Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad
Dr Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad is the Founder and President of Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healing and emotional well-being in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training. Through Muslim Wellness Foundation, Dr. Rashad has established the annual Black Muslim Psychology Conference and the Deeply Rooted Emerging Leaders (DREL) Fellowship for Black Muslim young adults. Dr. Mu’Min Rashad is also the founding co-Director of the National Black Muslim COVID Coalition, an initiative launched in collaboration with Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative to address the need for effective planning, preparedness and organizing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Mu’Min Rashad’s clinical and research areas of interest include: religion, race and identity development, spirituality in psychotherapy, first generation college students and emerging adults of color; healing justice and faith based activism, racial trauma and healing, psychological impact of anti-Muslim bigotry and anti-Blackness, Black Muslim psychology and Black Muslim intersectional invisibility. Dr. Mu’Min Rashad graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and MEd in Psychological Services. She obtained further graduate education, earning a second Masters in Restorative Practices & Youth Counseling (MRP) from the International Institute for Restorative Practices. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr Mu’Min Rashad describes herself most simply as a Mama, Auntie, sister and friend; A psychologist, family historian, genealogist, baker and bean pie evangelist. She reflects, writes and tweets on topics related to the intersections of race, religion, identity, trauma, healing and collective well-being. She also shares random anecdotes about her Tiny Human, her two Teens and her pandemic pets: cat John Brown, and hounds: Nat Turner and Denmark Vesey.
- BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2000
- MEd, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
- MRP, International Institute of Restorative Practices, 2011
- PsyD, Chestnut Hill College, 2019
- Self-Development & Self-Care for Clergy and Spiritual Care Providers
- In Jesus Name: Psychology of Christian Hegemony & Religious Oppression in the United States
- Deeply Rooted: Black Muslim Psychology, Healing & Activism