Leslie M. Drozd, PhD

Leslie Drozd, PhD, is a psychologist in independent practice in Newport Beach, California in clinical and forensic psychology with expertise in family violence, alienation, gatekeeping, child abuse, and substance abuse. She has co-authored a myriad of peer-reviewed articles and chapters in these areas of expertise. She serves as a forensic consultant, expert witness, reviewing expert, and child custody evaluator and as a clinician working with families with resist refuse dynamics. She has served as the editor Journal of Child Custody, AFCC task forces that created the Model Standards of Practice for conducting child custody evaluations and the supplement to those model standards for dealing with intimate partner violence in child custody cases. She has co-written or co-edited books for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Oxford University Press, and Professional Resources Press. She has taught judges, attorneys, and mental health professionals across the country, in Canada, and Europe. She has received AFCC’s John E. Van Duzer Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding contributions and achievements.

Former Presidents

Matthew Sullivan, PhD (2019-2020)
Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman (2018-2019)
Annette T. Burns, JD (2017-2018)
Marsha Kline Pruett, ABPP, PhD (2016-2017)
Hon. Peter Boshier (2015-2016)
Richard Altman, JD (2014-2015)
Nancy Ver Steegh, JD (2013-2014)
Arnold Shienvold, PhD (2012-2013)
Linda Fieldstone, MEd (2011-2012)
Robert Smith, JD, MDiv (2010-2011)
Hon. Emile Kruzick (2009-2010)
Robin Deutsch, PhD (2008-2009)
Hon. William Fee (2007-2008)
Mary Ferriter, MPA (2006-2007)
Hon. Hugh Starnes (2005-2006)
Leslye Hunter, MA LMFT (2004-2005)
Hon. George Czutrin (2003-2004)
Jan Shaw, MPA (2002-2003)
Hon. Denise McColley (2001-2002)
Hon. Arline Rotman (2000-2001)
Phil Bushard, DPA (1999-2000)
Christine Coates, MEd, JD (1998-1999)
Hon. Alastair Nicholson (1997-1998)
Linda Hahn, MS (1996-1997)
John Kydd, MSW, JD (1995-1996)
Hon. Douglas McNish (1994-1995)
Robert Tompkins, MA (1993-1994)
Gerald Lecovin, LLB (1992-1993)
Hon. Susan Snow (1991-1992)
Russell Schoeneman, PhD (1990-1991)
Hon. Thomas Bishop (1989-1990)
Hon. Lawrence Kaplan (1988-1989)
Hugh McIsaac, MSW (1987-1988)
Donald Moir (1986-1987)
Anthony "Tim" Salius (1984-1986)
Jay Folberg, Esq. (1983-1984)
Hon. John Van Duzer (1982-1983)
Hon. Frank Orlando (1981-1982)
Hon. Nancy Holman (1980-1981)
Hon. Betty Barteau (1979-1980)
Hon. Marvin Holz (1978-1979)
Hon. Irwin Cantor (1977-1978)
Meyer Elkin (1976-1977)
Hon. Norman Fenton (1975-1976)
Hon. Solie Ringold (1974-1975)
Hon. Betty Vitousek (1973-1974)
Hon. Robert Hunter (1972-1973)
Hon. Byron Lindsley (1971-1972)
Hon. Melvin Cohn (1970-1971)
Hon. Victor Baum (1969-1970)
Hon. William MacFaden (1968-1969)
Hon. Timothy O'Reilly (1967-1968)
Hon. Laurens Henderson (1966-1967)
Hon. James Cunningham Sr. (1965-1966)
Hon. Frank Blum (1964-1965)
Hon. Verne Warner (1963-1964)
Hon. Roger Alton Pfaff (1963)