Dr. Bill Maier
Dr. Bill Maier
Dr. Bill Maier is a well-known clinical psychologist, a nationally-syndicated radio host and an astute cultural analyst. He’s also a man who is passionate about strengthening marriage in the U.S. and equipping moms and dads to navigate 21st century parenting challenges with confidence. Bill brings a unique combination of professional expertise, real-life “in the trenches” experience and an off-beat sense of humor to his live presentations. He also does his homework—he’ll customize his talk to fit the unique needs of your event and your audience.
Radio listeners will recognize Bill from his many years as Dr. James Dobson’s fill-in host on the daily “Focus on the Family” radio broadcast. Currently he hosts the popular “Weekend Magazine” program, the “Family Minute with Dr. Bill Maier,” and Focus on the Family’s TV news feature, which airs on network television affiliates in over 50 media markets. He is a featured columnist for Thriving Family magazine and the general editor of the “Help!” series of family advice books, including such titles as Help—My Child is Hooked on Video Games! and Help—My Teen Thinks I’m the Enemy!
Bill is also an expert commentator on youth culture and “hot button” public policy issues. Co-author of the ground-breaking book Marriage on Trial, he has briefed state legislators, spoken at Capitol Hill press conferences and delivered impassioned speeches on the steps of state capitols. His opinion editorials have appeared in The Houston Chronicle, The Detroit News, The Orlando Sentinel, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and The Rocky Mountain News, and he has made guest appearances on CNBC-TV, the Fox News Channel, CNN, and ABC's World News Tonight.
Dr. Maier received his master's and doctoral degrees from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. He is a licensed psychologist and has served at respected institutions such as Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Camarillo State Hospital and the Long Beach Child Guidance Center. He has extensive experience in parent training and education, and his major area of research interest is the impact of cultural trends on child development and family functioning.