IMPORTANT:This page has used Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia in either a refactored, modified, abridged, expanded, built on or 'straight from' text content! (view authors)

David A. Halperin
Born 1934
United States
Died Template:Death date
New York
Occupation Psychiatrist, Author, Poet

David A. Halperin (September 1, 1934 - December 3, 2003) was an American psychiatrist, editor and author. Dr. Halperin was Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Halperin, was a published poet and also the editor of Psychodynamic Perspectives on Religion, Sect, and Cult, as well as other articles on cults. Dr. Halperin served as a board member of the American Family Foundation[1], later called the International Cultic Studies Association.

He was also Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, City University of New York, New York, and Associate Director of Group Therapy and Training Analyst at the Contemporary Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies[2]. Dr. Halperin also served on the Professional Advisory Board of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation[3]. Dr. Halperin was a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and Consulting Psychiatrist on the Custody Panel of the New York State Supreme Court.

He appeared as a commentator on the nationally-broadcast television shows: "Geraldo," "Maury Povich," "Larry King Live" and "Sonya Live".[4]. He was a member and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association[5]. Dr. Halperin was also a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association[6]. He helped to found the Cult Hotline and Clinic, which was awarded the William Lederer Award from the National Jewish Child Guidance Association[7].


Awards, honors, professional associations



  • Group Therapy With Children and Adolescents, Co-Editor with Paul Kymissis, American Psychiatric Publishing, January 1996
  • Group Psychodynamics: New Paradigms and New Perspectives, Year Book Medical Publishers, Incorporated, March 1989
  • Psychodynamic Perspectives on Religion, Sect, and Cult, J. Wright Psg Inc., January 1983


See also


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.