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Kathleen Allen, Ph.D.

Kathleen Allen (Katy) is the Training and Evaluation Specialist at the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. A life-long educator, Katy has taught online courses at the Graduate School of Education at UB, reading and writing to transitional students at Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, and safety education programs at Rochester’s National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  She has worked with school districts to assess their school climate and is currently working on an evaluation of a school-based child safety curriculum. Her research interests include bullying in schools and adolescent social drama. 

Contact Dr. Allen directly at katyallen@rochester.rr.com if you would like to consult with her.


Philip Appel, Ph.D., FASCH

Philip Appel, PhD, FASCH is the Director Emeritus of the Psychology Service of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington DC. He stepped down in 2018 to just see patients after managing the Service for 31 years. He was a Behavioral Science officer in the US Army for 8 years before that. He received his Doctoral Degree from the United States International University (Now Alliant University) and did his clinical psychology internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has had a Behavioral Medicine practice for most of his career and specialized in pain management. He is past president of the American Society of clinical Hypnosis as well as a Fellow of same and has authored many book chapters and articles on the use of hypnosis in rehabilitation and pain management. He has taught workshops on mind-body interventions for over 25 years for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He has integrated Buddhist and Taoist principles in his clinical practice along with the western approaches of Psychosynthesis, Gestalt therapy and Multi-modal therapy.

Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP

Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist and is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology and in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Additionally, he is a Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology of the National Academies of Practice. He also is a Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland. He is a nationally recognized expert in professional ethics issues for mental health professionals and has served as chair of the ethics committees of the Maryland Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Board of Professional Psychology. He also has served as the Vice Chair of the Maryland Psychology Licensing Board. Dr. Barnett has numerous publications to include 13 books and over 250 articles and book chapters and over 300 professional presentations that focus on ethics, legal, and professional practice issues for mental health professionals. Through his many publications and presentations Dr. Barnett has made major contributions in ethics and ethics education, ethical decision-making, online education, mentoring, boundaries and multiple relationships, self-care and the promotion of psychological wellness, clinical supervision, tele-mental health, integrating religion and spirituality into clinical practice, business of practice, and integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine into clinical practice.  Among his many awards he is a recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education and its award for Distinguished Contributions to the Independent Practice of Psychology. 

 

Contact Dr. Barnett directly at JBarnett@loyola.edu if you would like to consult with him.


Marianne Brandon, Ph.D.

Dr. Marianne Brandon is a clinical psychologist and Diplomat in sex therapy. She is author of Monogamy: The Untold Story, Unlocking the Sexy in Surrender: Using the Neuroscience of Power to Recharge Your Sex Life, and co-author of Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys to Finding Your Lost Libido. She co-hosted a talk radio show, is a past book review editor for the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, past board member of The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and regularly writes and lectures for professional and lay audiences. She has served twice as a panel member for FDA hearings evaluating medications relevant to female sexual function. Her areas of expertise include the conceptualizing human sexuality and sexual dysfunction from an evolutionary perspective. You can learn more about her work at www.drbrandon.net, join her on twitter @DrBrandon, and on facebook /DrMarianneBrandon. Dr Brandon is in private practice in Boston, MA.

Contact Dr. Brandon directly at drbrandon@comcast.net if you would like to consult with her.


Shannon M Burns, Ed.D, MBA

Shannon M Burns is a consultant and trainer on ethical issues, public engagement, corporate consultation and personal wellness. Dr. Burns currently works in an environmental agency that offers many opportunities to clarify ethical values. Prior to her current work, Dr. Burns worked in the addiction treatment industry and as a consultant on ethical issues for businesses, counseling organizations and educational institutions. As an award-winning ethics professional and a former elected official who used ethical principles to work across party lines to accomplish her goals, Dr. Burns holds an MBA and a Doctorate in adult education and is uniquely qualified to speak about ethical communication, especially as it relates to development of the ethical person.

Laura Davie, LICSW

Laura Davie is a licensed independent clinical social worker at Safe Shores: The DC Children’s Advocacy Center. For 10 years, Ms. Davie’s career has focused on treating youth (ages 3-18) who have experienced some form of trauma. She is certified in a number of evidence based treatments such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Risk Reduction through Family Therapy and The Sexual Behavior Problem Group Curriculum. Ms. Davie is a Clinical Supervisor and is in charge of training MSW students. She is also a certified forensic interviewer and conducts forensic interviews on-call for the Children Advocacy Center. Prior to working at Safe Shores, Ms. Davie received her MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City. She has worked within the foster care system, domestic violence shelters, substance abuse treatment and children advocacy centers throughout her 11 year career.

Contact Ms. Davie directly at ljacobs2@gmail.com if you would like to consult with her.


Marc Diener, Ph.D.

Marc Diener, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Long Island University—Post, and he maintains an independent clinical practice.  He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Adelphi University, and he trained at both Bellevue Hospital and St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center.  He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Addiction Institute of New York/St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center.  Prior to joining the faculty at Long Island University—Post, he was a faculty member at the American School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC.  He has published widely, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications.  He serves as a consulting editor for several journals, and his professional presentations include peer-reviewed and invited talks.  He is a Fellow in the Division of Independent Practice of the American Psychological Association.  In his clinical practice, he provides psychological testing, individual psychotherapy, and supervision/consultation.  

You can find out more about Dr. Diener are http://mdienerphd.com/

Contact Dr. Diener directly at http://drdiener@mdienerphd.com if you would like to consult with him.


Jason Drwal, Ph.D.

Jason Drwal, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and a staff member of the Iowa City VA Hospital. He has helped hundreds of patients who suffer from panic disorder and PTSD using mindfulness. He is a member of the hospital’s APA accredited internship program and he offers numerous trainings on everything from evidence-based therapies for PTSD to smoking cessation. Outside of his role as a therapist, he is a freelancer who has written for local and national publications on mental health issues and he runs the therapist blog www. privatepracticecentral.com.

Contact Dr. Drwal directly at drwalconsulting@gmail.com if you would like to consult with him.


Ruth Ellingsen, Ph.D.

Ruth Ellingsen, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.  Dr. Ellingsen received her doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA in 2016 and completed a clinical internship in child psychology at UCLA from 2015-2016.  As a postdoctoral fellow for the UCLA PEERS® Clinic, Dr. Ellingsen co-facilitates PEERS® for Adolescents and PEERS® for Young Adults social skills intervention groups under the mentorship of Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson.  She is also a postdoctoral fellow in the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center where she specializes in the prevention and treatment of traumatic stress in children and families.  Her research focuses on factors that influence positive parenting of children at risk.


Daphne Fatter, Ph.D.

Daphne Fatter, Ph.D. earned a Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in 2006. She was awarded her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011 and completed her clinical internship at the University of Tennessee Counseling Center. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Trauma Center, an affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine, under the supervision of Dr. Bessel  van der Kolk, MD. During her postdoctoral fellowship, she completed a nine-month training program in Traumatic Stress Studies and also managed a pilot study on using neurofeedback to help treat posttraumatic stress disorder. For over a decade she has studied in both Buddhist and Taoist meditation traditions and has published on mindfulness. She has served as an ad-hoc expertise reviewer in the area of mindfulness from 2011-2013 for the Journal of Counseling Psychology, European Journal of Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness Journal. She has taught mindfulness meditation at the Southern Methodist University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is the former Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at the Fort Worth Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic. She is EMDR certified and is a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist. She has also completed advanced training in Cognitive Processing Therapy. She currently in private practice in Dallas, Texas.

Contact Dr. Fatter directly for opportunities for consultation at info@daphnefatterphd.com


Lillian Gibson, Ph.D.

Dr. Lillian Gibson is a licensed clinical psychologist often referred to as a “mood make-over” expert. For the past decade she has guided clients away from feeling overwhelmed, hurt, confused, frustrated, and sad into a life of peace and happiness. She enjoys helping her patients solve their problems through individual, group, or couples therapy for emotional healing and restoration.

Dr. Gibson has completed specialized training to effectively treat anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, insomnia, and mood disorders that often accompany chronic medical conditions. Her career focuses also include approaches that address workplace conflict, self-esteem issues, cultural diversity issues, corporate America stressors, caregiver stress, overcoming perfectionistic thinking, and relationship problems.

One of her many passions is to enhance the love lives of couples desiring fulfilling marriages. She enjoys teaching soulmates creative ways to increase marital intimacy, and divorce proof their unions by being proactive instead of reactive. As mentioned in her book “Miss to Mrs.,”she has found that newlyweds experience less conflict when spousal roles are adequately identified. Couples working with her learn unique communication styles to overcome their marriage struggles.

Dr. Gibson is often found providing motivational seminars in the community, at local churches, businesses, and social organizations to help others “live to their maximum potential.” She has studied national and international factors that inspire personal change in places such as Johannesburg, South Africa, Senegal, West Africa, and at Johns Hopkins University.

Within the past decade she has provided psychological services to former service members of the United States Armed Forces in outpatient medical centers. In addition to her clinical duties as a staff psychologist, she serves as a consultant to other licensed clinicians, and supervises psychology and medical residents on “gold star” evidenced based psychotherapy treatments.


Jonathan Haber, Psy.D.

Jonathan C. Haber received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Regent University.  He completed an internship in inpatient medical psychology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and is a licensed clinical psychologist.  Dr. Haber holds a particular interest in medical psychology and he practices rehabilitation psychology at Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, a 50-bed inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital.  Through behavioral and cognitive interventions, psychoeducation and skill building, he specializes in working with patients with physical disabilities and those recovering from medical treatment, traumatic brain injury and chronic illness.  Dr. Haber incorporates a person centered and family oriented approach to psychological practice that aims to empower medically compromised patients. 


