Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi, Ph.D, University of Columbia, 2003, Adjunct Faculty, BGSP

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Dr. Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi (Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2003, Post Doctorate, Harvard University, 2009-2013) has done his postdoctoral studies in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University in areas of social, clinical, health and cross cultural psychology with a focus on Mindfulness. He teaches in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and is a frequently published author and poet with numerous conference presentations. In addition to teaching at Harvard University, he has also taught at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Western Washington University, University of Toronto and University of British Columbia.  Dr. Fatemi has also taught both graduate and undergraduate programs for the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Fatemi's present areas of research focus on the psychological implications of mindfulness for negotiations, media, cultural understanding and communication, creativity and leadership, persuasive and influencing skills, clinical and counseling psychology.

Dr. Fatemi was selected in the advisory and editorial board of the Encyclopedia for Critical Psychology in 2012.

Dr. Fatemi is also an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tehran and as a licensed and registered psychologist works on the implication of mindfulness for stress management, anxiety management, panic attack, interpersonal problems and personality disorders.

He has taught courses on language and psychology of negotiations, health psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, psychology of mass media, social psychology, theories of psychotherapy, psychopathology, social issues in education, research methods in education, philosophy of education, social foundations of education, existential psychology, psychology of propaganda, educational and counseling psychology, developmental psychology, political psychology, qualitative and quantitative methods of research, communication and language, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, semiotics and culture, discourse and creativity, mindfulness and creativity, narrative inquiry, film analysis, critical thinking models and methods, application of learning theories in instruction, etc. for the University of British Columbia, Harvard University, University of Toronto, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, University of Tehran, Iran's University of Science and Technology, Athabasca University, Western Washington University, Upper Iowa University, New York Institute of Technology, University of Phoenix, Antioch University of Seattle, City University of Seattle, and Meritus University.

Dr. Fatemi has been the keynote speaker of a number of International Conferences including the World Council for Psychotherapy, the seventh International Conference on Management, the first International Conference on e-Learning, the first National Congress on Psychodynamic, the first International Conference on Psychology, Religion and Culture, the 5th International and 10th National Congress of Clinical Psychology and the first United Eurasian Congress for Psychotherapy.
He is also a popular guest on multiple television and radio programs and has consulted and coached corporate managers and executives on the application of mindfulness to enhance a broad array of vital business skills. His work includes the development of mindful intercultural understanding, negotiation, communication, conflict resolution, influencing, team building, presentation skills, creative decision-making, and crisis management.
Dr. Fatemi recently spoke in Iceland on the implications of mindfulness for negotiation skills.
Dr. Fatemi ‘s recent talk at APA  in DC ( August 2014)  focused on one his  new experiments with implications for mindfulness.
He has also conducted a wide variety of seminars and workshops on topics that include negotiation skills, mindfulness and its implications for interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships, and intercultural skills, emotional intelligence, communication skills, presentation skills, creative thinking, influencing skills, effective leadership and conflict resolution across North America and overseas.

Dr. Fatemi implements mindfulness in his counseling and training programs. His new book "how we speak shapes how we learn, a linguistic and psychological theory of education" presents a new psychological theory on the relationship between mindfulness and creativity.His latest interview on mindfulness can be found at OR


