Dr. Jonathan D. Raskin is a professor of psychology and counselor education at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He currently serves as chair of the Department of Psychology, which houses the psychology undergraduate program and graduate programs in counselor education and psychological science.
Dr. Raskin’s research focuses on constructive meaning-based approaches in psychology and counselor education, especially their applications to understanding abnormality, counseling, psychotherapy. He recently authored a textbook, Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives, published by Red Globe Press, an imprint of Macmillan International Higher Education.
Dr. Raskin is licensed as psychologist in New York and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). He has a longtime private counseling practice in New Paltz. Dr. Raskin is also co-editor of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology and President-elect of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32 of the American Psychological Association).
Dr. Raskin holds a dual identity in both psychology and counseling. As the founding director of the SUNY New Paltz programs in school counseling and mental health counseling, as well as the advanced certificate in mental health counseling, Dr. Raskin has long advocated for CACREP accreditation and the establishment of a counseling identity for the program. While clearly very active and engaged in psychology, Dr. Raskin’s membership in the American Counseling Association, NCC certification, presentation at New York Mental Health Counseling Association conferences, and scholarly work on how counselor education programs should handle professional competency issues in trainees and how referrals should be made at university counseling centers all speak to his also holding a strong counseling identity.