Keith Hannan, Ph.D

Keith Hannan, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of tzkseminrs. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Auburn University in 1989. He spent the early years of his career working in a state hospital where he directed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship and co-led a psychotherapy seminar for psychology interns with Clarence Schulz, M.D. In the second half of his career, he has worked with adolescents in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric units, community mental health centers, private practice, and juvenile services facilities for both boys and girls. He served as the Director of Behavioral Health Services for a juvenile services facility for girls. In this capacity, he provided clinical supervision for mental health staff, designed behavior management systems, and consulted with administrative staff. He also spent 12 years conducting post-adjudicatory evaluations with adolescent offenders for the courts in Maryland. He has conducted over 2000 such evaluations. He has participated in the training of many psychologists. In addition, he has assisted in training direct care staff in numerous facilities for juvenile offenders.

Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott Hannan received his Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2002. He completed his internship at The Institute of Living with a focus on child and adolescent psychology. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Disorders Center of The Institute of Living. Dr. Hannan treats children, adolescents, and adults. His clinical interests include obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder related to motor vehicle accidents, and the treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Dr. Hannan has developed a specialty in the treatment of school refusal behavior. Currently, Dr. Hannan is a staff psychologist and manager of the outpatient clinic at the Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Institute of Living. In addition to his work at the Institute of Living, Dr. Hannan works in private practice seeing individual clients and consulting with local school districts on issues related to anxiety and school refusal. Dr. Hannan has also been a featured expert on the television series Hoarders.

Heather M. Hartman-Hall, Ph. D.

Dr. Heather Hartman-Hall, a licensed psychologist, earned her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from American University in 2000. She has provided crisis counseling, individual/group psychotherapy, consultation and assessment for adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including a state psychiatric hospital, a juvenile facility, elder care facilities, primary care, and private practice. For more than a decade, she conducted individual and group psychotherapy with psychiatric inpatients presenting with difficulties including severe mental illness, substance abuse, cognitive impairment, significant trauma histories, dissociative symptoms, and self-harming behaviors. She has provided training, supervision, consultation, and program development on topics including assessment, self-injury, psychological trauma, and working with older adults.  She has extensive experience in psychological assessment, including assessment for cognitive impairment and the effects of psychological trauma. Dr. Hartman-Hall has served as the Director of Training, a clinical supervisor, and a regular seminar presenter for an APA-accredited clinical psychology pre-doctoral internship. She currently provides assessment, intervention, and consultation in a primary care setting and is a faculty member of an internal medicine residency program.

Contact Dr. Hartman-Hall directly at hartmanhall@gmail.com if you would like to consult with her.


Mary N. Iskarous, Psy.D.

Dr. Mary Iskarous began mental health service in her home country of Egypt where she served as Program Director of the Drug Proofing Your Kids program in Cairo, Egypt. During her service, she witnessed the impact of stigma, prejudice, and isolation of those suffering from mental illness, substance abuse, and sexual identity concerns. She felt compelled to seek additional education that would enable her to help preserve the dignity of these vulnerable populations as an advocate and mental health professional. Dr. Iskarous sought graduate education in the United States and graduated with her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Regent University in 2013. In line with her passion for Arab populations, her graduate research explored the experiences of Arab Americans with same sex attraction and highlighted the challenges this group faces as they develop an integrated sexual and ethnic identity. Her interest in working with ethnic and sexual minorities has led to ongoing efforts to provide education to clinicians interested in working with Arabic speaking persons. Additionally, Dr. Iskarous has pursued opportunities to provide care for individuals with severe mental illness and those with comorbid disorders. She currently works at as a licensed clinical psychologist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Virginia, where she provides services as part of a recovery-oriented and trauma-informed treatment program.

Contact Dr. Iskarous directly at marynzi@gmail.com if you would like to consult with her.


Tina Jenkins, Psy.D.

Dr. Tina Jenkins has been working in the mental health field since the early 1990’s. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Argosy University in 2005. She has worked in the prison system, the forensic mental health system, and the psychiatric inpatient system. She has also been a private practice clinician. Her main treatment areas have been forensics, trauma, eating disorders, and threat/risk assessment. She has also worked to assist the military and law enforcement communities. She is licensed in the DMV area and is a Certified Threat Manager.

Seth Kadish, Ph.D.

Seth C. Kadish, Psy.D., Director of Group Therapists at PCH in Mar Vista and former Clinical Director of Milestones Ranch Malibu, was a Staff Psychologist at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, counseling maximum-security inmates. Prior to that, Dr. Kadish worked with Probation youth at Penny Lane in North Hills, CA where he was named Clinician of the Year 2001. He is the creator of Pattern Identification and Reduction Therapy™, a clinical approach based on his work in prison, group home, private practice and treatment center and is the author of Pop Your Patterns: The No-Nonsense Way to Change Your Life. An inspiring educator who leavens serious topics with humor, Dr. Kadish has spoken at a number of conferences in the U.S. and Canada including CAADE, U.S. Journal Counseling Skills, and Brief Therapy. He has lectured on Pattern Identification and Reduction Therapy and Facilitating Compelling Groups to various organizations including CAMFT and Kaiser Permanente, as well as hospitals, treatment centers and colleges. Dr. Kadish has been a guest lecturer at Pepperdine and UCLA and Adjunct Professor at California Graduate Institute (now the Chicago School), teaching popular courses including The Criminal Mind, The Prison Mind, and Psychotherapy With Difficult Clients. In addition, Dr. Kadish has appeared in print, radio and television, featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network documentary series, Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals (2011) and in the award-winning documentary, Iceberg Slim (2013).

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D.

Nicole Klasey is a clinical psychologist who has worked with trauma survivors for 14 years. She currently consults with agencies on trauma-informed care, programming for commercially sexually exploited youth, vicarious trauma, and leadership development. Nicole has been training multidisciplinary audiences on trauma-related topics since 2015 and provides guest lectures at local universities on human trafficking. She has developed several of the training curriculums that are being utilized in Los Angeles County and throughout California to better equip social service providers on working with commercially sexually exploited youth. She has been an expert witness on commercial sexual exploitation and trauma in court. She has authored two books on commercial sexual exploitation and authored prevention and intervention curriculums for the population. In 2018, Nicole was awarded the State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition by Senator Joel Anderson.

Contact Dr. Klasey directly at nikkiklasey@gmail.com if you would like to consult with her.


Suzanne Levy, Ph.D.

Dr. Suzanne Levy is a licensed clinical psychologist and training director of the ABFT Training Program at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. Previously, she was the training director and a clinical child psychologist at the Center for Family Intervention Science at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Levy is a co-developer of Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT). ABFT is the only manualized, empirically informed and supported, family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and/or depression. Since 2007, Dr. Levy has been conducting ABFT training workshops and supervision for therapists nationally and internationally. She also over sees ABFT treatment in Drexel’s Center for Family Intervention Science’s clinical trials. She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on ABFT, emotion coaching, child and adolescent therapies, resilience, adolescent depression, adolescent development, and adolescent substance use.  Dr. Levy has presented at 100’s of workshops, conferences, and invited lectures, as well as in college classrooms.  Along with her colleagues, Drs. Guy and Gary Diamond, Dr. Levy has written the ABFT manual, “Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents” published by the American Psychological Association.


Michael Madson, Ph.D.

Michael Madson earned his PhD in counseling psychology from Marquette University in 2005. He is a Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Southern Mississippi and a Licensed Psychologist in Mississippi. Dr. Madson directed the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students at USM and teaches graduate classes in counseling and psychotherapy and substance abuse treatment. As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and co-author of the book Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing: Tips and Strategies to Address Common Clinical Challenges he is the Director of Faculty Development and Training Fidelity for the project Screening and Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Training for Medical Students and Residents in Mississippi funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He was also the Motivational Interviewing Director for Hub City Steps, an MI enhanced lifestyle intervention aimed at reducing hypertension among African American individuals funded by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities. He has provided clinical services at the Milwaukee VA, the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the Transplant Department, and at Rogers Memorial Hospital in the OCD unit. 

Contact Dr. Madson directly at Michael.madson@usm.edu if you would like to consult with him.


Jeffrey Magnavita, Ph.D., ABPP

Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Ph.D., ABPP is a clinical psychologist with over three decades of clinical experience working with personality dysfunction. He is an internationally recognized speaker who has published eleven professional volumes on personality disorders, personality theory, psychotherapy, clinical decision making, and technology in mental health practice. His psychotherapeutic work has been featured in two APA psychotherapy videos. He served on the APA Clinical Practice Guideline Committee and was invited to serve on the Advisory Work Group on the Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice. He served as the President in 2010 of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. He is the Founder and CEO of Strategic Psychotherapeutics, LLC the developer of StratPsych ® an online learning system for psychotherapists.

Contact Dr. Magnavita directly at magnapsych@gmail.com if you would like to consult with him.


Benjamin Mast, Ph.D., ABPP

Benjamin Mast, Ph.D., ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist, a board certified clinical geropsychologist and a Fellow with the Gerontological Society of America. He serves as Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville. He has served as president of the Society of Clinical Geropsychology (APA Division 12, Section II) and co-Editor in Chief of the American Psychological Association Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology (2015, American Psychological Association). Dr. Mast is the chair of the American Psychological Association task force to revise the Guidelines for the Evaluation of Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Change. Dr. Mast has written several books on dementia, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease including Whole Person Dementia Assessment (2011, Health Professions Press), Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel During Alzheimer’s Disease (2014, Zondervan/HarperCollins), and Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (2017, Hogrefe). Dr. Mast is active in conducting dementia evaluations at the Optimal Aging Clinic at the University of Louisville.

David R. McDuff, M.D.

