Degrees and Certificates:                                                                                     

Certificate of Registration Authorizing Autonomous Practice as a Psychologist; The College of Psychologists of Ontario, Dec 2008, Canada.

Postdoctoral Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology: 2016, Fielding University, New York.

PhD Degree in Psychology (evaluated by U of T as Canadian equivalent);1998, Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

MS Degree in Personality Psychology (evaluated by U of T as Canadian equivalent) ;1993, Azad University, Karaj, Iran.

BS Degree in Clinical Psychology (evaluated by U of T as Canadian equivalent); 1991,Azad University, Roodehen, Iran.

 Languages Spoken:

 English-Persian (Farsi)

Major Memberships:

Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario

Member of the Canadian Psychological Association

Member of the Ontario Psychological Association

Member of the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment 

Member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology

Member of the International Neuropsychological Society

Clinical Experiences:


Jan 2009-Present       Private Practice in Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology/

                                   Providing Psychological and Neuropsychological Independent

                                   Services to Adult Clients (Assessment, Cognitive

                                   Rehabilitation and Psychotherapy). Providing consultation to

                                   WSIB, Disability Assessment Centers (Viewpoint, Lifemark,

                                   VPI, CVE, etc) and Rehabilitation Clinics. 


July 2013- Present      Trillium Health Centre-Neurosciences and Musculoskeletal

                                    Services, Kingsway Financial Spine Centre,

                                    Toronto/Psychologist /Providing Psychological Services

                                   (Assessment, Counseling and Psychotherapy) to Adult Clients.



Aug 2012-Present      Quinte Assessment and Treatment Group Inc-

                                   Bellevile/Psychologist /Providing Psychological Services

                                   (Assessment, Counseling and Psychotherapy) to Adult Clients.



Oct 2015-Jan 2017      Correctional Service Canada- Grand Valley Federal Institution

                                    for Women - Kitchener/Chief Psychologist /Supervising

                                    Mental Health Staff and Managing Psychological

                                    Interventions for Adult Offenders.



Aug 2012-May 2013  Correctional Service Canada-Joyceville Institution-

                                   Kingston/Psychologist /Providing Psychological Services

                                   (Assessment, Counseling and Psychotherapy) to Adult




Mar 2009-Oct2010     Toronto Police Service – Toronto/ Consultant Psychologist/

                                    Providing Psychological Assessment for Police Constable



Oct2007-Dec 2008    Dr. Romeo Vitelli, Neuropsychological Services Centre-

                                   Toronto/Psychologist (supervised practice) /Providing

                                   Psychological & Neuropsychological Services (Assessment,

                                   Counseling and Psychotherapy) to Adult Clients and MVA



Oct2007-Dec 2008     Dr. John Munn, Private Practice Office-Toronto/Providing

                                   Psychological Services (Assessment, Counseling and

                                   Psychotherapy) to Adult Clients (supervised practice).


Sep2007-Jan 2009      Alliance Hospice – Toronto/ Bereavement & Support

                                   Volunteer/ Providing Counseling Services to Bereaved Adult






2002-Jul 2007    Iranian Psychiatric Hospital/ Head of The Psychology Department/

                           Providing Psychotherapeutic services and Psychological Assessment

to Clients (inpatient and outpatient- children & adults) with Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia and other psychotic Disorders, Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders,

                           Marital & Family Problems, Sexual Problems and Substances

                           Related Disorders (about 16 hours/weeks).


1996-Jul 2007      Azad University- Tonekabon/ Supervisor Professor/Providing

                            Counseling and Clinical Training of Students in Practical      

   Courses (16 hours/weeks).


1993-1996                     Tehran Municipality – 3rd Zone/ Psychotherapist / Provided

Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Services to Clients with

Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders , Children with

Behavioral Problems, Family and Marital Problems (24 hours/weeks).


1993-1995                     Ghods Medical Center – Azad University- Medical School/

Psychologist/Psychological Assessment of Children, Adolescents and Adults, Behavior therapy for Children with Elimination Disorders, School Problems, Adjustment Disorders and Individual Therapy for Clients with Anxiety & Mood Disorders.




