Arleezah Marrah, PhD

Assistant Professor, Counseling Department

PhD, Counselor Education, Old Dominion University
MA, Counselor Education, University of South Florida
BA, Psychology, University of South Florida
amarrah@barry.edu
305-899-4829

Arleezah Marrah joined the Counseling Program in the Adrian Dominican School of Education as an Assistant Professor in 2013.  Dr. Marrah holds a BA in Psychology and a MA in Counselor Education from the University of South Florida.  Dr. Marrah also holds a PhD in Counselor Education from Old Dominion University.  Dr. Marrah’s professional interests include multicultural counseling competency, social justice, cultural identity development, spirituality, gender studies, racial minorities experiences in higher education, mental health among diverse populations, and ethics.  Dr. Marrah is currently the co-faculty advisor for the Barry University Counselor Association (BUCA).

Selected Publications

Marbley, A. F. McGaha, V. K., Li, J. Q., Marrah, A. K. & Wimberly, C.(Under Contract).The Scholarship of Discovery: Exploring Cross-Cultural Counseling “Deep in the Heart of Counselor Education.” In Bonner, F. A., Lewis, C. W., Lofton, B., &
Robinson, P. A. Priorities of the Professoriate: Engaging Multiple Forms of
Scholarship across Rural and Urban Institutions. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Non-refereed Publications

Marrah, A., & Mills, R. (2011). LUCY: A new path to diversity. Library Media Connection, vol.5

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Marrah, A. (October 2013). The perceptions of standardized tests, academic self-efficacy, and academic performance of African American graduate students: A correlational and comparative analysis. Roundtable presentation at the Association for Counseling Education and Supervision, Denver, CO.

Marrah, A. (October 2013). Academic achievement and the achievement gap. Panel discussion presentation at the Black Doctoral Network Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Marrah, A., Bacon, L., Goldsmith, S., & Hamilton, T. (October 2011). Help a sista out!
Research mentorship for African American women doctoral students. Poster presentation at the Association for Counseling Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.

Marrah, A., & Hamilton, T. (March 2011). Finding our voices: Effective solutions for
recruiting and retaining African American graduate students. Content session presentation at the National Black Graduate Student Association conference, Columbia, SC.

Hancock, R. & Marrah, A. (November 2010). Man in the mirror: Gender identity issues among heterosexual and homosexual African American and Caucasian men. Content session accepted for presentation at the Illinois Counseling Association, Chicago, IL

Marrah, A. (October, 2010). Finding our voices: Effective solutions for recruiting and retaining African American graduate students. Roundtable presentation at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Williamsburg, VA.

Marrah, A., & Davis, J. (October 2010). Play therapy with homeless children: Giving voices to an invisible population. Poster presentation at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference. Williamsburg, VA.

Marrah, A. (October 2010). Finding our voices: Effective solutions for recruiting and retaining African American graduate students. Content session presentation at the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture diversity conference, Boston, MA.

Doll, C., & Marrah, A. (November 2009). LUCY: Multicultural librianship. Content session presentation at the Virginia Library Association conference, Roanoke,VA.

Smith, M., Marrah, A., & Jackson, A. (October 2008). Multicultural what? : The ethical
importance of adequately preparing counselor education students to work effectively with all clients. Content session presentation at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Houston, TX.

Smith, M., & Marrah, A. (November 2007). High conflict divorce: Advocating for children through parenting coordination. Content session presentation at European Branch of the American Counseling Association, Bad Herranalb, Germany.

Smith, M., Jackson, A., & Marrah, A. (March 2007). Advocating for social justice and equity: The critical role of multiculturally competent professional school counselors. Poster presentation at the American Counseling Association, Detroit, MI.

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