Dr. Muhyiddin Shakoor, known to his colleagues and students as Muhyi, was born in Cleveland, OH. He completed his PhD in Counselor Education from Kent State University of Ohio in 1973. As a psychotherapist and educator, he has taken group dynamics and family therapy as his specialization.
He is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and has more than 15 years experience in private practice with individuals, families and couples. He is also a member of the American Counseling Association, the International Association for Specialists in Group Work and the Chi Sigma Iota International Academic and Professional Honor Society for Counseling. In 1995, he was recognized by the honor society for his outstanding contributions to counseling. He has presented lectures on counseling and other topics in the United States, Europe and several Middle Eastern cities.
Since 1989, his academic, humanitarian and research interests have been directed toward the psychological aspects of large-scale human crisis. He has spent extended time in Bosnia, having been involved with refugees and issues of war, genocide, holocaust, and cumulative stress in Bosnian cities since 1992. He was a visiting professor at the University of Zagreb in Croatia in 1994 and conducted seminars at Sarajevo University’s Kosevo Hospital while the city remained under siege. In the last year he has spoken at schools, universities, churches, temples, mosques, military installations, community organizations and presented for newspaper editorials, magazine articles and radio and television concerning the tragic events of Bosnia-Hercegovina. Currently, Shakoor is an associate professor of counselor education at SUNY Brockport, where he has trained graduate students entering the counseling field for the past 18 years. He also serves as an associate director for World Life Institute, an international, not-for-profit, humanitarian and research organization of which he is a founding member.