Abolfazl (Siyamak) Bayrami

Abolfazl (Siyamak) Bayrami, a graduate in Clinical Psychology from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, practices as an analytical psychotherapist with a focus on object relations theory, particularly the Kleinian-Bionian perspective. Starting in 2016, he began his personal training analysis and supervision, following the theoretical studies according to the curriculum of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute. He has been trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. However, he worked as a psychotherapist, employing approaches such as Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) before shifting to psychoanalytic psychotherapy approach in 2017.

In terms of academic pursuits, since 2010, driven by personal interests and intellectual inquiries into death and existential anxiety, he has extensively studied fields such as psychoanalysis, philosophy, literature, and psychology. This led to his research project titled “Investigating the Difference in Sub-liminal Death Anxiety between Patients with Conversion Disorders and Control Group”. Additionally, he worked on a research titled “Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Death Anxiety in Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”. Since 2022, Siyamak has moved to Sweden to study research based psychology. Currently, he is working on Meaning in Life and Mental Health among college Students at Uppsala University.

Due to his broad interests in philosophy and literature, he conducted research on a comparative study between the Rubaiyat of Khayyam and the epistemological writings of Nietzsche, which is currently in the final editing stage. He also drafted a research plan titled “Melanie Klein: A Hegelian Dialectic Analysis”. He also translated “Melanie Klein: Graphic Guide” to Farsi, written by Robert D. Hinshelwod which has not been published.

• University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran- B.A. in Clinical Psychology
• Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran- M.s. in Clinical Psychology
• Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden- M.A in Psychology
2022- Present

Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Psychology- Clinical Psychology, 2013

Master’s Degree in the fild of Clinical Psychology, 2017

Davazdahemami MH, Bayrami A, Petersen JM, Twohig MP, Bakhtiyari M, Noori M, et al. Preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy for death anxiety in Iranian clients diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. 2020 Oct;84(Supplement A):1–11

Young Researcher Grant (ref. 8969), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences