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About Our Founder

Christine E. Agaibi, received Masters (MA) and Doctorate (PhD) graduate training in

Counseling Psychology in Ohio.


Christine is the current Chair of the Special Interest Group on Religious and Spiritual Issues in Counseling Psychology in the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Counseling Psychology Division (Division 17).


For over 20 years, Christine’s professional, research, and clinical interests have been in the areas of:

 Resilience and Positive Psychology,

Religion and Spirituality,

Women's Issues, and Diversity.

 

Christine has presented on these topics professionally at over 40 Regional, State, National, and International Psychology conferences.

She has also presented on these topics over 200 times at various invited community presentations and to Coptic Orthodox Churches and programs in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia, California, Washington State, and Canada.

Christine has also been invited to speak about these topics to the Eritrean Orthodox Community and the Jewish Community in the United States and to Humanitarian Organizations in Nigeria, Namibia, and Egypt. 

Christine also spoke about Resilience and Grit at Koç University, a prestigious research university in Istanbul, Turkey.   

 

Christine has also published over 15 journal articles (national and international), book chapters, and APA Division and State Psychological Associations newsletter articles on these topics.
Christine completed her APA Accredited Pre- Doctoral Internship at the Ohio Psychology Internship, a consortium, where she had comprehensive and diverse didactic and practical training with children and adolescents, families, couples, and adults, in assessment, forensics, substance use issues, and individual and group therapy.


Christine is the Past-President of Ohio Women in Psychology (OWP) and Past OWP liaison to the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) Board of Directors.

She has also had several leadership and committee roles within the OPA and the OPA Board of Directors.

She has also served on several committees in the New Jersey Psychological Association, the South Jersey Psychological Association, the Ohio Psychological Association, and is the Past-Vice President of the Akron Area Professional Psychologists.

She has also been the Practice Representative for the Section on Positive Psychology within APA’s Division 17.

Internationally, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Students of the International Positive Psychology Association.


Christine has advocated for the profession of psychology and for clients of psychology at State Leadership Conferences in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and at the Federal level on Capitol Hill. She has been invited to National State Leadership Conferences four times and has twice served as the Diversity Delegate from Ohio.


Currently, Christine serves on two Task Forces within The Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality within APA’s Division 36, and she also sits on the Community Engagement Committee of APA's Division 17.

Christine also sits on two Mental Health and Education Committees within the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America.

Christine has also contributed to programs for CMANA (The Coptic Medical Association of North America) that reaches and serves within and outside the United States.


Christine has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at four Universities in Ohio and Pennsylvania.


Christine currently conducts evaluations and provides therapy in a large community mental health clinic/practice in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. 

She has also previously provided therapy and evaluations at a University counseling center, adolescent drug and alcohol center, and a consortium (private practice, community mental health, elementary school evaluations, and crisis evaluations) in Ohio, in a practice in New Jersey, and at a leading National Child and Adolescent Behavioral and Mental Health Clinic in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.