Phone: (714) 747-5021
California License #: PSY13328
Zohreh Zarnegar, MA, MS, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California, Child Trauma Academy Fellow, ZERO TO THREE Graduate Fellow.
Dr. Zarnegar is endorsed by the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health, as a Mental Health Specialist and a Reflective Practice Mentor, and is certified by the Trauma Academy to apply and train Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) II, and is certified as a Baby Massage Instructor.
Dr. Zarnegar has traveled around the world seeking knowledge, training and mentorship from the world renowned teachers in these fields. She has gained over 30 years of experience providing teaching, training, and consultation in the field of developmental psychology, early childhood mental health, early education, and the issues related to the children with special needs.
Dr. Zarnegar has a long history of national and international program development for serving children and their mothers. Scope of her professional experiences is expansive. Beginning at the international level, she served along with the scientists and researchers from around the world, working in the field of human development, health and human rights, world literacy and education, advocating, publishing, speaking in defense of world policy changes on behalf of the rights of girls and women, and prevention of gender specific violation of rights of women occurring around the world. In many respects, she has been a pioneer and advocate defending child safety, women’s rights and abuse prevention, impacting United Nations’ policy on women’s rights.
Dr. Zarnegar has a life long history of caring for young children, proven in her personal and professional level, around the globe, where her services are acknowledged and awarded nationally and internationally. She Initiated, proposed and developed the Birth To Five Program (ICARE) at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and was the key player in program development, funding, expansion and growth of the program countywide. Her unique program development expertise represented through (a) community need assessment; (b) need based training program development and implementation; (c) direct involvement, linkage and collaboration among the community of experts, trainers, service providers, and families; (d) training, supervising, consulting and mentoring the trainers and the service providers; and (e) larger community involvement by providing knowledge and information through various media for the public awareness about the needs of young children for a healthy beginning and identification of the risk factors.
Her path to multicultural-multinational care and services continues to-date. After fulfilling her goal of mental health service delivery for children younger than five years of age in Los Angeles County, she took that goal one step further to serve the largest population of American Indians in the United States living in Los Angeles County by starting the first county operated birth to five program.Â She included her long-term interest and involvement with the prenatal exposure to alcohol, and developed a scientific, innovative treatment intervention program serving young children impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Dr. Zarnegar is also an accomplished educator, trainer and speaker. She has published in different subject matters related to human development, and has presented/invited to train and present on Â national, and international level for the past thirty three years. Embedded in all of her direct service delivery, teaching, training, reflective supervision, mentoring and consultations, and program development lies the respect for individual ecology.
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