Goali Saedi Bocci Ph.D.

Goali Saedi Bocci, 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 Bocci is the published author of several books including: PhDiva: The Smart Girl's Guide to Graduate School Success (Corby, 2015), The Social Media Workbook for Teens: Skills to Help You Balance Screen Time, Manage Stress, and Take Charge of Your Life (New Harbinger, 2019), and the Digital Detox Card Deck: 56 Practices to Help You Detox, De-stress, Distract and Discover! (PESI Publishing & Media, 2019).  She is currently working on two more titles to be released in 2020: The Positivity Workbook for Teens: Skills to Help You Increase Optimism, Resilience, and a Growth Mindset (New Harbinger with co-author Ryan Niemiec), and The Millennial Mental Health Toolbox: Tips, Tools, and Handouts for Engaging Gen Y (PESI Publishing & Media).

Additionally, she 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 for the Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.  She has been serving on the board for the APA Division 46 Journal of Popular Media Culture since its inception.

Dr. Saedi Bocci currently serves as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology.  She previously 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 through the Department of Education for their Peer Bridge Program. 

Dr. Saedi Bocci appears regularly as an expert for a number of media outlets, including: TIME, ABCNews.com, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, The Chicago Tribune, Discovery Fit & Health, Elle Magazine (Canada), Glamour Magazine (Brasil), Dallas Morning News, Refinery 29, Medium, Bustle, Elite Daily, Lifehacker, Well + Good.  She has also appeared as a regular television guest on AMNW, a Portland, Oregon morning television program, and appeared on Good Morning San Diego.  Dr. Saedi Bocci has done several radio programs as well, including the Dr. Howard Gluss radio show discussing foreign policy in the Middle East.

In 2013, Dr. Saedi Bocci gave a TEDx talk at Gunn High School in Palo Alto on the intersection between 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 awarded the Keep Oregon Well! Mental Health Heroes Award.  

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