Educational Background

Donald J Franklin, PhD - Educational Background

Donald J. Franklin, Ph.D. has been licensed in New Jersey as a psychologist since 1987.  These educational programs fulfilled part of the requirements for licensure as a psychologist.. Continuing Educational programs are also listed, as well as an overview of his basic psychological training:

Ph.D., 1985, Fordham University, New York, New York 10023

This degree program included courses in psychometric theory, psychological assessment and testing; personality theory, adult and child psychopathology, theories of motivation, social psychology, theory and practice of psychotherapy and counseling, clinical supervision, theory and practice of marriage and family therapy, several practicums in counseling and psychotherapy, and courses in psychological research methods and the application of research to practice.

MA, 1976, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

This degree program in Rehabilitation Counseling included courses in the psychological basis of counseling theory, techniques of counseling and psychotherapy, group counseling, medical and psychological aspects of disability and severe disability, psychological testing, psychodrama techniques, and research techniques, with a thesis on alcohol treatment.

BA, 1973, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837

This psychology degree program provided the basic theoretical psychological background for graduate training in psychology.  Psychology courses included: Foundations of Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Memory and Thinking, Personality Theory, Study of Freudian Psychology, Perception, Psychological Testing and Mental Retardation, Advanced Psychological Testing, Abnormal Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Psychology of Later Childhood and Adolescence, Psychology of Motivation, and the Sociology of Mental Illness and Suicide.

Continuing Education

Training in psychology does not stop when you receive your final degree. Consequently, Dr. Franklin has continued his education in psychology in many ways since his licensure as a Psychologist in 1987.

Dr. Franklin has participated in many Continuing Education courses since licensure as a Psychologist in 1987. This includes the completion of additional graduate course work in Child Psychology, as well as continuing education workshops in Psychological Testing, Treatment of Depression, Social Phobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Cognitive Therapy Methods, Neuropsychological Assessment, Memory Impairment, Evaluation and Treatment of Sexual Offenders, Divorce Mediation, Child Custody and Divorce Issues, Identification of Child Abuse, Personality Disorders, Diagnosis and Clinical Evaluations, Attention Deficit Hyperative Disorder, Assertiveness Skills, Parenting Skills, Couples Therapy, Short Term Psychotherapy, Coping Skills, Identification of Malingering, and Forensic Evaluation procedures, plus many other areas of psychology.