Banafsheh Pezeshk Psy.D. QME

Banafsheh Pezeshk Psy.D. QME

Program Director

  • -Psychologist, Educator, Speaker, Consultant, Coach
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    Dr. Banafsheh Pezeshk

    Dr. Pezeshk has extensive experience in the field of forensic psychology and medical-legal evaluation. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified Qualified Medical Evaluator in the state of California. She has conducted over two thousand psychological medical-legal reports and other psychological/forensic exams. She is well known for formulating thorough and judicious evaluations and delivering evidence-based and impartial reports. She has been working in the field of psychology for over twenty years as a researcher, university professor, and practitioner. Clinically she is trained in evaluating and treating a variety of psychological conditions including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, addictive behaviors, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders, ADD/ADHD, behavioral disorders, and couple’s issues. For the purpose of this evaluation, please allow 3-5 hours of your day for a face-to-face clinical interview that may be conducted in person or remotely through telehealth mediums such as Zoom or Doxy.me. Additionally, the examiner will send you links to psychological tests/assessments that you will complete on your own and send back to the examiner.
    Dr. Pezeshk has conducted workshops, seminars, and courses internationally and in the US on mental health topics such as addiction treatment, cognitive-behavioral interventions, psychopathology of addiction, understanding depression, suicide prevention, violence, cultural counseling, anxiety disorders, child psychopathologies, communication, and connecting; parent-child development, testing, and assessment, etc.
    Dr. Pezeshk's mission is to connect the scientific side of the mental health research with the professionals who do the applied work on the treatment side, as well as the general public, who need it the most.
    Excerpts from Dr. Pezeshk's seminar at Oxford University, in London/England (April 2009): We need to rethink our approach to the treatment of substance abuse. "Addiction Vulnerability Scale" gives the health care professionals the unique ability to assess the individuals as young as 12 years of age for physiological and environmental vulnerabilities. Now, for the first time ever, we can assess addiction even before it begins!