About Me


Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE is a seasoned clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in psychology and mental health. In addition, he has over 13 years of experience in organizational leadership, including a successful 4-year stint as the chief executive of a $6 million organization. He uses both his clinical acumen and business savvy to provide high-quality, evidence-based psychological services to executives and leaders under stress. 

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology from Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
  • Clinical Internship at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
  • BA in Psychology from UCLA

Work Experience

  • Executive Director, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, San Diego, CA
  • Associate Executive Director, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC
  • Psychologist, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Awards and Recognitions

  • Diversity Executive Leadership Program (2016-2018), American Society of Association Executives
  • APAGS Citation for tireless advocacy on behalf of psychology graduate students (2017)
  • Achievement Award for Public Interest from the Ohio Psychological Association in recognition of outreach in Spanish following the Virginia Tech shooting (2007)
  • Clifford Clark Fellowship, Binghamton University, 1993-1999
  • Outstanding Student Research Award, American Association for Behavior Therapy, Autism Special Interest Group (1996)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Psychology license in  Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio
  • Certified Association Executive


  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • California Park and Recreation Society
  • National Student Speech and Language Hearing Association
  • California Society of Association Executives
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
  • American Psychological Association
  • Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología (Bolivia, El Salvador)
  • National Latinx Psychological Association
  • European Federation of Psychology Student Associations
  • American University of Cairo (Egypt)
  • International Congress of Psychology (Japan)
  • Congreso Latinoamericano de Estudiantes de Psicología (Ecuador, Colombia)
  • Congreso Nacional de Estudiantes de Psicología (Peru)
  • Conferencia Internacional de Psicología de la Salud (Cuba)
  • Ohio Psychological Association
  • Hawaii Psychological Association
  • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers
  • Congreso Estudiantil e Internacional de Investigación en Psicología (Mexico)


Dr. El-Ghoroury's clinical training includes the following educational experiences:

  • PhD in clinical psychology from Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY; 
  • Clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY; and
  • Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. 

Dr. El-Ghoroury spent seven years at MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was a clinician and an educator to medical residents. His contributions to the hospital and community included the following: 

  • Founding member of Hispanic Clinic, a bilingual primary care clinic for the Latinx community; 
  • Faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and adjunct faculty at the Department of Psychology; 
  • Member of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at Case Western Reserve University;
  • Awarded Achievement Award for Public Interest from the Ohio Psychological Association in recognition of outreach in Spanish following the Virginia Tech shooting. 

Dr. El-Ghoroury then shifted careers to nonprofit business in the association space. He worked for nine years at the American Psychological Association as the director of the graduate student office, where he had a very productive tenure: 

  • Founded an academic journal (Translational Issues in Psychological Science); 
  • Published research on the impact of student loans on recent psychology doctoral graduates;  
  • Led an advocacy effort that resulted in over 3,000 letters being sent to New York Governor Cuomo to protect psychology internship positions at risk in a labor dispute; 
  • Convened stakeholders and educators to successfully increase the number of accredited doctoral internship positions by 50%, after years of stagnant growth; and
  • They are presented at conferences on four continents, in both English and Spanish. 

Dr. El-Ghoroury followed this with four years as Executive Director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), an organization with over $6 million in revenue. His tenure at CAMFT was marked with numerous successes: 

  • Growing revenue by 15% over his four years to an organization high of $6.3 million, 
  • Maintaining profitability throughout the pandemic, 
  • Achieving 96% employee retention throughout the pandemic, 
  • Increasing staff size by 30%,
  • Leading the transition to virtual events, resulting in a 200% increase in attendance at the 2020 annual meeting, 
  • Doubled the number of diverse speakers at the annual meeting
  • Increased membership by 10% after a 5-year plateau, 
  • Transitioned the team to new IT and phone systems that facilitated a smooth transition to work from home during the pandemic.  

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