Personal Information

California School of Forensic Studies

Forensic Psychology

Irvine/Orange County Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Alliant International UniversityIrvine
2855 Michelle Drive, Suite 300
Irvine CA 92606


Courses, Research Interests, Publications


History and Systems of Psychology, Advanced Theories of Personality, Advanced Social Psychology, Biopsychology

Correctional Psychology and other Forensic Psychology courses

Psychopathology, serious mental illnesses, incompetency and insanity evaluations, risk assessment, correctional psychology, cross cultural psychology, biological bases of behavior.

Forensic Psychology Practice

Trial Competency and Insanity Evaluations

Correctional Mental Health Care

Assessment of Malingering

Academic History and Background

M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Health Psychology Proficiency

M.S. in Applied Psychophysiology

B.S. in Biology

PhD, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, 1992, 1992

Licensed Psychologist

Member of the Panel of Court-Appointed Medical Experts for the Superior Courts of California (San Bernardino and Riverside Counties)

Professional Practice and Community Service

Associate Professor, Alliant International University, California School of Forensic Studies

Continuing Medical Education Faculty, California Prison Health Care

Clinical Psychologist, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Bio and Links

Dr. Damavandi is currently Staff Psychologist with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was formerly a clinical psychologist at the Metropolitan State Hospital.