Teaching and Academic Experiences:

Sep 2014-Present      Yorkville University-Toronto/Ontario-Practicum Supervising 

                              Psychologist for Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Program


 Jan 2009-         Laurentian University – Barrie Campus – Ontario/ Professor of

 Sep2010          Psychology (invited)/Department of Psychology, (Taught           

                         Undergraduate Course: “Emotion”.


1998-Jul 2007 Azad University-Tonekabon/ Professor of Psychology

                        (full time)/Department of Clinical Psychology,(Taught           

                        undergraduate courses: “Psychopathology”, “Psychotherapy-

                        Theories & Applications”,“ Psychological Assessment”).


1999-Jul 2007 Azad University-Roodehen/ Professor of Psychology(part time)/

                        Department of Clinical Psychology/( Taught undergraduate and

                        graduate courses: “Psychopathology”, “Psychotherapy-Theories &

                        Applications”, “Behavior therapy”,“Research Methods in Psychology”

                        and “ Emotion & Motivation”.


2000-2006       Azad University- Sciences & Research Branch of Tehran/ 

                        Invited Professor/ Department of Psychology/ (Taught graduate

                        courses: “ Research Methods in Psychology” , “Emotion & 

                        Motivation”, “Theories & Systems in Psychology”, “ Psychological



1998-2001      Allameh Tabatabaee University- Faculty of Psychology and

                        Educational Sciences-Tehran/ Invited Professor / (Taught graduate

                        courses: “General Psychology” , “Emotion & Motivation” , “Research

                        Methods in Psychology”.


1998-2002             Azad University - Karaj/ Faculty of Humanity Sciences/ Department

                        of Psychology/ Invited Professor/ (Taught graduate and undergraduate

                        courses: “ Psychopathology”, “ Psychotherapy-Theories &

                        Applications”, “Psychological Assessment”.


1994-1996 Azad University - Tehran/ Faculty of Humanity Sciences/

Department of Psychology/ Invited Lecturer/ (Taught undergraduate

courses: “Psychopathology”, “ Clinical Child Psychology” , “ Child Psychopathology”, ”Introduction to Clinical Psychology”.


1994                  Azad University – Abhar/ Faculty of Humanity Sciences/

Department of Counseling Psychology/ Invited Lecturer/ (Taught

undergraduate courses: “ Theories of Psychotherapy”, “ Play Therapy”.                          


1993-1995       Ministry of Education – Tehran/ Higher Education During Service for

                         Teachers/ Invited Lecturer/ ( Taught undergraduate courses: “General

                         Psychology”, “ Mental Health”, “ Individual Differences” and

                        “ Developmental Psychology ”.


1993-1999        Azad University – Roodehen/ Department of Clinical

                         Psychology/ Invited Lecturer/ (Taught undergraduate courses:

                         “ Child Psychopathology”, “ Theories of Learning ” ,” General

Psychology ”.  





1-     Nikkhou,M.R.(2013,Nov). Mental Health and Stress Management/ Workshop presented at York University-ISAYU-Toronto/Canada.


2- Nikkhou,M.R.(2005,June). Research Methods in Psychology/ Workshop presented

     at the Azad University-Roodehen Branch.


3- Nikkhou,M.R.(2004,Feb). Stress Management / Workshop presented for

    Managers of Oil Industries(Iran Oil National Company)-Gachsaran.


4-Nikkhou,M.R.(2003,Feb). Psychotherapeutic Techniques / Workshop presented

   at the Education Administration of Ramsar – Counseling Center.


5-Nikkhou,M.R.(2001,June). Clinical Diagnosis Methods in Psychopathology/                           

    Workshop presented at the Azad University- Roodehen Branch.


6- Nikkhou,M.R.(2000,Feb). Research Methodology in Psychology and  

     Educational Sciences/ Workshop presented at the Azad University-Sary  

     Branch .




