Stephen Carlson, Psy.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at John F. Kennedy University, where he teaches Integrated Professional Seminar III, Family Systems Theory, and Dissertation Proposal. His professional interests include community mental health with an emphasis on social justice and multiculturalism, the psychology of trauma, family therapy, and the psychology of men and masculinity. He has delivered professional presentations on the application of masculinity theory to clinical populations and pedagogical best-practices in multicultural training and education. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Psy.D. Curriculum Committee, a member of the Program Review Committee at John F. Kennedy University, and has a private practice in Oakland.


  • Doctor of Psychology


Integrated Professional Seminar III

Family Systems Theory & Applications to Diverse Populations,

Dissertation Proposal

Applied Clinical Theory

Selected Publications

Carlson, S. H. (2017). Intersecting genderfluid: A feminist conceptualization. California Psychologist.

Carlson, S. H., Linder, J.L., & Nagash, S. (submitted). EMDR as an adjunct treatment to EFT: Healing the trauma of infidelity. Couple & Family Psychology: Research and Practice.