Dr. Sara Ziafar

Dr. Sara Ziafar holds a doctorate in health psychology and is pursuing a career in analytical psychotherapy. She is licensed and a member of the Iranian Psychological System Organization. She is also a member and therapist of the Iranian Association of Psychologists. During her master’s degree, she became interested in psychoanalytical approaches and began studying and training in various analytical methods.

She had the opportunity to learn from esteemed professors such as Dr. Hossein Mojtahdi, Dr. Siamak Mohedi, Dr. Mahdia Moin, Dr. Noha Sera, and others. Throughout her professional career, Sara has maintained a dual focus on research and clinical work. She has published articles in reputable academic journals, including Shahid Beheshti. In addition to her clinical work, she is also involved in teaching at the university and serves as an expert in psychology for radio media. As she progresses towards becoming an analytical therapist, Sara is dedicated to adhering to the three standards set by the International Psychoanalytic Association.

Alongside her training, she engages in clinical work under the supervision of individual and group supervisors. Since 2018, she has also been undergoing psychoanalytic treatment herself. Currently, Sara’s clinical approach is object relations in psychoanalysis. Her clinical work primarily focuses on patients with psychosomatic conditions, difficult and chronic medical diseases, and the seniors at General Rasoul Akram and Shahid Rajaei hospitals. Additionally, her analytical treatment extends to various psychological disorders such as communication disorders, depression, obsession, personality disorders, and more. She aims to assist individuals in understanding the deeper layers of their psyche and the reasons behind their behaviors.

  • master s degree in general psychology
  • PHD degree in Health psychology
  • Psychoanalytical student of the Iranian psychoanalytical center
  • Certified in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Certificate of Freud reading course of Siyavoshan Center
  • Certified personality and defense mechanisms
  • Certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Certified in schema therapy
  • Article The Impact of Training Positive Thinking Skills with Emphasis on the Quran and Islamic Teachings on Psychological Hardiness, Self-Compassion and Body Image Dissatisfaction in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis in the journal of Research in Religion and Health of Shahid Beheshti University
  • Article The Role of Islamic Coping Strategies in the Prediction of Addiction Readiness in Female Students in the journal of Research in Religion and Health of Shahid Beheshti University
  • Article predicting internet addiction of teenage girls based on responsibility and defense mechanisms in the Journal of Sociology of Education
  • The article predicting Internet addiction based on self-esteem, quality of life and defense mechanisms in male adolescents in Shushtar University Social Sciences Journal.
  • Received a certificate of appreciation from the Broadcasting Organization of Qazvin province for one year of participation and cooperation in psychological programs and improving the mental health of the family.
  • Received the award of the best lecturer in the Faculty of Psychology of Azad University Karaj
  • Received a certificate of appreciation from the Islamic Council of Tehran for cooperation in the promotion of mental health and self-awareness and effective communication
  • Received a certificate of appreciation from the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee for cooperation in the project of empowering and improving the quality of life for women.