Jahaan Abdullah

Jahaan Abdullah

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: (773) 995-2196

Email: jabdulla@csu.edu

Office: HWH - 219


EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision

Governors State University-University Park, IL

MA in Community Counseling

Chicago State University - Chicago, IL

BA in Psychology

Chicago State University- Chicago, IL

Dr. Jahaan Abdullah is an Assistant Professor, board certified and licensed counselor, social and restorative justice advocate and a morally and ethically engaged researcher. She has a BA in Psychology, MA in Community Counseling & EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Abdullah is an associate in private practice and she is the Chair of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship: Clinical Mental Health Council. Additionally, she is on the advisory board for the American Psychological Association (APA) Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program. In 2020, Dr. Abdullah was recognized with the Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling Excellence in Multicultural Leadership award. Her service and scholarship focuses on social justice, restorative justice, multicultural counseling, women’s issues, advocacy, narratives and counter-narratives of silenced voices and issues impacting race, ethnic equality, gender equality and vulnerable groups. Additionally, she has an affinity for romantic relationships with particular interest given to foreplay and intimacy within relationships. Dr. Abdullah has significant mental health experience and has published and presented nationally and internationally on social justice issues, issues impacting women and marginalized groups, counseling marginalized populations and other topics relating to and impacting mental health.


Multicultural Counseling/Cultural Competence, Social Justice, Restorative Justice, Advocacy, Narratives and Counter-narratives of silenced Voices, Marginality and intersecting identities, foreplay and Intimacy.

Courses Taught

  • Practicum in Counseling
  • Advance Theories
  • Play Therapy
  • Career Counseling

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