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MilfredBudDale, Ph.D., J.D.

Licensed Psychologist & Law Offices of Bud Dale

2201 SW 29th Street

Topeka, KS  66611

(785)267-0025/Fax (785)266-6546

Email addresses:  drbuddale@aol.com & buddalelaw@aol.com

Websites: www.buddalelaw.com www.buddale.com & www.Spiridigliozzi-Dale.com


Milfred Dale, Ph.D., J.D.


    Private Practice, Law Offices of Bud Dale, 2201 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS 66611 (September 2009-Present).  Practice emphasizing family law.  www.buddalelaw.com .

    Divorce filings and requests to modify existing circumstances.

    Child in Need of Care – representation of the child or parents.


    Juvenile law including representation of juvenile offenders.

    Guardianship and Conservator representation.

    Private Practice, Licensed Psychologist, 2201 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS  66611

    Forensic Evaluations of Child Custody and Parenting Time Issues.

    Forensic Parenting Assessments.

    Forensic Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Examinations.

    Forensic Employment Disability Examinations.

    Domestic Case Management Services.

    Domestic and Core Mediation.

    Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychotherapy.

    Family Therapy & Parent Guidance.

    Psychological Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Children.

    Consultation to Parents & Schools regarding Special Education Eligibility and Planning.

    Expert Witness Evaluation, Review & Testimony in Licensing Board Actions

    Spiridigliozzi-Dale, LLC: A Forensic Psychology Consultation Firm, 1711 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS  66044.   (October 2009 – Present).

    Forensic Review of Mental Health Expert Reports.

    Forensic Consultation to Attorneys on Mental Health Reports.

    Pre-Trial Consultation with Attorneys regarding Preparation for Examination and Cross-

      Examination of Mental Health Experts.

    Forensic Evaluations in Civil Cases involving Personal Injury or Psychological Injury.

    Forensic Evaluations in Criminal Cases, Adult and Juvenile, of Competence to Stand

      Trial, Criminal Responsibility, and Mitigation Factors.

    Education and Training of Attorneys, Law Firms, and Mental Health Professionals

       on a Broad Range of Topics related to Psychology and Law.


    Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS  66621 (January 2006 – May 2009).

    2009 Juris Doctorate Degree with Certificates in Advocacy and Family Law.

      Family Law Certificate earned “with distinction.”

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH  (1982-1987).

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), 1987 in Clinical-Child and Developmental Psychology.

    Master of Arts Degree, 1985.

    Westminster College, Fulton, MO  (1978-1982).

    Bachelor of Arts, 1982, in Psychology.


    Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS  66621 (August 2008 – May 2009).

    Washburn Law Clinic Intern – Family Law cases involving Divorce and Child in Need of Care Cases under the supervision of Professor Lynette Petty.

    The Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS (September 1987- May 1995).

Director, Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Center, (1992-1995)

Outpatient Staff Psychologist (1989-1995).

Director, Adolescent Transitional Program (1989-1991).

Acting Unit Director, Garden Court (Inpatient) Unit for Children (1988-1989).

Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology - Child Fellow (1987-1989).

    McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA (September 1986 - August 1987).

    Predoctoral Intern in Clinical Child Psychology and Clinical Fellow in Psychology.


Dale, Bud, Holiday Stress: Staying Within Emotional and Financial Budgets, Topeka Bar

Association Briefings, Vol. XXXI, No. 1, January 2010. 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court in In the Matter of the

Adoption of A.A.T. (Peterson v. Jackson), 287 Kan. 590, 196 P.3d 1180 (2008)(cert.

denied, 129 S.Ct. 2013).  Co-principal writer with William Vickory, Counsel-Peterson. 

Linda D. Elrod & Milfred D. Dale, Paradigm Shifts and Pendulum Swings in Child Custody: The  

Interests of Children in the Balance, 42(3) Fam. L.Q. 381 (2008).

