Dr. Jeffrey Stern received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa and has been a licensed psychologist in Hawaii for over 15 years. He is a past president of the Hawaiʻi Psychological Association and has been an HPA board member for more than 10 years. Besides maintaining a clinical practice and teaching full time, Dr. Stern is the clinical director of the Hawaiʻi MCHLEND (Maternal Child Health – Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) program, supported by a Federal training grant. He has served as an expert witness in due process hearings, frequently writes testimony as a member of the HPA Legislative Action Committee (e.g., prescriptive authority, insurance coverage for ABA services for children with Autism), and chaired the committee that drafted the continuing education statute for psychologists in the state. He has written over 1,000 psychological evaluation reports and regularly presents to community groups on topics ranging from workplace wellness and coping with stress to pivotal response training. His research interests and current activities are focused on children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families and workplace well-being. He is also a consulting psychologist assessing and promoting workplace wellness. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa (since 1995) and Hawaiʻi Pacific University (2013-2015).
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Clinical Studies Program, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2003.
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Clinical Studies Program, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1994.
B.A., Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1988.