Rank: Assistant Professor

Degrees: B.S., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; M.S., Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Toledo

Expertise: Counselor Education; School Counseling; Community-Based Participatory Research; Multiculturalism/Advocacy

Tahani Dari received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Toledo. Prior to that, she received a M.A. in counseling at the Eastern Michigan University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Dr. Dari is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and K-12 Licensed School Counselor. She has experience serving as a school counselor for K–12 students and as a practitioner in various settings. Dr. Dari’s scholarly interests are focused on advancing topics in school counseling, conducting community-based participatory research, and working with and advocating for diverse client populations (particularly youth). Dr. Dari teaches graduate courses in the counseling department including School Counseling Design & Consultation, School Counseling Practicum, and School Counseling Internship.

In September of 2016, Dr. Dari was appointed to serve on the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Council for Master’s Programs (MFPAC-Master’s) for a two-year term. Dr. Dari was awarded a fellowship in 2014 from the NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), to support her education (Ph.D.) and facilitate her service to underserved populations.

In her leisure time, Dr. Dari loves spending time with her family (which includes extended family) and traveling around the globe. She also enjoys visiting the “Big House”, Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

Recent Manuscripts/Publications

Dari, T., Laux, J., Liu, Y., & Reynolds., J. (Under Review) The Preliminary Results of a Delphi Study: Development & Validation of Community-Based Participatory Competencies.

Brown, L., Dari, T., & Spencer, N. (Accepted). The Effects of Trauma on Childhood Mental Health: An Ecological Approach to Caring for School Counselors Serving in High-Poverty Elementary Schools. IGI Global: Disseminator of Knowledge

Laux, J., DuFresne, Dari, T., & Juhnke, G(2017)Substance Use Assessment Instruments: 13 Years Later: An update and extension of Juhnke et al. (2003). The Journal of Addictions and Offenders Counseling.

Paylo, M. J., Dari, T., & Kress, V. E. (2015). Treating anxiety disorders in youth. In ACA (Ed.), ACA: Practice Briefs. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Kress, V. E., Dari, T., & Paylo, M. J. (2015). Treating depressive disorders in youth. In ACA (Ed.), ACA: Practice Briefs. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.