Goali Saedi Ph.D.

Goali Saedi, Ph.D., received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Notre Dame.  She completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Stanford University.  Prior to this, she completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship training at the University of California, Berkeley; here, 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 also graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Portland State University, where she was a Presidential Scholar.    

Dr. Saedi has written for APA publications, The School Psychologist and The Amplifier, Media Psychology.  She has also published empirical articles in such journals as the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Journal of Muslim Mental Health, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, and Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy.  Additionally, she has written entries for the Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.

Dr. Saedi has served as an adjunct faculty member for Pacific Univeristy's School of Professional Psychology teaching Human Diversity, as well as co-taught a seminar on at-risk youth for the University of Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns. She also taught courses at Stanford University for their Peer Bridge Program. 

She currently serves on the Oregon Psychological Association Diversity Committee and is the Co-Chair of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association of Portland Women Connect and is a reviewer for the APA Division 46 Journal of Popular Media Culture.

Dr. Saedi appears regularly as an expert for a number of media outlets, including: ABCNews.com, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, The Chicago Tribune, Discovery Fit & Health, Elle Magazine (Canada), Glamour Magazine (Brasil), and Dallas Morning News.  Additionally, she has served as a business consultant for a firm working with Fortune 500 companies.  

Finally, she has been active in public speaking engagments, including appearing as a regular guest on AMNW, a Portland, Oregon morning television program.  She was a guest on the Dr. Howard Gluss radio show discussing foreign policy in the Middle East. In 2013, she gave a TEDx talk at Gunn High School on the intersection between beauty, exoticization, and race in contemporary society.  She published her first book in 2015 through Corby Press entitled PhDiva: The Smart Girl's Guide to Graduate School Success.  Her second book on teens and social media will be published through New Harbinger Press in 2019.

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