Author ~ Clinician ~ Lecturer
Dr. John Mayer is a practicing Clinical Psychologist acclaimed for treating adolescents, children, families, violent and acting out patients, substance abusers and disorders of young adults. He is particularly noted for his successful help with that dreaded, difficult age group—teens. A native Chicagoan, he received his doctorate from Northwestern University Medical School~in the day.
Dr. Mayer is noted for bringing warmth, sensitivity, and high energy to his clinical work and to his presentations. Audiences and young people are drawn to his no-nonsense, engaging style that emphasizes respect for the dignity of others. As such his approach is never sarcastic or insulting.
Dr. Mayer is the author of over 60 professional articles, most on family life, 20 books, a screenplay and a stage play! He received a contract on his 1st novel, Shadow Warrior (available at Amazon.com) to develop it into a major motion picture. His newsletter – Mayer’s Memo – is widely acclaimed for its hard-hitting guidance on the most important topics on youth. Mayer’s Memo is in its 27th year and it is distributed to schools, institutions and parents from coast-to-coast.
Dr. Mayer is president of The International Sports Professionals Association-ISPA and on the board of directors of The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching-CEYC.
Dr. Mayer lectures and consults around the country as well as to the federal government and law enforcement agencies. He is often the expert called into the “Headline Cases” involving youth. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey Mexico.
Dr. Mayer has two very successful children of his own. He is still an avid athlete and resides in Chicago, Illinois. He has received many honors in his career (Named one of the 2000 outstanding scientists of the 20th century~honorary diplomas~wrote a book for the United Nations) but maybe his greatest honor is the title ‘grandpa’ that he received in November 2011 with the birth of Elsa Fazliu Mayer.