Dr Ali Khoshfetrat

Dr Ali Khoshfetrat

Lecturer Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology

Department of Performance, Health and Wellbeing

Contact Details

email: a.khoshfetrat@worc.ac.uk

Ali is a full-time lecturer in the school of psychology and teaches for the clinical and counselling psychology modules. He joined the University of Worcester in 2023, following completion of his postdoctoral project in Bangor University. Prior to this, Ali contributed to teaching for psychology and psychotherapy programmes for both BSc and MSc programs in Dublin City University (DCU) and the Institute for Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP) in Ireland.

Following the scientist-practitioner model, Ali has been involved in both research and clinical work. His research is mainly focused on a) psychosocial factors predisposing people to mental health problems and b) psychological interventions that aim to help people with mental health problems. In relation to practice, he is a psychologist practitioner registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and has worked with people suffering from various forms of mental health problems in both private and public health sectors.

Qualifications

  • 2016-2021 - PhD Psychotherapy
  • 2008-2010 - MSc Clinical Psychology
  • 2003-2008 - BSc Clinical Psychology

Teaching Interests

  • PSYC2546 Applied Psychological Science
  • PSYC3656 Evidence Based Practice
  • PSYC3657 Counselling Psychology in Practice
  • PSYC3658 Clinical Psychology in Practice
  • MPSY4256 Professional Skills Development

Research Interests

(i) Examining psychological factors predisposing people to mental health problems

(ii) Investigating social factors making people vulnerable to mental health problems

(iv) Evaluating Psychological profile of patients with psychophysiological and somatic symptoms (i.e., medically unexplained symptoms)

(v) Exploring experience of people suffering from psychological difficulties

(vi) Exploring experience of clients/patients who receive psychological interventions, 

External Roles

  • Collaborative projects with the Centre for Mental Health and Society, Bangor University.
  • Peer-reviewer for the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

Recent Publications

-  Khoshfetrat, A, & Mohan, G. (2023). An examination of the effects of Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory on internet addiction through Difficulty in Emotional Regulation. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology (Under Review)

-  Khoshfetrat, A, Scully, D, & Fassbender, C. (2022). Effects of Behavioral Inhibition/Activation Systems on Anger Rumination and Anger Expression Through Difficulty in Emotion Regulation. Personality and Individual Differences, Volume, 191, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2022.111574,

-  Khoshfetrat, A., Moore, G., & Kiernan, G. (2022). What Do Psychoanalytic Supervisees say about Good Supervision? Journal of Counselling Psychology Quarterly. DOI: 10.1080/09515070.2020.1857701

-  Khoshfetrat A, Moore G, Kiernan G. (2021). Problematic psychoanalytic supervision: An interpretative phenomenological analysis study. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 00:1–13. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12415

-  Khoshfetrat, A, O’Neal, R. (2021). Pressing Needs to Develop Evidence Based Supervision. Speaker on 3rd Dublin City University Supervision Conference 2021 Clinical Supervision: Exploring, Enlivening and Enhancing Practice

-  Khoshfetrat, A. (2019). Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapist Supervisees’ Experience of Supervision, Poster presentation: Psychological Society of Ireland, Annual Conference, Kilkenny, Ireland 2019