Marina Bassili

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor


  • PsyD, Loma Linda University
  • MA, Loma Linda University
  • BA, University of California San Diego


Dr. Bassili earned her doctorate degree at Loma Linda University, with an emphasis in child clinical psychology. She is currently completing her forensic postdoctoral fellowship at F.I.R.E. Igniting Lives, LLC where she assists clients who are involved in a broad range of forensic issues and provides trauma-informed psychotherapy. Dr. Bassili completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, where she worked primarily with traumatized youth in a variety of contexts, including juvenile forensic, community mental health, and hospital settings. Previously, Dr. Bassili worked with medically-compromised children and youth at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, Miller Women and Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, where she provided therapy, assessment, and consultation-liaison services. She has specialized training in several trauma-informed evidence-based practices, including Trauma-Focused Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Child-Centered Play Therapy. As a second-generation Egyptian American, Dr. Bassili is sensitive to multicultural and diversity issues and has specific experience working with Arabic-speaking clients and families.