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Our membership is designed as a multidisciplinary and collaborative effort with the belief that all members provide contributions that are valuable, welcomed, and regarded. The collective wisdom among our varied disciplines is as important to our growth and development as the courses we offer.
- AARON T. BECKAARON T. BECKUniversity Professor of Psychiatry (Emeritus) in the Department of Psychiatry
Aaron is University Professor of Psychiatry (Emeritus) in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center. Based on his research on the psychological processes involved in depression and other disorders, he developed and tested Cognitive Therapy (also known as Cognitive Behavior Therapy), the most widely used form of psychotherapy in the world. Beck has described his work extensively in 637 publications, including 24 books. He has been named by Medscape as one of the 50 Most Influential Physicians in History: 20th on the list and 1st among the living. He has received the 2006 Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research, which “transformed the understanding and treatment” of mentally ill individuals, the 2006 National Academy of Medicine: Lienhard Award for the advancement of health services, the 2013 Kennedy Community Health Award, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Lifetime Achievement Award (June, 2017).
- DANIEL AMEN, MDDANIEL AMEN, MDNY Times bestselling author, founder of Amen Clinics
Daniel is a double board-certified psychiatrist, NY Times bestselling author, founder of Amen Clinics and brain imaging pioneer. He has written and hosted 11 television specials about the brain. Discover Magazine named his brain imaging research as one of the top 100 stories in all of Science for 2015.
- JUDITH S. BECKJUDITH S. BECKPresident of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia
President of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia, a non-profit organization that provides a variety of training programs to health and mental health professionals worldwide, and a Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. She has authored over 100 chapters and articles and several books, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into over 20 languages, Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems, and books for consumers on a CBT approach to weight loss and maintenance. She divides her time among teaching, clinical work, supervision, administration, program development and consultation, and writing
- WILLIAM BUMBERRY, PHDWILLIAM BUMBERRY, PHDClinical Psychologist
William is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years experience working with couples. He has been with the Gottman Institute for more than a decade and is a Senior Certified Gottman Method Trainer and Consultant. In addition to being an active member of TGI’s Speaker Bureau, Dr. Bumberry serves as a consultant to clinicians seeking certification and is a Video Reviewer for the final step of the certification process. He is certified to present all three levels of the Gottman Method training sequence, as well as the Art Science of Love workshop. In addition to his expertise in the Gottman Method, Dr. Bumberry integrates Emotionally Focused Therapy into his work and teaching. He is the co-author of Dancing with the Family: A Symbolic-Experiential Approach, A Different Kind of Caring (videotape) and Reshaping Family Relationships: The Symbolic Therapy of Carl Whitaker.
- DAVID BURNS, MDDAVID BURNS, MDClinical Psychiatrist, Bestselling Author
David is a clinical psychiatrist and author of the best-selling, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, which has sold more than five million copies worldwide. His When Helping Doesn’t Help was recently featured in PsychotherapyNetworker (March, 2017). His free Feeling Good podcasts are available on iTunes and www.feelinggood.com.
- ANTONIO DAMASIO, MD, PHDANTONIO DAMASIO, MD, PHDUniversity Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy, and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California
Trained as both neurologist and neuroscientist, Damasio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of brain processes underlying emotions, feelings, and consciousness. His work on the role of affect in the process of decision-making has made a major impact in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. He is the author of numerous scientific articles (his Google Scholar hindex is 149; over 148,000 citations) and has been named “Highly Cited Researcher” by the Institute for Scientific Information. Damasio has discussed his research and ideas in several books, among them Descartes’ Error, The Feeling of What Happens, Looking for Spinoza and Self Comes to Mind, which are translated and taught in universities worldwide. His new book, The Strange Order of Things: The Making of the Cultural Mind, to appear early 2018.
- ROBERT DILTSROBERT DILTSDeveloper
Robert has a degree in Behavioral Technology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has a global reputation as a leading developer, author, coach, trainer and consultant in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Robert worked closely with NLP cofounders John Grinder and Richard Bandler at the time of its creation and also studied personally with Milton H. Erickson, MD, and Gregory Bateson. Robert pioneered the applications of NLP to education, creativity, health, leadership, belief systems and the development of what has become known as “Third Generation NLP.
