Dr. Shedeh Tavakoli
Shedeh
Tavakoli
Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Department Chair
Counselor Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5604
Courses Taught
COUN-402 Developmental Counseling
COUN-403 Theories of Counseling
COUN-438 Crisis and Trauma Counseling
COUN-444 Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
COUN-464 Internship I: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
COUN-474 Internship II: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Research Interests
Supervisee anxiety and the supervisory relationship; risk and predictor factors of posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth; neurobiology of attachment and interpersonal trauma; cultural considerations in counseling military personnel and veterans with posttraumatic stress; effectiveness of emotion focused therapy on complex trauma; impact of expressive writing on acculturative stress.
Education

Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.
Counselor Education and Supervision, Ph.D.

Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.
Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling, M.A.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Psychology and Sociology, B.A.

Selected Publications

Tavakoli, S. (June 2021). Self-Compassion for Trauma Survivors. Presented at the American
Mental Health Counseling Association. Live virtual presentation. 

Tavakoli, S. & Tejada, L. (February 2021). Compassionate Teaching Strategies. NEIU Center for
Teaching and Learning (Invited presentation). 

Tavakoli, S. (November 2020). Application of Crisis Counseling Interventions With Divers
Clients. Presented at the Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference. Pre
recorded Virtual.

Tavakoli, S. (October 2019). Integrating Neuroscience into Clinical Supervision: A Phase-Based
Model. Presented at the American Counselor Educator and Supervision Conference,
Seattle, WA.

Tavakoli, S. (November 2018). The Role of Neuroscience in Training Crisis and Trauma
Counselors. Presented at the Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Itasca, IL.

Tavakoli, S., Lipkin, G. (November 2017). Supervision of Trauma Counselors: A Neuroscience
based Approach. Presented at the Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Lisle, IL. 

Schwartzbaum, S. & Tavakoli, S. (November, 2017). Couples counseling with veterans: One size
does not fit all. Presented the Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Lisle,
IL.

Tavakoli, S., Lipkin, G. (October, 2017). Essentials of Neuroscience in Training Trauma
Counselors. Presented at the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Johansen, A., Tavakoli, S.  (June 2017). Prevalence, Severity and Correlates of Secondary
Trauma Among Substance Abuse Counselors. Presented as part of a symposium at the 15th European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Tavakoli, S. (June 2017). Gender and Perceived Leader Support Moderate Secondary Trauma in
Substance Abuse Counselors. Presented as part of a symposium at the 15th European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Schwartzbaum, S. & Tavakoli, S. (March, 2017). Couples counseling with veterans: One size
does not fit all. Presented the Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, Northbrook, IL. 

Tejada, L., Tavakoli, S., Bloom, Z. (January, 2017). Compassionate Grading: Responding to the
student, respecting the standards. Presented at the NEIU Lead and Learn Symposium. Chicago, IL.

Tavakoli, S. (July 2016). Simultaneous Treatment for Clients with Complex Trauma and
Addiction. 90-minute workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Tejada, L. & Tavakoli (July 2016). Basics of Developmental Supervision. Workshop presented at
the American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Tavakoli, S. (April, 2016). Counseling Clients with Complex Trauma and Addiction. One
hour workshop presented at the American and Canadian Counseling Association Annual Conference, Montréal, Québec. 

Tavakoli, S., Zook, N. (July, 2016). Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress &
Posttraumatic Growth Among Military Veterans: Research and Clinical Implications. One hour workshop presented at the American and Canadian Counseling Association Annual Conference, Montréal, Québec.

Tavakoli, S. (November, 2015). Counseling Clients with Complex Trauma and Addiction. One
hour workshop presented at the Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Skokie, IL. 

Tavakoli, S & Tejada, L (July, 2015). Conceptualizing Complex Interpersonal Trauma Through
the AN-CABS Model of Assessment and Treatment Planning. A 90- minute workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Tavakoli, S., Zook, N. & Tejada, L (July, 2015). Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress &
Posttraumatic Growth Among Military Veterans: Research and Clinical Implications. A 90-minute workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, P.A. 

