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Goali Saedi Bocci Ph.D.


Goali Saedi Bocci, Ph.D., is an award-winning licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, published author, millennial expert, TEDx speaker, educational trainer, and media personality. She earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and completed her internship at the University of California, Berkeley, where she had the distinction of receiving a national honor when selected for the Outstanding Graduate Student/Intern award from APA's Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology Section on College and University Counseling Centers. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

Dr. Saedi Bocci has been a columnist for Psychology Today for nearly a decade; her Millennial Media blog has garnered close to three million hits worldwide. She is the author of The Millennial Mental Health Toolbox (PESI Publishing & Media, 2020), The Social Media Workbook for Teens (New Harbinger, 2019), the Digital Detox Deck (PESI Publishing & Media, 2019), PhDiva (Corby, 2015), and the Positivity Workbook for Teens (New Harbinger, 2020).

She is also a highly sought-after expert for top media outlets including TIME, Newsweek, ABCNews, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Elle, Glamour, Medium, Bustle, Lifehacker, The Dallas Morning News, Discovery Fit + Health, Well +Good, and ChinaDaily. Dr. Saedi Bocci has served as a recurring guest on the acclaimed morning television show AM Northwest, as well as Good Morning San Diego.

In addition to publishing in numerous APA peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Saedi Bocci has been serving as a reviewer for the Psychology of Popular Media journal since its inception in 2012. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Dr. Saedi Bocci has also taught courses at Pacific University's School of Professional Psychology, the University of Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns, and at Stanford University through the Department of Education for the Peer Bridge Program.

In 2013, Dr. Saedi Bocci gave a TEDx talk at Gunn High School in Palo Alto on the intersection between media, beauty, exoticization, and race in contemporary society. In 2018, she was awarded the highly selective Public Education Award from the Oregon Psychological Association. In 2019, she was a recipient of the Keep Oregon Well! Mental Health Heroes Award.

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