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 state of Florida. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2004) and MA in School Guidance and Counseling (1998) from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. His areas of clinical specialization are forensic psychology and the treatment and evaluation of the Deaf and hard of hearing. Dr. Feldman is a consultant for both the North Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Police Departments and serves on the advisory board of the Center for Hearing and Communication in Ft. Lauderdale. He is currently serving as an officer in the United States Army (Reserves) as a Clinical Psychologist (73B) and as a volunteer with the Florida Medical Reserve Corps. Dr. Feldman has worked in various correctional, impatient psychiatric, and sexually violent predator civil commitment facilities. He is a Clinical Psychologist for the Florida Department of Education; Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and maintains a private practice specializing in forensic, psychological and vocational evaluation and treatment. Dr. Feldman is also an adjunct lecturer for the School of Social Work

Research Interests

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Deaf Psychology

Selected Supervised Student Research

  • Sanchez, M., Buckreis, S., Feldman, D. (in progress). Factors Affecting Parental choice in Schooling for their Hearing Impaired Children. Doctoral Dissertation, Adrian Dominican School of Education, Barry University.
  • Israel, A., Feldman, D. (in progress). Visual Memory for Images in Prelingual Deaf, Late Deafened, and Hearing Responders. Master's Thesis Project, Clinical Psychology, Barry University
  • Christianson, A., Feldman, D. (In progress). Stigma and Mental Health Perceptions in Service Members. Master's Thesis Project, Clinical Psychology, Barry University
  • Prouse, J., Feldman, D. (in progress). Measuring Stress and Achievement Motivation in Veterans Entering College Following Deployment. Master's Thesis Project, Clinical Psychology, Barry University
  • Lepoguizi, S., Pick, L., Corbitt, C. Feldman, D. (in progress). Emotional Regulation Distinctions in Deaf Individuals with Deaf Parents vs. Deaf Individuals with Hearing Parents. Clinical Psychology Doctoral Dissertation Project, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
  • Holmes, K., Corbitt, C., Feldman, D. (in progress). Emotional Recognition: Encoding Facial Recognition in Deaf People. Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Psychology, Gallaudet University
  • Swick, H., Feldman, D. (in progress). Spirituality, Religiosity, and Well-being Of Culturally Deaf Adults. Master's Thesis Project, Clinical Psychology, Barry University
  • Wright, J., Feldman, D., DesRosier, S. (2017). Effect of Socioeconomic Status on Athletic Achievement Motivation. Master's Thesis Project, Clinical Psychology, Barry University
  • Williams, J., Whelley, J., Feldman, D. (2016). Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches: An Exploratory Study of Gradate Social Work Faculty Attitude. Doctoral Dissertation, School of Social Work, Barry University
  • Chais, K., Feldman, D., Bacheller, L. (2016). Diagnostic Label and Diagnostic Description: Effects of Depression on College Students for a Nonviolent Crime . Master's Thesis Project, Clinical Psychology, Barry University
  • Romero, E. Pick, L., Corbitt, C. Feldman, D. (2016). Deaf University Student's Knowledge of the Miranda Warnings. Clinical Psychology Doctoral Dissertation Project, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
  • Ostrom, C., Pick, L., Corbitt, C. Feldman, D. (2014). Collaborative Compensation: How Individuals with Cognitive Decline and their Caregivers Interact to Optimize Functioning. Clinical Psychology Doctoral Dissertation Project, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
  • Morales, A., Feldman, D., Wated, G. (2012). Perceptions of Sexual Contact Based on Stereotypes. Master's Thesis, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.
  • Dean. P., Morere, D., Galvan, D., Gilbert, P., Funayama, S., Feldman, D. (2008). Use of the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale with Deaf Senior Citizens. Doctoral Dissertation, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Israel, A., Feldman, D. (2017). Visual Memory for Images in Prelingual Deaf, Late Deafened, and Hearing Responders. 81st Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Lakeland, Florida, March 10 – 11.