  • Article will be reprinted in the September 2009 issue of GPSolo magazine as part of a “Best of the ABA Sections” Issue.

Brief Amicus Curiae filed in the United States Supreme Court in Hendrix v. Harrington, 169 P.3d

1025 (Kan. 2007).  Author.  Filed May 22, 2008.

“Evolving Case Management Models in Kansas.”  Presented at Heartland Mediators Association

Spring Conference, April 24, 2008. 

“Morgan v. Foretich: Anything But Equipose.”  Presented as Guest Lecturer to Washburn  University School of Law Family Law Seminar, March 13, 2008.

Dale, Bud, Child Psychologist Learns the Law of Child Advocacy, 76 J. K.B.A. 11 (Oct. 2007).

Brief of Amicus Curiae, filed in the Kansas Supreme Court in In the Interest of K.M.H. & In the

Matter of the Paternity of K.M.H., 169 P.3d 1025 (Kan. 2007).  Brief was filed by

Professor Linda Elrod & the Washburn University School of Law, Children and Family

Law Center.  I served as a student researcher and writer.  Filed October, 2006. 

“The Best Interests of the Child and Economics:  Incommensurable Legal Conflicts, or

    Perhaps Not.”  Top Paper in Washburn University – Law and Economics Class, Summer 2006.

    “Best Interests of the Child ABC’s: Anxieties, Benefits, and Costs Inherent to the Standard, the System, and the Professionals.”  Presented at workshop, “Two Days of Basic and Advanced Case Management Training … for Attorneys, Judges, & Case Managers,” on June 16, 2006, in Topeka, KS.  I was the workshop organizer and a co-sponsor along with Washburn University School of Law, Children and Family Law Center.

    “Case Management and the Internet.”  Presented at workshop, “Two Days of Basic and Advanced Case Management Training … for Attorneys, Judges, & Case Managers,” June 16, 2006.

    “Children’s Needs – What the Research Tells Us.”  Co-Presented with John Spiridigliozzi, Ph.D. at workshop, “Advanced Case Management Training,” on April 15, 2005, in Lawrence, KS.  Dr. Spiridigliozzi and I organized and co-sponsored this workshop.

    Book Review of P. Tyson and R. Tyson’s (1991) Psychoanalytic Theories of

    Development: An Integration in the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, (56(4), 1992.

    Book Review of F. Pine's (1990) Drive, Ego, Self and Object A Svnthesis for Clinical

    Work in the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 55(2), 1991.

    “High conflict divorce in the shadow of the law:  Manage the process, not the people.”  Presented at Kansas Association of Court Services Officers meeting in Lawrence, Kansas, on May 13, 2004.

    “Child custody evaluations: Strategy & value considerations.”  Presented to Washburn University Family Law Class in Topeka, Kansas, on April 6, 2004.

    “High conflict divorce and personality disorders: No shortcuts. Manage the process, not the people.”  Presented to Scott Wasserman and Associates at the Your Child First law firm on February 10, 2004.

    “Pathological Narcissism and Parental Alienation Triangles.”  Presented at Shawnee County Domestic Relations Study Group Meeting, February 28, 2003.

    "Developmental psychology and psychopathology: Reshaping the clinical-developmental concepts of psychoanalysis. " Presented at the Kansas Psychological Association, March, 1990. I was also awarded the Paul Pruyser Professional Writing Award from the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences for this paper in June, 1989.

    “Relationships and Responsibilities in Cooperative Education.”  Presented to OCEA Annual Conference, May 1985.

    "Economically disadvantaged adolescents at work: Curse or blessing." The Ohio State University Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, 1987.

    “Cognitive development and interpersonal functioning of learning disabled adolescent males.” The Ohio State University, Unpublished Masters Thesis, 1985.


    Licensed Psychologist: State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board, effective December 1, 1989-Present.

    Licensed Attorney, State of Kansas, September 25, 2009-Present.

    American Psychological Association, 1995-Present.

