Dr. Oded - Psychodynamic Therapy

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 (RPT-S), and a meditation teacher.  I currently work with individuals such as therapists, play therapists, and young parents, who are interested in becoming more responsive and less reactive to life's stressors.  I help them with understanding the ways they interact with their clients in clinical settings and their children at home.  


I am an adjunct faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (San Diego Campus).  I also teach at UCSD-Extension and offer supervision to therapy assoicates. 


My former experiences are varied and include 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, working with children diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, providing school-based 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.


I graduated cum laude from Haifa University with a bachelor's degree and moved to San Diego to complete my graduate studies in 1998.


I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology with psychodynamic emphasis (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 and I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Play Therapy (A4PT).  I am also an associate member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. 




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