Dr. Sheva Assar is a post-doctoral resident at Counseling and Psychological Services. She graduated with her undergraduate degree from UCI and double majored in Spanish & Psychology. She pursued her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Dr. Assar later pursued her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She trained at Pepperdine’s outpatient community clinic, UCLA Longevity Center, & Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, UCI Neuropsychiatric Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USC Student Counseling Services, and the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. Her research focused on community based models of care and assessment of culturally-responsive services for a multitude of ethnically and linguistically isolated communities in Orange County, California. Dr. Assar specializes in adjustment and life transitions, identity development, trauma, substance abuse, emotional vulnerability, negotiating family dynamics, and social and romantic relationships. She is passionate about supporting the Middle Eastern and Muslim student communities on campus and serves as the CAPS liaison to these student organization. She is available to conduct therapy in Farsi.
Her talk on January 23rd will be a combination of didactics (i.e., what causes stress/what happens in the body), and experiential exercises (i.e., facilitate mindfulness and breathing exercises).
That would be awesome if you join us at 5:00pm at Student Center, Huerta-Vera Cruz room!