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Kean University

Dr. Mansi Brat comes to Kean University with a background in Counselor Education, Supervision, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Brat is a seasoned professional counselor with several years of clinical experience, having worked in diverse settings, some of which include college counseling centers, community mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and private practices. Dr. Brat’s professional interests include, i) Research: developing and implementing mindfulness-based research programs (MBP), studying implicit bias and social justice practices to address inequities in mental health care, use of wellness modalities to address the biomechanisms of stress & burnout in counselors; ii) Teaching: multicultural, cross-cultural, and contemplative pedagogy, social justice supervision and training of emerging clinicians, application of research into classroom teaching, educational leadership & coaching; iii) Clinical: use of contemplative practices, spirituality, attachment theories, integration of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and other evidence-based practices for children, emerging adults, and families mental health care. Dr. Brat is an active member of many professional counseling divisions, she serves on the editorial board of Counseling & Values Journal currently, and has been the editorial assistant of the Journal of Humanistic Counseling in the past.


  • B.A., Psychology, Lindenwood University
  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Lindenwood University
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Toledo

Courses Taught

  • CED 5910 Orientation to Counseling
  • CED 5980 Practicum in Counseling
  • CED 5985 Internship in Counseling

Selected Publications

  • Brat, M., (2021). A Woke Community: Mindfulness of Inclusivity and Belonging, Western Journal of Communication.
  • Shen, F., Liu, Y., & Brat, M., (2021). Attachment, Self-esteem, and Psychological Distress: A Multiple-Mediator Model, The Professional Counselor.
  • Brat, M., Gamby, K., & Avadhanam, R., (2017). Self-Compassion: An approach to enhance millennial college students’ well-being. Counseling & Wellness: A professional counseling journal, 6.
  • Jain, S., Lane, J., Smith. D., & Brat, M., (2017) Developing the nature of Spiritual Competency in a Multiculturally Competent Counselor, Journal of Cultural Diversity.
  • Brat, M., O’Hara, C., McGhee, C., & Chang, C., (2016) Promoting Professional Counselor Advocacy through Professional Identity Development Efforts in Counselor Education. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, 3:1, 62-70.