Behbahani, Samantha, Psy.D. Assistant Professor, Neuropsych. Concentration Coordinator Psy. D. Program Doctoral Program Department
Dr. Samantha M. Behbahani was born and raised in New York, NY. She graduated from American University (Washington DC) in 2002 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Health Promotion. She then earned both her M.S. in Psychology (2005) and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (Health Psychology concentration) in 2008 from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her clinical internship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital (Medical Psychology Track). Her fellowship was completed at the University of Miami-Division of Cardiology where her work focused on heart failure, heart and lung transplant, and cardiac rehabilitation. In 2009 she completed a Postdoctoral Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology, where she received training at the South Florida State Hospital and in the Division of Consultation/ Liaison Psychiatry at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine.
Research interests lie primarily within health psychology and behavioral medicine, particularly in the areas of organ transplant, psychology in the primary care setting, existential implications of illness, the application of psychodynamic theory to medical illness, psychotherapy as an adjunctive technique in cardiac rehabilitation, neuropsychological implications of cardiac and renal disease, psychopharmacology, and the role of personality disorders when coping with medical illness.
Dr. Behbahani is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology as well as the Neuropsychology concentration coordinator. Prior to entering Carlos Albizu University she was an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College and in Nova Southeastern University’s School of Dental Medicine. In addition to academia she has a private practice which focuses on adult psychotherapy and assessments.