Meet
Jerry Wyckoff

Dr. Wyckoff’s experience in public education includes seventeen years as a psychologist and special education administrator in the Shawnee Mission School District as well as a consultant to school districts in Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, Naples, Florida and Kansas City.

He has also been chairperson of the Stop Violence Committee, a part of the Kansas Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse, has served on the professional advisory boards of C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates), CH.A.D.D. (Children with Attention Deficit Disorder) and Twins Magazine. Dr. Wyckoff is a frequent speaker for such groups as Parents as Teachers, the National Conference on "At Risk" Students, and the Kansas Governor's Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse. He has recently been a consultant to the Francis Child Development Institute in the development of a character education model for their early childhood program and has worked with the Chinese American International School in San Francisco, as well as with several metropolitan school districts, in developing character education in their schools. Dr. Wyckoff has also presented to the School Attorney Associations in North Dakota and Kansas and the National Association of School Boards, School Attorney Division as well as the Kansas Association of School Boards.

Dr. Wyckoff and Barbara Unell co-authored Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking, published by Meadowbrook Press and distributed by Simon and Schuster, How to Discipline Your Six to Twelve Year Old Without Losing Your Mind, Published by Doubleday, 20 Teachable Virtues, published by Perigee, a division of Berkley Press, and The 8 Seasons of Parenthood, published by Times Books, Random House. Wyckoff and Unell’s latest book, Getting Your Child From “No!” to “Yes!”, published by Meadowbrook Press, will be out in April, 2004. Dr. Wyckoff also published “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Who Has It and Who Doesn’t?” in School Law In Review, 1997. Dr. Wyckoff has appeared on the nationally syndicated television program, “The Bradshaw Difference” and on the NBC program, “Leeza.”

Dr. Wyckoff has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kansas, Department of Human Development, a visiting professor for the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas State University, Avila College, Webster College and an Associate Professor of Human Development at Ottawa University at Kansas City. He has also been the Clinical Director of Youth Services for Charter Behavioral Health System of Kansas City.

Dr. Wyckoff is married and is the father of two. He is a licensed psychologist and a partner in Responsive HealthCare of Overland Park and Blue Springs.

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