Jed Yalof, Psy.D., ABPP, ABSNP, is professor & chair of the Department of Graduate Psychology at Immaculata University, and coordinator of the Psy.D. program in clinical psychology. Dr. Yalof has been chair of the Department of Graduate Psychology since 1990 and coordinator of the Psy.D. program in clinical psychology since its inception in 1991. He was also the director of college counseling and testing services at Immaculata from 1984-1995. Dr. Yalof was the 2005 recipient of the University’s Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Yalof holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is a licensed psychologist. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Devereux Foundation in the areas of clinical psychology and traumatic head injury. He is also a certified school psychologist, completing postdoctoral training at Bryn Mawr College, and a neuropsychologist, completing postdoctoral training at the Fielding Institute. He is board certified in clinical psychology (ABPP) and school neuropsychology (ABSNP), and a graduate of the adult division (adult psychoanalysis) of the Institute of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.
Dr. Yalof is presently the editor of the Society for Personality Assessment's Exchange, and a member of the Society for Personality Assessment Board of Trustees. He is also a past president of the Academic Division of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Dr. Yalof’s interests are in the areas of teaching and learning, academic leadership and governance, psychoanalytic theory and therapy, diagnostic assessment, and professional issues.
Professional writing includes authorship of journal articles in the areas of nonverbal learning disability, intake-referral process, teaching and learning personality assessment, teaching psychoanalytic theory and therapy, and college counseling, and co-authorship of articles in the areas of ethics, clinical supervision, and achievement motivation in athletes. Dr. Yalof is the co-author of professional newsletter articles in the areas of diagnosing subtle learning disorders, neuropsychological assessment of high-risk adolescents, school psychology and Rorschach, and doctoral training. Dr. Yalof published the book Training and Teaching the Mental Health Professional and co-authored book chapters on clinical interviewing and personality testing in schools.
Dr. Yalof has also presented numerous papers and workshops at professional conferences and meetings, and was a visiting professor/workshop presenter at the C.F. Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas in 1998. He has served as a reviewer for peer-refereed journals and for book publishers and has been an examiner of peers for board certification in clinical psychology and school neuropsychology. His private practice is in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and psychological assessment, including neuropsychological and school neuropsychological evaluations of children and adolescents (e.g., neurodevelopmental, neurocognitive - ADHD, LD, autistic spectrum, social-emotional/personality), and consultative evaluations for other psychologists.
- Psychoanalytic theory & therapy
- School neuropsychology
- Topics in professional psychology
- Diagnostic Seminar I & II
- Dissertation Seminar
- Psychoanalytic Theories and Therapies
Yalof, J. (March, 2012). Identifying and responding to ethical quandaries in teaching and training. In V. Brabender (Chair). Making the right call: Addressing ethical quagmires in personality assessment. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.
Yalof, J. (March, 2012). Brief records: Who says they can't count? In M. Silverstein (Chair). Integrating formal scoring and content analysis: Case studies in personality assessment. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.
Yalof, J. (March, 2012). Psychoanalytic assessment. J. Yalof & C. Peterson (Co-Leaders). Society for Personality Interest Group conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.
Yalof, J. (Winter, 2012). Teaching activities to enliven the personality assessment class. Society for Personality Assessment Exchange, 24(1), 6.
Yalof, J. (Winter, 2011). Encouraging a positive climate in the personality assessment classroom: What might Freud have said? Society for Personality Assessment Exchange, 23(1), 6, 13-14.
Hale, J. B.; Alfonso, V.; Berninger, V.; Bracken, B.; Christo, C.; Clark, E.; ... & Yalof, J. (2010). Critical issues in response-to-intervention, comprehensive evaluation, and specific learning disabilities identification and intervention: An expert white paper consensus. Learning Disability Quarterly, 33, 223-236.
Etzi, J. L.; & Yalof, J. (2009, November). Middle career psychologists' woes and rewards. The Pennsylvania Psychologist Update, 69, 3, 6.
Yalof, J.; & McGrath, M. C. (2009). Best practices in assessing nonverbal learning disabilities. In D.C. Miller (Ed.), Best practices in school neuropsychology (pp. 579-598). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Yalof, J. (2009). Psychosexual stages of Freud. In S. Goldstein and J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. New York: Springer.
Yalof, J.; & Abraham, P. (2009). An integrative approach to assessment supervision. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 73, 188-202.
Kleiger, J., Yalof, J., & Bram, T. (January, 2012). Assessment and the analytic identity: Using psychological tests to sharpen our dynamic understanding and aid in psychoanalytic treatment decisions. In J. Kleiger & J. Yalof (Chairs). Discussion Group at the National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, in New York, NY.
Yalof, J. (2011, December). Discussant of paper presented by Steven H. Cooper, PhD: The Grandiosity of Self Loathing: Transference-Countertransference Dimensions." Psychoanalytic Forum, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
Yalof, J. (April, 2011). When deep waters run still: Points of conflict when diversifying the psychoanalytic landscape in graduate education. In D. Downing (Chair) Making sure we matter: The generative functions of psychoanalytical education in academia. Symposium conducted at the Annual Spring Meeting of the American Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY.
Yalof, J. (2011, March). The analytic attitude in assessment. In J. Yalof (chair), Analysts who test: Assessment and the analytic identity. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Boston, MA.
Yalof, J. (2011, March). Two approaches to Rorschach analysis: When might content outweigh structure? In M. Silverstein (Chair), Case studies of the Rorschach Comprehensive System supplemented with content analysis. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Boston, MA.
Adams. S.; Yalof, J. A.; Guay, J.; & Domingos, B. (2011, March). Interview and assessment techniques to detect malingering: A survey of psychologists. In E. Hartmann (Chair), Malingering and positive presentation. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Boston, MA.
Villar, R. C.; Yalof, J.; Jenny, E.; & Lewis, T. (2011, February). Comorbid traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder: Conceptualization and treatment through a psychodynamic framework. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.