Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran. +98-9143080767 ; +98-41-33392092 ; ;

Director, Yasham Psychology & Counseling Center
+98-41-35564359; +98-9307716914;


Phd in Shahid Beheshti University


Mostafa Zarean has got BA, MA, and PhD (2015) in Clinical Psychology (Iran), and also visited Tilburg University (the Netherlands) for a 6-month-course (2014) on Cross-Cultural Psychology under the supervision of Fons van de Vijver (former president of IACCP). He has been interested in cultural considerations of psychopathology across divers cultural groups. As a member of psychology profession, he has been involved in international and regional associations. Being served as EC member- Special Representative (2013-2020) in IACCP (International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology) and international representative in IPA (Iranian Psychological Association) are examples. Currently, he is working on the cognitive basis for emotional experiences, while doing psychotherapy (CBT) with clinical populations.

Recent Publicaitons

Zarean, M., Shahidi, S., Van De Vijver, F. J. R., & Dehghani, M. (in press). Iranian Patients and Emotional Problems: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Psychological Research. (Iran)

Mohammadi, A., Abasi, I., Soleimani, M., Moradian, S. T., Yahyavi, T., & Zarean, M. (2018). Cultural Aspects of Social Anxiety Disorder: A Qualitative Analysis of Anxiety Experiences and Interpretation. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry, 2019; 14: 1: 33-39

Ghasemian-Shirvan, E., Molavi-Shirazi, S., Aminikhoo, M., Zarean, M., & Ekhtiari, H. (2018). Preliminary Normative Data of Persian Phonemic and Semantic Verbal Fluency Test. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry, 2018; 13: 4: 288-295.

Clough, B.A., Zarean, M., Ruane, I., Mateo, N.J., Aliyeva, T.A., & Casey, L.M. (2017). Going Global: Do Consumer Preferences, Attitudes, and Barriers to using e-Mental Health Services Differ across Countries? Journal of Mental Health, 31:1-8.