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Adam Yerke

Adam Yerke

Department Faculty
  • Assistant Professor

    Clinical Forensic Psychology

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Los Angeles Campus

  • The Chicago School Los Angeles
Department
Forensic Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
Email
ayerke@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

Dr. Yerke received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco.  As a licensed psychologist, he has provided individual and group psychotherapy, as well as performed psychological and forensic assessments.  He has spent considerable time working with clients dealing with substance abuse and dependence issues, chronic mental illnesses, and criminal behaviors.  He specializes in issues related to gender and sexuality.  In the field of forensic psychology, he has focused on assessing and treating sexual offenders, as well as supervising doctoral students working with this population.  His research has focused on the transgender community, and he has presented and published materials related to this population.

Education
  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA
  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Human Services; Minor, Psychology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Licensure(s)
  • Licensed Psychologist, California Board of Psychology
  • Certified Independent Practitioner, California State Sex Offender Management Board;
Areas Of Expertise

Select Publications

  • Yerke, A.F. , & Mitchell, V. (2013). Transgender people in the military: Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t enlist! In J. Parco & D. Levy (Eds.), The rise and fall of don’t ask, don’t tell. Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Yerke, A.F.. & Mitchell, V. (2013). Transgender people in the military: Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t enlist! Journal of Homosexuality, 60(2), 436-457.
  • Yerke, A.F., & Mitchell, V. (2011). Am I man enough yet?: A comparison of the body transition, self-labeling and sexual orientation of two cohorts of female-to-male transsexuals. International Journal of Transgenderism, 13, 64-76.

Select Presentations

  • Yerke, A.F. (2013, August). Do we have a place? Transgender people and the military. Symposium presented at the Gender Odyssey Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Yerke, A.F. (2009, September). The impact of socio-cultural context for FTMs who transitioned between 1969 and 2006. Symposium presented at the Gender Odyssey Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Yerke, A.F. (2008, October). The transition experiences of female-to-male transsexuals: The impact of socio-cultural context.  Poster presented at the Los Angeles Psychological Association Conference, Culver City, CA.
  • Yerke, A.F. (2008, April). The transition experiences of female-to-male transsexuals: The impact of socio-cultural context.  Poster presented at the California Psychological Association Conference, Anaheim, CA.
  • Mitchell, V. (Chair), Mar, K., Mason, M., Hegedus, J., & Yerke, A.F. (2007, August). FTM transgender in context.  Round-table discussion facilitated at the American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Mitchell, V. (Chair), Mar, K., Mason, M., Hegedus, J., & Yerke, A.F. (2007, March). FTMs in context: With partners and parents, in culture, place and time.  Symposium presented at the Association for Women in Psychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Professional Memberships

  • California Coalition on Sex Offending
  • American Psychological Association
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association