Board Certification

American Board of Assessment Psychology
No. 24216

Clinical Psychologist Licensure

State of Illinois
No. 071-003167

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
No. 35440

Master Addiction Counselor

National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals
No. 511887


Illinois Psychological Association


Private Practice  |  1991-Present

200 S. Main St., Naperville, IL 60540

Evaluation of the allocation of parental responsibility (child custody, parenting time, and decision making) and relocation; individual, marital, and family psychotherapy; divorce mediation; psychological assessment; work product review; consultation.

Clinical Director for Outpatient Adult Services   |  1995-1997

GlenOaks Hospital and Medical Center
701 Winthrop Ave., Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Clinical supervision of partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs, development of intensive outpatient program, program evaluation, risk management.

Director of Chemical Dependence Treatment  |  1990-1991

National Association for Perinatal Addiction Research and Education
11 E. Hubbard St., Suite 220, Chicago Illinois 60611

Developed intensive outpatient and residential treatment programs for pregnant addicts; clinical supervision and program administration; psychological assessment and treatment; supervised and conducted research.

Director of Adult Services  |  1986-1990

Staff Psychologist  | 1985-1986

Touchstone Group
999 Oakmont Plaza Dr., Westmont, IL 60559

Developed and supervised inpatient and partial hospital programs; developed and implemented problem-specific treatment tracks; individual, family, and group psychotherapy with adults and adolescents; program evaluation; marketing.

Director of Adult Services and Psychological Services   |  1983-1985
Staff Psychologist and Director of Psychological Services   |  1982-1983

Ben Gordon Community Mental Health Center
12 Health Services Dr., DeKalb IL 60115

Individual, family and group psychotherapy; psychological assessment; supervision and administration; Employee Assistance Program service provision.


Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL 60115

Major:             Clinical Psychology
Degrees:          Ph.D.   |   1982              M.A.  |  1979

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556

Major:             Psychology
Degree:            B. A., Magna Cum Laude   |  1977
Honors:           Dean’s List   |  1973-1977

Psychology Resident  |  1981-1982

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry
320 E. Huron St., Chicago Illinois 60611

Individual, marital, and group psychotherapy; psychological assessment; substance abuse treatment; Employee Assistance Program training.

Instructor, School of Allied Health Professions  |  1980
Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology   |   1978-1979

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL 60115

Taught Social and Individual Patterns of Alcohol Abuse and Introductory Psychology.



Hynan, D. J. (2018). Parenting plans: Meeting the challenges with facts and analysis. Chicago:  American Bar Association.

Interview with a child custody expert (interviewee). (2018). The Family Psychologist, 34(1), 9-10.

Hynan, D. J. (2015). Observing parents interact with children: All too infrequently asked questions (and answers). In M. L. Goldstein (Ed.), Handbook of child custody,  (pp. 49-56). New York: Springer.

Hynan, D. J. (2014). Child custody evaluation: New theoretical applications and research. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher.

Dolan, M. J. & Hynan, D. J. (2014). Fighting over bedtime stories: An empirical study of the risks of valuing quantity over quality in child custody decisions. Law and Psychology Review, 38, 45-96. (Pre-publication version at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2253061)

Hynan, D. J. (2013). Assessing parenting in child custody evaluation: Use of the Parent-Child Relationship Inventory. Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology, 5, 182-198.

Hynan, D. J. (2013). Use of the Personality Assessment Inventory in child custody evaluation. Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology, 5, 120 – 133.

Hynan, D. J. (2012). Young children, attachment security, and parenting schedules. Family Court Review, 50, 471-480.

Hynan, D. J. (2006). Scientific considerations in observing how children interact with parents. Forensic Examiner, 15(4), 42-47.

Hynan, D. J. (2004). Unsupported gender differences on some personality disorder scales of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35, 105-110.

Hynan, D. J. (2003). Forensic child evaluations. In L. VandeCreek & T. L. Jackson (Eds.), Innovations in clinical practice: Focus on children and adolescents, (pp. 63-81). Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.

Hynan, D. J. (2003). Parent-child observations in custody evaluations. Family Court Review, 41, 214-223.

Hynan, D. J. (2002). Child health and safety factors in custody evaluations. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 2, 73-80

Hynan, D. J. (1999). Forensic psychological interviews with children. Forensic Examiner, 8(3), 25-28

Hynan, D. J. (1998). Interviewing children in custody evaluations. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 36, 466-478

Hynan, D. J., Tameling, E. W., Hatcher, R. P., & Byrne, R. E. (1995, April). The DuPage County Conciliation Program: Mandatory mediation and evaluation. Illinois State Bar Association Family Law, 38(5), 2-4.

Hynan, D. J. (1990). Client reasons and experiences in treatment that influenced termination of psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 46, 891-895.

Grush, J. E., Barras, J. A., & Hynan, D. J. (1986). A new self-report measure of impulsivity. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 263 168).

Hynan, D. J., & Grush, J. E. (1986). Effects of impulsivity, depression, provocation, and time on aggressive behavior. Journal of Research in Personality, 20, 158-171.


Hynan, D. J. (2017). Parenting plans: A focus on high conflict families and mental health problems. Presentation to the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Regional Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Dolan, M. J., & Hynan D. J. (2010). The limits of determinacy: An empirical critique of the ALI Approximation Rule for child custody disputes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, Chicago.

Hynan, D. J. (2009). Adolescent substance misuse. Presentation to the DuPage County Bar Association family law Guardian ad Litem training, Wheaton, IL.

Hynan, D. J. (2006). Controversies in psychological testing: Gender and race. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Lisle, IL.

Hynan, D. J. (2006). Recognizing and dealing with an impaired client. Presentation to the Kane County Bar Association family law Continuing Legal Education, Geneva, IL.

Kuzniar, P., & Hynan, D. J. (2005). Expert testimony. Presentation to the DuPage County Bar Association children’s advocacy Guardian ad Litem and Child’s Representative training, Wheaton, IL.

Hynan, D. J. (2000). Family and child forensic evaluations. Invited paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Forensic Examiners, Las Vegas.

Weber, B. J., Hynan, D. J., Tameling, E., Mulligan-Ferry, M., & Weber, C. (1994). Health care through courts: Mediation and custody evaluation services. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Chicago.

Hynan, D. J. (1994). Fibromyalgia, family and work. Invited paper presented at the Fibromyalgia Association Symposium, Elk Grove, IL.


American Psychological Association (APA)

AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) Life Member

AFCC Illinois Chapter

Illinois Psychological Association

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of DuPage County (Board of Directors 1999-2002)

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (Associate Member)

Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (APA Division 37)

Society for Couple and Family Psychology (APA Division 43)

Psychologists in Independent Practice (APA Division 42)

Society for Media Psychology and Technology (APA Division 46)

Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50)

Continuing Education List Available upon Request