In 1996, Dr. Hancock was awarded Fellow status in the American Psychological Association (APA) in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the science and profession of psychology. In 2008, APA’s Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) honored Dr. Hancock with its Laura Brown Award for her work on lesbian and bisexual women’s issues. She also received awards from the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) and APA’s Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues) for her work in lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues. In 2010, Dr. Hancock received the Distinguished Humanitarian Contribution Award from the California Psychological Association for improving the relevance and quality of mental health services available to the LGBT community and for her work in public policy that has informed the court and been used in testimony to oppose discriminatory legislation and initiatives aimed at gay and lesbian populations. In 2013, Dr. Hancock was recognized for her work at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit.

Dr. Hancock is currently an associate editor of the APA journal “Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.” She recently served as chair of APA’s Policy and Planning Board and also served as a member of APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. She is past-chair of the APA’s Board of Professional Affairs, the Committee on Professional Practice and Standards, the Committee on Women in Psychology, and the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns (CLGBTC). She is past-chair of the Association of Lesbian and Gay Psychologists, past-president of APA’s Division 44, and served for 6 years on APA’s Council of Representatives. Dr. Hancock was the co-chair of a CLGBTC/Division 44 Joint Task Force on Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients and, in this capacity, coauthored these guidelines which were adopted by APA in February, 2000.

She also chaired the group responsible for the revision of these practice guidelines which were adopted by APA in 2011. Dr. Hancock assisted in the review of APA’s Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change which were adopted by APA in 2002 and the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women which were adopted by APA in 2007. She is currently a member of Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), 35 (Society for Women in Psychology), 42 (Independent Practice), and 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues). In addition, she served for a number of years as clinical supervisor and consulting psychologist at the Project Eden Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program in Hayward.


  • PsyD


Clinical Interviewing Skills I and II
Adult Psychopathology I and II
Ethical and Legal Issues in Professional Psychology
Fundamentals of Consultation
LGBT Issues in Professional Psychology

Selected Publications

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

Hancock, K.A. (2014). Student beliefs, multiculturalism, and client welfare. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1(1), 4-9.

Hancock, K.A. (2013). Treating lesbian, gay, and bisexual men and women. In G.P. Koocher, J.C. Norcross, & B. Greene (Eds.), Psychologists’ desk reference (3rd ed.) (pp. 234-237). New York: Oxford University Press.

American Psychological Association. (2012). Guidelines for psychological practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. American Psychologist, 67(1), 10-42.

Hancock, K.A., & Greenspan, K. (2010). Emergence and development of the psychological study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. In J.C. Chrisler & D.R. McCreary (Eds.), Handbook of gender research in psychology, Volume 1 (pp. 59-78). New York: Springer.