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Namavar, Massomeh

Core faculty
Indiana University
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Psychology & Counseling

Community Involvement

Volunteer work with various NGOs regarding Afghani refugees in Iran and promoting Afghani girls’ empowerment through education.

Courses Taught

Group Dynamics
Theories of Counseling



Ed.D. - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN - Department of Counseling Psychology 
Ed.S. - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN - Department of Counseling and Guidance

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA -  - graduate courses in Abnormal Psychology and Theories of Personality  

M.S. - Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana - Department of Counseling and Guidance  
B.S., - Mass Communication College, Tehran, Iran - Public Relations and Management
Parle Universite De Strasburg, Strasburg, France, 1974 Studied French

Professional licensure

State of Massachusetts Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider

Professional Experience

Teaching undergraduate psychology courses - Columbus State Community College
Psychology department of Ohio Reformatory for Women
Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital Columbus, OH, inpatient ward
Psychology department of Chillicothe Correctional Institute, Chillicothe, OH
Private practice clinical counseling

Research & Publications

Folklore Khaleh Souske and Understanding Domestic Violence.  Journal of Farhand Mardom,  Tehran- Iran, 2010-2011

Use of Folklore in Understanding Domestic Violence in Name Digger a Persian Linguistic Journal. Department of Women’s Studies.  Columbia University, New York, NY, 1999

Sex-Role Orientation of International Female Graduate Student and Its Relationship With Depression and Anxiety.  Ed.D. Dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 1984. 

Cross-cultural Study of Battered Women.  Journal of Iranian Women's Foundation.  Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 1994.

Selected Presentations

Invited by the United Nations in Tehran-Iran 2015 to give training sessions for clinicians, professors and mental health faculty on “Group Therapy with Substance Abuse Patients”

Cambridge College sponsored - "Battered Women Who have Killed and Persian Folklore" - 2014

Sabbatical 2011-2012 - Tehran, Iran gave numerous group therapy training sessions for professors, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors/clinicians, nurses and residents at Tehran University, Psychiatry Department.

While on sabbatical gave numerous presentations for Guidance Counselors of three school districts of Tehran, Iran.

Conducted workshops on "Group Therapy with Earthquake Trauma Victims” for the crisis intervention team of psychiatrists, social workers, counselors and para-professionals. (Iran, 2005)



Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • National Registry for Group Psychotherapy
  • American Association for Counseling
  • Development American Psychological Association