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Gerald P. Koocher is an American clinical psychologist.

Biographical information

He was born and brought up in Cambridge, MA.


He completed his BA in psychology at Boston University (1968), and his MA (1970) and PhD (1972) in clinical psychology at the University of Missouri—Columbia.


He has worked for many years at Boston’s Children’s Hospital where he is chief psychologist and at Judge Baker Children’s Center. He is also associate professor at Harvard Medical School. In June 2001, Dr. Koocher became professor and dean of the School for Health Studies at Simmons College (Boston).

Main areas of interest

Funded grants


Preceded by:
Ronald F. Levant
Gerald P. Koocher elected APA President
Succeeded by:
Sharon S. Brehm

Editorial board/consulting editor

He is currently editor of the journal Ethics and Behavior,and he has been editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and The Clinical Psychologist.

See also



  • Koocher, G. P. & Keith-Spiegel, P. C. (1998). Ethics in Psychology: Professional Standards and Cases (second edition). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Koocher, G. P. & Rey-Casserly, C. M. (2002). Ethical Issues in Psychological Assessment. In: Graham, J. R. & Naglieri, J. A. (Eds.). Handbook of Assessment Psychology. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Koocher, G. P., Norcross, J. C., & Hill, S. S. (Eds.). (2005). PsyDR: Psychologists' Desk Reference, 2nd Edition New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Sparta, S. & Koocher, G. P. (Eds.). (2006). Forensic Assessment of Children and Adolescents New York: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Gudas, L. S. & Koocher, G. P. (2003) Grief and Bereavement. In Behrman, R. E. (Ed.). Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. St. Louis: Mosby, pp. 117-120.
  • Koocher, G.P. (2005). Behavioral Research with Children: The Fenfluramine Challenge. In E. Kodesh (Ed.). Learning from Cases: Ethics and Research with Children. New York, Oxford University Press., (pp. 179-193).


  • Horowitz, L. M., Wang, P. S., Koocher, G. P., Burr, B. H., Smith, M. F., Klavon, S, & Cleary, P. D. (2001). Detecting Suicide Risk in a Pediatric Emergency Department: Development of a Brief Screening Tool. Pediatrics, 107, 1133 1137.
  • Koocher, G. P. (2002). Using the CABLES Model to Assess and Minimize Risk in Research: Control Group Hazards. Ethics & Behavior, 12, 75-86.
  • Koocher, G. P. (2004). Ethics and the Advertising of Professional Services: Blame Canada. Canadian Psychology, 45, 137-138.
  • Koocher, G. P. (2005). Following the Money: Economic Inhibitors of Change Affecting Graduate Education in Clinical Psychology. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61, 1171-1174.

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