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Robert Keisner

Robert H. Keisner

Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Demer Institute, Adelphi University


Dr. Keisner is Professor of Psychology, Long Island University. His interests include professional standards and ethics and research into the assessment and enhancement of the sense of community in clinical psychology programs. Dr. Keisner is a founding member of the Long Island Center for Ethics, a frequent consultant and lecturer on ethical issues and teaches the ethics course in the program. He is past chairperson and member of the New York State Board for Psychology, a member of the American Psychological Association, a fellow of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, and the recipient of the American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for his contribution to the training of psychologists in the public interest. Dr. Keisner has a certificate in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and supervises doctoral students in time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy. He has been a consultant to the Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Health & Human Services. As a licensed, practicing psychologist in New York State, Dr. Keisner conducts psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1965. He received his Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy from the Demer Institute, Adelphi University, in 1981. Dr. Keisner conducts political asylum interviews for Doctors of the World, a Human Rights organization.


Professional licensing, ethics, issues and standards, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, sense of community.


  • Keisner, R., Reichstein, A., DiBenidetto, C. and Passarelli, V. "Evaluating a Hate Crime Diversion Program", Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Mass., August, 1999.
  • Keisner, R. (1997, June). Sexual misconduct allegations: True or false? New York State Psychological Association Annual Meetings, Sarasota, NY.
  • Keisner, R. (1997, February and May). Seminars on ethical issues in internship training. Bellevue Hospital Center/NYU Medical Center, New York, NY.
  • Keisner, R., Wincze, J., Parsons, J. & Guantez, M. (1996, October). Standardizing discipline in psychology: A report of disciplinary complaints and outcomes in North America. Paper and workshop. Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards Annual Meetings, Victoria, British Columbia.