New University Counselor joins AUIS community

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 13:30

From an email by Geoffrey Gresk, Dean of Students welcoming Ms. Frishta Kewe, AUIS University Counselor:

I am very pleased to announce that Ms. Frishta Kewe, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, has joined the AUIS team as our University Counselor.

Prior to working at AUIS, Ms. Frishta worked as Director of the MHPSS Center at Seed Foundation, a humanitarian NGO that works to promote social, educational, and economic development and humanitarian assistance in Iraqi Kurdistan. Previously, she worked as Psychotherapist/Trainer based in Amman at CVT (Center for Victims of Torture), an American-based humanitarian NGO that provides training and mental health counseling to victims of war trauma and torture. Ms. Frishta has experience as a psychologist in private practice in the UK; clinical psychologist at a Danish regional hospital, specializing in multidisciplinary mental health services to traumatized refugees; consultant providing training to police on domestic violence for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG); and an assistant psychologist in Kristianstad Prison in Sweden.

Ms. Frishta authored a book on the prevalence of PTSD after the chemical attack in Halabja, and she holds a Master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology from Lund University in Sweden. She is certified as a Clinical Psychologist by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Sweden), the Danish Psychological Association, the Health and Care Professions Council (UK) , and The British Psychological Society. Ms. Frishta speaks Kurdish, English, Arabic, Swedish, and Danish and has good knowledge of German.

Ms. Frishta is supporting AUIS students, faculty, and staff in three main ways: leading support groups, providing one-on-one counseling sessions, and providing workshops and seminars. Her email is and her office is located at A-F3-46.  

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Frishta to the AUIS family.