Dr. Hrustanović (she/her) is a core faculty member in the Counselor Education & Supervision (CES) program at Antioch University Seattle. Along with teaching various courses and engaging in student advisement, she is the program’s Director of Multicultural and Social Justice Curriculum and is tasked with ensuring that the curriculum in the program is foundationally built on principles of human rights and social justice advocacy.
Dr. Hrustanović earned a doctorate from the University at Buffalo and a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York and has been practicing in the field for several years. Dr. Hrustanović was previously faculty at Medaille University in Buffalo, NY where she taught in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and chaired the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee within the program.
Dr. Najla Hrustanović is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has worked in community mental health as well as college counseling and private practice settings, focusing on trauma healing within refugee, immigrant, and low-income populations. Her teaching and research interests include topics on childhood trauma, grief and loss, cultural diversity, supervision and training, and most of all, leadership in human rights advocacy.
Dr. Hrustanović currently serves as the Capital Region Chair of the New York State chapter of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and is an active member of several professional organizations, including the International Association for Counselling (IAC) and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).