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Nouf Bazaz, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Nouf- Bazaz

Assistant Clinical Professor, School Counseling Program
Timonium Graduate Center, Room 27H


Ph.D., Counselor Education, George Washington University 
M.A.., Trauma and Violence Transdisciplinary Studies, New York University (2012)
B.A., International Affairs, George Washington University (2008)


Nouf Bazaz is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola University Maryland. Her clinical work and research focuses on trauma, torture, grief and loss with survivors of war, violence, and persecution. She is currently the Mental Health Director of the H.E.A.L. Refugee & Asylum Collaborative in Baltimore, Maryland. Previously, she was the Program Director of a mental health agency for refugees and immigrants and has served as a consultant and trainer globally. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling from George Washington University and an M.A. in Trauma and Violence Studies.

Area of Research/Specialization:

  • Working with survivors of conflict, trauma, and violence
  • Refugee Mental Health
  • Multicultural Counseling


Bazaz N. (2016) God as my witness: Mothering & militarization in Kashmir. In Pappano, M. & Olwan, D. (Eds.), Muslim mothering: Local and global histories, theories, and practices (pp.52-68). Bradford, Ontario: Demeter Press.


Bazaz, N. (Sept 2021). Refugee mothers and resettlement. Presentation at World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP) 2021 Hybrid Asia-Pacific Congress, Virtual

Bazaz, N., Rashad, K.M. & Massoud, H. (Jun 2021). Decolonizing counseling: Black, Palestinian, & Kashmiri liberation. Presentation at Maryland Counselors for Social Justice Conference, Virtual

A human rights framework to mental health in Kashmir. Panel presentation at Global Muslim Mental Health Conference, Cambridge, UK (Sept 2019

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

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)(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.(Dec 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.(Oct 2018)

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

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

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development