Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Daneshpour, Manijeh

  • Christi R. McGeorgeEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_1121

Introduction

Manijeh Daneshpour, PhD, LMFT, is a professor and system-wide director of the Alliant International University Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) programs. With more than 22 years of academic, research, and clinical experience, Dr. Daneshpour is a recognized leader in multiculturally sensitive therapy, third-wave feminism, and the foremost expert on family therapy with Muslim families.

Career

Manijeh Daneshpour was born in Tehran, Iran, to a philosophy professor father and education minded, stay-at-home mother. She has two sisters and one brother. Her sisters continue to reside in Iran pursuing professional careers, while her brother lives in Italy. Dr. Daneshpour began her undergraduate studies in Tehran. In 1984, she made the decision to come to the United States (USA) to continue her education, intending to return to Iran to begin her academic career.

Dr. Daneshpour began her undergraduate studies in the USA in 1985 at Weber State University and later transferred to the...

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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.North Dakota State UniversityFargoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kelley Quirk
    • 1
  • Adam Fisher
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Development and Family StudiesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA