Jed Yalof, Psy.D., A.B.P.P.

Jed Yalof, Psy.D., A.B.P.P.
Title: 
Professor & Chair, Dept. of Graduate Psychology Coordinator, Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology
Office: 
30 Nazareth Hall
Phone Extension: 
3503
Email Address: 
jyalof@immaculata.edu
Education: 

Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology
M.A., Southern Connecticut State College
B.A., State University of New york at Albany

Licensed Psychologist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Certified School Psychologist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychologists

Biography: 

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 was the editor of the Society for Personality Assessment's Exchange from 2003 to 2015, and a member of the Society for Personality Assessment Board of Trustees during that period. He received recognition as "Distinguished Editor" in 2015. 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. Some of his Rorschach research was featured in the fall 2013 issue of Immaculata Magazine. 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.

Courses Taught: 
  • Diagnostic Seminar I & II
  • Dissertation Seminar
  • Psychoanalytic Theories and Therapies
Research Interests: 
  • Psychoanalytic theory & therapy
  • School neuropsychology
  • Topics in professional psychology
  • Rorschach
Publications: 

Yalof, J.A., & Bram, A.D. (Summer 2015). Listen to the music. Society for Personality Assessment Exchange, 27(2), 7, 18-19.

Yalof, J. (Fall-Winter 2015). Reflections of a mentor. Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology Currents, 15.

Yalof, J. (2015). Introduction to the Special Section: Discussion of difficult assessment cases: Psychodynamic perspectives. Journal of Personality Assessment, 0(0), 1-1. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2014.997356 published online 06 Mar 2015.

Yalof, J. (2015). Discussion of difficult assessment cases: Psychodynamic perspectives. Journal of Personality Assessment, 0(0), 1-2. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2014.1000491 published online 06 Mar 2015.

Bram, A.D., & Yalof, J. (2015). Quantifying complexity: Personality assessment and its relationship with psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35: sup1, 74-97. doi:10.1080/07351690.2015.987595 published online: 06 Jan 2015

Yalof, J. (2015). Teaching psychoanalytic concepts in the university setting: Issues, challenges, and promises. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35, 124-134. doi:10.1080/07351690.2015.987598 published online: 06 Jan 2015

Yalof, J., & Rosenstein, D. (2014). Psychoanalytic interpretation of superego functioning following CS readministration procedures: Case illustration. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96(2), 192-203, doi:10.1080/00223891.2013.836528

Yalof, J. (Winter, 2014). Bad endings: Teaching students about another side of assessment. Society for Personality Assessment Exchange, 26(1), 7, 13-14.

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.

Krishnamurthy, R.; & Yalof, J. (2009). The assessment competency.  In M. B. Kenkel and R. L. Peterson (Eds.), Competency-based education for professional psychology (pp. 87-104). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Yalof, J. (2009). Right hemispheric disorders and emotional disturbance. In S. Feifer & G. Rattan (Eds.), The neuropsychology of emotional disorders (pp. 47-64). Middleton, MD: School Neuropsych Press.

Yalof, J.; & Abraham, P. P. (2006). Personality assessment in schools. In S. Smith & L. Handler, (Eds.), The clinical assessment or children and adolescents: A practitioner’s guide (pp. 19-35). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Yalof, J. (2006). Case illustration of a boy with nonverbal learning disorder and Asperger’s features: Neuropsychological and personality assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 87, 15-34.

Yalof, J.; & Domingos, B. (2005). DSM-IV-TR learning disorder not otherwise specified: Implications and applications in school psychology. The School Psychologist, 59(4), 134-139.

Yalof, J.; & Abraham, P. P. (2004). Psychoanalytic interviewing. In R. J. Craig (Ed.), Clinical and diagnostic interviewing (2nd ed., pp. 57-90). NY: Jason Aronson, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield.

Yalof, J.; & Brabender, V. (2001). Ethical dilemmas in personality assessment courses: Using the classroom for in vivo training. Journal of Personality Assessment, 77, 203-213.

Presentations: 

Yalof, J.  (2015, July). Diagnosis and treatment: An international case example. Presentation to Immaculata University Predoctoral Internship Consortium, Immaculata, PA.

Etzrodt, C., Yalof, J., Kelley, D., & Stinchfield, T. (June 2015). Integration of science and practice: Psychoanalytic perspective on narcissism. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.

