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    John Burke, PhD

    Dr. John Burke is a Kaplan University psychology professor. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fort Lewis College in Colorado and completed a certification program in addiction counseling at Bethany University in California. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Capella University and completed a certificate program in neuropsychology from the University of California at Berkeley. His doctoral thesis was on borderline personality disorder in adult males in a correctional setting. Dr. Burke has also completed training in strategic brief family therapy training at the Mental Research Institute and APA-certified neuropsychology certificate program coursework at Palo Alto University. 

    At Kaplan University he teaches various psychology courses including Neuropsychology PS520, Cognitive Psychology PS520, Practicum I PS535, and Practicum II PS536. He has also taught Language and Speech Development PS345, Abnormal Psychology PSY 340, and Applied Behavioral Analysis PS515. Dr. Burke serves as the lead professor in the Addiction Studies Emphasis Program and as a course lead. He also serves on the GEL committee and is a member of NAADAC and the American Psychology Association. He has previously taught as an assistant professor at Bethany University.

    In addition to teaching, Dr. Burke Is psychologist at New Life Center, Inc., in San Jose, Calif., where he serves as an on-call clinical psychologist and performs screening, intake, diagnosis and assessment, and psychotherapy. He administers a variety of addiction and neuropsychological tests and assessments as required. Dr. Burke has also worked as a contracted psychologist for San Quentin Correctional Facility and as a licensed psychological assistant for the Child Psychiatry Clinic/Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic at Kaiser Permanente. Other previous experiences have included working as a district testing and assessment coordinator for the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo, California where he also served as a member of the district superintendent's cabinet. He wrote an article titled "Antisocial Personality Disorder in Cult Leaders" that was published in Cult Studies Review and has also presented a poster on memory and marijuana at NAADAC's 2015 National Conference.

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