Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA. He is a Diplomate in three specialties: Clinical Psychology (ABPP); Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP); and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has authored, co-authored, or co-edited 27 books and clinical manuals. He has published more than 275 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. His most recent books include: Executive Functions: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved (2012); The Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scales (2011, 2012); Barkley Functional Impairment Scale (2011, 2012); and the Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale (2011). He is also the author of: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD (2010); Taking Charge of ADHD – The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents (3rd ed., 2013); Defiant Children: 8 Steps to Better Behavior (2nd ed., 2013); and Defiant Children: A Clinician’s manual for Assessment and Parent Training (3rd ed., 2013).
Dr. Barkley has received numerous awards for his research on ADHD including the Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology (1994), the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (1996), the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research from the Section on Clinical Child Psychology, (now Division 53) of the American Psychological Association (1998). In 2002, he received the Dissemination Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Division 12, of the American Psychological Association for his career long efforts to dispel misconceptions about ADHD and to educate the public and other professionals about the science of this disorder. In 2012, he received the Career Achievement Award from the Division of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
Laura S. Brown, Ph.D. ABPP practices clinical and forensic psychology in Seattle, with a special focus on working with survivors of trauma. She is the founder and director of the Fremont Community Therapy Project, a training clinic offering low-cost psychological services. Her books include Cultural competence in trauma treatment: Beyond the flashback (2007) and Feminist therapy (2009), both published by the American Psychological Association. She has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters on trauma treatment, feminist therapy, cultural competence, LGBT issues, and related topics. Her work has been honored by her colleagues with a number of awards, including APA's Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Service, the Sarah Haley Award for Clinical Excellence of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and most recently a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association.
William A. ("Bill") Eddy, LCSW, JD has been a Family Law attorney and Mediator since 1993. Prior to practicing law, he was a psychotherapist (a Licensed Clinical Social Worker) for twelve years, working with children and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has handled over 400 divorce cases as an attorney (he is a Certified Family Law Specialist). As a Mediator, he has provided divorce mediation services to approximately 1500 couples, as well as mediating approximately 100 civil disputes. He is the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego, CA.
Mr. Eddy is also the President of High Conflict Institute. He provides seminars to mental health professionals, lawyers, judges, mediators and others on the subject of high-conflict personalities in legal disputes. He has presented in over 25 states, five provinces in Canada, France, Australia and Sweden. He is on the part-time faculties of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and the National Judicial College. He also taught Negotiation and Mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law for six years.
Mr. Eddy's articles have appeared in national law and counseling journals. He is the author of several books, including High Conflict People in Legal Disputes which uses case examples to explain the dynamics of four types of Personality Disorders that appear in legal disputes, It's All Your Fault! and Don't Alienate the Kids!
Carol Falender, Ph.D. is a lecturer, supervisor, and teacher. Dr. Falender has conducted extensive training on supervision through the American Psychological Association (APA), California Psychological Association (CPA), and numerous other organizations. She is Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology, is Chair of Continuing Education of the California Psychological Association, is Co-Chair of the Section on Supervision and Training of Division 17, Society for Counseling Psychology, APA, is Chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee, and has served as President of APA's Division 37 - Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services. She is a member of the task force on supervision of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards and Chair of the working group on supervision guidelines of the Board of Educational Affairs, APA.
Dr. Falender is co-author of Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision: A Guide for Practicum Students and Interns, 2012, Clinical Supervision: A Competency-based Approach, 2004, and Casebook for Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach, 2008, all with Edward Shafranske and published by the American Psychological Association, and is the author of numerous professional articles on the subject of supervision.
Cynthia Glidden-Tracey, Ph.D. teaches coursework at Arizona State University on counseling and psychotherapy, supervision, and the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders. As a Clinical Associate Professor, she also supervises practicum trainees in the doctoral Counseling Psychology program and the Master in Counseling program in the ASU School of Letters and Sciences. Dr. Glidden-Tracey is author of Counseling and Therapy With Clients Who Abuse Alcohol or Other Drugs: An Integrative Approach, published by Routledge.
Dr. Glidden-Tracey has recently begun an Associate Editorship with the journal Addictions Research and Theory (ART). She is a member of the American Psychological Association and currently co-chairs the Education and Training Committee of the APA Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP, Division 50). Dr. Glidden-Tracey is also an associate member of the Association for Psychology Training Clinics (APTC). From 2010-2011, she conducted a part-time private practice at Children and Adult Psychological Services (CAPS) in Chandler, AZ. Before moving to Arizona State, Dr. Glidden-Tracey engaged in various combinations of counseling, teaching, supervision, and research at Illinois State and Southern Illinois Universities, and at Prarie Center, a chemical dependence treatment facility in Illinois.
Patricia Keith-Spiegel, Ph.D. specializes in professional ethics, organizational integrity, decision-making, and resolution of ethical conflicts. Her work on social justice, dishonesty, moral hazards, and irresponsible behavior in organizations has resulted in three federally-funded grant projects from the Office of Research Integrity, the National Institutes of Health, and the Fund for Improvement in Postsecondary Education. Other sponsors for her work include the Kellogg Foundation (Excellence in Leadership Award), the 21st Century Foundation, and the George and Frances Ball Foundation. The best-selling textbook, Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions, co-authored with Dr. Gerald Koocher, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. Her newest book, Red Flags in Psychotherapy: Stories of Ethics Complaints and Resolutions, is written as narrative nonfiction to highlight the emotional struggles of accusers and the accused. She served two terms as Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Keith-Spiegel regularly taught professional ethics and ethical leadership classes in her 35 years as a university professor and as the Director of the Center for Teaching Integrity at Ball State University, where she is the Voran Honored Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Emerita). She also taught at California State University, Northridge, where she was awarded the California State Trustee's Award for Outstanding Professor across all state university campuses and disciplines. She is also a recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award from the American Psychological Foundation. She was a visiting Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Visiting Professor and Senior Research Associate at Simmons College.
Keith-Spiegel served as President of the Western Psychological Association and as President of the Division of Teaching Psychology of the American Psychological Association. In 1994, she received the APA Distinguished Teaching Award (American Psychological Foundation).
Jason King, Ph.D. served as a DSM-5 Revision Task Force committee member for the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA). He has given national and state level presentations on the DSM-5 revision process and proposed diagnostic changes. He has written monthly articles on the DSM-5 in the ACA’s Counseling Today. Dr. King was the Clinical Director of Life Enhancement Center, which collected data for the American Psychiatric Association’s Routine Clinical Practice field trials that informed the DSM-5 revision process. He is listed on page 914 of the DSM-5 as a Collaborative Investigator.
Dr. King is the Student Development Coordinator for the School of Counseling at Walden University. He received the 2012 AMHCA Mental Health Counselor of the Year Award. Dr. King is a board certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC), an AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist (DCMHS) in Substance Abuse & Co-occurring Disorders Counseling, an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a Certified Advanced Facilitator (CAF). He is principle founder of the MELLIVORA GROUP.
Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP serves as Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago. Previously he served as Associate Provost and Dean at Simmons College, Chief of Psychology at Boston's Children's Hospital and Judge Baker Children's Center, and Executive Director of the Linda Pollin Institute at Harvard Medical School. He remains a Senior Associate in Psychology at Children's Hospital and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School.
Currently Editor of the journal Ethics & Behavior, Dr. Koocher previously served as Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and The Clinical Psychologist. He has published more than 250 articles and book chapters and authored or edited 13 books including Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, and Clinician's Guide to Evidence Based Practices: Mental Health and the Addictions.
Elected as a Fellow of twelve divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Koocher has earned five specialty diplomas from the American Boards of Professional Psychology (Clinical, Clinical Child /Adolescent, Family, Forensic, and Health Psychology).
Very active in professional affairs, Dr. Koocher served as President of the Massachusetts and New England Psychological Association, and three APA divisions (Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Children, Youth, and Family Services). He served as President of the APA (2006) and currently serves as a Trustee of the APA Insurance Trust.
William Ming Liu, Ph.D. is Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Iowa. His research includes multicultural competencies, social class and classism, and men and masculinity. He has published in journals including Journal of Counseling Psychology, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and Psychology of Men and Masculinity. In recent reviews, he has been identified as one of the most frequent producers of research in multicultural competency and in the psychology of men and masculinity.
He received the Emerging Leader award from the Committee on Socioeconomic Status (APA), Emerging Young Professional Award (Division 45, APA), and the Researcher of the Year Award (Division 51, APA).
