Khodadad has maintained a successful private practice for a number of years, during which he has conducted treatment programs for a diverse range of mental disorders. Khodadad has special training and supervision sessions in assessment and treatment of PTSD, complex trauma, dissociative disorders, attachment (adult attachment styles) and its impact on development of mental disorders. EMDR therapy is the main clinical approach which Khodadad practices in the context of structural dissociation theory.
Khodadad gained his registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Psychology Board of Australia through the 4+2 internship program (3000 hours of supervised clinical psychology practice). Khodadad then completed a Master of Work and Organisational Psychology. Khodadad has more than 20 years of extensive experience offshore and onshore within the mental health and corporate sectors from psychotherapy, injured workers returning to work, Employment Assistance Programs, conducting and assessing workshops on mental health related topics, and Clinical and Organisational psychology assessments.
Prior to immigrating to Australia in 2006, Khodadad practiced psychology in Iran for several years in the different fields of sport, clinical and organisational psychology. In Australia, Khodadad initially worked with a Humanitarian Settlement Service provider as well as the torture and trauma counselling team. In 2010, Khodadad joined Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia to establish a community-based program with a specific focus on delivering psychological rehabilitation services. The program expanded to provide services to homeless people with mental illness in the Adelaide metropolitan area.
Khodadad then worked as a senior psychologist (Class A Return to Work psychologist) to conduct vocational assessments and evaluate injured workers’ actual and potential abilities, cognitive skills, aptitudes and competencies in the return-to-work system. He also worked with a disability service provider, to conduct capacity and intelligence assessments. Then, he delivered EAP and critical incident response services as a senior consultant.