Fatemi, S.M. ( 2015). Langerian Mindfulness and its psychological implications for performance enhacement. ( In Press, Cambridge University Press).
Fatemi, S.M. (2014). Exemplifying a Shift of Paradigm: Exploring the Psychology of Possibility and Embracing the Instability of Knowing. In A. Ie, C. T. Ngnoumen, &E. J. Langer (Ed.). The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness. (pp.115-138 ). John Wiley & Sons.
Fatemi, S.M. (2014). Questioning the unquestionability of the expert’s perspective in psychology. Journal of Humanistic Psychology (
Fatemi, S.M. ( 2013). Semiotics, Overview and Critical Psychology. In Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology (Chapter ID: 396). Springer.
Fatemi, S.M. ( 2013). Psychology of peace. In S.J. Miri ( Eds.), In global future of religions. International Peace Center. London.
Fatemi, S.M. ( 2013). Mindful creativity and its implications for revising schemas and self
Revitalization. Applied Psychological Research Quarterly. 4(2), 143-90.
Fatemi, S. M. (2012 ) Islam, secular modernity and intercultural humanism, pp. 85-100 in Mihai I. Spariosu & Jörn Rüsen (eds.) Exploring Humanity: Intercultural Perspective on Humanism, Taiwan: National Taiwan University Press.
Fatemi, S.M. ( 20120. Psychological ontology of consciousness. Center for Sociological Studies. Islamic Perspective. London Academy of Iranian Studies.
Fatemi, S.M. (2011). Exploring Some of The Educational Implications of Knowledge by
Presence. Center for Sociological Studies. Islamic Perspective. London Academy of Iranian Studies.
Fatemi, S.M. (2010). Deconstructing global education. London Academy of Iranian Studies, Islamic Perspective Journal. Retrieved November 4, from
Fatemi, S.M. (2009). How We Speak Shapes How We Learn: a Linguistic and Psychological Theory of Education (book). Edwin Mellen Press. New York
Fatemi, S.M. (2008). Questioning the mastery of signs/celebrating the mystery of symbols. Educational Insights. Retrieved November 15, from
Fatemi, S.M. (2008). In search of narratives, a tour to the flea market of signification. Integral Review. Retrieved December 3, from
Fatemi, S.M. (2008). Dissonant discourses, creative language, mindful expressiveness and their implications for language education. (book)VDM Verlag Publication: Saarbrucken, Germany
Fatemi, S.M. (2008). From signs to symbols. Research and Practice in Social Sciences. Retrieved September 5, 2008, from
Fatemi, S.M. (2008). Personality analysis in organizations. (book) Sargol publication. Tehran, Iran.
Fatemi, S.M. (2007). Rade paye Lacan dar film [The implications of Lacanian psychoanalysis for films]. Special Issue on Psychoanalytic Criticism of Arts. Pazhouhesh nameh-e Farhangestan-e Honar, 4, 120-135.
Fatemi, S.M. (2007). In Search of a Model: Reading as Swimming. Inkshed,Newsletter of the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning. Retrieved June 6, 2007, from
Fatemi, S.M. (2006). Passionate Winking; Avenues of Mysticism. Integral Review, 2. Retrieved June, 7, 2006, from
Fatemi, S.M. (2006). Emotional intelligence. (book) Sargol publication. Tehran, Iran.
Fatemi, S.M. (2005). Participatory Hermeneutics Research and language. Tehran: Tehran University and the Center for the Research on Social Studies and Humanities.
Fatemi, S.M. (2004). Fighting for ‘Otherwise’. (Mindfulness, Creativity and Language Education) (Australia-UK).
Fatemi, S.M. (2004). Creational Capabilities of Language (Language Implications for Our Narratives-Reflections for Rural Human Service Workers. In B. Cheers, R. Clews, A.M. Powers & L. Carawan(Eds.),Beyond Geographical and Disciplinary Boundaries. University of South Australia and St. Thomas University.
Fatemi, S.M. (2004). Deconstructing language education. Academic Exchange Extra Retrieved May 1, 2004
Fatemi, S.M. (2003). Creative language and language creativity and its implications for language education. Inkshed, Newsletter of the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning, Retrieved December 20, 2003, from
Fatemi, S.M. (2002). The recount of a dream. Academic Exchange Quarterly Retrieved January 15, 2003, from 2002/9/index.html
Fatemi, S.M. (2002). A jaywalker just yelled. Academic Exchange Quarterly. Retrieved January 15, 2003, from 2002/9/index.html
Fatemi, S.M. (2001). The philosophical catch cold. English Quarterly.33(3&4), 63.
Fatemi, S.M. (2001). The narrative of We and I. We and I took a shower of hermeneutics last night. English Quarterly. 33 (1&2), 68.
Fatemi, S.M. (2001). The pragmatics of you. English Quarterly. 33 (1& 2), 69.
Fatemi, S.M. (2000) Authorial recognition. Educational Insights, 6 (1).Retrieved January 15, 2003,
Fatemi, S.M. (2000) Gourmet restaurant. Educational Insights, 6 (1).Retrieved January 15, 2003,
Fatemi, S.M. (1995) Political psychology and circumscribed society. (book)Minerva: London
Fatemi, S.M. (1995). Street talk. (book)Farhang Moaser, Tehran: Iran.
Beardsley, M. & Haley P. (1995). The history and problems of aesthetics ( S.M. Fatemi, Trans.). (book) Center for Religious Studies and Arts, Tehran: Iran (Original work published 1967).
Kierkegaard.S. (1995). Fear and trembling (S.M. Fatemi, Trans.). (book)Center for Religious Studies and Arts, Tehran: Iran (Original work published 1985).
S.M. Fatemi (1995). Political psychology. Fararavan, (book)Tehran: Iran
S.M. Fatemi (1990). Language and symbolism. (book)Enghellab publication, Tehran: Iran
S.M. Fatemi (1990) Personality and family. (book)Enghellab publication, Tehran: Iran