Dr. Drozd is a licensed psychologist and marriage, family, and child therapist and works clinically with families in the various stages of divorce including coparenting therapy, family therapy, reunification therapy, and parent coordination.
She has been a child custody evaluator for over 32 years, trains other evaluators, serves as a consultant to attorneys, and as a testifying expert in family law matters. She helped write the Association of Family Conciliation Courts Model Standards for conducting child custody evaluations (2006) and guidelines for parenting plan evaluations involving allegations of domestic violence (2016).
Dr. Drozd is currently on the board of directors of the Association of Family and Conciliation (AFCC) and Overcoming Barriers; and she is an associate member of the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee.
She was the founding editor of the peer-reviewed international Journal of Child Custody (2004-2013) and is currently on AFCC's editorial board for Family Court Review. She has taught professionals and published in peer-reviewed journals on parent-child contact problems and resist-refuse cases. She has co-edited books and book chapters on domestic violence in child custody cases, relocation, psychological testing, child sexual abuse, treatment of trauma, alienation, step-up parenting plans, and family therapy with families in which a child resists or refuses contact including a National Council of Juvenile Court Judges' bench book on Navigating Domestic Violence in Child Custody Cases (2006), Professional Resource Press Book, Parenting Plan & Child Custody Evaluations: Using Decision Trees to Increase Evaluator Competence & Avoid Preventable Errors (2013) and Oxford University Press books, Parenting Evaluations: Applied Research for Family Court (2012 & 2016)..
She received AFCC’s highest honor for distinguished service, the John E. Van Duzer award, in 2013.