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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology




Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Theory and Techniques: Family/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Health Psychology


Biological Bases of Behavior

Tests and Measurements

Intercultural Awareness Development

Health psychology; chronic pain; disability; on-line learning pedagogy; neuropsychology; addictions; psychopharmacology

Zelman DC, Gore M, Duke E, Brandenburg N (2005) Validation of the Brief Pain Inventory for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 29: 401-410.

Paul SM, Zelman DC & Miaskowski C (2005) Categorizing the severity of cancer pain: further exploration of the establishment of cutpoints. Pain, 113: 37-44.

Zelman DC, Dukes E, Brandenburg N, Bostrom A & Gore M (2005) Identification of cut-points for mild, moderate and severe pain due to painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Pain, 115:29-36

Zelman DC, Smith M, Hoffman D, Reed P, Edwards L, Levine E & Dukes E. (2004) Acceptable, manageable, and tolerable days: patient daily goals for medication management of persistent pain. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 28:474-489.

Zelman DC, Hoffman D, Seifeldin R. & Dukes E. (2003) Development of a metric for a day of manageable pain control: derivation of pain severity cut-points for low back pain and osteoarthritis. Pain, 106:35-42.

Stock WE & Zelman DC (2000) Women in the age of Viagra - the case for psychology's voice. Public Service Psychology, 25:7-8.

Zelman DC & Stock WE (2000) Creating a feminist pharmacotherapy. Public Service Psychology, 25:16.

Howland EW, Nakamura Y, Cleeland CS, Suthers LS, Nichols SN, & Zelman, DC. (1995). Effects of hypnosis on subjective pain ratings and evoked potential amplitudes. Analgesia 1(3), 171-184.

Zelman DC, & Metrick SB (1992). Art from Ashes: The Bay Area Arts Relief Project Oakland, California: Marcus A Foster Educational Institute. Book describing expressive art projects and classroom interventions by East Bay mental health professionals following the 1991 Oakland fire.

Zelman DC, Brandon TH, Jorenby DE & Baker TB (1992). Measures of affect and nicotine dependence predict differential response to smoking cessation treatments. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 60, 943-952.

Zelman DC, Howland EW, Nichols S, Hodes B, & Cleeland C (1991). Brief mood induction influences pain perception and tolerance. Pain, 46:105-11.

Brandon TH, Zelman, DC, & Baker TB (1987). Effects of maintenance sessions on smoking relapse: Delaying the inevitable? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55: 780-783.

Zelman DC, Tiffany S & Baker TB. (1985). Influence of stress on morphine-induced hyperthermia: Relevance to drug conditioning and tolerance development. Behavioral Neuroscience, 99: 122-144.

Academic History and Background

BA Psychology, State University of New York at Binghamton

Postdoctoral M.S. in Psychopharmacology - California School of Professional Psychology

Internship, Clinical Psychology, Veteran's Administration Hospital, San Francisco

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California - Berkeley, Brief psychodynamic therapy

PhD Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1989

Licensed Psychologist in California

American Psychological Association

California Psychological Association

American Pain Society