Dr. David McDuff is a nationally known addiction, trauma, and sports psychiatrist and a retired Army Colonel. He holds faculty appointments at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore (clinical professor) and the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda (adjunct associate professor). He is the founder of the University of Maryland’s Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse and its Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and Sports Psychiatry Programs and has three times been selected by Baltimore Magazine as it Top Doc in Addiction Psychiatry. He is an active clinician, teacher, speaker, and writer who has given more than 100 lectures at national and international conferences and published 60 journal articles, book chapters & reviews, manuals and monographs including his highly regarded book entitled “Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance & Peak Performance (2102, American Psychiatric Press). He is one of America’s leading Sports Psychiatrist serving as the team psychiatrist and mental skills trainer for the Baltimore Orioles (1996-present) and Ravens (1996-2013) and as the performance medicine physician for the Indianapolis Colts (2015-2018). He is now working with the University of Maryland’s football team. Dr. McDuff has been married since 1978 to Marie Sanders McDuff and has four children and four grandchildren. For additional information on his work with athletes see his MD Sports Performance website (www.mdsports.net).


Bret Moore, Psy.D., ABPP

Bret A. Moore, Psy.D., ABPP is Vice Chair of the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth and a clinical and prescribing psychologist based in San Antonio, Texas.  He is a former active duty Army psychologist and completed two tours (27 months) in Iraq as a Clinical Psychologist and held the positions of Chief of Clinical Operations and Officer in Charge of Preventative services while deployed.  He is the author and editor of 20 books, including Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple, Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook, The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook, Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life after Deployment, and Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Overcoming Worry, Stress, and Fear.  In addition to writing dozens of book chapters and journal articles, Dr. Moore has written feature articles for a number of popular press publications to include Scientific American Mind, The New Republic, Psychology Today, and Military Times. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Charles S. Gersoni Military Psychology Award and the Arthur W. Melton Award for Early Career Achievement in Military Psychology from Division 19 and the Early Career Achievement Award in Public Service Psychology and the Peter J. N. Linnerooth National Service Award from Division 18 of APA. His views on clinical and military psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.

Contact Dr. Moore directly at mpsych2016@yahoo.com if you would like to consult with him.

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Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.

Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA -D, is currently a professor at Long Island University, and is the past-president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the international ACT organization with over 8000 members worldwide. He wrote the first case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy entitled ACT in Practice (New Harbinger), and served on the first ACT training committee. Dr. D.J. is a Recognized ACT trainer in the ACBS community, and his engaging training style has led him to be an invited keynote speaker for many events in the last decade. He has also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC, and The Discovery Channel discussing the treatment of many clinical disorders, and has published several articles and book chapters including publications with CBT pioneer Albert Ellis, and ACT pioneer Steven Hayes.

Dr. D.J. founded the MidAmerican Psychological Institute, and has a passion for applying ACT principles in important areas outside of the clinic, such as the boardroom or construction sites. He established Pickslyde Consulting and the Institute for Higher Performance in order to bring mindfulness and value-directed commitment skills to the workplace in order to improve safety, innovation, and leadership. Dr. D.J. has utilized ACT in work implementations and clinical training sites on six continents and in all 50 of the United States.

Contact Dr. Moran directly at daniel.moran@comcast.net if you would like to consult with him.


Jonah Paquette, Psy.D.

Jonah Paquette, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, and author. He is the author of Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace, and Well-Being (PESI Publishing, 2015), a research-based self-help book in which he distills the key findings in the fields of happiness, and offers user-friendly tools to achieve lasting well-being. His second book, The Happiness Toolbox (PESI Publishing, 2018), a research-based self-help workbook, provides easy-to-use handouts and worksheets designed to increase happiness and life satisfaction.

Dr. Paquette is a psychologist at Kaiser Permanente in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he conducts group and individual psychotherapy, performs crisis evaluations, and serves as the Training Director for an APA-Accredited postdoctoral residency program. In addition to his clinical work and writing, Dr. Paquette offers training and consultation to therapists and organizations on the promotion of happiness and conducts professional workshops around the country. He is also a frequent media contributor, having been featured regularly in print, online, and radio outlets. Dr. Paquette’s clinical experiences have spanned a broad range of settings, including Veterans hospitals, community mental health clinics, college counseling centers, and his current work at Kaiser Permanente.

 

Contact Dr. Paquette directly at doctorpaquette@gmail.com if you would like to consult with him.


Scott Poland, Ed.D

Dr. Scott Poland is an internationally recognized expert on school crisis and youth suicide and has authored five books and numerous chapters on the subject. He previously directed psychological services for a large Texas school system for 24 years and is a past President of the National Association of School Psychologists and a past Prevention Division Director for the American Association of Suicidology. He recently co-authored the Suicide Safer School Plan for the Texas State Health Services Department and Mental Health America Texas. He was also a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team and has assisted schools/communities after many tragedies such as school shootings, suicides and acts of terrorism. He is very dedicated to prevention and has testified about the needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions. He has also been involved as an expert witness in numerous legal cases where schools were sued following a crisis.


Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.

Lawrence J. Raifman, Ph.D., J.D. earned his Ph.D and J.D. in clinical psychology and J.D. in law from the University of Arizona in 1981. He spent the early years of his career working as a legal associate at Piper and Marbury before becoming Director, Department of Psychology at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, the Maryland state hospital for the criminally insane. There, as Director and Co-Director of the Pre-trial forensic evaluation program, Dr. Raifman co-led aprogram that evaluated hundreds of defendants on issues of competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, etc. He later became Director of Forensic Services at the Springfield State Hospital Center, a regional state hospital in Maryland. Dr.Raifman has maintained a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology throughout his career. For more than twenty years, Dr. Raifman has been an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Johns Hopkins University. There, he has taught courses in forensics psychology. Over the years, Dr. Raifman has provided clinical supervision and training for many psychologists, and designed forensic evaluation programs. In his private practice,he has worked with families, children, teenagers, and adults, and forensic matters. He has testified in court many times as a forensic expert.

Contact Dr. Raifman directly at ljraifman@gmail.com if you would like to consult with him.


J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.

Dr. J. Russell (“Russ”) Ramsay is co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in the department of psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramsay received his PhD in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University. He completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at CPC Behavioral Healthcare in Red Bank, New Jersey, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ramsay has authored numerous peer-reviewed professional and scientific articles, research abstracts, as well as many book chapters. He is author of Nonmedication Treatments for Adult ADHD (2010); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD (with Dr. Anthony Rostain, 2015), which is in its second edition; and its companion patient guidebook, The Adult ADHD Tool Kit (also with Dr. Anthony Rostain, 2015). The Adult ADHD Tool Kit has been translated into Spanish (Kindle version), French-Canadian, and is in the process of being translated to Korean. It has been designated as a recommended self-help book by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Ramsay was an invited contributor to the American Psychological Association’s Psychotherapy Video Training Series with the video, Adults with ADHD. His most recent book is Rethinking Adult ADHD: Helping Clients Turn Intentions into Action (2020).

Dr. Ramsay is an inductee in the CHADD Hall of Fame and received the Szuba Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching & Research from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Attention Disorders. He has served terms on the Professional Advisory Boards (PAB) of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (including serving as PAB co-chair), CHADD, and on the Board of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD). He is a regular blogger through the Psychology Today website.


Lara Ray, Ph.D., ABPP

Lara Ray, PhD, earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2007. During her training she specialized in the biological bases of behavior, including behavioral genetics and neuroscience of addiction. Dr. Ray completed her predoctoral internship at Brown University Medical School, where she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Addiction Psychology at the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. In 2008, Dr. Ray joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where she is now a full professor. Dr. Ray has been actively engaged in research, teaching, and practice of psychology with a focus on addiction. She provides direct services to patients in her private practice and she leads a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic for Addiction within the UCLA Psychology Clinic. Dr. Ray has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, mostly on the topic of addiction etiology and treatment. Dr. Ray has been widely recognized for her scientific contributions to the field, notably receiving the prestigious Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2017. Dr. Ray lectures nationally and internationally on the topic clinical research in addiction.

Phil Rich, Ed.D, LICSW

Phil Rich holds a doctorate in applied behavioral and organizational studies and a masters degree in social work, and is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Phil was the Clinical Director of the Stetson School for 13 years, a Massachusetts based residential treatment program for sexually reactive children and adolescent sexual offenders. Phil presents, trains, and consults nationally and internationally, and is currently in private practice as a consultant and trainer, specializing in work with juvenile sexual offenders. He is the author of “Understanding Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation,” “Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders,” “Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Evaluation,” and the “Stages of Accomplishment Workbooks for Sexually Abusive Youth.

Contact Dr. Rich directly at phil@philrich.net if you would like to consult with him.


Viveca Saffer, Psy.D.

Dr. Saffer, a licensed psychologist, earned her Psy.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999. She has worked in a variety of settings with a variety of populations, including a residential rehabilitation program, nursing homes, a state inpatient psychiatric hospital, and the federal government. She was the Director of Intern Training for an APA-accredited clinical psychology pre-doctoral internship program at a state inpatient psychiatric hospital. She has provided supervision for a variety of trainees for more than a decade, including practicum students, interns, and post-doctoral trainees. She teaches a case conceptualization seminar for interns on an annual basis.

Dana Satir, Ph.D.

Dana Satir, PhD, was awarded her doctorate in psychology from Boston University in 2012. She completed her clinical internship at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School in adult community psychiatry, and went on to receive advanced training in family based treatment for eating disorders (Maudsley) during her postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado. Over the past decade Dr. Satir has been practicing psychotherapy and offering clinical supervision in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, specializing in complex populations including patients with eating and personality disorders. She has received grant funding for her research in anorexia nervosa, and published and presented her work on the therapeutic alliance and clinician reactions to patients with eating disorders. She is currently in private practice in Denver and Boulder, CO, with an appointment as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Denver where she teaches graduate courses on eating disorder treatment and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Contact Dr. Satir directly at dana.satir@gmail.com if you would like to consult with her.


