Adam Yerke



Adam Yerke

Department Faculty

  • Campus:
  • Los Angeles, CA
Forensic Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Office 813
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Los Angeles, CA 90017

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
Mood Affective Disorders / Suicide
Psychotic Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Diversity Diversity Issues
Gender Issues, Class
GLBT Identity Models
Social Economic Status
Forensic Psychology Sexual Offenders
Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorder
Psychology Subdisciplines - Clinical Psychology
Subdisciplines - Forensic Psychology
Sexuality/Gender Issues Gender Identity
Gender Reassignment
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Feminist Psychology
Group Counseling
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.