Jay Slosar, Ph.D., Q.M.E., has been in private practice for 30 years as a licensed psychologist and provided direct clinical and consulting services in a variety of diverse settings. Dr. Slosar received his bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University, earned his master’s degree from Wichita State University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Dr. Slosar is on the expert witness panel in juvenile, family, and criminal law in Orange County, CA. He also provides forensic evaluations from court referrals, specializing in evaluating teenagers and young adults. His practice is located in Irvine, California.
Dr. Slosar has worked and consulted for many companies and organizations, including Health and Human Services Group, Young Life Enrichment Program, Family Solutions, Western Youth Services, Villa Millard Facility, and the Dawson Education Foundation. The services provided included counseling, psychological evaluations, program design, staff training, and conflict resolution.
He has also served as the administrative clinician for a federal contract in the delivery of an employee assistance program for federal law enforcement employees and their families. Over the course of six years, he was responsible for all clinical and administrative needs for an $8 million federal contract which included providing training/education workshops in the areas of stress management, trauma response, supervisory management, domestic violence, and workplace violence. He co-directed the critical incident response services for operational and non-operational traumas. He has completed certification in critical incident response training from the American Red Cross and the National Organization for Victim’s Assistance.
Dr. Slosar has written and published professional materials and articles, including a staff training manual for residential treatment services. He has also presented a paper at the FBI Quantico training facility on perfectionism and its relationship to suicide in law enforcement personnel. He is the author of The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success. (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2009.)
Dr. Slosar has taught since 1985 in both the psychology department and the health services department at Chapman University as an adjunct assistant associate professor.
He was the president of the Orange County Psychological Association in 2004 and is a past board member of the California Coalition of Ethical Mental Health Care, a San Francisco-based group that promotes the ethics and integrity of mental health-care delivery services. Dr. Slosar was on the board of directors for the California Psychological Association in 2006 and 2007. He is also a Board Member of the California Association of Psychology Providers (CAPP).