Clive D. Kennedy



Clive D. Kennedy

Department Faculty

  • Roles:

  • Program Faculty

  • Professor

  • Campus:
  • Los Angeles, CA
Forensic Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Although trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Kennedy has practiced as a forensic psychologist for over 25 years. He has been a member of the Los Angeles County Superior Court Panel of Experts since 1985 and his practice continues to serve courts within LA County. His practice has also included contracts with the California Youth Authority, California Department of Child and Family Services Family Preservation Department, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He is one of the early APA Minority Fellows and one of the founding members of APA Division 45-The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues. Before beginning his teaching career, he worked for over 20 years as a substance abuse specialist at UCLA. He has worked with the South Central Training Consortium as a supervisor and training director since 1993, dedicated to supervising the work of all students with families of Color. In addition to domestic violence in families of Color, his practice interests also include substance abuse, AIDS prevention/treatment issues, cross-cultural relations, and other stress, mental health, and forensic psychology related issues.

Late in his career, Dr. Kennedy discovered teaching and taught face to face for three years before entering the world of blended or hybrid courses at The Chicago School. Since 2009, he has taught in the Clinical Forensic Psychology program with at least half of the curriculum online. Beyond convenience, he has learned the strengths of online delivery systems that promote student independence and involvement in the subject, resulting in a curriculum of the best in both worlds.

Dr. Kennedy believes in meeting the student at his or her level. He values life experiences that have contributed to the student's level of development; and he aims to assist the student in recognizing their values and skills relevant to the curriculum. Learning is viewed as a lifelong process of knowledge acquisition and skill development. Through communication, the student can incorporate these resources into the learning process as they meet the course objectives presented.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
Psychology Internship University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 1979
B.A. Psychology University of California, Santa Barabara, Santa Barbara, CA
Ph.D University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Psychological Association
Member Association of Black Psychologists
Member California Psychological Association
Member Los Angeles County Psychological Association
Member Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, California
Community Involvement
Consulting Psychologist, San Fernando Parole
Los Angeles Superior Court Panel of Psychiatrists and Psychologists
Psychological Services Supervisor for Children's Center of Antelope Valley
Supervising Psychologist for Hope Gardens Homeless Shelter
Training Director for South Central Training Consortium
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Career/Workplace Issues Career Counseling
Diversity Cultural Issues
Immigration/Immigrant Issues
Domestic Violence Child Abuse
Spousal/Partner Abuse
Marriage & Family Divorce
Family Therapy
Violence Sexual Offenders

Gentry, W. D., Chesney, A. P., Kennedy, C. D., Hall, R. P., Gary, H. E., & Harburg, E. (1983). The relation of demographic attributes and habitual anger-coping styles. Journal of Social Psychology, 121, 45-50.

Gentry, WD, Chesney, AP, Gary, H.E., Kennedy, C.D. & Harburg, F. Behavioral Medicine and the Risk for Essential Hypertension. Revue Internationale de Psychologie Appliqué 32 1983, Pp. 85-94.

Kennedy, C.D. & Wagner, N.N. Psychology and Affirmative Action: 1977. Professional Psychology, 10: 1979, pages 234-243.

Kennedy, C.D. Biofeedback and Cognitive Control in Children with Learning Disabilities. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Washington, 1981. Dissertation Abstracts International.

Kennedy, C.D. Reflections on Psychotherapy with African American Families. The Family Psychologist, 6 (3); 1991.

Professional Skills
Addiction, Adolescent Psychology, Aging, Child Abuse, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Therapy, Forensic Psychology, Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues, Health Psychology, Immigrant Populations, Marriage and Divorce, Sexual Offenders, Sexuality, Substance Abuse, Testing Issues, Workplace Issues