1-     Celinski M, Allen L, Nikkhou M (November, 2015). Neuropsychological Correlates of Poor Effort Related to Performance on TOMM, CARB and Psycho Assistant/Presented at 35th Annual Conference of National Academy of Neuropsychology, Texas, USA.

2 - Nikkhou, M. R.; Celinski, M & Allen, Lyle (June, 2014). Symptom Validity Tests and Emotional Psychopathology/ Presented at XIV Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Toronto, Ontario.


3- Nikkhou, M. R. (March, 2013). Ethical Dilemmas in Management of Suicidal/Self-

    Injurious Behaviors/Presented at Correctional Service Canada-Kingston, Ontario.


4- Nikkhou, M. R. (Oct, 2012). The Nature of Psychopathic Personality/ Correctional Service Canada-Kingston, Ontario.


5-Nikkhou,M.R.& Javanfar,N.(2008,Feb). Bullying in Schools and Internet/

   Presented at North York Civic Center (Invited by Iranian-Canadian Youth Support

   Group)/ Toronto, Canada.


6- Nikkhou,M.R.(2003,Apr). Identity Forming Process  in Youth / Presented at The

     Research Centre of  Azad University / Iran-Arak.


7- Nikkhou,M.R.(1998,Jul). Relapse Prevention Methods in Opium Addiction /

      Presented at The National Seminar of Youth Addiction / Iran- Tabriz.


8- Nikkhou,M.R.(1998,Oct). The Pioneers of Mental Health & Psychiatry in The

       Beginning of Islamic Civilization in Iran / Presented at The Congress of Mental

       Health /Azad University-Iran,Tonekabon.


9-  Nikkhou.M.R.& Vaziri,Sh.(1993,Oct). The Characteristics of A Good Counselor/

        Presented at The Seminar of Counseling Status in The Education / Azad



10- Nikkhou,M.R.,Vaziri,Sh.& Izadi,C.(1993,Dec). The Effects of Coping Skills

       Training on The Tension Reduction of Mental Retarded children’s Mothers /

       The 4th Iranian Congress of Research in Psychiatry & Psychology / Shahid

        Beheshti University of Medical Sciences – Iran,Tehran.


11- Nikkhou.M.R.& Vaziri,Sh.(1993,Oct). The Characteristics of A Good Counselor/ Presented at The Seminar of Counseling Status in The Education / Azad University-Iran,Abhar.


12- Nikkhou,M.R.& Vaziri,Sh.(1993,Oct). The Effects of Coping Skills Training on  

       The Tension Reduction of Group Counselors/ Azad University – Iran, Abhar.




1-Nikkhou,M.R.(2007,May). The Application of Halstead – Reitan Test Battery in

    Neuropsychological Assessment / Presented at the 1st International Congress of

    Neuroscience/ Iran-Tehran.     


2- Nikkhou,M.R.& Ghofrani,M.(2005,Jul). Personality Traits and Susceptibility to 

     Cancer/Presented at the 9th European Congress of Psychology /Spain-Granada.


3- Nikkhou,M.R.& Mirhashemi,M.(2005,April). Principles and Methods of

     Development Research in Knowledge Procreation’s Field / Presented at

     The 1st International Congress on Science Development, Software Movement

     And Free Thinking / Iran-Tehran.


4- Nikkhou,M.R.& Ahadi,H.(2004,Sep). Religious Assessment in Psychotherapy /

     Presented at the 2nd Asian Psychotherapy Congress / Iran-Tehran.


5- Nikkhou,M.R.(2004,Sep). Analytical Review of The Sport Physiology – The

    Book that translated by Zia Moeeni et al / Ketabe Mahh, Monthly Journal

    of Books analysis, Vol.7, No.6, PP-39-40.


6- Nikkhou,M.R.(2004,Sep). The Effects of Body Building Exercises on Mind /

     Parvaresh Andam, Monthly Journal, Vol.2, No.18, PP-26-27.


