Joy A. Dryer, PhD

31 Collegeview Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
92 Remsen Street ~ Suite 1A
Brooklyn Heights,, NY 11201-3472
(917) 816-8882
(718) 643-1031

Divorce is one of the most painful and difficult transitions that you are likely to experience in your life. The process is like a 3-legged stool – with emotional, financial, and legal aspects -- reflected in professionals on your collaborative team. During my over 35 years in practice as a Psychologist and now as a neutral Divorce Specialist, my approach is value based [what’s important to you?] and family systems oriented [how do we help each family member feel safe during a complex time?]. With my strong developmental background, I make sure that children’s voices are heard in this very adult context .

Seasoned divorce professionals comprise our practice group. We have worked well together for many years. You can think of us as peacemakers for your family system, since our interdisciplinary team approach aims to guide you to closure and ideally to resolution of your situation.

Collaborative Training

Year Training Type Instructor Hours
2011 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Bass/Lazar/Bell/McWade/Tanner 14

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Undergraduate Education Postgraduate Education
B.A. Case Western Reserve University 6/69 : Cum Laude; 1969 Poetry Award M.S. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism 6/70
M.Phil. Columbia University Teachers College 6/74
Ph.D. City University of New York 2/83
Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis: NYUPostDoc Program 6/95
Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis: Inst.PsAResearch&Training 6/00

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Membership in Groups and Associations

Want to join our professional team?

Joining the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association (HVCDDRA) provides attorneys, financial advisors and mental health professionals with training and support to enhance their Collaborative Practice. The HVCDDRA works to transform how conflict is resolved through Collaborative Practice. We encourage adoption of Collaborative Practice through community and networking, training and events and advocating public acceptance of Collaborative Practice.

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