about Dr. al


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Hello.  My name is Dr. Al Winebarger.  I am a clinical psychologist who works with kids, families and adults.  I have spent my entire career working to make psychology understandable and useful to real people in their real lives.  I strive to do this both in my day-to-day practice, as well as in the self help books I have authored and co-authored over the years. 

I am particularly excited about the publication of the second edition of Parenting Kids With ADD/ADHD: Real Tools For Real Life, 2nd Ed.  This book is designed to provide easy to use, scientifically proven tools to help anyone parenting a child with ADD/ADHD.

My practice is devoted to helping people as they cope with difficulties in their day-to-day lives.  I try to avoid psychobabble and to take a down to earth approach to the work I do. 

Over the course of my career I have had many wonderful opportunities to grow as a professional.  I have written a number of self help books, and designed a day treatment camp program for kids with ADD/ADHD that has been run in at least four cities across the country.  My attention camp protocol grew out of my time training at the Oregon Social Learning Center (an internationally respected juvenile treatment and research center).  There I learned the importance of making sure my clinical practice is firmly based on scientifically supported ideas.

Working as a college professor at GVSU also expanded my appreciation of the importance of making psychology understandable.  While there I had the opportunity to train people who would later go on to be therapists, researchers, psychologists and special education teachers.

As an Air Force psychologist I learned how to bring psychology to men and women serving our country in stressful and dangerous ways, and how to accomplish my mission with the resources at hand.

my info
Dr. Al Winebarger
Clinical Psychology

my background
Ph.D.University of Oregon 
M.S.  University of Oregon
B.S.   University of Washington
Professional Experience
Private Practice
Associate Professor GVSU
Developer of the Grand Haven Attention Camp 
U.S. Air Force Psychologist
Published Author
Served on Local School Board 
Books For Real Life
Parenting Kids With ADD/ADHD: Real Tools For Real Life, 2nd Ed, (2011)
Helping Kids With ADD/ADHD Make Friends (2009)
Text Book
Clinical Psychology: Evolving Theory, Practice, and Research, 4/E Sundberg, Winebarger & Taplin (2002)

Attention Camp Cities
Grand Haven, MI
Flint, MI
Cheyenne Wy
Casper, WY

Office Locations
120 South 5th
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Click on any of the books shown above to purchase.  Most of the titles are available in both print and electronic form. 

Ordering is fast and easy!  If assistance is needed please drop my assistant a line at Books@attentiondoc.com