Jean-Frederic Aboudarham, M.Eng., Ph.D.

Management Consulting and Clinical Psychology

For a better life, at work and at home...










(650) 224-0085




Background - Summary

Many people ask me:

"Why the switch [from computers to psychology]?"

I answer:

"It is still hardware and software, just a different chip..., and one has better choices than living with obsolete stuff... or buying new every three years!"

My Business Philosophy
I studied operations research driven by an early insight that things can be made to work better, and that the path is not always obvious.

Later, I realized that psychotherapy is to happier life what operations research is to economic functions: optimisation.

Some highlights...
I am an engineer by education, with an infectious enthusiasm for the human potential. After spending my first eleven years in Algeria, where I was born, my family moved out of the revolutionary turmoil of North Africa to the quieter suburbs of Paris.

In France, I studied Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Sciences at Jussieu University, Paris, with a particular interest for Boolean Logic. I earned a Masters degree in Systems Engineering and Operations Research.
I also spent nine years in Israel, where I became a citizen. I am fluent in three languages, French, English, and Hebrew.

During a twenty five year career in computers around the world, I found my interests shifting more and more toward the well being of my fellow[o]men, which led me to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at PGSP (Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA).

Father of three children, my cross-cultural experience, my familiarity with the business world, and my understanding of human dynamics give me a unique view point on the intricacies of group and team functioning.

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