Dr Banafsheh FarzinradDirector Persian Chapter | Researcher
Dr. Banafsheh Farzinrad PhD is a psychotherapist, researcher, university lecturer and trainer in third wave cognitive behavioral therapies (MiCBT, MBCT, ACT, DBT, CBT and EST). She is the Co-Director of the Persian Chapter of the MiCBT Institute.
Dr. Farzinrad received her PhD degree in clinical psychology from the Medical Science University of Tehran. She worked as an assistant professor at the psychiatric department of the Medical Science University of Yazd, and is currently providing clinical services for personality disorders, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties in counseling and psychotherapy centers of different university and hospitals in Iran. Her research includes a large randomized controlled trial on the differential effects of MiCBT, DBT, ACT and CBT in borderline personality with and without a history of domestic violence.
Dr. Farzinrad was formally trained in MiCBT by Dr Bruno Cayoun and supervised by him to train psychologists in carrying out MiCBT research in Iran. She translated and published the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Equanimity Scale 16 (ES-16) in the Rooyesh-e-Ravanshenasi Journal.