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Chrystal Rahmani, PhD

Antioch University Los Angeles

Dr. Chrystal Rahmani is a licensed psychologist (PSY28890) and is a member of the teaching faculty at Antioch. She believes in fostering meaningful relationships with students that are rooted in mutual respect and curiosity. She also provides consultation services for a nationwide suicide and crisis prevention lifeline and maintains a private practice. Her research and clinical interests include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) affirmative therapy; psychodynamic and feminist theory; intersubjectivity and how clinician character can inform or impede treatment; the association between minority stress, trauma, and sexual risk behaviors; suicide and crisis prevention; psychological testing as a rapport building intervention; and clinician trauma response (e.g., compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, burnout). She has presented at various conferences and conducted training on topics ranging from the impact of minority stress on mental and behavioral health, LGBTQ+ bullying, LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, suicide among LGBTQ+ youth, and projective measures of assessment and storytelling techniques.

Educational History

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
B.A. in Psychology, California State University, Long Beach,

Core Faculty,

Graduate Psychology Programs


Courses Taught

Psychological Testing (PSY 5420)
Research for Mental Health Professionals (PSY5360)
Human Sexuality (PSY 5470)
Healing Historical Oppression Among LGBTQ Communities (PSY5930K)
Personality Theory I: Psychodynamic Theories (PSY5310A)
Process of Interpersonal Psychotherapy I (PSY5010A)
Psychopathology and Treatment Planning (PSY5410G)
Clinical Training Readiness (PSY500AA)
Clinical Practicum (PSY6210)

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