Author Bio

Jairo N. Fuertes, PhD, ABPP, LMHC is Professor of Psychology in the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry in the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is Senior Associate Editor of Behavioral Medicine and has served on the editorial boards of other top-tier journals, including Psychotherapy and Psychotherapy Research. Dr. Fuertes is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 12 and 29) has served as Chair of the Education and Training Committee and as Diversity Domain Representative in APA’s Division 29 (Psychotherapy). He is a licensed psychologist and mental health counselor in New York State, and is board certified in both clinical and counseling psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. For over 20 years he has been a Supervising Psychologist in the Counseling Center at Baruch College, The City University of New York; he also maintains a bilingual private practice in Garden City, NY. Dr. Fuertes is an immigrant from Colombia, South America. He arrived in the U.S at the age of 10, and graduated from the public school system in Montgomery County, Maryland. He is also a “Triple Terp”, having obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park. A professional percussionist, he has recorded several albums over his musical career. He lives with his wife Hnin and their two daughters in Garden City NY.

Articles by Jairo N. Fuertes, Ph.D., ABPP