Dr. Liu is an editor of Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology (Sage, 2003) and author of Social Class and Classism in the Helping Professions: Research, Theory, and Practice (Sage, 2011). He is also an editor of Culturally Responsive Counseling with Asian American Men (Routledge, 2011) and sole editor of The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling (Oxford University Press, 2013). Currently he serves as Editor of Psychology of Men and Masculinity, and served on the Editorial Boards of The Counseling Psychologists, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, and Clinician’s Research Digest.
William Matteson, Ph.D. is a Geriatric Psychologist, an accomplished speaker, and the author of three books: Stop Memory Loss: How to Fight Forgetfulness over Forty, Care Givers Bible, a book for professional caregivers of the aged, and The Abduction Enigma, a book about how therapists unwittingly induce false memories.
He has been a keynote speaker for over one hundred organizations, including the California Department of Aging Services, the California Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Congress of California Seniors, the Community Residential Care Association of California, and the California Association of Health Facilities.
For the past 20 years, Dr. Matteson has worked in mental health hospitals and long term care facilities, diagnosing and treating mental problems of older adults. Over the years he has gained a penchant for ferreting out the biological bases of the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges older adults often face.
Because of his expertise in aging and memory he has been featured on many television programs including "Hard Copy," "Unsolved Mysteries," "The Maury Povitch Show," "Strange Universe," Toronto's "Fifth Estate," "Sightings," the Learning Channel's series, "Unnatural History," and the prime-time special for NBC called "Confirmation." He has been a featured speaker on dozens of radio programs nationwide.
Clifton Mitchell Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, is a professor at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee where he received the Teacher of the Year award in 2002. He has over 20 years experience as a trainer and keynote speaker and is known for delivering practical, down-to-earth information in a uniquely entertaining, humorous style.
In his book, Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients, he presents cutting-edge approaches for managing therapeutic resistance. Dr. Mitchell has also lectured and keynoted at hundreds of organizations, teaching effective techniques for improving communications and for creating change through the precise use of language. He has been a contributing author in therapy books and has published in numerous professional journals including the Psychotherapy Networker, Psychotherapy in Australia, Journal of Personality Assessment, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Psychology and Education, Journal of Psychological Type, The Professional School Counselor, Vistas, and The Advocate. As a result of his broad areas of research, his ideas and writings have also been published in Men's Health Today and Barron's Financial Weekly.
John D. Preston, Psy.D., ABPP, is Professor emeritus with Alliant International University, Sacramento and formerly on the faculty of UC Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Preston is the author of twenty-one books addressing psychotherapy, mood disorders, PTSD, neurobiology, psychopharmacology, and spiritual aspects of emotional healing and psychotherapy.
His books have been translated into 14 foreign languages. He is also the author of the Drugs in Psychiatry chapter in the Encyclopedia Americana.
Dr. Preston is the recipient of the Mental Health Association's President's Award for contributions to the mental health community and the California Psychological Association's Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Award. He has presented talks in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Russia.
Deirdra Price, Ph.D., President of Diet Free Solution, is a leading expert in the treatment of eating disorders and weight-control problems. A clinical psychologist in San Diego, she conducts individual, group, and family psychotherapy. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient hospital-based eating disorders programs and led groups in conjunction with the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.
Dr. Price is the author of Healing the Hungry Self: The Diet-Free Solution to Lifelong Weight Management (Plume, 1998), an innovative and comprehensive workbook that speaks to women, men, and teenagers who want to heal from the ravages of unhealthy eating behaviors and the weight issues that result from them.
Dr. Price provides workshops to hospitals, business, high schools, and colleges, as well as community, civic, and professional organizations offering concrete steps to avoid or overcome food, weight, and body-image concerns. In addition, she has done over 100 radio, television, and print interviews highlighting her approach to creating and maintaining a healthy, desirable weight, without dieting.
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Fredric E. Rabinowitz, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Redlands and a private practice clinical psychologist in Redlands, CA specializing in individual and group psychotherapy with men. Over the past 32 years, Dr. Rabinowitz has authored numerous articles and book chapters.
He has co-written four books: Breaking Barriers in Counseling Men: Insights and Innovations (2014); Deepening Psychotherapy with Men (2002); Men and Depression: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives (2000); and Man Alive: A Primer of Men's Issues (1994).
Dr. Rabinowitz is an accomplished professor who has earned Outstanding Faculty Teaching and Research awards in 1995, 1996, 2001, and 2002. He is past President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association.