Jason Schiffman, Ph.D.

Jason Schiffman received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California in 2003. Currently, he is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at UMBC where he has been since 2009. Dr. Schiffman runs the Youth FIRST research lab, and is the Co-Director of the Maryland Early Intervention Program’s Strive for Wellness Clinic, both of which provide research, training, and services designed to improve the lives of young people with or at risk for psychosis, as well as their families.  Prior to UMBC, Dr. Schiffman was a professor at the University of Hawaii, Department of Psychology, where he was the Director of the Child and Adolescent Thought Disorders Program. Dr. Schiffman has published over 100 scientific articles related to mental health. He has held several grants with the National Institute of Mental Health for work on risk for schizophrenia, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression for research attempting to improve early identification methods, the Mental Health Foundation embarking on anti-stigma efforts, the State of Hawaii Departments of Education and Health for clinical services he and his team provided to youth receiving public mental health services, and Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration for assessment and intervention services for youth and young adults at risk for psychosis. Dr. Schiffman’s research seeks to refine the identification of young people at risk for psychotic disorders, better understand the effects of psychosocial interventions for adolescents with psychosis, and uncover mechanisms that can reduce stigma against people with serious mental health concerns.

 

Contact Dr. Schiffman directly at schiffma@umbc.edu if you would like to consult with him.


David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Dr. David Shapiro has been called the Father of clinical forensic psychology. His first book on forensic assessment appeared in 1983 and was the only book at that time to approach forensic assessment from the point of view of actual issues encountered in practice rather than from a theoretical basis. Since that time, he has authored five more textbooks and four dozen peer reviewed articles dealing with the interface of psychology and law. His comprehensive approach to forensic assessment has been widely distributed and used as models for various books and training programs.Dr. Shapiro is a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and has been actively engaged in forensic practice for over forty years. He is currently a Professor of psychology at Nova Southeastern University and teaches courses in forensic assessment, criminal law, ethics and professional practice,supervision and consultation, projective personality assessment, and risk assessment for future violence. He regularly provides forensic and ethics training at a variety of national forums, including APA and ABPP.

Contact Dr. Shapiro directly at psyfor@aol.com if you would like to consult with him.


Sarah B. Shevchuk, Psy.D.

Sarah Shevchuk, Psy.D. earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in 2011. Dr. Shevchuk received specialty training in the treatment of serious and persistent mental illness at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, and has since provided psychological services throughout New York State, including state prisons , psychiatric hospitals, and Veterans Health Administration (VHA). She has held positions as Residential Crisis Treatment Program Coordinator, Psychological Evaluation Coordinator, and Inpatient Clinical Coordinator. At present she works as the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Psychologist within VHA, and holds an academic appointment at New York Medical College. Dr. Shevchuk has chaired numerous committees for mental health environments of care, program evaluation and process improvement, which utilized Lean 6-S yellow- and greenbelt trainings. She has been a major rotation preceptor and assessment supervisor for an APA-accredited predoctoral psychology internship training program. Dr. Shevchuk has co-facilitated the clinical restructuring of mental health unit providing recovery services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness which opened in 2018. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Shevchuk studied biological science and conducted neuroscience research for several years, investigating the impact of psychoactive substances on brain cells associated with pain pathways. Dr. Shevchuk considers herself a cognitive-behavioral therapist who values recovery-oriented and patient-centered care, as well as whole-health and wellness in her work. Outside of work Dr. Shevchuk enjoys time with family and friends, making her family’s pasta and cookie recipes, and running. She is a proud finisher of the 2018 Nationwide Children’s Marathon in Columbus, Ohio.

Judith Siegel, Ph.D.

Judith Siegel is a Professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University where she is Director of the Post Masters Certificate Program in Child and Family Therapy and the Coordinator of the online Post Masters Certificate Program in Advanced Clinical Diagnosis and Assessment. Dr. Siegel also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Social Work. She is a recognized leader in the field of couple treatment, and represents an approach that draws from Object Relations, systems and neurobiology. Her books include Repairing Intimacy (Jason Aronson), Countertransference in Couples Therapy (co-authored with Marion Solomon and published by Norton Press), What Children Learn From Their Parents Marriage (Harper Collins) and Stop Overreacting (New Harbinger). She has presented her work on Object Relations Couple Treatment throughout the United States, Canada, England, Israel and Australia, and is a regular presenter at the Ackerman Institute for The Family in New York.

Contact Dr. Siegel directly at Siegeljpphd@gmail.com if you would like to consult with her.


Hannah Snyder, Ph.D.

Hannah Snyder is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Brandeis University. She received her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Colorado Boulder, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental psychopathology at the University of Denver. Her research focuses on executive function and the role it plays in the development of psychopathology, especially depression and anxiety, in adolescence and emerging adulthood. In addition, she collaborates with the university counseling center, helping clinicians use data for evidence-based assessment and developing programs for at-risk students. She has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, serves on several editorial boards, teaches, and trains PhD, MA and undergraduate students in her lab.


Ann Steffen, Ph.D., ABPP

Ann Steffen, Ph.D., ABPP earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington and was trained in interdisciplinary geriatric care teams as an intern at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical geropsychology at Stanford University School of Medicine within the Older Adult and Family Center.  Dr. Steffen is currently a professor of psychology and gerontology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she has spent her career in teaching, research, supervision and direct clinical services focused on the needs of older adults and family caregivers.  At UM-St. Louis, she has served as the director of Gerontology programs and as director of clinical training for the APA-approved doctoral program in clinical psychology.  Dr. Steffen is a faculty clinician at the UM-St. Louis Community Psychological Service, and is dual board certified in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology and in Geropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).


Martha B. Straus, Ph.D.

Martha B. Straus, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire, and adjunct instructor in psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Straus is an international trainer on topics related to child, adolescent, and family development, attachment, trauma, and therapy. She is the author of numerous articles and five books including, most recently, Treating Trauma in Adolescents: Development, Attachment, and the Therapeutic Relationship.  She lives in Brattleboro, VT where she also maintains a small private practice.


Joshua Swift, Ph.D.

Joshua K. Swift, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Idaho State University and a licensed psychologist in Idaho. At Idaho State University he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the practice of psychotherapy, ethics, and supervision. Dr. Swift is an internationally recognized psychotherapy process and outcome researcher, particularly for his work on premature termination in psychotherapy and the integration of client preferences into treatment. He has an American Psychological Association published book on Premature Termination, over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has presented his research across the globe. He has also been recognized with several local, national, and international research and teaching awards.  


Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D.

Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Distinguished Chair of the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth, in Bluemont, Virginia. He has published several books and numerous professional articles on posttraumatic growth, an area of research that he developed that examines personal transformations in the aftermath of traumatic life events. Dr. Tedeschi serves as a consultant to the American Psychological Association on trauma and resilience, is a Fellow of the Division of Trauma Psychology and the Division of Psychotherapy, and is Past President of the North Carolina Psychological Association.

Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW

Sheri is a registered Social Worker who has been working in the mental health field since 2000, both at a community hospital outpatient clinic and now in her full-time private practice. Sheri works with clients aged 16 and older who are experiencing severe mental health problems; she has had extensive training in mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and has been running DBT-informed groups since 2004.

Sheri is the author of eight DBT books for both adults and teens, the focus of which is to teach clients how to use DBT skills to help them live emotionally healthier lives. She has also written DBT Made Simple, the aim of which was to make DBT more accessible to therapists working with diagnoses other than borderline personality disorder; and she has been presenting extensively in Canada and abroad with this goal as well. Sheri is the winner of the R.O. Jones award for her research on using DBT skills with bipolar disorder, presented at the Canadian Psychiatric Association Conference in September, 2010.


Lenore Walker, Ed.D.

Lenore Walker received her doctorate at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 1972 and immediately went on the psychiatry faculty at the then CMDNJ Rutgers Medical School where she began her research about the psychological effects of domestic violence on women and children. In 1978 Walker received an RO1 research grant from NIMH to study what she named “Battered Woman Syndrome”.  She continued that research on the faculty of Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies where she is the Coordinator of the Clinical Forensic Psychology Concentration in the doctoral program and Director of the Masters in Forensic Psychology program. During the almost forty years, Walker has engaged in clinical and forensic practice and policy issues around the world in the area of gender violence, published twenty books and authored numerous chapters and articles, and is working on the fourth edition of The Battered Woman Syndrome. She is known internationally for her keynote speeches and workshops to professionals as well as expert witness testimony in high publicity legal cases.


Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and international trainer. She is a practicing psychotherapist and coaches professionals for anxiety management. Margaret has been a trainer of therapists for 25 years, and she is a sought-after speaker for continuing education seminars, consistently getting the highest ratings from participants for her dynamic style and high-quality content.

A frequent contributor to the award-winning Psychotherapy Networker magazine, she also blogs on depression for Psychology Today. Audio and DVD versions of her trainings are available for obtaining CEU’s. She has written 7 books on topics of anxiety and depression published by W.W. Norton, and a workbook, Stress Solutions, published by PESI. The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and its accompanying workbook, consistent best-sellers, were released in revised editions in 2018.

Contact Dr. Wehrenberg directly at margaretwehrenberg@gmail.com if you would like to consult with her.


Kelly Wester, Ph.D.

Kelly L. Wester, PhD, LPC, NCC earned her Ph.D. in counseling and human development services from Kent State University in 2003 and currently works as a professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Early in her career she worked within the behavioral programs of both a juvenile residential treatment facility and a juvenile correlational facility with adolescents charged with felonies. She has also worked in college counseling centers, and currently works in a community mental health agency with adolescents and young adults. She specializes in working with individuals who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury, and their families. She has co-authored a book entitled Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Wellness Perspectives on Behaviors, Symptoms, and Diagnoses, as well as has many publications and presentations regarding treatment of nonsuicidal self-injury.

