D. Steven Nouriani, Ph.D., MFT (MFC30570), has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and a Certified Jungian Analyst/Psychoanalyst, with over 35 years of clinical training and experience. Dr. Nouriani has extensive clinical training and experience with children, adolescents and adults in both in-patient and out-patient settings, as well as in private practice.
He did his doctoral internship training at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco (a clinical institute for training in Jungian/Analytical Psychology). Ten years after he obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, he went back to the Jung Institute of San Francisco and pursued advanced post-licensure training in Analytical Psychology and became a Certified Jungian Analyst/Psychoanalyst.
This additional advanced form of post-licensure training is very rigorous and in addition to proficiency on the theoretical knowledge and practice of Analytical Psychology, it requires the therapist to undergo extensive analysis himself/herself in order to develop internally and have a deeper experiential understanding of psychotherapy and analysis. On average this type of advanced form of training can take anywhere from six to twelve years in addition to all the training requirements for licensure as a psychologist or a psychotherapist.