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Daniel Kaplin, PhD is a researcher, professor, and clinical psychologist. In 2005, Daniel received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the College of Staten Island. In 2007, he obtained a Master's Degree from Queen's College in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. He completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Walden University in 2014.

Daniel currently teaches at the The College of Staten Island and St. John's University. His past affiliations include Wagner College, New York City College of Technology, and The College of New Jersey. During this time, Daniel has developed an exemplary reputation for his pedagogical style. His approach to teaching involves the use of multi-sensory techniques and the ability to synthesize textual material with popular culture references. Daniel's research interests center on diversity, with a concentration on religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. He has examined how religious beliefs and practices influence mental health (e.g., anxiety, depression, and substance abuse), ways improve the treatment and access to care for ethnic minorities, and prescriptive authority for psychologists as a means to increase access to care for minorities and members of rural communities. Daniel's clinical experience includes working with adults and children, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He started as a psychology extern at South Beach psychiatric Center. Afterwards, he became a psychology intern and fellow at the Hamilton-Madison House (HMH). HMH This organization is an Asian-Bicultural clinic designed to provide services to under represented populations in lower Manhattan. More recently, he has been working with older adults in nursing homes.

Daniel is an active member and advocate for the field of psychology and has served on several diversity boards on the state and national levels. He presented a talk on the best strategies to harness technology for the improvement of classroom learning in Washington, D.C. Daniel serves on as a board member to New York State Psychological Association's Council of Representatives, the Division of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (DCRE), and the Committee for Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists (RxP). He is a past board member of Project TEAL and the Greenwich Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies.


2007-2014       Walden University, Minneapolis, M.N.

                        Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology. 

                        Degree Conferred: July 2014, 3.87 G.P.A.       

Dissertation Title:  The Relationship between Religiosity and Substance Use in the Jewish Community.   


2005-2007       Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY),

                        Flushing, N.Y.

                        Master of Arts in Psychology (with a concentration in Neuropsychology)  

                        Degree conferred: May 2007, 3.515 G.P.A.


2004-2005       College of Staten Island of the City University of New York (CUNY), Staten Island, N.Y.

                        Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology

            Degree conferred: June 2005. 3.926 G.P.A.

            Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude

License, Certifications & Awards

2017-                 New York State Licensed Psychologist (#21974)

2015-2017         Provisional License- Limited Permit in Psychology (#P96334)

2012-Present     Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Credential # 24707


Professional Activities and Memberships

American Psychological Association (A.P.A.)

Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Div. 2 of APA)

Society of Clinical Psychology (Div. 12 of APA)

Association for Psychological Science (A.P.S.)

New York State Psychological Association (N.Y.S.P.A.)