A Rationale for Emotion-Focused Treatment for Comorbid Substance Use Disorder and
Posttraumatic Stress. Presented as part of a 90-minute symposium at the IV International Congress of CIPD, Barcelona, Spain

Tavakoli, S. & Zook, N. (March, 2015). Risk and Predictor Factors for PTSD and PTG in
Military Veterans: A Strength-based Paradigm. A one-hour workshop presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Tejada, L. & Tavakoli (March, 2015). Basics of Developmental Supervision. A 1.5-hour 
presentation at the Illinois Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Annual Conference, Naperville, IL. 

Tavakoli, S., Zook, N., and Hall, G. (November, 2014). Predictors and Risk Factors of PTSD
and PTG in U.S. Military Personal and Veterans: A Strength Based Paradigm. A one-hour presentation at the Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Schaumburg, IL.

Tavakoli, S., Zook, N., and Hall, G. (July, 2014). Predictors and Risk Factors of PTSD and PTG
in U.S. Military Personal and Veterans: A Strength Based Paradigm. A one-hour  presentation at the American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Tavakoli, S., (July, 2014). “Attachment and relational trauma: Neurobiological and social
-cognitive considerations”. A one-hour presentation at the American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. 

Tavakoli, S., (March, 2014). “Attachment and relational trauma: Neurobiological and social
-cognitive considerations”. Illinois Counseling Association-Southern Conference, Collinsville, IL. 

Tavakoli, S., (January, 2014). Counseling Considerations for working with Ethnically Diverse
Military Personnel and Veterans with PTSD and SUD. A three-hour training presented at the University of Oslo, Norway. 

Tavakoli, S., & Hall, G. (July, 2013). “Counseling Considerations for Working with
Ethnically Diverse Military Personnel and Veterans with PTSD”. A one-hour presentation at the National Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC. 

Tavakoli, S., & Hall, G. (December, 2012). “Counseling Considerations for Working with
Ethnically Diverse Military Personnel and Veterans with PTSD”. A workshop presented at the Chicago Counseling Association meeting. 

Hall, G. & Tavakoli, S. (November, 2012). Counseling LGBT Military Personnel and Veterans
with PTSD, poster session. Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Springfield, IL Springfield, IL

Tavakoli, S. & Hall, G. (November, 2012). “Ethnic Differences in Military Personnel and
Veterans with PTSD, poster session. Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Springfield, IL

Tavakoli, S., Hall, G., and Gilliam, N. (November, 2012). Ethnic Differences in Military
Personnel and Veterans with PTSD. Workshop presented at Argosy University Counselor Education & Supervision Department, Chicago, IL

Hull, G., & Tavakoli, S. (July, 2012). A Review and implications for counseling military
personnel and veterans with PTSD. American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.

Tavakoli, S., & Hall, G. (November, 2011). Strategies and implications for decreasing
counseling students’ anxiety and increasing self-efficacy. Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference. Skokie, IL. 

Hall, G., & Tavakoli, S. (November, 2011). A Review and implications for counseling military
personnel and veterans with PTSD. Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference. Skokie, IL.

Tavakoli-Moayed, S., Hijazi, A., Slavin, O., & Lumley, M.A.  (April, 2009). Assertiveness
training and written emotional disclosure for international students.  British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brighton, England

Hijazi, A.M., Tavakoli-Moayed, S., Lumley, M.A., & Slavin, O.  (March, 2009).  Assertiveness
training and written emotional disclosure for international students.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Chicago, IL. Abstract published in Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, A-96.

Johansen, A., Rowland, R., Schoeberlein, S., Tavakoli-Moayed, S., Weinberger, J. (May, 2007).
Counseling considerations in working with women ice-hockey players. Michigan College Counseling Association Annual Conference. 

Tavakoli-Moayed, S., Hijazi, A., Parris, G., Lumley, M. (March, 2007). Stress management
interventions for international students. American counseling Association, Detroit, MI.

Coven, A., Arujio, J., Van Hall, K., Tavakoli-Moayed, S. (April, 2006). Teaching a doctoral
course in consultation: A parallel process. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Selected Exhibitions

Tavakoli, S., Lipkin, G. (November 2017). Supervision of Trauma Counselors: A Neuroscience based Approach. Presented at the Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Lisle, Ill.

Schwartzbaum, S. & Tavakoli, S. (November, 2017). Couples counseling with veterans: One size does not fit all. Presented the Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Lisle, Ill.

