Faculty of Education and Psychology

Azam Naghavi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Counseling
University of Isfahan
Azadi square
Isfahan, Iran
Postal code: 8174673441


Area of Study

Azam Naghavi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan. She has finished her PhD in Psychology at Monash University, Australia, and in 2014 moved back to Iran and started her work at the University of Isfahan. Since 2015, she is appointed as the representative of internationalization of the Faculty of Education and Psychology and made efforts in expanding the University’s relationships with the world’s universities. Her main research interests are mental health studies, and empowerment of people with special needs including people with disability or chronic illness, traumatized, minority and marginalized people.

Psychological Trauma Disability Studies Family Caregivers


Monash University [Monash-Australia]
Ph.D., Psychology

University of Isfahan [Isfahan-Iran]
M.A., Counseling

University of Isfahan [Isfahan-Iran]
B.A., Counselinge


My research interests lie primarily in the area of Psychological Trauma, Disability Studies, Family Caregivers.


Scholarly Articles

  Mehrabi, A., Naghavi, A., Afsharzada, M. E., Afsharzada, M. S., Brailovskaia, J., & Teismann, T. (2023). Trust in Higher Guidance and Suicidality in Afghan Students under the Taliban Regime {fr}(Confianza en La Orientación Superior y Suicidalidad en Estudiantes Afganos bajo el régimen Talibán). International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 23(4), 100398.

  Moayed, P., Naghavi, A., & Fatehizade, M. (2023). Effectiveness of Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy on Cognitive Emotion Regulation and Marital Adjustment in Couples with ADHD Children. Journal of Applied Psychological Research, 14(2), 1- 18.

  Poya, B., Esmaeili, M., & Naghavi, A. (2023).Post-Traumatic Growth of Afghan Adolescents after Traumatic Loss of Father . Journal of Child Health Care.

  Kamali Shervedani, S., Naghavi, A. (2023). The Effectiveness of Solution-focused Coaching on Wisdom and Resilience in Elderly and Middle-Aged Women. Aging Psychology, 9(1), 44- 33.

  Kazemi, M., Asanjarani, F., & Naghavi, A. (2023). Academic Strengths of Female Students after Their Father’s Death: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 28(8), 1- 19.

  Asgari, Z., Naghavi, A., & Abedi, M. R. (2023). Grief Interventions: A Qualitative Review of Systematic Reviews. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 28(3), 235- 251.

  Asgari, Z., Naghavi, A., & Abedi, M. R. (2022). Death and Dying in a Digitalized World. OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying.

  Naghavi, A., Afsharzada, M. S., Brailovskaia, J., & Teismann, T. (2022). Mental Health and Suicidality in Afghan Students after the Taliban Takeover in 2021. Journal of affective disorders, 307, 178- 183.

  Naghavi, A., Afsharzada, M. S., Brailovskaia, J., & Teismann, T. (2022). Mental Health and Suicidality in Afghan Students After the Taliban Takeover in 2021. Journal of affective disorders, 307, 178- 183.

  Asgari, Z., Naghavi, A., & Ghamarani, A. (2022).When and How we Cannot bear it Anymore? A Thematic Synthesis of Global Qualitative Studies about Psychological Experiences of the Healthcare Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 24(3), 137- 143.

  Teismann, T., Naghavi, A., Asgari, Z., Grundei, L., & Brailovskaia, J. (2022). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Suicidal Ideation/Behavior: The Moderating Effects of Positive Mental Health and Social Support among Iranian and German Students.Current Psychology, 1- 8.

  Naghavi, A., Faramarzi, S., Abbasi, A., & Badakhshiyan, S. S. (2022).COVID-19 and Challenges of Assistive Technology Use in Iran.Assistive Technology, 17(3), 268- 274.

  Naghavi, A., Teismann, T., Asgari, Z., Eizadifard, R., & Brailovskaia, J. (2021).Validation of the Persian version of the Positive Mental Health Scale. BMC psychiatry, 21(1), 1- 7.

  Samiee, F., & Naghavi, A. (2021). Vocational Rehabilitation Resources from the Perspective of People with Spinal Cord Injury and Service Providers . Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 55(1), 61- 71.

