Dr. James Dobson has devoted his career to helping children and families. A licensed psychologist and a marriage, family, and child counselor, he served on the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Child Development from the University of Southern California. Heavily involved in governmental activities related to the family, Dr. Dobson served on the task force which summarized the White House Conferences on Families and received a special commendation from President Jimmy Carter. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the National Advisory Commission to the office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He has also served on the Attorney General's Advisory Board on Missing and Exploited Children, the Department of Health and Human Services' Panel on Teen Pregnancy Prevention, and the Commission on Child and Family WelfareDobson, James C. is the author of 'Bringing Up Boys' with ISBN 9780842352666 and ISBN 084235266X.