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An accomplished psychologist based in Ventura County, California, Dr. Fred Norris holds extensive experience working with children in the context of divorce. His clientele includes children of all ages, from adolescents to children under the age of six. Divorce related issues frequently addressed by Dr. Fred Norris include child custody evaluations, court ordered therapy, mediation, and special master work. As an educational psychologist, Dr. Fred Norris also performs educational assessments and works specifically with children regarding a comprehensive array of learning disabilities. Applying his career experience, Dr. Fred Norris has delivered academic presentations on topics such as Children’s Adjustment to Divorce, Helping Children Achieve, Understanding Pre-School Age Children, ADHD in Adolescents and Young Adults, and Controversial and Innovative Approaches to Treating Severe Cases of Parental Alienation. In 2007, psychologist Dr. Fred Norris published an article in the Journal of Child Custody regarding the decision-making criteria in child custody disputes. In pro bono work, Dr. Fred Norris offers mediation and custody evaluations in Ventura County Superior Courts. Dr. Fred Norris, a psychologist based in California, achieved his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Southern California in August 1978 and subsequently completed a post-doctoral internship at Aurora Vista del Mar Hospital. His educational history includes earning his Bachelor and Master degrees in Psychology from California State University at Northridge and earning a Master of Business Administration from California Lutheran University. Prior to establishing his practice, psychologist Dr. Fred Norris served as a Community College Instructor at Moorpark College, teaching a course on the Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships. A past President of the Ventura County Psychology Association, Dr. Fred Norris currently serves as the organization’s Treasurer and Chair of the Ethics Committee. He also holds memberships with the Ventura County Family Law Bar Association, the American Psychological Association, and the California Psychological Association.

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Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Educational Psychologist

Fred Norris Ph.D.



Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

University of Southern California

MBA in Business

California Lutheran University