SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Psychotherapy


Program Description:

In many developed and developing countries, mental health is receiving increasing attention. In our country, in recent years, both the public and policy makers have paid special attention to mental health and related  issues. Educating and acquiring  skills  in the field of psychotherapy are an essential requirement for the mental health professionals to provide efficient services. Psychiatry residency courses are also paying more attention to psychotherapy training than earlier, but due to the lack of sufficient faculty members involved in teaching psychotherapy, the Psychiatry Residency  training Program  has faced a serious problem.. 

The main objective of this program  is to accomplish  the previous knowledge and experiences of the psychiatrists in the field of psychotherapy (including dynamic psychotherapies, cognitive-behavioral therapies, couples therapy, and family therapy) with an emphasis on the cultural and spiritual peculiarities of Iran and help out the people with mental disorders .


The fellowship course of psychotherapy is a clinical course derived from psychiatry and the  graduates are trained  in  prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care provision  for patients with psychiatric problems or disorders through different psychotherapeutic approaches, including  dynamic psychotherapy, cognitivebehavioral therapies, couple therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and spiritual therapy and provide the society with their specialized knowledge and skills in the above areas. 



 Training of knowledgeable, competent, responsible specialists in the area of psychotherapy .


Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

General Competencies*

Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

Technique-based diagnostic and therapeutic measures

Individual psychotherapy:

  • Dynamic psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy


Group therapy:

  • Dynamic group therapy 
  • Cognitive-behavioral group therapy


Crisis intervention

Family therapy and couple therapy

Spiritual therapy


psychosexual l disorders Psychotherapy 

Individual and group psychoeducation

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree. Having and approved Specialty in Psychiatry received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration: 18 months.



Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of  Psychotherapy


Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Psychotherapy Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: :   Dr. Mehdi Tehrani Doost

Tel.:  (+98 21) 55412222

Email  :

Postal Code: 

Address: Roozbeh Hospital, South Kargar St., Tehran, not far from Qazvin Square

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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