  Marateb, H. R., Tasdighi, Z., Mohebian, M. R., Naghavi, A., Hess, M., Motlagh, M. E., ... & Kelishadi, R. (2021). Classification of Psychiatric Symptoms using Deep interaction Networks: the CASPIAN-IV study. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1- 15.

  Asgari, Z., Naghavi, A., & Abedi, M. R. (2021). Beyond a Traumatic Loss: The Experiences of Mourning alone After Parental death During COVID-19 Pandemic. Death Studies, 1- 6.

  Esmaeili Pour, M., Naghavi, A., & Fatehizadeh, M. (2021). A Romantic Challenge: A Qualitative Study of the Lived Experiences of Challenges of Love among Girls with a Physical Disability. Journal of Research in Rehabilitation Sciences, 16(1), 201- 207.

  Naghavi, A. (2021). The Opportunity and Threats of COVID-19: Lessons from the Perspective of Older Adults. Journal of Family Research, 16(64), 439- 452.

  Naghavi, A., Teismann, T., Asgari, Z., Mohebbian, M.R., Mansourian, M., & Mananas, M.A. (2020). Accurate Diagnosis of Suicide Ideation/Behavior Using Robust Ensemble Machine Learning: A University Student Population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. Diagnostics 2020, 10(11), 956.

  Asgari, Z.,& Naghavi, A. (2020). School, A Focal Point for Post-Traumatic Growth: the Lived Experience of Adolescent Students after Father’s Sudden Death. Journal of Qualitative Research in Health Sciences. 9(2), 101- 110.

More Articles


Ahmadi, F., Naghavi, A., & Boromand far, Z. (2020). Out of the Darkness: The Life Narratives of Homeless Women. Isfahan: Elm Gostaran.

Naghavi, , A., Manderson, L., & Vasey, K. (2014). Highly Educated Housewives: Work-Life (Im) Balance among Iranian Immigrant Women in Australia. In The Value of Work in Contemporary Society. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, pp. 115-124.

Malekiha, M., Baghban, I., Fatehizade, M., & Naghavi, A. (2010). Making Balance between family and work life. Tehran: Kankash.

Naghavi, A. , & Fatehizade, M. (2009). Child Abuse:Causes, Consequences and Intervention.Tehran: Danje.

Kizilhan, J. I., Friedl, N., Steger, F., Ruegg, N. L., Zaugg, P., Moser, C. T., & Hautzinger, M. (In press). Trauma Workbook for Psychotherapy Students and Practitioners. Naghavi, A., & Z., Asgari. Germany: PABST.


Naghavi, A., Ghorbani far, F., & Mohammadi, F. (2019). Self-care and Empowerment among Elderly people. Conference on Aging in Iran with a psychosocial perspective. Tehran, Iran.

Naghavi, A., Badakhshian, S., & Ahmadi, F. (2019). Active aging in Iran. Conference on Aging in Iran with a psychosocial perspective Tehran, Iran.

Asgari, Z., & Naghavi, A. (2019). Post-traumatic Growth: The experiences of high school students. 5th Conference on School Psychology. Tehran, Iran.

Barquin, J., & Naghavi, A. (2018). Mobile phone-dependence among university students from Isfahan (Iran) and Malaga (Spain). International conference on comparative education. University of Lorestan, Iran.

Naghavi, A., Manderson, L.,& Vasy, K. (2013). Highly educated housewives: Work-life im(balance) among Iranian immigrant women in Australia. 3rd Global conference of The Value of Work. 1-3 September. Oxford, UK: University of Oxford.

Naghavi, A., ., Manderson, L.,& Vasy, K. (2013). Double strangers: Will Iranian women ever feel at home in Australia. 5th Global conference of Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners. 5-7 September. Oxford, UK: University of Oxford.

Fatehizade, M., Naghavi, A.,& Soltani, M. (2008). Work-life conflict and demographic characters of working women in Isfahan. Regional conference on marriage and family. Shahrekord University.

Teaching interests

Professional activities

Professional Membership

Psychology and Counseling Organization of I.R.Iran Iranian Counseling Association(ICA) Iranian Psychotherapy Studies Association (IPSA) American Psychological Association (APA)


Rehabilitation Counseling
Elderly Counseling
Addiction Counseling
Crisis Counseling

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