Psychotherapy Bulletin

Psychotherapy Bulletin

Meet Your SAP Diversity Domain Representative and Chair

Manijeh Badiee, PhD, is a licensed counseling psychologist in California (License# PSY 30484). She has over 10 years of experience counseling clients of various backgrounds and specializes in women of color, LGBTQ individuals, and/or adolescents. Currently, she provides therapy services in a private practice setting. She is also an Assistant Professor of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino. In this role, she teaches undergraduate psychology students as well as graduate students in a clinical counseling Master program. The courses she regularly teaches are relevant to psychotherapy (e.g., Advanced Clinical Seminar and Counseling Theories) as well as to diversity (e.g., Psychology of Women and Cross-Cultural Counseling). Additionally, growing up as a first generation Iranian American immigrant woman in Texas shaped her personal and professional identity. Her immigrant background has made her passionate about social justice and the delivery of multiculturally competent services to all. Her research is on women’s empowerment, with a focus on Iranian and Latina women. She routinely provides presentations on diversity-related topics to community members, students, and faculty. She looks forward to collaborating and serving the Society of Psychotherapy as the Diversity Domain Representative. To learn more about Dr. Badiee, click here:

Sheeva Mostoufi, PhD, is the Diversity committee chair for Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy and is a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship training at the Veteran Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System—Seattle division specializing in primary care mental health integration as a fellow. Her clinical training and research has focused primarily on the co-occurrence of various emotional and behavioral concerns with chronic health conditions. She currently works in a private practice setting specializing in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trichotillomania, posttraumatic stress disorder, Tourette Syndrome, a range of anxiety disorders, depression, and other emotional difficulties, as well as coping with co-occurring health-related concerns such as fibromyalgia, insomnia, and chronic pain. She additionally has specialized training and experience in providing exposure therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based interventions. Her immigrant background has fueled a strong passion in the promotion of multiculturally competent services that are easily accessible to all. She is very excited to serve and collaborate with the Society of Psychotherapy as the Diversity committee chair.

Goals for the Diversity Domain in the Coming Year

As your Representative and Chair, we are focused on developing the Advocacy and Mentoring Program for Diversity (AMPD) and creating an online multicultural toolkit resource.

Become Involved!

Your Diversity Domain Representative and Chair welcome you to submit ideas for what you would like to see in an online multicultural toolkit (e.g., therapy demonstration videos). Thank you!

If you are interested in writing for the website or Psychotherapy Bulletin, please contact us. We especially welcome ideas on this year’s Special Focus for the Bulletin, with a special emphasis on self-care and diversity.  

You can contact Dr. Badiee at:

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Cite This Article

Badiee M., & Mostoufi, S. (2019). SAP diversity domain 2019. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 54(1), 44-45.



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