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Erin Dugan, PhD, NCC, CRC, LPC-S, RPT-S, is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor specializing in children (ages 2-12), attachment disorders, and child-parent relationship therapy including filial therapy and family play therapy. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Dugan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans and serves as the Interim Department Head of the Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling as well as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Allied Health Professions at LSUHSC. With nearly 15 years of experience as a Registered Play Therapist, she is recognized as a leader in the field of play therapy, presenting both nationally and internationally at professional conferences and publishing scholarly works on the subject. Dr. Dugan is a current member of the American Counseling Association, the International Association of Play Therapy, and many other professional organizations in the field. She has served on several committees and most recently serves as the Past President of the Louisiana Branch of the Association of Play Therapy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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 Therapy and Education, 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.