Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Frederic Bemak

Frederic Bemak

Frederic Bemak

Professor

Dr. Fred Bemak is a Professor and Academic Program Coordinator of the Counseling and Development Program in the College of Education and Human Development and the Director and co-founder of the Diversity Research and Action Consortium at George Mason University. He is also the founder and Director of Counselors Without Borders. His research in psychology has focused on social justice counseling and psychology, human rights, cross-cultural counseling and psychology, and immigrant and refugee mental health. Dr. Bemak is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association.  He has over 100 publications in professional journals and book chapters, and has co-authored 5 books including his most recent book, Social Justice, Counseling: The Next Steps Beyond Multiculturalism.  Dr. Bemak has done extensive consultation and training with governments and organizations throughout the United States and internationally in over 55 countries.  He is the recipient of Fulbright Scholarships in Brazil, Scotland, and Turkey, been a World Rehabilitation Fund International Exchange of Experts Fellow in India, and received a Kellogg Foundation International Fellow award to work and study throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.  He has held visiting faculty appointments with Psychology Departments at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, University of Queensland in Australia, Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and the National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan and recipient of an Honorary Professorship at Amity University in India. He is an invited speaker at numerous national and international forums and has received a number of awards including the American Counseling Association Kitty Cole Human Rights Award, the American Counseling Association Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person, and the Southern Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors Courtland Lee Social Justice Award.