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Fred Dyer, Ph.D., CADC, is an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, author, and consultant who services juvenile justice/detention/residential programs, child welfare/foster care agencies, child and adolescent residential facilities, mental health facilities, and adolescent substance abuse prevention programs in the areas of implementation and utilization of evidence-based, gender-responsive, culturally competent, and developmentally and age appropriate practices. Dr. Dyer has provided trainings and consultations to Mississippi Department of Mental Health in addressing aggressive and aggressively acting-out youth through prevention, interruption, and programmatic interventions. He has provided trainings for Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, HOPE Village, and Region 8 Mental Health Center. Dr. Dyer has trained at several alcohol and drug studies schools nationally. He has recently presented at Toronto, Canada's, 50th Year Addictions Studies Conference and is the lead consultant and developer for the Department of National Drug Control's Prevention Department After-school Prevention Program in Bermuda.  

Dr. Dyer has published numerous articles on children and adolescents and on working with MISA clients. His articles have appeared in Professional Counselor , Treatment Today , The Counselor , Addiction Professional , and The Illinois MISA Newsletter . He has published workbooks, Troubleshooting: Helping Adolescents Deal with Substance, Abuse, Violence, and Other Problems; Foster Care Children, Adolescents, and Families: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions; and Adolescent Girls, Substance Abuse, and Depression . His article, "Adolescents, Substance Abuse, and Suicide" was published in Addictions Professional in November 2006, and "Adolescent Substance Abuse and Conduct Disorder," appeared in Addiction Professional in October/November 2007. His article, "Treating Adolescent Substance Abusers with Bi-polar Disorder" appeared in Addiction Professional in October 2009.

Dr. Dyer has trained, presented, and consulted with the National Council for Juvenile Courts and Family Judges, OJJDP, and numerous statewide juvenile justice conferences/university symposiums, including Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Bermuda Department of Court Services, Cook County Juvenile and Adult Probation offices in Chicago, Chicago Department of Mental Health, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and Illinois Association of Foster Care Parents. He has also trained and consulted with The Starting Place, an adolescent co-occurring disorders program in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, Lawrence Hall Youth and Residential Services, Chicago, Bagley Youth Development Group, Atlanta, Georgia, Washington State Treatment Conference, Department of Addictions, Washington, DC, Washington, DC, Juvenile Justice Symposium 2006, and African American Mental Health Conference, Los Angeles, California. He has presented numerous times at Jackson State University's Co-occurring and Substance Abuse conferences. He is on the faculty of several alcohol and drug schools and frequently consults with juvenile justice and adolescent substance abuse treatment/prevention and mental health agencies.

Dr. Dyer has taught at the Child and Adolescent Psychology Department at Chicago State University, College of DuPage, Governors State University, and Harold Washington College. He has served as guest lecturer at Illinois School of Professional Psychology and the Addiction Colloquium at Adler School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Dyer has a Doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He received the Award for Excellence in Training from Cook County Adult Probation and was recently awarded the Key to the City of Laurel, Mississippi, for outstanding work in addressing the mental health needs of children and adolescents who have been maltreated and with aggressive behaviors. Dr. Dyer has also been invited to present at the World Mental Health Conference in London, England.


•  Richardson University, 2005 Psychology, Ph.D.

•  Adler School of Professional Psychology, 1999 - 2002 Clinical Psychology Program, Doctoral

•  Illinois School of Professional Psychology Masters in Psychology with a Counseling Specialty

•  Illinois School of Professional Psychology Certificate in Mental Health Counseling

•  Grant Hospital Clinical Training Program for Addiction Counselors Graduate