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About Me

Anthony Moriarty, Ph.D.

Tony Moriarty spends most of his time in Lake Chapala, Mexico.  There he writes, plays tennis and is committed to becoming a credible golfer. He is not there yet.  In the states he splits his time between Huntsville, Alabama, the home of his younger daughter, Meghan, and her two little boys and Boca Raton, Florida, the home of his older daughter, Erin, and her two children. These three energetic boys and a spunky little girl keep him quite busy.

Tony is a clinical psychologist who divided his time between private practice, police psychology and school administration.  He recently retired as the Principal of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Illinois.  He worked for twenty-four years in high schools in the Chicago Area as a principal and assistant principal.  In this role he developed a number of programs designed to make the management of student behavior a non- punitive effort.   He also led the development of two high school police resource officer programs and was the direct supervisor for these programs.  He worked as an advocate for school and police collaboration long before it became widely accepted.

He has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 1978 and worked in private practice and a community mental health setting.  His clinical specialties include grief management, adolescent psychology, school safety, street gangs, conflict resolution training, and alternative models for managing student behavior.  He is also a police psychologist and worked for a number of police and fire departments in suburban Chicago.  In that role he was involved in hiring, promotion and post incident debriefing of officers.

Tony has written more than thirty articles in the professional literature.  He is also the author of two books, The Psychology of Adolescent Satanism and Police Officer Selection, and a handbook, Confronting Youth Gangs.  A third book, on the management of grief, will be out soon.  He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is available at or



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