Kirkland Vaughans, Ph.D.



Kirkland Vaughans

Kirkland Vaughans is a licensed clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City where he specializes in the treatment of boys of Color from all social strata. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy and the co-editor of the two volumes, The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents. He is also senior adjunct professor at the Derner School of Psychology and the director of both the Postgraduate Program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and the Derner Hempstead Child Clinic. He further serves as a visiting faculty member and Honorary Member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), as well as an adjunct faculty appointment at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is a retired school psychologist and the former Regional Director of the New Hope Guild Centers for Children's Mental Health of Brooklyn as well as former Chairman of the Board of the Harlem Family Institute, and a founding member of Black Psychoanalyst Speak. He has presented at over 125 conferences and panel discussions on issues pertaining White racism, generational transmission of trauma among African Americans, the school to prison pipeline for boys and girls of Color.

vaughans@adelphi.edu