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Hala Nafez Alyan

Hala Nafez Alyan

Clinical Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology

Hala Alyan is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, mood and relationship concerns, and cross-cultural issues, and has worked in various settings, including forensic, inpatient, school-based and counseling centers. She is interested in the intersection of healing and the creative arts, and has run workshops that incorporative narrative therapy among incarcerated communities, survivors of torture, and refugees in the United States and Middle East. Additionally, she is the author of the novels Salt Houses, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace, and The Arsonists’ City, shortlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize; her writing appears in The New Yorker, Guernica, The New York Times, and elsewhere. In her clinical and supervisory work, she practices through an eclectic, intersectional, collaborative lens, and has received training in a number of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing.