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David M. Feldman, PhD

David M. Feldman, PhD

Associate Professor

dfeldman@barry.edu
LIB 146
(305) 899-3478

Dr. Feldman, a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the states of Florida and Georgia, joined the faculty at Barry in 2009. Prior to coming to Barry, he taught at Macon State College. Dr. Feldman earned his MA and PhD (2004) from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Dr. Feldman received additional clinical training at St. Elizabeth's Hospital and the University of South Florida Mental Health Institute. His areas of clinical specialization are forensic and geriatric psychology, along with the psychology of the deaf. He is currently co-editor of the Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association.

Research Interests

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Deaf Psychology
  • Aging and Mental Health

Selected Supervised Student Research

  • Ferrio, M.  (2013).  College students’ school satisfaction and intention to withdraw
  • Hernandez, A.  (2013).  Gender differences in accusation of sexual assault
  • Jeanty, S.  (2013).  Attitudes towards juveniles and the death penalty
  • Morales, A.  (2012). Perceptions of sexual contact based on stereotypes.  Master’s Thesis
  • Romero, E.  (2012).  Various ways to communicate the Miranda warnings to a deaf suspect
  • Dean, P.  (2009). The use of the Computerized Administered Neuropsychological Screening (CANS) for Mild Cognitive Impairment in Deaf older adults.  Doctoral Dissertation

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Williams, J., Feldman, D. (2013).  Neuroplasticity and implications for psychotherapy.  National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter.  Orlando, FL
  • Dean, P., Feldman, D., Ostrom, C. (2013). Cognitive impairment, dementia, and the deaf community: moving towards a better understanding of evaluation, treatment, and implications. American Deafness and Rehabilitation Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • Feldman, D. (2013). Forensic Psychology.  GA: LAD Publishing.
  • Feldman, D., Dean, P.  (2012). Providing competent and appropriate care to culturally deaf elderly clients.  Florida Conference on Aging, Orlando, Florida
  • Ainger, T., Feldman, D., Romero, E.  (2012). Contemporary society and the issues facing deaf baby boomers when compared to their hearing counterparts:  a review. American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • Bacheller, L., Feldman, D. (2012).  Preparing an undergraduate specialization in forensic psychology: Theory and Practice.  American Psychology and Law Society Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Ainger, T., Feldman, D., Romero, E. (2012). Contemporary society and the issues facing deaf baby boomers when compared to their hearing counterparts: a review.  Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association.  45(3): 330-348
  • Dean, P., Feldman, D.(2011). Challenges to caregiving for elderly deaf women: inequality to equity: promoting health and wellness of women with disabilities. Washington, DC.
  • Feldman, D. (2010). Psychotherapy with deaf senior citizens. In Leigh, I. (Ed.). Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups.  Gallaudet University Press, Washington, DC.
  • Feldman, D., Dean, P.  (2010). Appropriate use of the mini mental state exam and other issues in the assessment of deaf senior citizens. American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA) Breakout Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Dean P., Feldman, D., Morere, D. (2009). Clinical evaluations of the mini mental status exam with culturally deaf senior citizens.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 24(8): 753-760
  • Feldman, D.  (2008). Deaf Elderly Misdiagnosed with Dementia.  Senior Health Channel, Medical Breakthroughs, Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.
  • Feldman, D.  (2008).  Deaf senior citizens: common issues and resources for
    individual, multidisciplinary, and agency practice.  Florida Conference on Aging, Orlando, Florida.
  • Dean, P., Feldman, D., Morere, D.  (2007).  Clinical implications for working with and testing deaf elderly clients. (Abstract)  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  22(7): 892.
  • Feldman, D., Gum, A.  (2007). Multigenerational perceptions of mental health services for deaf adults in florida. American Annals of the Deaf.  152(3): 34 - 47
  • Feldman, D., Kearns, W.  (2007). The mental health needs of culturally deaf older adults in two counties in florida. Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association.  40(2): 5 - 8.
  • Feldman, D., Eck, K.  (2007).  Challenging behaviors of the elderly deaf.  In Austin, S., Jeffries, D. (Eds.).  Challenging behaviors of deaf adults.  Wiley Publishing: NY.
  • Biek, D., Feldman, D. (2007).  Preparing for courses in psychology and the law, forensic psychology, and children and the law.  Participant Idea Exchange for the 30th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Conference, St. Petersburg, Fl.
  • Feldman, D.  (2007). Clinical evaluations of the mini mental status exam with culturally deaf senior citizens.  Poster Presented at the 27th Annual National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Feldman, D.  (2007).  Clinical implications for working with and testing deaf clients.  Poster Presented at the 27th Annual National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Feldman, D., McCrone, W., Kluwin.  (2006).  Deaf clients perceptions of counseling expertise as a function of counselors’ signing skill, gender, and therapy technique. American Annals of the Deaf.  41(5): 408-414.
  • Feldman, D.  (2005).  Behaviors of mental health practitioners working with culturally deaf older adults.  Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association. 39(2)
  • Feldman, D.  (2004).  Concerns and considerations in Mental health practice with culturally deaf older adults.  Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association. 37(3): 97-114.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Theories of Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Movies and Mental Illness
  • Paranormal Psychology
  • Great Cases in Law and Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

Graduate Courses

  • Techniques of Therapy
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Case Conceptualization
  • Supervision (Practicum and Internship)
  • Vocational Psychology
  • Special Topic: Forensic Psychology

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