Prof. Mohammad Khodayarifard, Vice-president of the World Council for Psychotherapy, delivers a report at the Congress

Prof. Mohammad Khodayarifard, Vice-president of the World Council for Psychotherapy, Ph.D., Professor of Child Clinical Psychology and Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education the University of Tehran, a member of the International Organizing Committee, on the first Congress day – 7 October, 2016 – under the Special Session 1. Child & Adolescent Mental Health delivers a report on Psychotherapy’s mission in addressing and implementing early preventive intervention programs.
About Prof. Mohammad Khodayarifard
Prof. Mohammad Khodayarifard is a Vice-president of the World Council for Psychotherapy, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education the University of Tehran. His main research interests focus on psychology of religion, positive psychology and psychotherapy. In 2007, he received certificates of psychotherapy from the European Psychotherapists Association and from the World Council for Psychotherapy. He is a published author of seventy scientific articles. He has also authored or translated fifteen books. He has presented forty papers in Iranian and international conferences and has received different awards for “the best research” and “the best paper”. In 2011 he received the Outstanding Professor award from the International Professor Alireza Yalda Academic Foundation in Medical Sciences, in the 2th International Congress with a focus on research in medical sciences. In December 2014, he received the Outstanding Researcher Award in 23th Research Festival University of Tehran. He is Dean of the Faculty of  Psychology and Education at the University of Tehran and is engaged in both academic and therapeutic activities.

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