Tavakoli, S., Lipkin, G. (October, 2017). Essentials of Neuroscience in Training Trauma Counselors. Presented at the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors Annual Conference, Chicago, Ill.

Schwartzbaum, S. & Tavakoli, S. (March, 2017). Couples counseling with veterans: One size does not fit all. Presented the Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, Northbrook, Ill.

Tejada, L., Tavakoli, S., Bloom, Z. (January, 2017). Compassionate Grading: Responding to the student, respecting the standards. Presented at the NEIU Lead and Learn Symposium. Chicago, Ill.

Tavakoli, S. (April, 2016). Counseling Clients with Complex Trauma and Addiction. One hour workshop presented at the American and Canadian Counseling Association Annual Conference, Montréal, Québec

Tavakoli, S., Zook, N. (July, 2016). Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress & Posttraumatic Growth Among Military Veterans: Research and Clinical Implications. One hour workshop presented at the American and Canadian Counseling Association Annual Conference, Montréal, Québec

Tavakoli, S. (July 2016). Simultaneous Treatment for Clients with Complex Trauma and Addiction. 90-minute workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, La.

Tavakoli, S. (July 2016). Simultaneous Treatment for Clients with Complex Trauma and Addiction. 90-minute workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, La.

Tejada, L. & Tavakoli (July 2016). Basics of Developmental Supervision. Workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, La.

Tavakoli, S. (April, 2015). A Rational for Emotion-Focused Treatment for Comorbid Substance Use Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress. Presented as part of a 90-minute symposium at the IV International Congress of CIPD, Barcelona, Spain 

Tavakoli, S. (November, 2015). Counseling Clients with Complex Trauma and Addiction. One hour workshop presented at the Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Skokie, Ill.

Tavakoli, S & Tejada, L (July, 2015). Conceptualizing Complex Interpersonal Trauma Through the AN-CABS Model of Assessment and Treatment Planning. A 90- minute workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Penn.

Tavakoli, S., Zook, N. & Tejada, L (July, 2015). Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress & Posttraumatic Growth Among Military Veterans: Research and Clinical Implications. A 90-minute workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Penn.

Tavakoli, S. & Zook, N. (March, 2015). Risk and Predictor Factors for PTSD and PTG in Military Veterans: A Strength-based Paradigm. A one-hour workshop presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Fla.

Tejada, L. & Tavakoli (March, 2015). Basics of Developmental Supervision. A 1.5-hour presentation at the Illinois Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Annual Conference, Naperville, Ill.

Tavakoli, S., (March, 2014). “Attachment and relational trauma: Neurobiological and social-cognitive considerations”. Illinois Counseling Association-Southern Conference, Collinsville, Ill.

Tavakoli, S., & Hall, G. (July 2013). “Counseling Considerations for Working with Ethnically Diverse Military Personnel and Veterans with PTSD”. A one-hour presentation at the National Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Tavakoli, S., & Hall, G. (December 2012). “Counseling Considerations for Working with Ethnically Diverse Military Personnel and Veterans with PTSD”.  A workshop presented at the Chicago Counseling Association meeting

Hall, G. & Tavakoli, S. (November 2012). Counseling LGBT Military Personnel and Veterans with PTSD, poster session. Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Springfield, IL Springfield, Ill.

Tavakoli, S. & Hall, G. (November 2012). “Ethnic Differences in Military Personnel and Veterans with PTSD, poster session. Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Springfield, Ill.

Tavakoli, S., Hall, G., and Gilliam, N. (November 2012). Ethnic Differences in Military Personnel and Veterans with PTSD. Workshop presented at Argosy University Counselor Education & Supervision Department, Chicago, Ill.

Hull, G., & Tavakoli, S. (July 2012). A Review and implications for counseling military personnel and veterans with PTSD. American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference. Orlando, Fla.

Tavakoli, S., & Hall, G. (November, 2011). Strategies and implications for decreasing counseling students’ anxiety and increasing self-efficacy. Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference. Skokie, Ill.

Hall, G., & Tavakoli, S. (November 2011). A Review and implications for counseling military personnel and veterans with PTSD. Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference. Skokie, Ill.

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