Adil Qureshi art therapy teacher


I grew up in Western Canada and completed my undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Alberta. I did a masters in psychological counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University and then a PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Southern California with a specialization in multicultural counseling psychology. For the past 20 years I have been living in Barcelona. I teach in a variety of higher education settings, including a business school, a study abroad program, a Canadian counselling psychology program as well as at Metáfora. I am a clinical supervisor for Mindgram, a company that provides B2B mental health support, and I have a small private practice and also am the counsellor for an international design school and for a foundation that helps refugees complete their university studies.

Qureshi, A. (2019). Intercultural competence in psychotherapy. In Schouler-Ocak, M. & Kastrup, M. (eds). Intercultural Psychotherapy: For Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Ethnic Minority Patients. Heidelberg: Springer.

Qureshi, A., & Evangelidou, S. (2018). Toward a culturally competent positive psychology. In N. J. L. Brown, T. Lomas, & F. J. Eiroá-Orosa (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology. London, UK: Routledge.

Qureshi, A., Falgàs Bague, I., Ghali, K., & Collazos, F. (2015). Cultural Competence in Trauma. In M. Schouler-Ocak, (ed.). Trauma and Migration Cultural Factors in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatised Immigrants. Heidelberg: Springer.

Qureshi, A. & Eiroa, F.J. (2012).Training for overcoming health disparities in mental health care: Interpretive-relational cultural competence. In S. Barnow (Ed.). Cultural Variations in Psychopathology: From Research to Practice. Hogrefe.

Qureshi, A. & Collazos, F. (2011). The intercultural and interracial therapeutic relationship: Challenges and recommendations. International Review of Psychiatry, 23(1), 10-19.