Fiyyaz Karim

Fiyyaz Karim
Resident Faculty Member, Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health
College of Continuing and Professional Studies, Twin Cities

Resident Faculty Member, Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling Programs

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  • Equity and Diversity
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Fiyyaz Karim, Psy.D., is a resident faculty member in the master of professional studies in integrated behavioral health and master of professional studies in addictions counseling programs.

Prior to working in higher education, Karim was employed in community mental health outpatient settings, many addressing the needs of underserved and minority populations. His clinical interests include identity development, grief and loss, social justice issues, health psychology, trauma, and PTSD. He has conducted professional training sessions and presented on diversity issues including microaggressions, cultural appropriation, and racial identity. 

Karim has done clinical work and research in grief and loss, with an emphasis on unemployment, divorce (or relationship losses), chronic illness, addictions, and more recently losses with the pandemic. He has also done mental health work and research in trauma/PTSD, especially with immigrants/refugees.

Notable Achievements

2020 UPCEA Bethaida “Bea” González Diversity in Leadership Scholar


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