Santa Clara University

David B. Feldman, Ph.D.


David B. Feldman, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, where he teaches courses in cognitive-behavioral therapy, brief psychotherapies, and personality theory. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas and completed a health psychology fellowship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California. His research and writings have addressed such topics as hope, meaning, and growth in the face of physical illness, trauma, and other highly stressful events. In all, he has authored 29 articles and book chapters, presented at twelve national and international conferences, and conducted countless research studies. His new book, The End-of-Life Handbook: A Compassionate Guide to Connecting with and Caring for a Dying Loved One, (New Harbinger Publications, January 2008) addresses the needs of families as they face the life-threatening illness of a loved one.