About Najla Hrustanovic
Dr. Najla Hrustanović joined the full time faculty at Medaille College as a Clinical Assistant Professor in January 2020. Dr. Hrustanović is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and has worked in community mental health settings focusing on healing within refugee, immigrant, and low-income populations. Her most recent clinical work has been in college counseling and private practice. Her clinical interests and research include topics on trauma and healing, cultural identity development, human rights advocacy, and grief and loss. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
For the last five years she has taught various courses at the University at Buffalo as an adjunct faculty member. Her teaching and pedagogy interests include cultural diversity and multiculturalism, human development, group therapy work, and practicum and supervision. Dr. Hrustanović is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development, International Association for Counseling, and the American Psychological Association.