 


Monnica Williams, Ph.D.

Monnica Williams, Ph.D., is the Canada Research Chair for Mental Health Disparities at the University of Ottawa, where she conducts psychological research, mentors students, and teaches advanced courses in multicultural psychology and psychopathology. She completed her undergraduate work at MIT and UCLA, and received her doctoral degree from the University of Virginia. Dr. Williams was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry for over four years, where she worked with Dr. Edna Foa at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety before her move to the University of Louisville in 2011, where she served as the Director for the Center for Mental Health Disparities. She also worked at the University of Connecticut for 4 years, where she had joint appointments in the Department of Psychological Science and Psychiatry.

Dr. Williams has presented at many scientific conferences and is a much sought after speaker. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focused on anxiety disorders and cultural differences. She has been the principal investigator on several grant-funded research projects, and has served as a peer reviewer for over 20 different journals.

Dr. Williams is a licensed psychologist in the United States and Canada. She is the Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Counseling Center, which has offices in Tolland, Connecticut. She treats adults with anxiety disorders and provides clinical instruction to trainees. In the community, she conducts trainings and lecture for medical residents, local organizations, and treatment providers. She was president-elect of the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists, co-founded the International OCD Foundation Diversity Advisory Board, and serves on the board of directors for the Chacruna Institute.

Contact Dr. Williams directly at monnica.williams@uconn.edu if you would like to consult with her.


Christina Zampitella, Psy.D.

Dr. Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Delaware and California, Fellow of Thanatology (death, loss, and grief specialist certification awarded by the Association for Death Education and Counseling), owner of The Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy, co-owner and director of clinical services at Integrative Psychology Group, professor/faculty member, and professional speaker. She works as an adjunct faculty member at Marian University’s Master’s in Thanatology program, National University, and Goldey-Beacom College focusing her research, course development, and teaching on Bereavement Studies and Integrative Psychology. She served as the chair for the Continuing Education Committee for the San Diego Psychological Association the Delaware Psychological Association. Dr. Zampitella specializes in death, loss, and bereavement, integrative psychology, spirituality, and nature-based therapy. She is the former resident psychologist on Fox 5 News in San Diego, and often appeared on NBC News. She has been featured in Elle Magazine, BuzzFeed, and The Huffington Post.

Contact Dr. Zampitella directly at drz@centerforgrieftherapy.com if you would like to consult with her.


Charles Zeitler, Psy.D.

Dr. Charles Zeitler is a clinical psychologist and certified sex addiction therapist. He is the Director for Addictions, Co-occurring, & Trauma Recovery Services at Springfield Hospital Center. His private practice focuses on treating compulsive sexual behavior disorder as well as those affected by it. He also serves as a guest speaker and consultant on compulsive sexual behaviors. Dr. Zeitler teaches a monthly webinar on sexual and cybersexual addiction as well as seminars on a variety of topics including Motivational Interviewing, Transtheoretical Model, Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability, and Culture & Diversity. In addition to being licensed in his home state of Maryland, Dr. Zeitler is licensed in Virginia and New York. He conducts disability evaluations as well as risk assessments to include risk for sexual violence.

Contact Dr. Zeitler directly at charleszeitler@gmail.com if you would like to consult with him.


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One of the biggest challenges in trauma recovery is managing both when clients get emotionally overwhelmed and when clients numb out and shut down. Learning how to pace therapy and navigate clients’ emotional window of tolerance are key foundations of successful trauma treatment. In this webinar, Dr. Fatter will review the impact of traumatic stress on the brain in tangible ways to help clinicians better conceptualize how trauma alters the body’s arousal system. Dr. Fatter will discuss in detail symptoms of hyperarousal, hypoarousal and calm states of our autonomic nervous system based on Polyvagal Theory. This will help clinicians know signs of what state clients are in and help clinicians be able to educate clients about their nervous system. We will address one of the most important aspects of the therapeutic relationship based on what we know about the traumatized brain. A phase-oriented treatment approach will be presented so clinicians learn an evidence-based structure for pacing the intensity of trauma treatment. In addition, we will explore four research-informed adjunctive therapies to help clients maintain stabilization and regulate arousal.

Seminar ID: 5474

Non-prescribing therapists are crucial to the effective and safe use of psychiatric medications by their clients.  In contrast to clinicians who focus primarily on medications, therapists generally spend more time with their clients and are more familiar with their history and current situation. They also tend to develop a greater rapport. And  considering that most clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder, and virtually every other psychiatric disorder receive pharmacological interventions, the non-prescribing therapist needs to understand how psychiatric medications work, their limitations and side effects, and how to help their clients maximize gains through increasing medication compliance.   This course is designed to present the non-prescribing mental health practitioner with a review of basic concepts in clinical psychopharmacology and the effective use of common psychiatric medications in the treatment of mental health conditions.  Effective medication strategies for treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis, sleep disorders, and other common psychiatric conditions are covered in detail. Basic general pharmacological concepts such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are reviewed as are more specific concepts such as drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.  You will also become aware of common medication treatment errors to avoid and learn tips for helping your clients become more educated about the medications they take as well as help them manage their side effects.

Seminar ID: 5487

Sexual intimacy is considered by many to be a critical aspect of a healthy romantic relationship. Amid a social focus on sexuality that sometimes seems to border on the obsessive, sexual concerns and dysfunctions are common in both general and clinical populations. Indeed, love-making embodies the most intimate and vulnerable experiences of our client’s lives. However, discussing and treating these issues in the therapy room can be challenging for therapists. Most therapists have not had the benefit of training in the fascinating and complex nature of human sexuality to feel confident addressing these topics.

In this talk we will review the common sexual concerns and dysfunctions of heterosexual couples, and arm general
therapists with treatment options for men, women, and couples. This talk stands alone but is Part Two of a two-part series
on sex therapy for the general therapist. It is recommended that this lecture on treatment be completed as the second in that series, thus enabling the therapist to place treatment issues in a more general sexual context.
Seminar ID: 4585

Psychological Wellness and Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
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This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

"I loved that self-care was partnered with ethics! Great topic and the presentation was interesting, well-paced, unhurried yet didn't belabor points. Clearly the instructor is very comfortable with the topic and presents well."-Barbara B., Professional Counselor, Washington

Working as a mental health professional can be challenging, demanding and stressful. With some clients, it can be traumatizing to the clinician. Self-care, the promotion of wellness, and the prevention of burnout are essential for every mental health professional in order to maintain our competence and clinical effectiveness. The ethical obligation to do so is addressed, ways to assess our own individual self-care needs and effectiveness, and specific strategies for the effective practice of self-care are presented. Important issues such as personal and professional challenges, vulnerabilities, and blind spots are addressed. The limitations of self-monitoring and self-assessment are reviewed and recommendations for proactively and effectively addressing these challenges are presented. A realistic approach to ongoing self-care and the promotion of wellness is presented that each mental health clinician can integrate into their daily lives, for their own benefit, and for the benefit of their clients.

Seminar ID: 4642

Depressive Disorders in African Americans Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
$59.00
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This course will satisfy your cultural diversity requirement.

This presentation will provide a detailed overview of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and related conditions from a DSM-5 framework.  This will include a discussion of symptoms, etiologies, theoretical conceptualizations, and treatment approaches. It will also discuss the impact of race, ethnicity, and culture on attitudes towards depression, diagnosis and treatment, and barriers to care specific to African American populations. We emphasize the differential impact of racism on Black men and Black women as contributing factors. Finally, we discuss treatment considerations and outreach to the African American community.
Seminar ID: 4644

High rates of adolescent depression and suicide present as a major international public health problem.  Suicidal adolescents are often a daunting population for clinicians to work with given their high-risk. Of the few effective treatments for this population, many are often multi-modal involving individual and group therapy, medication, etc.  An empirically supported family therapy for adolescents struggling with depression and suicide that requires only weekly sessions and which can be conducted on an outpatient, home-based, or inpatient basis is Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT).  ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories suggesting adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated, or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal family relationships. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model aiming to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based, parent-child relationship. The therapy is trauma-focused while also being brief and structured. Treatment is characterized by five treatment tasks: a) reframing the therapy to focus on interpersonal development, b) building alliance with the adolescent, c) building alliance with the parents, d) facilitation conversations to resolve attachment ruptures and e) promoting autonomy in the adolescent. 

In this workshop, Dr Levy will use lecture and case studies to provide an overview of the theoretical principles, research support, and clinical strategies forABFT. Dr. Levy will review how attachment theory,emotional regulation, and trauma resolution informthe delivery of this treatment approach.  She will review the goals and structureof the five treatment tasks that provide a roadmapfor delivering this interpersonally focused psychotherapy effectively and rapidly in community mental health.

Seminar ID: 4643

The incidence of youth suicide requires that schools and communities collaborate and increase suicide prevention efforts and that they be prepared to respond if a suicide occurs in order to reduce suicide contagion.  This presentation will help school and community mental health personnel increase their understanding of the most common factors in youth suicide.  Participants will learn effective strategies to prevent youth suicide and lessons from the aftermath of numerous suicides.
Seminar ID: 4543

“Really good, well organized, great pace, easy to follow with good examples - I learned a lot and feel energized and ready/equipped to put what I learned into practice.”-Vicki T., Social Worker, Maine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness are two methods on the cutting-edge of evidence-based psychotherapy today. Together these techniques are highly-effective in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. Even disorders found to be often resistant to treatment, such as substance abuse and personality disorders, are responding to this unique integration of therapeutic skills.

