About Dr. Sherri Nader, Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Sherri Nader, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY22116
Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCS22848
Former Adjunct Associate Professor, USC
Graduate School of Social Work
Psy.D. Ryokan College, 2003
MSW, University of Southern California, 2000
B.S. Chamran University, Tehran, Iran 1975
Evidence Based Practice Certifications:
TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
MAP (Managing and Adapting Practices)
CBITS (Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools)
PPP (Positive Parenting Programs)
National Certification: As a Trauma Specialist TFCBT
Trainer: MAP for Various Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Life Coach

SHERRI NADER has more than 20 years of experience practicing as a therapist in private practice. She served as one of the three psychologists at LA Unified School District for 15 years where she worked with adolescents/teenagersand their families in various situations providing clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning. She was also an active member of the crisis intervention team for the school district serving schools in time of crisis.

Dr. Nader is a former adjunct Associate Professor at USC, Graduate School of Social Work, where she taught for 12 years first year foundation classes as well as advanced clinical courses. She conducts clinical practice based on Psychodynamic Orientation with an emphasis on the best Evidence Based Practice Interventions available by research.

Prior to the faculty appointment, Dr. Nader worked in various government agencies and has maintained a private practice since 2001 working with individuals, couples, children/adolescents, and families. Dr. Nader is fluent in Farsi.

Previously, Dr. Nader worked for Los Angeles County's In Home Supportive Services for 13 years performing geriatric social work and services to disabled adults. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, mood disorder, relationship problems, anger management, stress management, cross cultural issues, trauma, sexual orientation, crisis intervention, and parenting skills training.

Dr. Nader is a consultant and independent contractor for the California Bar Association's Lawyer Assistance Program. She also is a frequent guest on Time TV and Omid e Iran conducting interviews regarding Iranian immigrants, acculturation issues, inter-generational difficulties and adaptation to the main stream culture.

Dr. Nader is currently affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers, American Psychological Association, National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers, Los Angeles County Psychological Association, and Iranian Psychological Association of America in which she held the position of secretary.