Hamid Mirsalimi


Areas of Focus: Adult General Clinical

Phone: 770-407-1024

Email: hmirsalimi@argosy.edu


  • Ph.D. Georgia State University, 1999.
  • M.A. California State University, Los Angeles, 1992.
  • B.A. Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1985.


Dr. Mirsalimi completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University. He completed his internship at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital, followed by postdoctoral fellowships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hamid Mirsalimi is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. He teaches a variety of courses, including Psychodynamic Theory and Therapy, Group Therapy, Seminar in Psychotherapy, and Statistics and Research Methods. Dr. Mirsalimi has a part-time private practice where he provides treatment to individual adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Dr. Mirsalimi’s clinical and research interests include couples and family psychotherapy, depressive spectrum disorders, psychotherapeutic issues in chronic illness, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychotherapy integration. Dr. Mirsalimi has several peer-reviewed publications and has presented on topics such as psychotherapy with Iranian immigrants, parentification, and emotional support and depression in HIV-positive Gay men. Dr. Mirsalimi is a member of the American Psychological Association and a fellow of both the Georgia Psychological Association and Academy of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Mirsalimi is board certified in clinical psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is the treasurer and southeast board member of the American Board of Clinical Psychology, the clinical division of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Work experience: Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (2005-present); Private Practice (2000-present); Visiting Lecturer in Psychology, Georgia State University (2000-2001); Postdoctoral Fellowship in HIV/AIDS, Emory University School of Medicine (1999-2000); Postdoctoral Fellowship in University Mental Health, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Managed Mental Health, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care/Harvard Medical School (1998-1999).


  • Adult General Clinical.
  • Person-Centered/Existential Therapy.
  • Psychodynamic Therapy.
  • Group Therapy.
  • Statistics & Research.


  • American Psychological Association - Member
  • Georgia Psychological Association, Fellow
  • American Board of Professional Psychology, Board Certified
  • American Academy of Clinical Psychology, Fellow

Selected Publications

  • Mirsalimi, H. (2010). Perspectives of an Iranian psychologist practicing in America. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 47, 151-161.
  • Mirsalimi, H. (2010). Family therapy. In I. B. Weiner & W. E. Craighead (Eds.), Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Vol 2 (pp. 648-651). New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
  • Jones, R. A., Mirsalimi, H., Conroy, J., Horne-Moyer, L. Burrill, C., & Blue, S. (2008). The teaching alliance inventory: Evaluating the student instructor relationship in clinical and counseling psychology training. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 21(3), 223-235.
  • Luchner, A., Mirsalimi, H., Moser, C. & Jones, R. A. (2008) Boundary violations by psychotherapists: The role of closet narcissistic personality characteristics. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 45(1), 1-14.
  • Moser, C. J., Jones, R. A., Zaorski, D. M., Mirsalimi, H., & Luchner, A. F. (2005). The impact of the sibling in clinical practice: Transference and Countertransference dynamics. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 42(3), 267-278.
  • Castro, D., M., Jones, R. A., Mirsalimi, H. (2004). Parentification and the imposter phenomenon: An empirical investigation. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 32, 205-216.
  • Farber, E. W., Mirsalimi, H., Williams, K., & McDaniel, J. S. (2003). Meaning of illness and psychological adjustment to HIV/AIDS. Psychosomatics, 44(6), 485-491.
  • Mirsalimi, H., Perleberg, S. H., Stoval, E. L., & Kaslow, N. J. (2003). Family psychotherapy. In I. B. Weiner (Series Ed.) & G. Stricker & T. A. Widiger ( Vol. Eds.), Handbook of Psychology: Vol. 8. Clinical psychology (pp. 367-387). New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
  • Mirsalimi, H., Roffe, M. W. (1991). Psychosocial correlates of burnout and depression in HIV counselors. Educational Resources Information Center. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 354-467).

Selected Lectures

  • Counseling Center, Emory University, November 2000–present. Annual lecture on Psychotherapeutic Issues of International Students (as part of Predoctoral Internship Clinical Issues Seminars).
  • Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University, July 2000–present. Annual lecture on somatoform disorders (part of a course on Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine).

Selected Presentations

  • Mirsalimi, H. (2009, August). Psychotherapeutic themes with Iranian immigrants in the United States. Poster session presented at the 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Mirsalimi, H. (2007, August). Marital therapy with Iranian couples in the U.S.: Relevant cross-cultural issues. Poster session presented at the 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Mortenson, T., Jones, R. A., Mirsalimi, H. (2006, March). Reasons for living among clinical and counseling graduate students: Gender and ethnic differences. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association 52nd Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Mirsalimi, H. (2004, July). Relationship Between Emotional Support and Depression in HIV+ Gay Men. Poster session presented at the 112th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Jones, R. A., Mirsalimi, H., & Clements, R. (2004, March). Parental divorce and Parentification: A retrospective study. Poster session presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association 50th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

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