7- Nikkhou,M.R.(2003,Dec). Short Term Immigrations and The Problem of

    New Acculturation / Presented at The Congress of  Dialogue  Between

     Overseas & Local Intellect Iranian Youth / Iran-Tehran.


8- Nikkhou,M.R.(2000,Jan). The Prevalence of Stress Feeling and Physical

    Complaints Due to Educational Factors in Iranian High School Students /

    Quarterly Journal of Education, Ministry of Education, The Islamic Republic

    of Iran,Vol.15, No.60, PP-75-96. Also, Presented in 2nd Seminar of

    Stress / Allameh Tabatabaee University, The Faculty of Psychology and

    Educational Sciences / Iran-Tehran.


9- Nikkhou,M.R.(1998,Jul). The Modern Methods for Preventing of Addiction

      Relapse / Jamee Salem, Monthly Journal, Vol.8, No.39, PP-50-53.


10- Nikkhou,M.R.(1998,Oct). The Effects of Divorce and Remarriage of Parents

       on Children’s Adjustment / Presented at The 1st Congress of Child & Family /

       Azad University-Iran,Tonekabon.


11- Nikkhou,M.R.& Izadi,C.(1994,May). A Comparative Study of Iranian

       Schizophrenic Patients’ Responses to Rorschach Test / Presented at The annual

       Congress of Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology/ Tehran University of Medical



12- Nikkhou,M.R.(1993,Oct). The Study of Emotionaly Disturbed Children’s

       Responses to  The Rorschach Test / The 2nd National Seminar of The Behavioral

       Disorders of Children / Zanjan University of Medical Sciences – Iran,Zanjan.


13- Nikkhou,M.R.,et al.(1993,Jun). The Effects of Sport Exercises on The Personality

       Traits of Adolescents / The Seminar of Iranian Adolescent’s Problems / Azad

      University – Iran, Khorasgan.


14- Nikkhou,M.R.(1993,Feb). The Psychology of Adolescent Athletes(Translated

      From English to Persian) / Written by F,Smul&R,Smith / Daneshmand, Monthly  





I-Translated From English to Persian:


1-Tsoi,W.F.& Kua E.H.(1985).Clinical Psychiatry for Family Physicians. Singapore:P.G.Publishing.


2-Eysenck,H..J.(1985).Decline and Fall of the Freudian Empire.London:Pan Books.


3-Marnat,G.G.(1990).Handbook of Psychological Assessment.NewYork:John



4-Appleby,L.& Forshaw,D.(1992).Postgraduate Psychiatry:Clinical and Scientific

   Foundations.Great Britain:Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd.


5-World  Health Organisation.(1992).International Classification of

   Diseases(Chapter 5F).Genewa:Author.


6-Lindsay,S.J.E.& Powell,G.(1994).The Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology. London:Routledge.


7-American Psychiatric Association.(1994).Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of 

   Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition (DSM-IV).Washington,DC:Author.


8-Spitzer, al.(1994).DSM-IV Casebook:A Learning Companion to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of  Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition.Washington,DC:Author.


9-Plomin, al.(1997).Behavioral Genetics.3rd ed.New York:W.H.Freeman &



10-Barker, al.(1998).Research Methods in Clinical and Counselling

     Psychology.NewYork:John Wiley&Sons.


11-American Psychiatric Association.(2000).Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of 

     Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition,Text Revision (DSM-IV TR).Washington,



12-Marnat,G.G.(2003).Hand Book of Psychological Assessment . NewYork:John



13-Coleman,V.(1991).Toxic Stress and The Twentieth Century Blues.



14-Schultz,D.P.(1990).Theories of Personality. New York: Macmillan.


15-Duckworth,J.C& Anderson,W.P.(1994).MMPI & MMPI-2 (Interpretation

    Manual for Counselors and Clinicians).Muncie,IN:Accelerated Development.


16-Marnat,G.G.(2000).Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice.



17- Reber, A. S. (2001). Dictionary of psychology. London, Penguin/Viking.



