Director, Costa Rica Summer Program
Associate professor of psychology Manijeh Badiee studies women’s empowerment, environmental predictors of mental health, and counseling considerations of understudied groups.
Associate professor of psychology Manijeh Badiee’s research focuses on social justice and diversity. Specifically, she studies women’s empowerment, environmental predictors of mental health, and counseling considerations of understudied groups. She enjoys working with individual students on honors and thesis projects related to these areas.
Badiee, who is also the director of the CSUSB Costa Rica Summer Program, teaches undergraduate psychology students as well as graduate students in a clinical counseling master’s program. The courses she regularly teaches are relevant to psychotherapy, such as Advanced Clinical Seminar and Counseling Theories, as well as to diversity, such as Psychology of Women and Cross-Cultural Counseling.
Badiee is also a licensed counseling psychologist in California. She has more than 10 years of experience counseling clients of various backgrounds and specializes in women of color, LGBTQ individuals, and/or adolescents.
Growing up as a first-generation Iranian American immigrant woman in Texas shaped her personal and professional identity. Her immigrant background has made her passionate about social justice and the delivery of multiculturally competent services to all. She routinely provides presentations on diversity-related topics to community members, students and faculty.
Badiee has served on numerous panel discussions including CSUSB’s Womxn’s Leadership Conference and the Conversations on Race and Policing series. She has also been part of the CSUSB faculty-in-residence program, where faculty and their families live in a residential community on campus with students.
Badiee received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her master’s in counseling from St. Edwards University and her bachelor’s in Spanish and computer sciences from Austin College.