    Division, Psychology and the Law, 2002-Present.

    Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2003-2006.

    American Bar Association, Student Member, 2006-Present.  Full Member, 2009.

    Kansas Bar Association, Full member, 2009.

    Topeka Bar Association, Full Member, 2009.

    Kansas Psychological Association, 2004-2005.

Supreme Court of the State of Kansas, Approved Mediator, 2002-Present.


The Ohio State University, College of Administrative Sciences, Columbus, OH (1985-1986)

Coordinator for Cooperative Education Program.  1985-86.  (Graduate Asst – 30 hrs/wk).

The Ohio State University, Colleges of the Arts and Sciences, Columbus, OH (1982-1985).

Acting Director, 1984-1985. (Graduate Asst – 30 hrs/wk).

Coordinator, Cooperative Education Program, 1982-1985. (Graduate Asst -  20 hrs/wk).

Starr Commonwealth/Hannah Neil Center, Columbus, OH  1986.

Educatuer, 1986. (15-20 hrs/wk).

The Ohio State University, Clinical-Child Psychology Clinic, Columbus, OH (1985).

Advanced Practicum Student, Diagnostic Assessment Emphasis. 1985.

East Central Mental Health Center, Columbus, OH (1983-1984).

Practicum Student, Diagnostic Assessment and Play Therapy Emphasis, 1983-1984.

St. Vincent Children’s Center, Columbus, OH 1983-1985.

Program Leader, 1983-1985. (15-20 hrs/wk).

The Ohio State University & Carl Tishler, Ph.D., ABPP, Columbus, OH (1983)

Practicum Student, Diagnostic and Developmental Interviewing Emphasis, 1983.

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (1983).

Practicum Student, Diagnostic Assessment Emphasis, 1982-1983.

Franklin County Children’s Services, Columbus, OH 1982.

Caseworker II, 1982. (Crisis Hotline: 15-20 hrs/wk).

Fulton State Hospital, Fulton, MO  1979-1982.

Assistant Canteen Supervisor, 1979-1982. (15-30 hrs/wk during the school year).

Woodson Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, St. Joseph, MO  1982.

Clinical Casework Assistant I, 1982. (Summer Intern).

Recreational Therapist Intern, 1981. (Summer Intern).

Buchanan County Children’s Home, St. Joseph, MO  (Summers 1980-1981).

Childcare Worker and Houseparent, Summers, 1980-1981.


    Co-Leader, Horizons Solutions for Change Program, June 2007 – Present.

    Shawnee County District Court Parent Education for High Conflict Divorced Couples.

    The Topeka Bar Association recognized Horizons with the Liberty Bell Award for outstanding community service in May, 2009.

    Keys for Networking, Inc. (statewide parent advocacy group) (1993-1996).

Member, Executive Board of Directors, (1994-1996).

Treasurer (1994-1996).

Ohio Cooperative Education Association (1984-1987).

Member, Executive Board, 1984-1986.

Chairman, Subcommittee on National Ad Campaign, 1985-1985.

Chairman, State Fair Committee, 1984-1985.

Member, Government Affairs Committee, 1984-1986.


    "Economically disadvantaged adolescents at work." Graduate Student Alumni Research Award forDissertation Research, The Ohio State University, 1986. Amount: $669.

    U.S. Department of Education Cooperative Education Grants, The Ohio State University.

    College of Administrative Sciences, 1986. Amount: $73,500. (Principal Author).

    College of Arts and Sciences, 1985. Amount: $72,000. (Principal Author).

    College of Arts and Sciences, 1984. Amount: $101,000. (Principal Author).

    "Career development of women and minorities in business." Funded by PPG Industries, Inc. for The Ohio State University Colleges of Administrative Sciences, 1985. Amount: $7,000.

    "Career development of women and minorities in the arts and sciences. 'Funded by International Business Machines for The Ohio State University Colleges of the Arts and Sciences. 1985. Amount: $5,000.

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