Judith A. Schaeffer, Ph.D., is staff psychologist and supervisor of doctoral interns and post-doctoral residents at Franciscan Community Counseling, Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is the author of the book Transference and Countertransference in Non-Analytic Therapy: Double-Edged Swords, as well as articles published in Human Development, Journal of Traumatic Stress, The American Journal of Psychotherapy, and The Cord.She has been in practice since earning her degree in counseling psychology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1982. She has taught at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana and the University of the Rockies in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has served on the boards of the Colorado Psychological Association and the Psychological Society of the Pikes Peak Region, which honored her, in 2003, with the Cornelia Sabine Award for her service to the uninsured and underinsured. From 1990 to 2010 she served on the Sexual Investigation Team of the Diocese of Colorado Springs. Since 2010 she has also assessed asylum seekers through HealthRight International.
Steven D. Solomon, Ph.D. is Co-Director of The Relationship Institute (TheRelationshipInstitute.org) in La Jolla, California. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice for over 30 years in the San Diego area. Dr. Solomon specializes in working with couples and has developed a subspecialty in the treatment of infidelity. He and his colleague at The Relationship Institute, Lorie J. Teagno, Ph.D., have developed a powerful new approach to helping couples in relationship distress: Intimate Love Therapy.
He and Dr. Teagno are co-authors of Intimacy after Infidelity (New Harbinger Publications, 2006), a book written for the general public, and wrote two chapters for Carlson & Sperry's latest edition of Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships: A Clinician’s Guide, (Routledge, 2010), a book written for psychotherapists. Drs. Solomon and Teagno also have collaborated on numerous articles on couples therapy, infidelity, and Long-Term Love Relationship dynamics. For more than a decade they have trained therapists in Intimate Love Therapy theory and practice.
Dr. Solomon is a past president of the San Diego Psychological Association.Website: TheRelationshipInstitute.org
Mark Stanton, Ph.D., ABPP is the Provost and professor of Graduate Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. He was the dean of Behavioral and Applied Sciences (2006-2011), chair of the Department of Graduate Psychology (2000-2006), and founding director of the APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology program (1996-2006). He was the 2011-2012 president of the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology, a constituent board of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and the 2005 president of the Society for Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association. The Society for Family Psychology recognized him as the Family Psychologist of the Year in 2007.Dr. Stanton was the inaugural editor (2011-2014) of Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, a peer-reviewed journal published by APA, and served as editor of The Family Psychologist (2002-2007). He is co-author of Specialty Competencies in Couple and Family Psychology (with Robert Welsh) and the co-editor of the Handbook of Family Psychology (with James Bray, 2009), a 54-chapter comprehensive overview of the specialty of family psychology.
Lorie J. Teagno, Ph.D. is Co-Director of The Relationship Institute (TheRelationshipInstitute.org) in La Jolla, California. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice for over 30 years in the San Diego area. Dr. Teagno specializes in working with couples and has developed a subspecialty in the treatment of infidelity. She and her colleague at The Relationship Institute, Steven D. Solomon, Ph.D., have developed a powerful new approach to helping couples in relationship distress: Intimate Love Therapy.
She and Dr. Solomon are co-authors of Intimacy after Infidelity (New Harbinger Publications, 2006), a book written for the general public, and wrote two chapters for Carlson & Sperry's latest edition of Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships: A Clinician’s Guide, (Routledge, 2010), a book written for psychotherapists. Drs. Solomon and Teagno also have collaborated on numerous articles on couples therapy, infidelity, and Long-Term Love Relationship dynamics. For more than a decade they have trained therapists in Intimate Love Therapy theory and practice.Website: TheRelationshipInstitute.org
Robert Welsh, Ph.D., ABPP is Dean of the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences and Professor of Graduate Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. He was the Chair of the Department of Graduate Psychology (2008-2012) and Director of the APA-Accredited Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (2007-2012). He has taught courses in systems theory, assessment, and forensic psychology. Dr. Welsh was the 2009 recipient of the APA Division 43 Outstanding Contribution to Family Psychology award. He is board-certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.Dr. Welsh writes in the area of couple and family psychology, ethics, systems theory, and forensic psychology. He co-authored with Dr. Mark Stanton Specialty Competencies in Couple and Family Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2011).