Credentials

Dr Mand has been practicing psychotherapy in the South Bay since 1980. She attended California State University where she received her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California Graduate Institute in 1983. She is also a Certified Problem Gambling Therapist, receiving her credentials as of May 2011 – from UCLA.

Listen To An Interview With Dr. Mand

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Dr. Mand was a clinical consultant for the City of Gardena (Gardena family Child Care) and an educational consultant (Farsi-speaking) for the Torrance and Palos Verdes School Districts.

Her teaching experiences include cross-cultural presentations for the Palos Verdes School District, parenting courses for Long Beach City College and ongoing parenting classes for the Gardena Family Child Care Program, Stepfamily Relations courses for the South Bay Adult School and various related short-term courses and presentations for the community.

The topics of Dr. Mand’s presentations have included:

  • How to raise daughters/sons

  • Discipline vs. punishment

  • The psychology of money

  • Depression

  • The psychology of sexual affairs

  • The meaning of dreams

  • How to talk about difficult issues with children

  • Women in the Middle East

  • The Psychology of Terrorism

  • Child Raising Practices in the Middle East

  • Discipline With Love

  • Communication Skills

  • Couples & Money

  • How to Build Character in Children

Dr Mand regularly trains child-care providers on all aspects of child development and child care issues.

A dynamic and experienced speaker, Dr. Mand served as president of her Toastmaster’s group 2004/2005. She may be contacted for speaking engagements for businesses, women’s/men’s groups, clubs, teacher’s associations, physician’s groups, temples, churches, and other groups and organizations. Presentations are generally related to the influences of family, society, education, finances, culture or politics and how some or all of them shape everyday lives of individuals.

The presentations center around how to live CONSCIOUSLY & PURPOSEFULLY. The content may be modified to suite the needs of the audience.

To inquire about Dr. Mand’s availability for your upcoming event, please email speaking@drmandphd.com and include pertinent information about your group or organization, along with the requested date for the presentation.


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