- PAUL EKMAN, PHDPAUL EKMAN, PHDProfessor Emeritus in Psychology at UCSF
Ekman is the researcher and author best known for furthering our understanding of emotion and also deception. He established the universality of some facial expressions and in a separate line of research discovered how expressions and gestures may betray a lie. Ekman has authored more than 100 published articles and holds several honorary doctoral degrees.
- EVE EKMAN, PHD, MSWEVE EKMAN, PHD, MSWPost-Doctoral Scholar, UCSF
Ekman is currently a Post-Doctoral Scholar at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Ekman’s research interests were inspired by her experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital coupled with her training in the applied emotion regulation and mindfulness intervention: Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB).
- STEVEN FRANKEL, PHD, JDSTEVEN FRANKEL, PHD, JDBPP Certified Clinical, Forensic Psychologist, Attorney at Law
Steven received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University and completed an Internship at Columbia University’s Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Frankel has been on the faculty of the University of Southern California for more than 35 years and is currently a Clinical Professor of Psychology. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) and is now an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law. He has taught courses on healthcare policy, regulation of healthcare practice and mental disorder and the law. The author of more than 50 articles and book chapters, Frankel won the USC Award for Teaching Excellence early in his academic career.
- STEPHEN GILLIGAN, PHDSTEPHEN GILLIGAN, PHDPsychologist
Stephen is a psychologist who received his doctorate from Stanford University. He was a major student of Milton Erickson and has been elaborating this work for the past 35 years, while also developing Self-Relations Psychotherapy, and Generative Psychotherapy. In 2004, he received the rarely given Lifetime Achievement Award from the Erickson Foundation in honor of his many contributions. He is well-known throughout the world for his inspirational teaching He has published extensively, including Therapeutic Trances: The cooperation principle in Ericksonian hypnotherapy, The Courage to Love: Principles and Practices of Self-relations Psychotherapy, The Legacy of Erickson, Walking in Two Worlds, and The Hero’s Journey (w/ R. Dilts). His most recent book, Generative Trance: The Experience of Creative Flow, proposes and explores a third generation approach to hypnotic work.
- MARIA GOMORI, MSW, PHDMARIA GOMORI, MSW, PHDInternational Workshop Leader
Maria is an international workshop leader with a unique way of creatively integrating her own life wisdom with that of Satir and other great teachers. She has conducted workshops throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia, teaching, demonstrating and applying her interpretation of the Satir model. Expanding the teaching, she developed a group of teachers in Taiwan and in China. Friend and colleague of Virginia Satir for 20 years, Maria dedicated her work in the last 30 years for sharing her learnings. Her books include Satir based workshops building on the work of Satir and adding her own learnings and her unique perspective and style.
- ROBERT THATCHER, PHD
- PATRICIA ARREDONDO
- JACK GINSBERG, PHD
- JACK KORNFIELD, PHDJACK KORNFIELD, PHDAuthor, Activist
Jack trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. Jack holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has taught on Eastern and Western psychology in centers and universities worldwide. He is a father, a husband and an activist. His books have been translated into 22 languages and sold more than a million copies. They include, A Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, A Path with Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry and his most recent book, No Time Like the Present.
- DONALD MEICHENBAUM, PHDDONALD MEICHENBAUM, PHDResearch Director of Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention
Donald is one of the founders of cognitive behavior therapy. He was voted one of the most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century. Latest books include Roadmap to Resilience (www.roadmaptoresilience.com) and Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey.
- CLOE MADANES, HDL, LICCLOE MADANES, HDL, LICAuthor, Innovator
Cloe is a world-renowned innovator and teacher of family and strategic therapy and one of the originators of the strategic approach to family therapy. She has authored seven books that are classics in the field: Strategic Family Therapy, Behind the One-Way Mirror, Sex, Love, and Violence, The Secret Meaning of Money, The Violence of Men, The Therapist as Humanist, Social Activist and Systemic Thinker, and Relationship Breakthrough. She has presented her work at professional conferences all over the world and has given keynote addresses for The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy; the National Association of Social Workers, The Erickson Foundation, the California Psychological Association and many other national and international conferences. Madanes has won several awards for distinguished contribution to psychology and has counseled outstanding individuals from all walks of life.
