Deborah O. Day, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Certified Family Mediator

 

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Dr. Day received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology and is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Family Mediator. Dr. Day is in private practice with Psychological Affiliates, Inc., of Winter Park, Florida. Her practice specialties include forensic psychology including divorce/parenting plan evaluations, collaborative law practice, Factitious Disorders (Munchausen By Proxy), child abuse, and criminal matters. She has testified regarding numerous psychological issues and presents professional workshops and seminars throughout the country.

 

Dr. Day is the co-editor of the book, Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome: Misunderstood Child Abuse. Her most recent publications, Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome and Child Custody Evaluations are Essential appear in the Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice. She completed a three-year appointment to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Florida Supreme Court and seven-year appointment with the Mediation Ethics Advisory Commission. She is active in the Florida Bar's Family Law Section, previously Vice-Chair of the Domestic Violence Committee and Co-chair of the Litigation Support Committee.

 

Currently, she is Special Advisor to the Section Chair on Children’s Issues, Domestic Violence, and Legislation. Dr. Day is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Florida Psychological Association, and an affiliate member of The Florida Bar, Family Law Section. Dr. Day is the past President of the Florida Psychological Association, Central Florida Chapter and current Ethics Chair. She is a founding board member of the Central Florida Collaborative Law Group. She completed two terms as a founding board member of the Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Court (FLAFCC). In 2010, Dr. Day received the Family Law Section “Making a Difference” award, recognizing her commitment to volunteerism during her career.

 

 In 2011, she received the visionary award, recognizing the contribution the families of  Florida. Dr. Day has extensive television and news experience. She has provided commentary for Court TV, American Health Network, CNN, and all the major network news broadcasts.

 

2011 Visionary Award Winner

 

Dr. Day received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology and is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Celtified Family Mediator. Dr. Day is

in private practice with Psychological Affiliates, Inc., of Winter Park, Florida. Her practice specialties include forensic psychology including divorce/parenting plan evaluations, collaborative law practice, Factitious Disorders (Munchausen By Proxy), child abuse, and criminal matters.

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2011 “Making a Difference” Award Recipients

 

The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar publicly acknowledges, through the ‘MAKING A DIFFERENCE” award, those individuals who have made a difference in the lives of the underserved or disadvantaged within our State.  The individuals who receive this award either provide outstanding pro bono services or engage in other types of outstanding volunteer community activities and pursuits that improve the lives of Florida’s children and families.

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Selected Publications

 

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome:Misunderstood Child Abuse - Buy This Book at Amazon.com now

 

Day, D.O. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, Child Custody Evaluations are Essential, Haworth Press. 2008. Vol. 8, Issue 3.

Day, D.O. (Fall 2007). Success Strategies for Stepfamilies, The Family Law Commentator, The Florida Bar, pgs. 13-14.

 

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome:Misunderstood Child Abuse - Buy This Book at Amazon.com now or

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