Esposito, B., Yalof, J., Jenny, E., & McGrath, M. (April 2015). How clinicians intervene when treating narcissistic disorders: A survey of psychoanalytic practice. Poster session presented at the Immaculata University Posters Under the Dome, Immaculata, PA.

Yalof, J. (2015, March). Last chance: pressurizing the assessment. In J. Yalof, (Chair). Difficult assessment cases and then some: Part II. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY.

Yalof, J. (2015, March). Discussant Comments. In J. Yalof, (Chair). Difficult assessment cases and then some: Part II. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY.

Yalof, J. (March, 2015). Psychoanalytic assessment. J. Yalof, J. Kleiger, & A. Bram  (Co-Leaders). Society for Personality Interest Group conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY.

Yalof, J., Kleiger, J., Bram, A., &Kulish, M. (January 2015). Assessment and the analytic identity. In J. Kleiger & J. Yalof (Chairs). Discussion Group at the National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, in New York, NY.

Stone, J.S., Yalof, J., Stinchfield, T., & Guay, J. (August 2014). The experience of partners of extreme sport athletes. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Yalof, J (August 2014). What, when, why, and how: teaching the personality assessment sequence. In V. Brabender (Chair) Training the competent psychological assessor: Changing educational nutriments. Symposium conducted at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Yalof, Yalof, J. (August 2014). Using testing to guide treatment. 

Presentation to Pennsylvania Hospital Predoctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, Philadelphia, PA.

Yalof, J. (July 2014). Assessment and psychotherapy. 

Presentation to Immaculata University Predoctoral Internship Consortium, Immaculata, PA.

Yalof, J. (April 2014). The conflicted hold in program management. In D. Downing, (Chair). When holding and containment falter: High conflict moments in teaching, training, & administering graduate psychology programs. Symposium conducted at the Annual Spring Meeting of the American Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY.

Overman, K., Yalof, J., Keaveney, J., Acri. E., & Irani, F. (April 2014). Awareness of deficits in combat and operational stress reaction and PTSD by army reservists. Poster session presented at the Immaculata University Posters Under the Dome, Immaculata, PA.

Yalof, J. (March 2014). What, when, why, and how: teaching the personality assessment sequence. In R. Krishnamurthy (Chair). From Novice to proficient: Sequential development of personality assessment competency through graduate education and training. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Arlington, VA.

Yalof, J. (March 2014). Hypothyroidism, self-regulation, and neuropsychological-personality testing: A psychodynamic case study. In M. Silverstein (Chair). Somatic issues impacting personality assessment: Case studies. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Arlington, VA.

Yalof, J. (March 2014). Integrating neuropsychological, Rorschach, PAI, and psychotherapy data for a man with TBI. In J. Yalof, (Chair). Difficult assessment cases and then some: Psychodynamic perspectives. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Arlington, VA.

Yalof, J. (March 2014). Discussant’s comments. In J. Yalof, (Chair). Difficult assessment cases and then some: Psychodynamic perspectives. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Arlington, VA.

Yalof, J., (March 2014). Psychoanalytic assessment. J. Yalof, J. Kleiger, & A. Bram (Co-Leaders). Society for Personality Interest Group conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Arlington, VA.

Yalof, J., Kleiger, J., Bram, T., & Smolar, A. (January 2014). Assessment and the analytic identity. In J. Kleiger & J. Yalof (Chairs). Discussion Group at the National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, in New York, NY.

Yalof, J. (November 2013). Plenary panel presentation.  In M. Charles, & D. Downing (Co-Chairs).  Psychodynamic graduate training in Psychology: Crises, challenges, and opportunities. Austen Riggs Foundation, Stockbridge, MA.

Yalof, J. (April 2013). Compromise formation: Integrating psychoanalytic ideas into a graduate curriculum. In M. Charles, (Chair). Psychodynamic Clinical training Endangered: A roundtable discussion. Roundtable conducted at the Annual Meeting of Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Yalof, J. (March 2013). Psychoanalytic assessment. J. Yalof & C. Peterson (Co-Leaders). Society for Personality Interest Group conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, CA.

Peters, K., Yalof, J., McGrath, M., & Moon, E. (March 2013). Entrenched child custody battles: Are parents lone fighters or dueling warriors? In. E. Hartmann, (Chair). Forensic applications. Paper Session conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, CA.

