David Nylund, Ph.D., LCSW

Division of Social Work
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819

Phone: 916-743-7281
Web: www.drdavidnylund.com

David Nylund is an associate professor of Social Work at California Sate University, Sacramento. In addition to his work as a professor, he is the clinical director of the Gender Health Center, River Rock Counseling, and La Familia Counseling Center and is on the faculty of the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. David is an also a certified trainer for the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE). David has over 25 years of clinical experience working in many contexts including community mental health, non-profit agencies, managed care settings, and private practice. He has published many articles on narrative therapy and clinical work with the LGBT population and is the author of Treating Huckleberry Finn: A New Narrative Approach with Kids Diagnosed ADHD and the co-editor (with Craig Smith) of Narrative Therapies with Children and Adolescents.

Additionally, he is trained in cultural criticism having earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies with a designated emphasis in feminist theory. He is a widely known scholar in masculinity studies, queer theory, and critical sport studies. His book, Beer, Babes, and Ball: Masculinity and Sports Talk Radio is a feminist, queer analysis of the popularity of sports talk radio. 

In addition to publishing various articles and book chapters on family therapy, gender studies, and narrative/postmodern practices, Dr. Nylund is a sought after international speaker, having presenting on the following topics:

  • narrative approaches with youth, eating disorders, and couples
  • collaborative therapy with children and teens diagnosed with ADHD
  • clinical and community work with transgender persons
  • the application of queer theory in counseling
  • the use of popular culture in therapy
  • client-directed, outcome-informed therapy (CDOI) and feedback –informed therapy (FIT)
  • critical multiculturalism
  • gender and sports
  • critical media literacy
  • masculinity and violence prevention
  • working with men in therapy from a feminist perspective