Dr. Rebecca Bailey received her doctoral degree from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She is a clinical psychologist and forensic psychologist who specializes in families presenting with complex case scenarios, including high conflict divorce and experiences of extreme trauma. She is a nationally recognized expert in non-familial and familial abductions and the founder and director of Transitioning Families, an innovative and family-based program for therapeutic reunification and reintegration in California. She is the former director of the Sonoma Police Department's Youth and Family services program and was a therapist educator for programs such as Marin County's DUI Program. Dr. Bailey is a regular consultant to and referral source for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and is a regular consultant to judicial entities. She is an active member of the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts and a member of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police.
Dr. Bailey has been a guest and commentator on Anderson Cooper, Good Morning America, Piers Morgan, Erin Burnett, Kyra Phillips, 20/20, Diane Sawyer and World News Tonight. She is co-author of the book "Safe Kids, Smart Parents" (Simon & Schuster, 2013). She speaks and educates throughout the country on a variety of topics, including the premise of creating "Protected Spaces" for survivors of traumatic crimes and the importance of active collaboration among involved community and law enforcement systems. Dr. Bailey is a clinical advisor to the Board of Directors for The JAYC Foundation, Inc. and is clinical director for their programs.