Don Clark (psychologist)

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Don Clark
Donald H. Clark

1930 (age 89–90)
New Jersey, United States
Alma mater
Known forWork with gay people
Author of Loving Someone Gay
Scientific career
FieldsClinical psychology

Donald H. Clark (born 1930 in New Jersey[1]) is an American writer, teacher, consultant and clinical psychologist who has specialized in group and individual work with gay people since 1968. His writing includes fiction, textbooks, and articles for both professional journals and popular magazines. He is the author of the best-selling book, Loving Someone Gay, now in its fifth edition, as well as its Spanish-language edition Amar a Alguien Gay, Someone Gay: Memoirs, Living Gay and As We Are.[2]


Dr. Clark received a B.A. in Psychology from Antioch College in 1953 and a PhD in Psychology from Adelphi University in 1959. He also served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, Scientific and Professional Personnel. He served on the faculty of Hunter College and the City University of New York. He published a report for the Carnegie Corporation of New York about the Human Potential Movement.

He has been a member of the Governing Boards of the Saybrook Institute and the Gay Rights Advocates, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a California Board of Psychology Commissioner, among other roles.

From 1971 to his retirement in 2007, he held a private practice in San Francisco, California.


  1. ^ Wetherford, Ruth (2010). "Psychotherapy & Counseling with Gay Clients--Don Clark Interview". Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  2. ^ Clark, Donald H. (2007). Someone Gay: Memoirs. Lethe Press. ISBN 9781590210673. Retrieved October 6, 2013.

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