By attending this webinar you will learn not only to the basic techniques in CBT and Mindfulness, but also the application of more advanced methods. This approach is designed both to inform those who are new to this field as well as provide more advanced clinical options to those already familiar with the basics. The seminar will include PowerPoint slides, case examples and experiential learning.

Seminar ID: 4623

Practical Ethics for Challenging Time: A Positive Approach Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
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This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Mental health clinicians live and practice in challenging times, providing services in a wide range of settings with a wide range of clients. Numerous legal issues, ethics requirements, ethical dilemmas, stressors, and a litigious environment may make ethical practice seem to be a daunting proposition. This workshop focuses on positive ethics and risk management strategies for practicing mental health professionals, taking a positive approach to ethical practice that helps minimize risks to the clinician. Fundamental issues for ethical practice by mental health professionals will be addressed along a review of basic risk management strategies, and a process for ethical decision-making when faced with ethical dilemmas and challenges. Common dilemmas and challenges will be reviewed and specific recommendations for ethical and effective practice will be provided.

 

Seminar ID: 4650

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Distress Tolerance skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including the Reality Acceptance Skills and the Crisis Survival Skills, and how to help clients with a variety of diagnoses and problems use these skills appropriately and in healthy ways.

Seminar ID: 4652

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this.

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. Participants will learn about these skills, looking at the three possible goals in interpersonal situations and how to pair these with assertiveness skills to increase the likelihood of reaching one’s goals; how to think dialectically to improve communication and balance in relationships; the role of mindfulness and behavior theory in improving healthy relationships; and ways to increase relationship satisfaction in clients’ lives.
Seminar ID: 4653

Uncomplicated and Complicated Grief Home Study (6 CEs)
Presenter: Christina Zampitella, Psy.D.
$89.00
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“Dr. Z was personable, knowledgeable and very funny. She kept my attention, which can be a challenge over an entire day. I loved her use of humor and real-life examples, and her sharing of personal stories and anecdotes. As a fellow trainer, I give Dr. Z the highest rating possible for a wonderful training day!”-Jeffrey T. Social Worker, New York

Mental health and healthcare professionals are faced with the often misunderstood and misdiagnosed symptoms of uncomplicated and complicated grief. Formal education rarely, if ever, provides extensive enough training to accurately identify and treat those who are grieving. Often grieving clients present with other diagnoses because symptoms can mimic uncomplicated or complicated grief. The grieving process is often pathologized, or misdiagnosed, resulting in potential exacerbation of the presenting issues because inappropriate interventions are utilized. As a result, those who are grieving are often are inadvertently disenfranchised by providers, which can make the professional support they sought to reconstruct their previously shattered identities and worldviews ineffective. It is essential to be versed in identifying grief related constructs that may underlie, or even cause, mental health difficulties. 

This presentation aims to provide current information on the grieving process, clarify misconceptions of outdated theories, and differentiate between uncomplicated and complicated grief, and also examines the changes in conceptualization, differential diagnosing, treatment planning, and interventions used with grieving individuals. Attendees will leave with an improved clinical skill set they can immediately use to identify and treat their clients.

Seminar ID: 4722

Informed Consent in Real Life: A Practical Approach Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
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This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

“I found it extremely insightful and helpful in my day to day professional life. I wasn't aware of the origins of informed consent and I learned a great deal about case law that formed it.”-Gina F., Social Worker, New York

Informed consent is an essential aspect of all professional services provided by mental health professionals and helps to set the tone for the relationship to follow. While it is a requirement, it also plays a very important role in the treatment relationship and process. Yet, many questions exist about how to appropriately provide informed consent, the details of what should or shouldn’t be included, who should provide informed consent, and how diversity factors may necessitate modifying how we provide informed consent. This webinar will address each of these issues and provide practical guidance on how to meet ethics and legal requirements, and client needs, and how to utilize informed consent to promote a good working relationship with clients, as well as how to utilize it to promote the goals of treatment for our clients. Common pitfalls and dilemmas, practical suggestions and recommendations, and relevant options to consider will each be addressed. Clinical examples will be provided to illustrate key issues to include informed consent with minors, with couples and families, third-party requests for services, and the use of informed consent for the wide range of professional relationships mental health professionals may have.

Seminar ID: 4723

“This was an excellent presentation that I think had information important to generalists that we don't often receive."-Krista B., Psychologist, Maryland

Who we are as sexual beings carries profound personal and interpersonal meaning for each of us.  Like it or not, our sexual self-image significantly impacts our broader sense of identity, as well as how we give and receive love in our most cherished relationships.  Research consistently demonstrates that for most people, sexual satisfaction is a critical component of relationship and life satisfaction.  For many people, love-making is the most intimate aspect of their lives.  Yet without specific focus on sexuality, general therapy tends not to alleviate sexual concerns.  As therapists, we have little training in these issues, making it difficult to assist our clients with their intimacy struggles.  In this talk, we will address the changing face of heterosexual sex that we and our clients are all experiencing – and gain an understanding of the “new normal.” 

This talk stands alone but is Part One of a two-part series on sex therapy for the general therapist.  It is recommended that this lecture be completed first in that series, thus offering a context for the treatment approaches addressed in Part Two.  

Seminar ID: 4724

“Instructor was knowledgeable, easy to relate to and made the content interesting and easy to follow along with. Great reflective exercises!”-LisaA., Social Worker, New York

We all know that professional burnout is a problem, but what do we do about it? In this interactive seminar, Dr. Hartman-Hall provides information from the research literature and her clinical experience about the causes and consequences of clinician burnout. Recognizing that wellness is not a “one size fits all” concept, we will explore a variety of approaches for considering clinicians’ risk factors for occupational stress, improving our own self-care, and adjusting our approach to our work. Brief exercises to practice relaxation, mindfulness, and self-awareness will be utilized throughout the talk to provide participants the opportunity to practice concepts being discussed.

Seminar ID: 4746

“Knowledgeable presenter - current info, good examples. I liked the video that showed a real life example of treatment.”-Shannon T., Professional Counselor, Massachusetts

The fight or flight response is a normal biological process in which the body prepares itself to take on dangerous circumstances.  At times, however, the response is activated under situations that are not life threatening.  Individuals may experience these panic attacks in a variety of situations.  In the context of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, one’s fear of panic sensations and their consequences is a driving force for ongoing distress and life disruption.  Attendees will learn to distinguish panic attacks that occur in context of Panic Disorder with those that occur outside of Panic Disorder.  In addition, the webinar will address vulnerabilities and maintaining factors of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia.  Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia will be conceptualized from the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) perspective.  Attendees will be educated about the appropriate treatment interventions, such as cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy.  Exposure therapy will be explained, incorporating visual examples and demonstrations by the presenter.

Seminar ID: 4794

“I was very impressed. The presentation was clear, informative and definitely added to my knowledge base.”-Mary H., Psychologist, New Jersey

Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are considered to be among the most debilitating and distressing mental health conditions. Despite impacting approximately 3% of the population, many clinicians lack the training and resources to recognize and best work with this vulnerable group of people, leaving many with psychosis isolated, stigmatized, and without help. Nonetheless, growing evidence suggests that, with tailored early intervention, many people with psychosis can recover from illness and lead a life of their choosing in the community. This seminar will familiarize you with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. I will share screening tools and briefly touch on treatment strategies, as well as provide clinical resources for comprehensive specialty care.

Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are considered to be among the most debilitating and distressing mental health conditions. Despite impacting approximately 3% of the population, many clinicians lack the training and resources to recognize and best work with this vulnerable group of people, leaving many with psychosis isolated, stigmatized, and without help. Nonetheless, growing evidence suggests that, with tailored early intervention, many people with psychosis can recover from illness and lead a life of their choosing in the community. This seminar will familiarize you with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. I will share screening tools and briefly touch on treatment strategies, as well as provide clinical resources for comprehensive specialty care.

Seminar ID: 4791

“I thought this was among the best of the webinars in which I have participated. Presented did thorough research and was very knowledgeable in the area. I learned/relearned aspects of dealing with my clients originating from other parts of the world.”-Gary C., Psychologist, Texas

This course will satisfy your cultural diversity requirement.

Cultural competence in providing mental health treatment is one of the most overlooked issues amongst today’s psychologists. This workshop will provide a brief review of relevant research and models of cultural competency in the practice of psychology, highlighting common challenges for both practitioners and clients. Worldview differences pertaining to race, ethnicity, and religion and its implications for the therapeutic relationship will also be discussed. Specific implications related to child, adolescent, and family therapy will be explored. Practical skills will be offered to clinicians seeking ways of understanding their clients’ cultural values and creating a safe environment for therapy as it applies to children and adolescents. Experiential exercises will be included to bring to light how cultural group membership may not be visible or considered in working with clients. Participants will then be given opportunities to learn how to apply reviewed theories in practice using case examples.


Seminar ID: 4792

Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Michael Madson, Ph.D.
$59.00
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“Excellent, the Professor is an expert in the field and answered my many questions. Could not be improved..”-Eric B., Licensed Professional Counselor, New York

It is estimated that roughly 80% of clients who enter treatment are ambivalent about changing their behavior. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an intentional, client centered approach for facilitating increases in motivation for behavior change by assisting clients in exploring and resolving ambivalence. MI, as a counseling style, has been shown to be effective with a wide variety of problem behaviors such as substance abuse, adopting healthy behaviors (eating, exercise), treatment adherence and compliance, and other psychological problems. Thus, mental health workers from various backgrounds practicing in a variety of settings are beginning to integrate MI into their clinical repertoire. 

This introduction to MI will acquaint the audience with basic concepts and methods of MI. As such participants will be exposed to the foundational concepts including the “spirit,” principles and processes of MI that can be integrated with one’s approach to counseling and psychotherapy. Building on this foundation the foundational philosophy and active principles will be discussed with emphasis on MI’s unique focus on increasing change talk and reducing talk maintaining the status quo. The webinar will conclude with a brief overview of the evidence base for MI. 

