Personal Information

California School of Forensic Studies

Couple & Family Therapy

Irvine/Orange County Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Alliant International UniversityIrvine
2855 Michelle Drive, Suite 300
Irvine CA 92606

949-812-7478

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Correctional Psychology and other Forensic Psychology courses

History and Systems of Psychology, Advanced Theories of Personality, Advanced Social Psychology, Biopsychology

Psychopathology

Psychopathology, serious mental illnesses, incompetency and insanity evaluations, risk assessment, correctional psychology, cross cultural psychology, biological bases of behavior.

Forensic Psychology Practice

Trial Competency and Insanity Evaluations

Correctional Mental Health Care

Assessment of Malingering

Academic History and Background

PhD - California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University-1992

M.S. in Applied Psychophysiology

B.S. in Biology

M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Health Psychology Proficiency

Licensed Psychologist

Member - Panel of Court-Appointed Medical Experts for the Superior Courts of California, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties-Present

Professional Practice and Community Service

Continuing Medical Education Faculty - California Prison Health Care

Clinical Psychologist, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Bio and Links

Dr. Damavandi is currently a staff psychologist with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Formerly, he held a position as clinical psychologist at the Metropolitan State Hospital.