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Dr. Haydee Montenegro

Dr. Haydee Montenegro
John F. Kennedy University
(925) 969-3419

Dr. Montenegro teaches IPS II, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, and HIV/AIDS: An International Perspective courses in the PsyD program. She has served the program as Training Director, is a founding member (and current Steering Committee member) of Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC), and has been part of the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC) Board of Directors since 2007. She also taught at Cornell University ILR, Montclair University, and Kean University prior to moving to California.

Dr. Montenegro has extensive clinical experience, with a specialization in forensic psychology, trauma, and culturally-based resilience to traumatic events. Beyond her many years of public and private sector clinical practice, Montenegro worked with 9/11 survivors and responders for more than two years. She is a member of APA and Division 56, Trauma Psychology, and is licensed as a psychologist in New York.

She has lectured and advocated on the national and international levels in the areas of mental health and human rights. Dr. Montenegro represented the World Federation for Mental Health at the United Nations for 18 years and was part of several Mental Health study missions internationally. Her concern for human rights took her to labor issues activism. Her labor/management background focuses on leadership training, mediation and conflict resolution. She is fluent in Spanish and English and communicates in several other languages.

Her self-care interests are experiencing other cultures through travel, the arts, reading, doing stained and fused glass and enjoying the company of her family and friends.



Studies in Licenciatura en Psicologia Clinica, University of Habana, Cuba, 1967
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, University of Madrid, Spain, 1968
M.A., Social and Personality Psychology, New School University, NYC, 1973
Psy.D., Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1986