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Dr. Don-David Lusterman
Dr. Don-David Lusterman is a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified provider of psychological services, specializing in infidelity, couples, and family therapy. He is in private practice in Baldwin, Long Island, New York. Education: He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and M.A. in Psychology from Yeshiva University and M.S. Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from Hofstra University. His broad education extends to music, with Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Michigan.
Distinguished Credentials: Dr. Lusterman is a Fellow, Clinical Member, and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; a Charter Member of the American Family Therapy Academy; a Diplomate in Family Therapy of the American Board of Professional Psychology; a Diplomate in Marital and Family Therapy and in Marital and Sex Therapy of American Board of Family Psychology; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association's Divisions of Family Psychology, Independent Practice, Media Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Society for the Study of Men and Masculinity; and a Fellow of the Academy of Psychologists in Marriage, Sex and Family Therapy. He has been the Executive Director of the American Board of Family Psychology and served on the Boards of the American Family Therapy Academy and the Family Division of the American Psychological Association.
Awards: Dr. Lusterman was honored by the American Psychological Association's Family Division as "Family Psychologist of the Year" in 1987, Presidential Commendation in 1994, and Distinguished Service Award in 1998. He was named "Family Therapist of the Year" in 1996 by the Long Island Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. The Shiluv Institute of Family and Couple Therapy gave him the Jerusalem Family Benefactor Award for over 25 years of service as a consultant.
Clinical Experience: In addition to being in private practice for almost 30 years, Dr. Lusterman worked in hospital and clinic settings. He has forensic experience, testifying in custody and murder cases. Faculty Appointments: He is Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University and has been Assistant Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, and Director of a counseling psychology program at Hofstra University.
Publications and Presentations: Dr. Lusterman is an author of the following books: Infidelity: A Survival Guide, Bridging Separate Gender Worlds: Why Men and Women Clash and How Therapists Can Bring Them Together, Integrating Family Therapy : Handbook of Family Psychology and Systems Theory, and Casebook for Integrating Family Therapy: An Ecosystemic Approach. He wrote numerous chapters in other books and articles in national and international journals. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Family Psychology and the American Journal of Family Therapy. He participated in the American Psychological Association's Psychotherapy Videtoape Series: "Couples Therapy for Discovered Marital Infidelity." In addition to having conducted nearly 100 presentations for national and international professional associations, he contributes to the community by presenting programs for schools and groups.
Media: A frequent media guest, Dr. Lusterman's TV appearances include national programs such as "Today," "Oprah," and "The Early Show" and New York programs such as "Good Day New York," "News 12 Long Island," "Metro TV," and "Dr. Carol Goldberg and Company." He is interviewed on international radio. He often appears in publications, such as the New York Times, Newsday, USA Today, and national and international magazines.
Membership: He is member of the American Psychological Association (Fellow), American Orthopsychiatric Association (Fellow), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (Fellow, Clinical member and Supervisor), American Family Therapy Academy (Charter Member); New York State Psychological Association, Nassau County Psychological Association, The Israel Association for Marital and Family Therapy, and International Family Therapy Association. Languages: English and Hebrew.
Other Professional Experience: Dr. Lusterman is a musician, composer, musicologist, and pianist. Hobbies: He is an amateur radio operator and photographer.
Personal: Dr. Lusterman's expertise on family psychology is backed by personal experience. He and his wife recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.