Seminar ID: 4793

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for School Refusal Home Study(6 CE's)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
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School refusal is a common problem and can be due to a number of factors. In this seminar, Dr. Hannan will identify some of the causes of school refusal and how to assess kids to get a better understanding of the behavior. He will talk about some of the instruments that can be helpful in the assessment process. He will go over how to do a functional assessment of the problem. He will provide you with treatment strategies for assisting kids that includes cognitive therapy, social skills training, exposure therapy, problem solving, and behavior management. He will use a number of case examples to illustate the assessment and treatment process. He will also highlight the treatment literature on this important topic.

Seminar ID: 584

“This is a solid and well presented program Good detail on how high achieving people acquire and maintain those skills and level of performance.” -Phillip B., Professional Counselor, Maryland

Although psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians interested in sports practice already have the necessary general skills to help competitive athletes deal with adversity and the multitude of emotions that sports can elicit, most typically they lack the sports-specific knowledge necessary to truly help these patients and clients. This seminar will provide mental health providers interested in sports practice with the necessary tools to improve life balance and achieve peak performance in athletes and other high achievers.  Using the expanding evidence-base from neuroscience and sports medicine and case studies from all competitive levels, eight core competencies as well as important dimensions of sports culture, team structure and function, and the shifting intensity and pressure of competition will be covered.

Seminar ID: 627

The ability to predict  future violent behavior has long been an issue for mental health professionals.  Initially it was merely assumed that we could make such predictions accurately based on our clinical skills alone.  Many decisions in the judicial system hinge on an accurate assessment of violence, such as  bond, probation, and parole decisions, committment to and release from psychiatric facilities, and even whether or not a defendant should be sentenced to death.

Recent research has demonstrated however that such predictions are not as accurate as once assumed and that the methodology used was sadly lacking in  validity.   A tremendous amount of research has gone into risk assessment for future  violence ; still,,  the accuracy remains in question even to this day; nevertheless, judicial decisions are continually made which ignore our limited ability to assess violent behavior.

This webinar will explore  the factors necessary to do competent work in this area and demonstrate the ways that risk assessment can become more precise.

Seminar ID: 3932

What We Know About Acting Out Teens Home Study(6 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$89.00
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"No technical difficulties and the content was interesting.  Dr. Hannan's personal anecdotes about working with juvenile offenders helped add clarity to the content as well"- Mike S., LCPC, Pennsylvania 

In this webinar, Keith Hannan, Ph.D will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behavior disorder.  He will help you distinguish between benign mischievousness and malignant antisocial behavior.  He will explore the literature on delinquency in girls.  There will be a review of risk assessment.  Information will also be presented on the cognitive style and deficits of delinquent youth.  He will present a model for effective psychotherapeutic intervention.

Seminar ID: 752

"I really enjoyed Dr. McDuff's presentation style and was impressed with the clarity of his explanations."-Larry D., Psychologist, New Mexico 

Substance abuse is one of the most common clinical problems of patients who present for treatment.  These patients struggle with a life threatening, clinically complex problem that is subject to a variety of physiological and psychological factors.  This webinar will focus on treating people plagued by complex additions issues.  You will learn about the risk and protective factors related to addiction.  There will also be useful suggestions for assessing and treating addicted patients.  Adolescent addiction will be discussed.  There will also be material on motivational interviewing and effective stress control.

 

Seminar ID: 759

Psychopharmacology for Psychotherapists Home Study (2 CEs)
Presenter: Sarah B. Shevchuk, Psy.D.
$49.00
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According to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, approxi­mately 10% of US adults fill one or more antidepressant prescriptions each year, with many of these prescriptions coming from non-psychiatrists. They are some of the most widely prescribed medications of our generation. As more and more patients are prescribed antidepressants and other psychotropic medications, an increased need and responsibility is raised for non-prescribing therapists to be knowledgeable enough to work more effectively with patients and their prescribers in this arena. The follow­ing webinar is intended to be an introductory course that offers general, yet comprehensive information about psy­chopharmacology, including understanding neurobiological underpinnings of how medications work, commonly pre­scribed drug categories, how to work more effectively with patients, and how to work more effectively with prescrib­ers. Unique to this webinar will be the inclusion of how to maximize treatment outcomes and effectively use collab­orative care strategies.

Seminar ID: 5609

This course satisfies your cultural diversity requirement.

Treating Arab/Middle Eastern populations in the United States has recently become of interest within the field of clinical psychology because of increased immigration of these groups over the last decade.  Many Arabs have immigrated to benefit from financial and occupational opportunities; however, others have left their countries of origin in the pursuit of greater freedom and to flee from persecution.  Arab sexual minorities are among these groups.  This seminar will provide a brief description of Arab populations with regard to ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. It will also explore the experiences of Arabs with same-sex attractions and the impact of familial, cultural, and religious values on the expression of sexuality and identity. Finally,recommendations will be presented to assist clinicians who seek to increase cultural competence working with this unique population.

Seminar ID: 2106

“Very well explained and organized. Easy to follow and understand. I will use his plans to help me with creating effective behavior plans.”-Deborah S., Professional Counselor, New York

Child and adolescent behavioral issues can cause significant disruption to family life.  In addition to the effects on family, it may impact academic and social life.  Although many parents understand the concepts of reward and punishment, they may not understand the most effective ways to implement behavior management techniques.In addition, many parents may be overly reliant on punitive consequences for negative behavior rather than focusing on ways increase positive,pro-social behaviors.  Dr. Hannan’s seminar Understanding and Implementing Parent Training in Clinical Practice will teach clinicians how to instruct parents in behavior management.  Parent training is essential to positive outcomes in treatment for both externalizing and internalizing disorders.  This webinar will include instruction on performing a functional behavioral assessment, case conceptualization, and devising an appropriate behavior plan.  Beyond positive reinforcement and punishment,this webinar will present a variety of behavioral techniques including shaping,extinction, and differential reinforcement of alternative behavior.  Clinicians will learn how to tailor treatment according to developmental level and co-occurring psychiatric conditions, as well as how to address problems within typical development.  Research into the factors associated with successful implementation of behavioral principles will be discussed as well.

Seminar ID: 1738

"Very well done.  Great content and practicality in my practice.  New to treatment in this field.  Everything was rather new.  Great introduction to this line of work."-Matthew B., LMFT, Utah 

It has become increasingly common for children and adolescents who engage in sexually abusive or sexually troubled behavior to come to the attention of authorities, with a resulting increase in referrals to mental health practitioners for the evaluation or treatment of juvenile sexually abusive behavior. This seminar is designed to help clinicians understand current ideas about this specialized practice, and recent and evolving changes in the field, providing an overview of current thinking and models by which to understand, approach, and engage in treatment. The seminar does not focus upon treatment itself or treatment models. It instead highlights and discusses important and current ideas about sexually abusive youth and the nature of the treatment process, the importance of the collaborative treatment relationship,an approach to treatment that recognizes the individuality of each youth in treatment, and an understanding of the developmental pathways to sexually abusive behavior. The seminar will be useful for those experienced in the treatment of sexually abusive youth and those new to the field or just wishing to learn more about the work.  

Seminar ID: 1140

This course satisfies your cultural diversity requirement.

The Arab/ Middle Eastern community constitutes a culturally rich and diverse ethnic group; however, in contrast to other ethnic groups in the United States,this group has received little attention in the literature.   This seminar will provide a brief description of Arab populations with regard to ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.  It will also explore the impact of actual and perceived experiences of discrimination and prejudice on Arab client mental health.  Finally, this seminar will present recommendations for culturally sensitive treatment interventions for clinicians who wish to work with this population.

Seminar ID: 2105

The Treatment of Hoarding Home Study ( 6 CE's)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
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"Enjoyed the presentation.  Learned a lot.  Very organized, easy to apply to practice.  Understanding the difference between OCD and hoarding was very helpful"-Scott M. Psychologist, Washington 

Hoarding behavior has received significant attention in recent years. Due to the potential harmful effects of hoarding behavior (risk of fire, personal injury, financial hardships, etc.), it has become an important topic of research. It has also drawn the attention of the media and local governments, which have to address the impact hoarding has on citizens. In this seminar, Dr. Hannan will review the current status of hoarding as its own diagnostic entity in DSM-V. Dr. Hannan will discuss the latest research findings on the psychopathology of hoarding disorder. Participants will learn how to assess clients for hoarding disorder and will learn how to devise and implement an appropriate treatment plan. Given the complicated nature of hoarding, he will discuss potential obstacles to treatment and ways to address these issues.

Seminar ID: 617

“Strong and knowledgeable instructor. Highly responsive to questions. Explained each component clearly and was great at putting it all together especially tying in the theories with clinical implications. This webinar inspired me to learn more about DBT, and use it with my clients.”-Liat Z., Professional Counselor, New York

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this.

This seminar will provide an introduction to DBT, including the origins of the therapy, and the Biosocial Theory of how emotion dysregulation develops. You will learn about some of the research demonstrating that DBT is effective in treating disorders other than BPD. Finally, you will learn about Dialectics, and the importance of balancing validation with change with the dysregulated client; and how to effectively use validation to help clients re-regulate in session, as well as how to teach them to practice this skill on their own.

