My Meeting With Psychologist Dr. Kalman J. Kaplan

While in New York, I had an interview with renowned American psychologist, Dr. Kalman J. Kaplan.


Dr. Kaplan is a social and developmental psychologist as well as a licensed clinical psychologist. He has published widely in the areas of interpersonal and international relations, and life-span developmental psychology, with concentration in the areas of aging, family theory and therapy, as well as the emerging field of biblical psychology, the use of transactional analysis in schizophrenia, and in suicide and suicide prevention.

Currently, Dr. Kaplan is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in both the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, and Director of the Program in Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health ( sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.

He was a Fulbright Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Tel Aviv University in 2006-2007, served as editor of the Journal of Psychology and Judaism, is on the editorial board of Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, and is also a reviewer for the International Journal of the Psychology of Religion.

He has been the recipient of federal grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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