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Kavoos G. Bassiri

Expert Profile

Kavoos G. Bassiri

President and Chief Executive Officer
Richmond Area Multi-Services Inc.
Expertise: 
mental health services and cultural competency
group psychotherapy
psychosocial rehabilitation
organizational development
outcome-oriented practice in psychotherapy
psychoanalytic theory and practice

Biography

Founded in 1974, Richmond Area Multi-Services Inc. (RAMS) is a private, nonprofit mental health agency in San Fancisco providing community-based, consumer-guided, culturally competent and multilingual services that meet the mental health, social and educational needs of the diverse San Francisco community. Services are available in English, Russian and Asian languages. Its multidisciplinary treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers,
psychiatric nurses, marriage and family therapists and
mental health workers.

Kavoos G. Bassiri is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified group psychotherapist. He maintains a private psychotherapy and consultation practice and serves on the clinical faculty of the department of psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine. Prior to his position as President/CEO at RAMS, he was director of operations at Bridge To Wellness Psychiatric Outpatient Services for eight years. Bridge To Wellness is the psychiatric partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for the department of psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital in collaboration with RAMS. He has been a clinician, administrator and teacher, and is known both locally and nationally for his expertise in clinical cultural competence, group psychotherapy, psychosocial rehabilitation, organizational development and outcome-oriented practice in psychotherapy. Additionally, his areas of interest include psychotherapy with the culturally diverse and seriously mentally ill population, psychoanalytic theory and practice, applied psychoanalysis, and effective treatment planning & clinical documentation.

3626 Balboa Street
San Francisco  California  94121
United States
Office Phone: 
(415) 668-5955
Office Fax: 
(415) 668-0246

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