Shiva Rezvan, Ph.D.

DepartmentPsychologyShiva Rezvan, Ph.D. at Albertus Magnus College
TitleInternship Coordinator, Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Program
Assistant Professor of Psychology
BackgroundLicensed Psychologist in Connecticut
Ph.D., University of Isfahan
M.A., University of Isfahan
B.A., Tehran Azad University
OfficeAquinas Hall, Room 332
Phone(203) 672-6770
CoursesPY-537 Counseling Techniques graduate
PY-213 Counseling Techniques undergraduate
PY-321 Personality
PY-570 Clinical Counseling Practicum
PY-545 Professional Issues I
PY-546 Professional Issues II
PY-251, PY-391 Modern Unconscious
PY-544 Group Dynamics and Counseling

I am an assistant professor in the psychology department at Albertus Magnus College, where I teach in the Master of Science in Clinical Counseling program, the Master of Science in Human Services program, the psychology Accelerated Degree Program, and the traditional undergraduate psychology program. I am also an internship coordinator in the Clinical Counseling Program. I develop and maintain relationships with appropriate placements and work with masters’ level clinical counseling students and internship placement supervisors to ensure the student’s internship placement is clinically proper and meets the required training, hours, and level of responsibility. Seeing students who grow as professionals to serve the community creates lots of motivation in me.

One of my passions is to act toward Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). As a result, I have developed the Modern Unconscious course to extend students’ information of the critical role of implicit biases and unconscious processing in the clinical field, social field, everyday life. In developing the course, I consulted with Dr. John Bargh, the professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science and of Management at Yale University, who has taught the course for more than 18 years. As an Albertus Magnus College Social Justice Panel member, I eagerly work with colleagues, students, and community members to spread love to the community. I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), a board member of the Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA), and a Co-chair in the CPA Social Justice Committee. As a licensed psychologist in Connecticut, I conduct psychotherapy in the state of Connecticut.

My research interest developed by observing and working with clients for 20 years. I have been a member of a research team at Yale University, exploring ways that target unconscious goals and motivations and their impacts on behaviors. My other areas of interest include unintended goal-dependent automaticity, implicit biases and judgment, conscious and unconscious self-dialogues, preconscious and post-conscious automaticity, and decision making and unconscious processing.


Rezvan, S., Bahrami, F., & Abedi, mohamadreza. (2005).The effect of emotion regulation on rumination and happiness of Esfahan University students, Journal of Psychiatric and Clinical Psychology Quarterly, 12 (3), 251-257.

Bahrami, F., Rezvan,S. (2005). Investigating the relationship between academic achievement motivation and school characteristics in schoolgirls and schoolboys in the city of Isfahan, the Jouranl of Educational and Psychological Research in Isfahan University, 2(2), 61-72.

Bahrami, F., Rezvan, S. (2006). A comparison between anxious thoughts and metacognitive beliefs in students with generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Psychiatric and Clinical Psychology Quarterly, 13(3), 249-255.

Rezvan,S, Ahmady,A, Abedi,M.R.(2006).The effect of metacognition on academic achievement and happiness of the conditional students in Esfahan University, Counseling Psychology Quarterly,Vol.16,415-428.

Rezvan,S, Baghban,I, Bahrami,F, Abedi,M.R. (2008).A comparison of cognitive behavior therapy with interpersonal and cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, Counseling Psychology Quarterly,Vol.21,309-321.

Rezvan, S., Bahrami, F. Abedi, M.R., MacLeod, C., Neshat Doost, H.T., Ghasemi, V. (2012). Attachment insecurity as a predictor of OC symptoms in female children, Journal of Counseling Psychology Quarterly,25,403-415.

Rezvan, S., Bahrami, F. Abedi, M.R., MacLeod, C., Neshat Doost, H.T., Ghasemi, V. (2013). A preliminary study on the effects of attachment-based intervention on pediatric OCD, Journal of Preventive medicine,4,78-87.