Department of Counselling

Department of Counselling is currently admitting students in Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD levels. Due to the urgent need for training specialized graduates in the area of counselling, the department has ever since its establishment tried to offer relevant degree programs to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
To date, there are 7 full-time faculty members teaching and researching in the department. The faculty members are offering the latest advances in various branches and areas of counselling. Of the 7 faculty members, 1 member is full professor, 2 members are associate professors, and the remaining 4 members are assistant professors.
Moreover, there are currently about 340 students studying in the department. Since 1993, a total of 2,077 students have graduated from the Department of Counselling. In the 2018-2019 academic year, a total of 105 freshmen were admitted into the department and 30 students were graduated.

 

Degree Programs

The programs offered in the Department of Counselling are introduced and specified below.

 

Bachelor's Degree Programs

  • Counselling: Bachelor's programs in ATU last for 4 years, 8 semester's, and students attend classes in each semester for a maximum of 16 weeks.

 

Master's Degree Programs

 

  • Rehabilitation Counselling: This masters program was established in 2001. All Master's degree programs in ATU last for a period of 2 years, 4 semesters. Students have to write a Master's thesis and defend it to pass the course and receive their degree certificate.
  • Family Counselling: This master's program was established in 2001.
  • Career Counselling: The Master's degree program in Vocational Counselling was established in 2001.
  • School Counselling: This master's program was established in 2001.

 

PhD Degree Program

 

  • Counselling: The PhD degree program in Counselling started to admit students since 1991. The program is offered in Allameh Tabataba'i University for a period of 4 years, 8 semesters. Students have to pass 18 taught credits followed by another 18 dissertation credits, 36 credits in total. After passing the 18 taught credits, students have to sit a "comprehensive exam" and receive a minimum mark 16, out of 20. After the Comprehensive Exam, the PhD candidates are allowed to choose their dissertation titles and prepare their proposals with the help of supervisors and advisors.

 

 

Department Head

 

Dr kiomars Farahbakhsh Dr. Kiomars Farahbakhsh
PhD in Counselling from Allameh Tabataba'i University (2005)
Faculty Member
Email Address: farahbakhsh@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 3167
 

 

 

Faculty Members

To date, 7 full-time faculty members are employed and collaborating with the department in providing educational and research services to the students and researchers. The faculty members of the department are briefly introduced below. The names are sorted alphabetically.
For more detailed information about the faculty members, you can refer to ATU's SIMAP Portal.

 

Dr Masoumeh Esmaeili Dr. Masoumeh Esmaeili
PhD in Counselling from Allameh Tabataba'i University
Faculty Member
Email Address: esmaeili@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 3271
Research Interests: Foundations and principles of Islamic contribution and ontology; Sociological studies in different aspects of personal, family, local, and national identities.
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Dr Atoosa Kalantar Hormozi Dr. Atoosa Kalantar Hormozi
PhD in Counselling from Allameh Tabataba'i University (2011)
Faculty Member
Email Address: at.kalantar@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 3265
Research Interests: Crisis counselling; School counselling.
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Dr Somaye Kazemian Dr. Somaye Kazemian
PhD in Counselling from Allameh Tabataba'i University (2012)
Faculty Member, Associate Professor
Email Address: s.kazemian@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 3270
Research Interests: Rehabilitation; family and rehabilitation; Crisis.
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Dr Javad  Khodadadi Sangdeh Dr. Javad Khodadadi Sangdeh
PhD in Counselling from Kharazmi University, Iran (2014)
Faculty Member
Email Address: khodadadi@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 3168
Research Interests: Family and marital therapy; family healthy; Successful marriage; Pre-marriage.
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Dr Ebrahim Naeimi Dr. Ebrahim Naeimi
PhD in Counselling from Allameh Tabataba'i University(2014).
Faculty Member
Email Address: naeimi@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 3276
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Dr Asieh Shariatmadar Dr. Asieh Shariatmadar
PhD in Counselling from Allameh Tabataba'i University (2010)
Faculty Member
Email Address: shariatmadar@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 3264
Research Interests: Family and marriage, Children and adolescents, Professional ethics.
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Dr Asieh Shariatmadar Dr. Mahdi Vojdani Hemmat
PhD in Counselling from Allameh Tabataba'i University (2010)
Faculty Member
Email Address: mehdivejdani20@gmail.com
Contact No.: +982148393460
Research Interests: Professional school counseling, Developmental approaches in school counseling, Guidance and counseling program management, Counseling for children andadolescents, Academic-career guidance of students.

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