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Hengameh Mahgerefteh

Adjunct Faculty
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
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Biography

Dr. Hengameh Mahgerefteh is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her B.A. in Psychology from UCLA, her M.A. in Clinical Psychology emphasizing Marriage and Family Therapy, and her Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from Pepperdine University. She is currently an adjunct professor at Pepperdine, teaching Masters level courses for the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. She provides therapy at a group practice in Culver City, while working as a consultant psychologist to the Los Angeles Jewish Home. Dr. Mahgerefteh has had experience working in a variety of clinical settings such as locked psychiatric hospitals, correctional facilities, college and community counseling centers, and other various settings. She completed her formal and APA accredited internship at Florida International University and her post-doctoral fellowship at Sylmar Health & Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Mahgerefteh currently provides individual, couple, and group therapy to a wide range of individuals. Her areas of specialization include working with adolescents, young adults, and adults who experience behavioral issues, academic difficulties, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, and various crises. She has provided therapy to student athletes and artists, in addition to the LGBT community. Dr. Mahgerefteh has worked closely with the court system in the field of forensic psychology and has provided court-mandated treatment in several different settings. Furthermore, she has had years of experience providing treatment for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her dissertation focused on couples therapy through exploration of methods incorporated into successful Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy. She has presented lectures and workshops to the community regarding crisis-intervention, bullying, communication skills, stress management skills, body image, and mood disorders. Dr. Mahgerefteh is fluent in English and Farsi.