- Los Angeles
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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 History
Degree Institution Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA Master of Arts (M.A.) Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Psychology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
- Professional Memberships
Role Organization Member California Coalition on Sex Offending Member American Psychological Association Member Los Angeles County Psychological Association
Licensed Psychologist, California Certified Independent Practitioner, State Sex Offender Management Board, California
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Addictions Anxiety Disorders Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Comorbid Disorders DSM/Diagnosis Mood Affective Disorders / Suicide Psychopathology Psychopharmacology Psychotic Disorders Schizophrenia Substance-Related Disorders Diversity Diversity Issues Gender Issues, Class GLBT Identity Models Sexism Social Economic Status Forensic Psychology Sexual Offenders Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorder Depression Dysthymia Psychology Subdisciplines - Clinical Psychology Subdisciplines - Forensic Psychology Sexuality/Gender Issues Gender Identity Gender Reassignment HIV/AIDS LGBTQ Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Feminist Psychology Group Counseling Interpersonal Object Relations Violence Sexual Offenders
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.