Seminar ID: 4153

The field of domestic violence has been evolving over the past thirty plus years as the knowledge base has increased and new assessment and intervention techniques offer assistance to the families in which it occurs. This Webinar will begin by reviewing identification and assessment tools for victims, perpetrators, and children that can assist mental health professionals. We will then review the field of trauma and the psychological impact on victims. Finally, we will look at one specific treatment program that can be used with victims of domestic violence and other gender-based trauma.
Seminar ID: 4154

“Dr. Hannan was extremely informative, knowledgeable, and easy to listen to. His clinical examples enhanced the learning experience. Great presentation. I learned techniques on how to effectively engage in a therapeutic relationship with a BPD patient.-Shayna S., Professional Counselor, Illinois

This seminar will talk about the All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality (BPD), looking at it from both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspective.  The talk will define the All-or-None Phenomenon, as well as providing clinical examples.  It will also look at the reactions this elicits in treating professionals.  You will leave this webinar will techniques that are useful in helping patients who suffer from BPD.

Seminar ID: 600

Diagnostic Assessment of ADHD in Adulthood Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
$59.00
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“This was a very clear and coherent presentation. I really like how the presenter kept the audience engaged and how quickly but coherently he went through the information, while answering questions routinely.”-Michelle P., Psychologist, New York

Increasing numbers of adults are seeking out assessment and treatment for ADHD.  However, ADHD is considered to be one of the most misdiagnosed conditions, being prone to both over- and under-diagnosis.  This presentation provides a model for a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of ADHD in adults that can be tailored and used by clinicians in practice to increase diagnostic accuracy.  Issues related to DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD, presenting symptoms and problems characteristic of ADHD that are not included in the official criteria, the prevalence and persistence of ADHD into adulthood, testing for ADHD, the issue of malingering, as well as telling clients when their difficulties are not consistent with a diagnosis of ADHD will be discussed.

Seminar ID: 3942

Attachment theory can inform work with sexually abusive youth. This webinar will describe and discuss the use of attachment theory as a model and methodology by which to better understand the development of juvenile sexually abusive behavior and to better understand individual clients from an attachment-informed perspective. The webinar is not intended as a primer or introduction to attachment theory, but does ill provide a descriptive overview of relevant theoretical models, and includes case studies that highlight the use of attachment theory as a framework by which to understand and explore work with sexually troubled young people and their families. The webinar is designed for those wishing to learn more about attachment theory and its application in treatment with sexually abusive youth.

Seminar ID: 3938

Introduction to Cognitive Behavior Therapy Home Study (6 CE's)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
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This webinar will identify the roots of CBT from philosophy and psychology. It will help you conceptualize cases from the perspective of CBT. You will learn all of the components of CBT and how to use them to develop a treatment plan. Finally, Dr. Hannan will talk about the use of CBT with anxiety disorder, OCD spectrum, Mood disorders, Eating disorders, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, and pain/health psych.

Seminar ID: 758

Risk Management in Psychological Practice Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
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This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Mental health professionals are affected by the fact that we live in an age of litigation; if  clients are dissatisfied with the outcome of an evaluation or treatment , they may file an ethics complaint or a law suit with increased frequency compared to  the past. Malpractice insurance premiums have increased by more than a factor of 10 over the past few decades.  As a result, many practitioners are “running scared”, fearful of complaints.  In point of fact, very few of these legal actions are successful; while going through them is unpleasant, if a mental health practitioner adheres to a few basic principles of risk management, the likelihood of a successful suit is vastly diminished.  This webinar will present these basic principles within a framework of the fundamental legal concepts involved,and how these concepts may be easily incorporated into practice guidelines.  Special attention will be paid to confidentiality and privilege, the nature of malpractice claims,informed consent, documentation, consultation,the most frequent areas of litigation, and concrete steps to take to minimize the risk of litigation.

Seminar ID: 1690

Preventing Medical Errors Home Study (2 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$49.00
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Within the past several years there has been an increased emphasis on how complex systems may contribute to diagnostic and treatment failures. When some tragedy occurs such as suicide or violent behavior, the tendency is to pick someone out as a scapegoat. Root Cause analysis seeks to avoid this scapegoating by analyzing the system failures that lead to these unfortunate outcomes. Participants will learn the elements of how to perform a root cause analysis.
Seminar ID: 3943

“This was my favorite webinar. I learned the most about myself as a therapist and a great deal about the borderline elicitation of counter transference. This webinar was a revival of things I learned in graduate school and that I needed a refresher course in.”-Jane K., Social Worker, New York

Recent research suggests that the therapeutic alliance and the ability to heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship are key elements of successful treatment for individuals with personality disorders.  Yet, these patients tend to stimulate strong countertransference reactions that can derail the treatment.  This seminar elucidates common countertransference reactions to each of the personality disorders.  There is also discussion about how to manage these reactions and to use them to better understand the patient and thus, provide better care.

Seminar ID: 1992

Psychotherapy with African Americans Home Study( 6 CE's)
Presenter: Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
$89.00
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This course will satisfy your cultural diversity requirement.

In this webinar, Dr. Williams will distinguish between color blind and multicultural approaches.  She will talk about racial identity in blacks and whites and talk about the impact of cultural stereotypes.  She will identify the impact of discrimination and racism on mental health.  This webinar will also focus on practical skills in working with African American clients, looking at cultural mistrust, diagnostic issues, and Afrocentric values.  Finally, Dr. Williams will highlight the literature on race and IQ and psychopathology assessment.  She will help participants in defining culturally sensitive therapy.

Seminar ID: 751

The Biology of Reward and Deficiency Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Sarah B. Shevchuk, Psy.D.
$59.00
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The biology of reward has been well-studied and is linked to numerous mental health diagnoses. Researchers identified an anomaly in this reward cascade called Reward Deficiency Syndrome or RDS. This anomaly and its impact on psychotherapy are less evident in psychological literature, yet it provides useful knowledge in one of the most prevalent and challenging of all mental health disorders…addiction. This seminar will help you understand the cascade theory of reward and provide you with working knowledge of RDS. You will be able to talk about how RDS affects the brain, what research has found regarding the impact of RDS, as well as discuss a model of therapy that considers highly this biological aspect of mental illness. The focus of this seminar is biopsychological and psychopharmaocological in nature.

Seminar ID: 3452

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
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“This was an excellent course. I was captivated for the entire 3 hours. Material was very up to date and use of media and PowerPoint was very effective.” -Mary Kate H., :icensed Professional Counselor, Florida

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers is an introductory seminar to the problem of spree killers. The spree killer, whether or not impacted by mentally illness, is a considerable scourge upon society. Factors like easy access to guns by dangerous mentally ill, inadequate commitment laws,the inability to predict dangerous behavior, and media frenzy, contribute to an increasing death toll. This seminar uses case studies to highlight the role played by diagnostic assessment (suicide by cop, psychopathic behavior, PTSD, major mental disorders), inadequate prevention civil and gun policy strategies, and stigmatization of the mentally ill as dangerous.

Seminar ID: 3367

Mental Health Treatment of Stroke Victims Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jonathan Haber, Psy.D.
$59.00
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Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S.  As mental health providers, we will likely treat patients who have either experienced a stroke or are impacted by the effects of stroke on a member of their family, which are often sudden and debilitating.  Though stroke is prevalent, little education is provided to mental health providers concerning the events, treatment, and psychological needs of patients during physical rehabilitation and after treatment.  This webinar is intended to provide a thorough overview of the stroke patient’s experience and review important clinical considerations for treating patient who have been affected by stroke. 

This webinar is divided into three sections.  The first section is an overview of the patient’s experience throughout their course of hospitalization as well as biological and historical information about stroke and stroke treatment.  The second section focuses on important topics related to the mental health of stroke patients (i.e., Post-Stroke Depression).  The third section addresses adjustment difficulties and treatment considerations for patient who have had strokes.

Seminar ID: 3947

“Excellent; exceeded my expectations. The instructor (Scott Hannan) was very impressive. He clearly had a very deep knowledge of the topic and also knew how to answer broad questions very succinctly but thoroughly. I'm amazed he was able to talk for 6 hrs straight in an engaging way, while being very responsive to different questions throughout the seminar, while also sticking exactly to the expected time. Bravo!.”-Teresa A. Psychologist, Maryland

Obsessive compulsive disorder can be associated with extreme levels of distress and severe impairment in one’s life. Proper diagnosis and treatment formulation is essential in assisting those with this disabling condition. Although most people are familiar with typical symptoms including washing and checking, many may not have an understanding of other presentations of OCD, such as scrupulosity, harm obsessions, and sexual obsessions. Fortunately, the gold standard treatment exposure and response prevention can be utilized to treat the various presentations of OCD. In this seminar, Dr. Hannan will review the various presentations of OCD and train attendees in making an accurate diagnosis of OCD. In addition to learning about the various presentations of OCD, attendees will learn to assess the severity of OCD. Dr. Hannan will explain the rationale of using exposure and ritual prevention and discuss how to conceptualize cases of OCD, along with creating an exposure hierarchy. Exposure therapy will be introduced through both didactics and video demonstration. Special cases of OCD, including comorbid conditions and adaptations needed to treat children, will be addressed.

Seminar ID: 4087

“The material was clearly presented and case vignettes were plentiful and helpful. I learned about the expanded information on the role the unconscious plays in symptomatology.”-Stephen K., Professional Counselor, Massachusetts

Psychodynamic therapy (PDT) is a widely practiced form of psychotherapy for a variety of different problems and disorders.  Nevertheless, the concepts and techniques used in PDT are often taught in a way that obscures rather than clarifies their nature.  In addition, a gap remains between the theoretical, clinical, and empirical literature of PDT.  This seminar presents a series of evidence-based psychodynamic techniques and processes, grounded in coherent theoretical formulations, systematic research, and applied clinical examples.  You will also learn about meta-analytic research on the overall efficacy and effectiveness of PDT.

Seminar ID: 4137

Demystifying ACT Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.
$59.00
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“Very much enjoyed the seminar and look forward to using ACT it in my practice. I am relatively new to ACT so the entire seminar was useful.”-Kristen W., Professional Counselor, Texas

Incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into your treatment approach will have a significant impact on your clinical effectiveness and the well-being of your clients.  ACT i