Dr. Oded 

Oded R. Shezifi, PsyD, RPT-S

Clinical Psychologist, Play Therapist-Supervisor, Trauma-Informed Therapist, Meditation Teacher 

Welcome to my website.  I am a licensed psychologist (PSY 21162), a play therapist-supervisor, a trauma-informed therapist, and a mindfulness teacher. I work with individuals who seek to cultivate mindfulness and gain insight into how to become less reactive to life's stressors.  


I teach at UCSD-Extension and serve as an adjunct faculty member in the Applied Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at The Chicago School and in the online MA Clinical Counseling Program at Alliant International University.  I also provide supervision to therapy associates.  My diverse background includes serving as a medic and an aviation physiology instructor at the IAF, working as a psychotherapist, a clinical lead and a supervisor of interns at Jewish Family Service of San Diego, and working with children diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy.  Additionally, I have experience in counseling at elementary and middle schools, working with college students at Cal. State San Marcos, supervising psychological assistants, working at a psychiatric crisis residential treatment center, and evaluating the cognitive, emotional, and social development of preschoolers.


In 1996, I graduated cum laude from Haifa University with a bachelor's degree and later moved to San Diego to pursue my graduate studies.  I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology with psychodynamic emphasis from the California School of Professional Psychology (2004) and postdoctoral certificates in play therapy (UC San Diego - Extension, 2006), psychoanalytic psychotherapy (Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2009), Jewish mindfulness meditation teacher training (Institute for Jewish Spirituality, 2017), and traumatic stress studies (Trauma Research Foundation, 2021).  


I have been licensed in California since 2006. I am a member of the Association for Play Therapy (A4PT) and hold an associate membership with the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. 



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