Yalof, J. (March 2013). Multiple psychoanalytic perspectives: A Rorschach case study, Part II. Discussant. In J. Kleiger (Chair.) Multiple psychoanalytic perspectives: A Rorschach case study, Part II. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, CA.

Yalof, J. (March 2013). Supervising personality assessment: Establishing best practices. In. R. Ganellen, (Chair). Roundtable conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, CA.

Yalof, J. (February 2013). A new Rorschach approach to analyzing the superego. Faculty Lecture Series, Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA.

Yalof, J. (January 2013). Nonverbal learning disorders: A primer. The Quaker School at Horsham, Horsham, PA.

Kleiger, J., Yalof, J., Bram, T., & Peterson, C. (January 2013). Assessment and the analytic identity. In J. Kleiger & J. Yalof (Chairs). Discussion Group at the National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, in New York, NY.

Yalof, J. (2012, March). 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. (2012, March). 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. (2012, March). 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.

Kleiger, J., Yalof, J., & Bram, T. (2012, January). 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. (December, 2011). 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. (2011, April). 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.

Yalof, J. (2010, October). Nonverbal learning disorders: A primer. City Schools, Psychoanalytic Center of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Frankel, A., Yalof, J., McGrath, M. C., & Chambers, C. (2010, June). Sensory processing abnormalities and development of attachment in children diagnosed with PDD. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.

Yalof, J. (2010, April). Taming the wish to be wild: Challenges to the psychoanalytic teacher and administrator. In. D. Downing (Chair). From the classroom and academia to psychotherapist office, and back again: Intensifying self-observing and containing skills in the student, supervisor/consultant, and administrator. Symposium conducted at the Annual Spring Meeting of the American Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis, Chicago, IL.

Yalof, J. (2010, March). Supporting CS structure with content analysis in educational settings.  In M. Silverstein (Chair). Clinical interpretation and the Rorschach: Using the Comprehensive System and content analysis. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Jose, CA.

Yalof, J. (2010, March). Psychoanalytic assessment. J. Yalof (Chair). Society for Personality Interest Group conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Jose, CA. 

Yalof, J. (2009, November). Personality Asssessment in School Psychology: Bridging Personality Assessment with Neuropsychology.  Chester County Intermediate Unit Countywide Inservice, Downingtown, PA.

Yalof, J. (2009, April). Teaching from surface to depth. In D. Downing (Chair). Against all odds: Teaching psychoanalytical concepts and process in an era of professional and educational resistance. Symposium conducted at the Annual Spring Meeting of the American Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis, San Antonio, Texas.

McGrath, M. C., & Yalof, J. (2008, June). Trainers' and practitioners' views on neuropsychological content in school psychology. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.

Yalof, J. (2008, April). Conflict compromise or complementarity: Psychodynamic theory alongside short-term clinical methods in our clinical doctoral programs. D. Downing (Chair). Roundtable participant at the Annual Spring Meeting of the American Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY.

Yalof, J. (2008, March). Writing for publication. Roundtable participant at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, New Orleans, LA.

Yalof, J. (2008, March). Wishful assessment teaching. In L. Handler (Chair), Innovative teaching of personality assessment. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, New Orleans, LA.

McGrath, M. C., & Yalof, J. (2008, February). School neuropsychology: Practitioners’ perceptions of training. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

McGrath, M. C., & Yalof, J. (2007, March). School neuropsychology: Impact on school psychology program training practices. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New York, NY.

Yalof, J. (2006, April). Classroom as clinic: Challenges of teaching psychoanalytic theory to doctoral students. In M. Hadley (Chair), Teaching psychoanalysis to clinical doctoral students in the age of managed care and short-term treatment. Symposium conducted at the Annual Spring Meeting of the American Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis, Philadelphia, PA.

Yalof, J., & Abraham, P. (2006, March). Assessment supervision. Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, CA.

Yalof, J. (2005, March). Validate the unthinkable? The challenges of teaching students a psychoanalytically informed Rorschach research methodology. In P. Lerner (Chair), Validity and a psychoanalytic approach to the Rorschach. Symposium conducted at the Midwinter Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Yalof, J. (2005, March). Parallels in teaching and learning the Rorschach. In M. Hilsenroth (Chair), Teaching and learning the Rorschach. Symposium conducted at the Midwinter Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Awards: 

Dr. Jed Yalof received the Society for Personality Assessment Distinguished Editor Award for his work as Editor of the Society for Personality Assessment Exchange Newsletter, 2003-2015.

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