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Sarvenaz Pahlavan (She/Her)

Clinical Psychology PsyD | Fresno Campus

International Student

Hometown: Iran/Canada
Languages: Farsi

My name is Sarvenaz and I was born in Tehran, Iran. My family immigrated to Toronto, Canada where I spent most of my childhood. At 18, I moved to the United States as an international student. While here, I found my passion for leadership, cultural identity development, and psychology. Upon graduating from UC-Irvine with my Bachelor in Psychology, I began to work with vulnerable populations including mothers experiencing homelessness, at-risk adolescents, previously incarcerated individuals, and individuals with developmental disabilities to provide services and access to resources. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at CSPP-Fresno; my research focuses on the representation of Iranian and AMENA identities in psychological assessment.

Fun Fact: I have broken 8 bones.

Research Interests: Diversity considerations in the administration and development of psychological assessment.

Favorite part of the program: Being trained to work collaboratively with individuals with higher service needs and having the space to discuss systematic disparity and solutions.

Practicum/Internship site: Rooted+Vitality Health Collaborative