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Michael J. Mayer received his doctorate in Counseling/Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. He has worked in school systems, hospitals and in private practice. He has consulted with and trained educators, nurses, lawyers, ministers, business professionals, CEO’s, and others within their respective settings. Dr. Mayer continues his personal growth through attending at least ten days of workshops a year. Dr. Mayer feels that his most useful knowledge has been acquired from the people he serves.

 

Education

  • University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, Colorado
    Ed.D. – Psychology/Counseling (joint departments)
  • University of Missouri
    Columbia, Missouri
    M.Ed. – Counseling & Guidance
  • Cardinal Glennon College
    St. Louis, Missouri
    BA

Employment

Private Practice Psychologist (partnership)

Licensed in Missouri and Illinois
Mayer, Flanagan Scott and Associates
3407 Berrywood Drive, Suite 200 Columbia, MO 65201
Present

Consultant position, Director of Psychological Services

Charter Hospital of Columbia
200 Portland, Columbia, MO 65201

Psychologist-Inpatient/Outpatient staff

Mark Twain Mental Health Center
109 Virginia Street, Hannibal, MO 63041

Director of Clinical Services (independent contractor)

Gasconade County Counseling Center
18th and Wein Street, Hermann, MO

Director of Guidance

Quincy Senior High School
3322 Maine Street, Quincy, IL 62301

 

Experience

Consultant to:

  • College counseling staff
  • Head start centers (eight years covering ten counties)
  • School systems
  • Hospitals (for psychological services)
  • Businesses
  • MR-DD regional diagnostic centers
  • Early identification and intervention groups for childrens’ agencies
  • Private practice agencies for training and supervision

Director of:

  • High School counseling/guidance department
  • Child/adolescent outpatient therapy program for nine counties of mental health services
  • Groups for clients in partial hospitalization program in mental health center
  • Screening of candidates for religious life
  • Clinical services of mental health outpatient clinic
  • Psychological services at 96 bed psychiatric hospital (consultant)

Presented Topics on:

  • Parenting
  • Stress management
  • Marriage
  • Family systems
  • Identification of child/adolescent problems
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Addictions
  • Sexual abuse
  • Depression
  • Alcohol/drug
  • Business communication
  • Motivation

Specific Training:

  • Richard Gardner (children)
  • Masters & Johnson (sexual issues)
  • Theodore Millon (personality)
  • Jay Haley (directive therapy)
  • Peggy Papp (families)
  • Michael Jenike (Obsessive Compulsive)
  • Russel Barkley (ADHD)
  • Bill O’Hanlan (solution-oriented therapy)

General Training:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Grief
  • Neuro-linguistic programming
  • Chemical dependency
  • Hypnosis
  • Stress management
  • Aggression
  • Business concerns

Involved With:

  • Multiple managed care companies including HMOs, PPOs and in IPA
  • Chamber business exposition
  • Community school to work committee
  • Setting up criteria for evaluation of a medical director

Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Phi Delta Kappa (Honorary Educational Fraternity)
  • American Counseling Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary International
  • Chamber of Commerce – Columbia, MO
  • Missouri Psychological Association

Honors

  • Men of Achievement, London, England
  • Who’s Who in the Midwest (Marquis)

Books:

  • Choose a Better Road: Tips for Life’s Traffic Jams, Tomahawk Publishers
  • Recreation of a Nation Through Real Parenting, R&E Publishers
  • If Only I had Married Myself, Pine Mountain Press
  • How to Love, Understand, and Cope with Teenagers, Libra Publishers

IGPA Quarterly:

  • “Survival or Revival”

Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation:

  • “Self-Concept and the Dropout-Prone High School Student”

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