues across Lebanon. Her research is focused on the psychology of religion and spirituality which also informs her clinical work and community-based activities. She completed graduate level courses in Qur’anic exegesis and Islamic philosophy at the University of Toronto and is currently engaged in examining Jungian discourse through a Qur’anic Sufi lens.