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 23 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 55 Regional, State, National, and International Psychology conferences and invited professional presentations.
She has also presented on these topics over 290 times at various invited community presentations and to Coptic Orthodox Churches and programs in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia, California, Washington State, Canada, Egypt, and England.
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.
Between professional National and International presentations, community presentations, and publications Christine has given over 340 presentations and her work has reached
12 countries, 16 US States, and 4 Canadian Provinces.
Christine has also taught at 7 Universities and Colleges
Christine has also published over 16 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's most recent publication is an October 2023 International article and collaborative effort. This international publication is in a journal out of Poland and has contributors/collaborators from the USA (Christine), the UAE, and Qatar.
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 Psychology National State Leadership Conferences four times and has twice served as the Diversity Delegate from Ohio.
Christine has served 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) and CYC (Coptic Youth Chanel) that both reach and serves within and outside the United States.
Christine has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at six Universities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and NJ.
She currently teaches at Rowan College at Burlington County and CCC, both in NJ.
She has also been invited to speak to students in a Capstone Professional Development course at Valparaiso University in Indiana.
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,
a partial care in NJ, and at a leading National Child and Adolescent Behavioral and Mental Health Clinic in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.