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A clinical, forensic, and educational psychologist, as well as a licensed marriage, family, and child counselor, Dr. Fred Norris has worked for more than 30 years providing mental health services to the greater Ventura County area. Dr. Norris offers a wide range of services through his clinical and forensic practices. Dr. Norris began his education at Ventura College before transferring to California State University, Northridge, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in August 1974. Dr. Fred Norris remained at CSU Northridge, obtaining his Master of Arts in Psychology and Psychological Services two years later. In May 1981, he completed a Master of Business Administration at California Lutheran University. He continued his studies at the University of Southern California, earning his Ph.D. in 1987 from the Department of Education with a specialization in Counseling Psychology. In addition to Dr. Fred Norris' many years as a student, he has also worked as a teacher. From 1976 to 1978, he taught a course at Moorpark Community College entitled Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships. From 1979 to 1981, Dr. Fred Norris worked as a graduate school instructor at California Lutheran University. He taught courses in the education and management departments on topics including perceptual motor procedures, personalized management training, and dilemmas of the dual-career couple. Dr. Fred Norris also presented a workshop entitled, "A Multi-Method Approach to the Treatment of Encopresis," which was funded by the Ventura County Psychological Association. Encopresis is a chronic condition in which children between the ages of 4 and 10 soil themselves. Other presentations by Dr. Fred Norris have involved children's adjustment to divorce; parenting skills training; helping children achieve; ADHD in adolescents and young adults; understanding preschool-age children; coping with dual-career dilemmas; controversial and innovative approaches to treating severe cases of parental alienation; and decision-making criteria in cases involving requests for overnight visits for infants and toddlers. Dr. Fred Norris currently serves as the Ethics Chair for the Ventura County Psychological Association. He can be reached online at

Work experience


Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Educational Psychologist

Fred Norris Ph.D.


Sep 1982May 1987


University of Southern California
Sep 1978Jun 1981


California Lutheran University