Neil J. Lavender, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and professor of psychology specializing in family and relationship issues. He has been working with New Jersey familes since 1975. He has frequently served as a court appointed expert in family relationships in the New Jersey court systems. He has consulted with businesses around the country regarding personnel problems since 2000 and is the co-author of Toxic Coworkers (2000), The One Way Relationship Workbook, and Impossible to Please (2012).
Additionally, Dr. Lavender is a full professor of psychology in the Department of Social Science at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ. He has been tenured there since 1983 specializing in courses on abnormal psychology and personality theory.
He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Faculty in The New School for Social Research majoring in personality and social psychology. He has a master’s degree in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows as well as national newspapers and magazines to discuss the topic of personality disorders.