Peter Goldblum, PhD

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Professor Emeritus

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Peter Goldblum, Ph.D., MPH, professor emeritus, Founding Director of the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research, Founding Founding Director of the Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic at PAU and the LGBTQ Area of Emphasis. He received his Ph.D. from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now PAU), his MPH from UC, Berkeley School of Public Health, his MA in Psychology and Teaching from Teachers College-Columbia, and his BA from the University of Texas, Austin. He was a founder and original Deputy Director of the UCSF AIDS Health Project and a visiting scholar and Director of the HIV Bereavement and Caregiver Study at Stanford. He is a pioneer in the development of community-based mental health programs for LGBTQ clients with over forty-five years experience serving this population in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has contributed to the professional literature related to gay men's health, culture and suicide, end of life issues, HIV and work, and AIDS bereavement, including two highly acclaimed books: Strategies for Survival: A Gay Men's Health Manual for the Age of AIDS (with Martin Delaney) and Working with AIDS Bereavement (with Sarah Erickson). More recently his research has focused on suicide and bullying, including serving as senior editor to the book Youth Suicide and Bullying, by Oxford University Press. His awards include the NCSPP Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Committee Award for his contribution to professional psychology (2008), APA Division 44 Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award (2013). Larry Beutler Faculty Award, Palo Alto University, In recognition of outstanding national and international contributions to the Field of Psychology (2013). Dr. Goldblum is currently Project Manager of Project Trust, a project with San Francisco Theological Seminary and Kaiser Permanente to encourage collaboration between mental health and spiritual providers.

Areas of Interest:

Gender and Sexual Minorities, Bullying and Suicide, Supervision, Consultation, Program Evaluation, Mental Health and Spirituality