Persian Academic & Cultural Student Association at University of Southern California


Back to All Events

PACSA Presents: Transition, Lecture by Dr. Homa Mahmoudi

About Dr. Homa Mahmoudi (Psychologist):

Dr. Homa Mahmoudi is currently involved in Executive Coaching and private practice in Los Angeles, California. Previously she was Chief Psychologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Department of Psychiatry for 14 years until May 1998. She is the founder (1972) and Director of Transcultural Communications Center, specializing in cultural diversity. She practices in the areas of Cognitive Behavior therapy, cross-cultural management and executive development. She has been one of the leaders in the development of community programs for implementing better understanding between gang members and various racial groups in Los Angeles, after the 1992 riots. She lectures internationally and has conducted research on organizational behavior, women leaders in such countries as Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, China and Indonesia. Dr. Mahmoudi served as a speaker and delegate in women’s conferences held in Moscow 1984, Beijing 1990, Uruguay, Helsinki, Berlin and the United States. She is one of the Founders and Board member of Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA), member of The American Psychological Association, World Congress of Cognitive Therapy Association, Women for International Peace and Arbitration, and several other professional and civic organizations. Dr. Mahmoudi is the author of a number of academic papers related to the areas of cognitive behavior therapy, cross-cultural psychology, communication, business and management, women and peace studies. Dr. Mahmoudi was a professor at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine and several other universities in the United States and abroad. Dr. Mahmoudi was a delegate to the U. N. Commission on the Status of Women-50th Anniversary Meeting and was recognized as “An Incredible Woman Making History”.