Menije Boduryan, PsyD

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor


  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • BA, Psychology, University of California, San Diego


Dr. Boduryan earned her PsyD in clinical psychology from Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in 2012. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of California with a certification in SMART Recovery: a self-empowering addiction recovery group that serves as an alternative to 12-step groups.

While obtaining her PsyD, Dr. Boduryan had the privilege of working with clients in a variety of settings with dual diagnosis. She has extensive experience providing individual, family, and group therapy to adults with mental illnesses (e.g. Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Depression) and addiction. For over five years, Dr. Boduryan worked with clients in both an inpatient and outpatient capacity. As part of her pre-doctoral internship, she gained experience at an acute inpatient psychiatric unit treating individuals with a variety of symptoms and disorders.

For her doctoral thesis, Dr. Boduryan wrote a literature review entitled “The Social Experiences of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder”, which was later published at the Los Angeles Psychologist1. Dr. Boduryan’s clinical approach is evidence-based and includes cognitive-behavioral techniques (i.e. CBT and DBT) and family systems. She empowers her clients to establish coping skills and modify both maladaptive thinking and behavioral patterns.

Born in Turkey, Dr. Boduryan has personal experience in understanding the effects of biculturalism and acculturation. Her present work takes a multicultural approach that focuses on ethnic backgrounds and their influence on interpersonal interactions, patterns of behavior, and personal development.

1 March-April 2012 Editionarrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference