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morjan khademi

Mojgan Khademi, PsyD, FABP is a licensed psychologist (CA License #PSY15300), Board-Certified psychoanalyst, and fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis (FABP). She was the recipient of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Edith Sabshin Teaching Award in 2015, given in recognition of her outstanding contributions as an educator.

She is the founder and clinical director of the Center for Applied Psychology & Services (CAPS) on the San Diego campus of Alliant International University. CAPS is a psychodynamically oriented clinic providing low-cost, long-term psychodynamic treatment to the San Diego community at large. She has a private practice in San Diego.

Professional Interests

Psychodynamic theory and treatment; psychotherapy intervention and treatment outcome studies; treatment outcomes; eating disorders; suicide; multicultural issues; psychotherapy; feminism.

Education and Certifications

PsyD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania




Recipient of Edith Sabshin Teaching Award (2015) given by the American Psychoanalytic Association in recognition of outstanding contributions as an educator. New York, NY.

Scholarship and Contributions to the Field

Blume-Marcovici, A. C., & Khademi, M. (2017). Supervising the crying therapist. In A. Blume-Marcovici (Ed.) When therapists cry: Reflections on therapists' tears in therapy. New York: Routledge Publishing.


Khademi, M. & Miller-Brunetto, H. (2016). An integrated psychodynamic approach to treatment of eating disorders. In G. de Campora & G. C. Zavattini (Eds.) Mindful eating: Integrated routes for research and treatment of eating disorders in developmental age. Rome, Italy: Nova Publishers


Khademi, M. & Javaheri, F. & Giovannelli, F. (2017). The petrified body: Psychodynamic treatment of a case of selective mutism and conversion hysteria. Revista de Psicanlise [Journal of Psychoanalysis]. Porto Alegre, Brazil.


Blume-Marcovici, A. C., Stolberg, R. A., & Khademi, M. (2015). Examining Our Tears: Therapists' Accounts of Crying in Therapy. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 69(4), 399-421.


Blume-Marcovici, A. C., Stolberg, R. A., Khademi, M., & Giromini, L. (2015). When Therapists Cry: Implications for Supervision and Training. The Clinical Supervisor, 34(2), 164-183.


Chidley, B., Khademi, M., Ducett, M., & Meany, K. P. (2014). Bereavement during motherhood: A mixed method pilot study exploring bereavement while parenting. Bereavement Care, 33(1) 19-27. Http://


Blume-Marcovici, A., Stolberg, R., & Khademi, M. (2013). Do therapists cry in therapy? The role of experience and other factors in therapists' tears. Psychotherapy. DOI: 10.1037/a0031384


Cate, R., Khademi, M., Judd, P. & Miller, H. (2013). Deficits in mentalization as a risk factor for the future development of eating disorders: A pilot study. Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice. DOI:10.1080/21662630.2013.794497


Gnazzo, A., Guerriero, V., Khademi, M., Manoogian, J., Kalayjian, A., Zavattino, G. C. & de Campora, G. (2016). The intergenerational impact of trauma: Individual, family and community implications. In J. Williams (Ed.) Psychopathology: Symptoms, challenges and current concepts. Rome, Italy: Nova Publishers.