Douglas C. Haldeman, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. He brings over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, educator, scholar and developer of social policy to his work at JFK University. He was a clinical instructor in the University of Washington PhD Psychology program and has worked for the Federal Aviation Administration for 28 years as psychological evaluator.

Dr. Haldeman lectures widely in the United States and Europe to both professional groups and academic institutions on the relationship between mental and behavioral health and a multicultural society. The focus of his lectures and numerous scholarly publications is to bring psychology into the public arena to educate, improve people’s lives, address health disparities, and speak to the needs of culturally marginalized groups.

Dr. Haldeman is also active in legislative and organizational work. He has consulted for both businesses and state legislatures. In addition, he serves on the council of the American Psychological Association (APA) where he has also been on the Board of Directors and numerous committees.


  • Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology


Psychological Assessment I & II (Cognitive, Personality)

Multicultural Issues in Psychological Assessment

Selected Publications

Haldeman, D. (2018). Appropriate therapeutic responses to sexual orientation. Journal of the National Register in Health Service Psychology. Washington, D.C.: National Register.

Haldeman, D. (2017). A curriculum for mental health providers working with gay men. SAMHSA Policy Statement. Washington, D.C.: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association.

Pantalone, D., Haldeman, D., & Martell, C. (2017). LGBT patients in the health care setting. In O.Z. Sahler & J.E. Carr (Eds.), The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care, 2nd Ed. Goettingen, Germany: Hogrefe & Haber

Hancock, K. & Haldeman, D. (2017). Between the lines: Media coverage of Orlando and beyond. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4(2), 152-159.

Haldeman, D. (2017). Inspiration you can use: Connecting practice, community and culture. The California Psychologist, 50(1), 12-15.

Haldeman, D. (2016). Sexual orientation conversion therapy. In A. Goldberg (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Issues. Los Angeles: Sage Press.

Haldeman, D. & Hancock, K. (2016). Contemporary issues in LGB health: Practice and policy. In K. Bieschke, K. DeBord and T. Perez (Eds.) Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with LGBT Clients. (p. 387-415). Washington, D.C.: APA Books

Haldeman, D. (2015). Linguistic diversity: Strengthening your connection with non-native English speakers. The Independent Practitioner, Vol. 46 (3).

Haldeman, D. & Rasbury, R. (2014). Multicultural training and student beliefs in cultural context. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 69-77.

Haldeman, D. (2014). The other side of the rainbow: Health care for older LGBT adults. The Independent Practitioner, Fall issue.

Haldeman, D. (2014). Riding the rainbow: Issues in LGBT Health. California Psychologist, Sept/Oct (Vol. 47, #3) p.10-12.

Haldeman, D. (2014). Crisis of conscience. The Independent Practitioner, Spring issue.

Credentials and Accolades

PhD, University of Washington (1984)

Named one of the top 33 influential psychologists in America by the American Psychological Association for his work with the LGBT community.

Board/Committee appointments: (American Psychological Association) Board of Directors, Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, Policy and Planning Board, Ethics Committee, Committee on LGBT Concerns. (California Psychological Association) Board of Directors, 2016-2018; President, 2017. (American Psychological Foundation) Trustee, 2017-2019; (American Insurance Trust) Trustee, 2009-2018; Board Chair, 2018