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Dr. Rafeedie is a licensed psychologist providing psychological services to children and families. Dr. Rafeedie provides direct clinical care to children who and families with a wide variety of psychological, behavioral and developmental concerns. In addition to providing direct clinical care, Dr. Rafeedie provides training to predoctoral and postdoctoral psychology trainees and to medical residents and fellows. Dr. Rafeedie has previously taught HP320 the Biobehavioral Basis of Disease at the USC University Park Campus in the USC Health Promotons and Global Health Programs. Dr. Rafeedie is particularly interested in policy issues impacting children who have been exposed to trauma and children in the child welfare system. She is one of the founding members of the CHLA Foster Care Hub at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where the needs of children in foster care are evaluated.
Dr. Rafeedie's clinical interests are in providing family centered care to families who are faced with obesity, chronic illness, and externalizing and internalizing psychological disturbances among children and parents.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles-University Affiliated Program Center for Child Development: Clinical Psychology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Psychological Research
American Psychological Association
Pediatric and adult obesity; The role of motivation in health behaviors; Primary care intervention for children with externalizing disorders