  • Garcia, A., Rivard, J., Feldman, D. (2017). Differences In Eyewitness Recall Accuracy Amongst The Deaf And Hearing Populations. 81st Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Lakeland, Florida, March 10 – 11.
  • Feldman, D. (2017). Deaf Inmates. In Kearly, K: The Encyclopedia of Corrections. Wiley-Blackwell, NY, NY
  • Feldman, D., Perez, T., (2016). Audism and the Deaf Community. 2016 College of Arts and Sciences. Fall Miniconference, Barry University, October 18th.
  • Feldman, D., Garcia, A., Swick, H. (2016). Managing and Treating Deaf Sexual Offenders in Correctional and Sexually Violent Predator Programs. 35th Annual Research and Treatment Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (ATSA), November 3rd, Orlando, Florida.
  • Feldman D., Perez, T., Wright, J. (2016). Deaf Senior Citizens: Information and Resources for Culturally Competent Best Care and Multidisciplinary Practice. Florida Council on Aging 2016 Florida Conference on Aging, August 8th, Orlando, FL.
  • Feldman, D. (2016). Deaf Inmates and the Correctional System: Hearing Impairment and Incarceration. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 23rd, Denver Colorado.
  • Wright, J., Feldman, D. (2016). Effects of Socieoeconomic Status on Athletic Motivation Among Barry University Athletes. 80th Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Lakeland, Florida, March 18-19.
  • Feldman, D. (2016). Psychological Evaluations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Vocational Rehabilitation Consumers. Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Miami, Florida
  • Feldman, D. (2016). Forensic Psychology, 4th edition. (Forensic Psychology course supplement). LAD Publishing, NY
  • Levenson, J., Williams, J., Feldman, D. (2015). Adverse Childhood Experiences, Criminality, and Trauma-Informed Practices. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 6th, Orlando, FL
  • Scott, R., Feldman, D., Shi, M. (2014). Evaluation and Treatment of Deaf Sexual Offenders: Theory, Research, and Practical Implications. 33rd Annual Research and Treatment Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (ATSA), October 30, San Diego, California.
  • Feldman, D. (2014). Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Post Deployment Army Reserve Veterans. Presented to the 326th Combat Operational Stress Control, LTC Louis C. Martinez Army Reserve Center, Perrine, Florida.
  • Feldman, D. (2014). Culturally Deaf Senior Citizens: Issues and Resources for Better Awareness in Multidisciplinary Practice. Florida Council on Aging 2014 Florida Conference on Aging, August 6th, Weston, FL.
  • Feldman, D., Williams, J. (2014). Epigenetics, Neuroplasticity, and Mental Health. Presented at the Barry University “The Promise and Peril of Personalized Medicine” Mini-conference. Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida
  • Williams, J. Feldman, D. (2013). Understanding and Integrating Neuroplasticity into Clinical Practice. National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter Conference, June 7, Orlando, Florida.
  • Williams, J. Feldman, D. (2013). The Relationship Between Stress and Trauma: Clinical and Policy Perspectives. Barry University's School of Social Work, Professional Development Seminar, January 31, Miami Shores, Florida.
  • Feldman, D. (2013). Traumatic Brain Injury: Typologies and Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms. Presented to the 528th Combat Operational Stress Control, Ft, Bragg, North Carolina.
  • 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
  • Feldman, D. (2012). Understanding and Using the DSM in Army Reserve Settings. Presented to the 326th Combat Operational Stress Control, LTC Louis C. Martinez Army Reserve Center, Perrine, Florida.
  • Feldman, D. (2012). The Science and Psychology Behind the Paranormal and Unexplained. Presented to the Barry University Student Union Association, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.
  • Morales, A., Feldman, D. (2011). Perceptions of Sexual Contact Based on Stereotypes. Presented to the Florida Academy of Sciences, Melbourne, Florida
  • Romero, E., Feldman, D. (2011). Unique Issues Facing the Deaf Defendant. Presented at the Florida Academy of Sciences, Melbourne, Florida.
  • Feldman, D. (2010). Miranda Rights, Competency, and Deaf Suspects. Presented to the Miami/Dade County Public Defender's Office, Miami, Florida.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Paranormal Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Movies and Mental Illness
  • Psychology and Deafness

Graduate Courses

  • Clinical Assessment
  • Supervision (Practicum and Internship)
  • Vocational Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology