Douglas C. Haldeman, Ph.D.


My publication record in refereed journals and professional volumes spans a variety of issues relative to ethical and competent clinical practice with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients, gender identity issues, as well as the relationship between the science of psychology and social issues.

I am best known for my critiques of sexual orientation conversion therapy and the “ex-gay” movement of the religious right wing. My first book chapter on this subject appeared in the 1991 volume edited by Gonsiorek and Weinrich, Homosexuality: Issues for Public Policy, and subsequent articles have been published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy.

Additionally, I have written textbook chapters and journal articles on Gender Identity Disorder (GID) in children, spirituality in the lives of gay men, gay marriage, the gay male community, and the ethical and competent treatment of lesbian, gay and bisexual clients in psychotherapy. I am particularly proud of the policy work in which I have participated on behalf of LGBT individuals through the APA. With Dr. Judith Glassgold, I am currently at work on my first book, Changing Sexual Orientation: From Fiction to Fact, for APA Books.

Please find below a list of my selected publications, grouped by category, many of which are downloadable from this site. Please see my Vita for a complete list of publications.


  • McGarrah, N; Alvord, M; Martin, J; Haldeman, D. (2009). In the spotlight: Ethical concerns for psychologists in the media. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (April, 2009).
  • Haldeman, D. (2010). Life with the Village People: Psychologist in the LGBT community. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 41, pp. 502.
  • Haldeman, D. (2011). Including multiculturalism and diversity an a psychology curriculum. In R. Balter and R. Nettles (Eds.) Multiple minority identities: Applications for practice, research, and training. New York NY: Springer Publishing.

Conversion Therapy

Men and Masculinity

  • Kiselica, M., Mule, M., and Haldeman, D. (2007). Finding inner peace in a homophobic world: Counseling gay boys and boys who are questioning their sexual identity. In M. Kiselica (Ed.), Counseling Troubled Boys, New York: Routledge.
  • Haldeman, D. (2002). Don’t come any closer: How heterophobia contaminates interpersonal relationships between gay and heterosexual men. In Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity Newsletter, 7, pp. 2 – 3.
  • Haldeman, D. (2001). Counseling gay and bisexual men. In G. Brooks and G. Good (Eds.), A New Handbook for Counseling Men (pp. 796-815). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Gay Men: Psychotherapy and Identity Development

  • Haldeman, D. (2010). Reflections of a gay male psychologist. In J. Kelly and N. Kaslow (Eds), Psychotherapy (47) 2, 177-185.
  • Haldeman, D. (2006). The village people: Identity and development in the gay male community. In K. Bieschke, R. Perez & K. DeBord (Eds)., Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clients (pp. 71-90). Washington, D.C.: APA Books.
  • Haldeman, D. (2006). Queer eye on the straight guy: A case of gay male heterophobia. In M. Stevens and M. Englar-Carlson (Eds.), In the Room With Men: A Casebook for Psychotherapy with Men (pp. 301-317). Washington, D.C.: APA Books.
  • Division 44/Committee on Lesbian, gay and Bisexual Concerns Joint Task Force on Professional Practice Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients. American Psychologist, 55(12), pp. 1409-1421.

Diversity, Gender identity and Other Issues

  • Haldeman, D. (2012). The evolving family. In Fouad, N. & Carter, J. (Eds.) Handbook of Counseling Psychology, p. 105-122, Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
  • Haldeman, D. (2011). Diversity training: Multiple minority awareness. In Nettles, R. & Balter, R. (Eds.): Multiple Minority Identities: Applications for Research, Practice and Training, p. 231-247, New York: Springer.
  • Haldeman, D. (2010). Evaluating pilots and air traffic controllers. In Walfish, S. and Barnett, J. Fifty Ways for Practitioners to Leave Managed Care. Washington D.C.: APA Books.
  • Kiselica, M., Mule, M., and Haldeman, D. (2007). Finding inner peace in a homophobic world: Counseling gay boys and boys who are questioning their sexual identity. In M. Kiselica (Ed.), Counseling Troubled Boys, New York: Routledge.
  • Haldeman, D. (2000). Gender atypical youth: Social and clinical issues. The School Psychology Review, 29(2), pp. 216-222.
  • Haldeman, D. (1999). The best of both worlds: Essentialism and social constructionism in clinical practice. In J. Bohan and G. Russell (Eds.), Conversations About Psychology and Sexual Orientation (pp. 57-70). New York: New York University Press.
  • Haldeman, D. (1996). Spirituality and religion in the lives of lesbians and gay men. In R. Cabaj & T. Stein (Eds.), Homosexuality and Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Textbook (pp. 881-896). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association Press.