Faculty / School of Media, Culture & Design

Viken Yacoubian

Adjunct Professor


Dr. Yacoubian earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the APA accredited program of the University of Southern California (USC). He is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). His research and academic interests include psychodynamic and existential theories, vicarious traumatic experiences, and, racial, ethnic, and cultural identity development. Dr. Yacoubian has also consulted several ministries in the Republic of Armenia, structuring counseling programs for the prison population and using international benchmarks to realign the country’s pre-university educational system. He has authored many articles and participated in local and international conferences and symposia. He is an authority in the area of ethnic and racial identity development of Armenians in the Diaspora. Dr. Yacoubian is a member of several professional organizations including the Board of Behavioral Sciences (Marriage and Family Therapists), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Committee. He is the founder and director of the Institute for Multicultural Research and Development (IMRD).

Education

B.A. Political Science University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
M.A. Counseling Psychology Loyola Marymount University
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology University of Southern California