Supervisee in Social Work

Fatima works with Muslim communities and the wider community to help them better meet the needs of young Muslims and their families.  She focuses on improving relationships, educating about mental health and social issues, and organizing programs that address both individual and community concerns. She also has limited office hours for clients seeking counseling.

Her dissertation research focused on improving our understanding of Muslim youth identity and the factors related to Muslim American youth engagement in risk behaviors. Fatima’s research was possible only because of the relationships she built with community leaders and community members of all ages. It is only through such joint efforts that she believes that real, lasting change will happen in our community, and she is grateful for the support she received. More information about her research is available at:

Fatima Mirza recently completed her PhD in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She received her bachelor’s in Family Studies from George Mason University and her master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also completed a master’s degree in shari’ah sciences at the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences and is currently working as a Supervisee in Social Work gaining postgraduate hours required for state licensure.


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