II-Written in Persian Language:


17-Nikkhou,M.R.& Avadisyans,H.( 1996). Psychotherapy At a Glance (An

  Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Practical Methods of Psychotherapy).

  Tehran,Ketabe Emrooz .


18-Nikkhou,M.R.(2001). Men’s Sexual Life . 2nd Edition,Tehran, Sokhan.


19- Nikkhou,M.R.(2001). Women’s Sexual Life . 2nd Edition,Tehran, Sokhan.


20-Nikkhou,M.R.(2001). Menopause ( Realities and Challenges of  Middle-aged

     Women). Tehran, Sokhan.


21-Nikkhou,M.R.& Izadi,C.(2004). Sexual Crisis of Woman ( The Psychology of

      Women’s Psycho-Sexual Challenges of Life ). Tehran, Sokhan.


22-Nikkhou,M.R.(2005). Menstruation Disorders ( Diagnosis and Treatment of

      Psychological Aspects of Menstrual Disorders). Tehran, Sokhan.


23-Nikkhou,M.R.& Avadisyans,H.(2004). DSM-IV-TR  at a Glance ( A Summary

     of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition – Text

     Revision. Tehran,Sokhan.


24-Nikkhou,M.R.(2005). Psychological Therapies in Psychology and Psychiatry.

      Tehran, Sokhan.


25-Nikkhou,M.R.& Salari,A.(2006). Dictionary of Common Psychological Terms,

      Tehran, Qmars.

Continuing Education Certificates:


Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certificate (Training program presented by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health-CAMH); March 2016. Saskatchewan, Canada.

Certificate of Disability Evaluation and Impairment Rating by the American Board of Forensic Professionals (ABFP),August 2012.

Certificate of Continuing Education Course (AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Edition-44 CE Credits) Sponsored by the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College; May 2012. Toronto, Canada.

Certificate of Continuing Education Course (Professional Considerations in Assessing & Managing Chronic Pain Workshop-6 CE Credits) Sponsored by the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment; October 2011.Toronto, Canada.

Certificate of Completion of the Graduate Level Course in Adult Offender Assessment, Sponsored by the Correctional Service Canada; provided by Dr. Ralph Serin, Carleton University; March 2013. Kingston, Canada. 

Certificate of Continuing Education Course (Violence Assessment Workshop-7.5 CE Credits) Sponsored by the Canadian Psychological Association; June 2011.Toronto, Canada.

Certificate of Continuing Education Course (Group Crisis Intervention-14 CE Credits) International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; Oct 2012. Kingston, Canada.

Certificate of Continuing Education Course (Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support-13 CE Credits) International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; Oct 2012. Kingston, Canada.

Certificate of Continuing Education Course (Building Bridges Between Psychotherapy Research & Practice-6.5 CE Credits) Sponsored by the Ontario Psychological Association & York University (Faculty of Health); May 2011.Toronto, Canada.


Certificate of Continuing Education Course (Cognitive Therapy: Building Core Clinical Competencies); Sep 2010.Toronto, Canada.


Certificate of Continuing Education Course (Psychological Practice Under the New SABS -6 CE Credits) Sponsored by the Ontario Psychological Association; Oct 2010.Toronto, Canada.


Certificate of Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP); University Centre for Research on Pain and Disability, McGill University; June 2009. Mississauga, Canada.


Certificate of Continuing Education Course (Stress, Depression and Pain -6 CE Credits) Sponsored by the American Psychological Association; Nov 2008. Richmond Hill, Canada.


Certificate of Continuing Education Course (Being an Ethical Psychologist -16 CE Credits) Sponsored by the Canadian Psychological Association; Feb 2008. Toronto, Canada.


Support and Bereavement Facilitator - Level2 Certificate (Provided by Alliance Hospice); Oct 2007.Toronto, Canada.


Intensive Interpersonal Psychotherapy Certificate (Training program presented by IPT Institute); Oct 2006.Toronto, Canada.


Standard First Aid with CPR-Level HCP Certificate; Sep 2007. Toronto, Canada.


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