- ELIZABETH LOFTUS, PHDELIZABETH LOFTUS, PHDDistinguished Professor at the University of California
Elizabeth is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Irvine. She holds positions in the Departments of Psychology & Social Behavior, and Criminology, Law & Society. She is also a Professor of Law. Loftus’s research has focused on human memory, eyewitness testimony and also on courtroom procedure. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation. She was elected president of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the Western Psychological Association (twice), the American Psychology-Law Society, and the Experimental Psychology division of the American Psychological Association (APA). Loftus has received seven honorary doctorates for her research, from universities in the United States, but also The Netherlands, Great Britain, Israel and Norway.
- PETER A. LEVINE, PHDPETER A. LEVINE, PHDFounder, The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
Peter holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a naturalistic, body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, which conducts SE™ trainings throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures. Some of Dr. Levine’s other achievements include being a stress consultant for NASA during the development of the space shuttle project, as well as a consultant to the Sandia Labs during their report on preventing terrorism commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security in 2002. Dr. Levine was a member of the APA Task Force: Psychologists for Social Responsibility in developing responses to large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare. He is currently a Senior Fellow and consultant at The Meadows Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona. Dr. Levine has written several books about trauma. His international best seller, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, has been translated into twenty-six languages. Levine’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored with the Life Time Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.
- HARRIET LERNER, PHDHARRIET LERNER, PHDClinical Psychologist
Harriet is a clinical psychologist and one of our nation’s most respected voices on the psychology of women and family relationships. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and 12 books, including The New York Times bestseller The Dance of Anger, which has sold several million copies. Her latest book is Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts.
- SUE JOHNSON, EDDSUE JOHNSON, EDDProfessor Emeritus of Psychology
Sue is the developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, and Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT.com)
- OTTO F. KERNBERG, MD, FAPAOTTO F. KERNBERG, MD, FAPADirector of the Personality Disorders Institute at The New York Presbyterian Hospital
Otto is Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division and Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Kernberg is a Past-President of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He is also Training and Supervising Analyst of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. His latest books are The Inseparable Nature of Love and Aggression, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC, was published in 2011. Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide, (with Frank E. Yeomans and John F. Clarkin). American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC, was published in 2015. Psychoanalytic Education at the Crossroads Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
- ROB KAPILOWROB KAPILOWComposer
Rob has brought the joy and wonder of classical music–and unraveled some of its mysteries–to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication or naiveté, Kapilow’s work brings music into people’s lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear. As the Boston Globe said, “It’s a cheering thought that this kind of missionary enterprise did not pass from this earth with Leonard Bernstein. Rob Kapilow is awfully good at what he does. We need him.” Kapilow’s range of activities is astonishingly broad, including his What Makes It Great? presentations (now for over fifteen seasons in New York and Boston), his family compositions and Family Musik events, his “Citypieces”, and residencies with institutions as diverse as the National Gallery of Canada and Stanford University. The reach of his interactive events and activities is wide, both geographically and culturally: from Native American tribal communities in Montana and inner-city high school students in Louisiana to audiences in Kyoto and Kuala Lumpur, and from tots barely out of diapers to musicologists in Ivy League programs, his audiences are diverse and unexpected, but invariably rapt and keen to come back for more. Rob Kapilow is constantly finding connections and intersections between music and the outside world, making art essential to everyday life.
- JEAN HOUSTON, PHDJEAN HOUSTON, PHDChancellor of Meridian University, Co-Founder of Rising Women, Rising World, Author
Jean is Chancellor of Meridian University, Co-Founder of Rising Women, Rising World, and is the author of over 30 books in the fields of human and social development. As a consultant to UN programs and other international agencies, she has worked in some 109 countries, and continues to advise globally in social artistry (human development in the light of social challenge and change).
- JOHN GOTTMAN, PHDJOHN GOTTMAN, PHDProfessor Emeritus in Psychology
John was one of the Top 10 Most Influential Therapists of the past quarter century by the Psychotherapy Networker. Dr. Gottman is a professor emeritus in psychology known for his work on marital stability and relationship analysis through scientific direct observations, many of which were published in peer-reviewed literature. He is the author or co-author of over 200 published academic articles and more than 40 books, including the bestselling The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, What Makes Love Last, The Relationship Cure, Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, and Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child, among many others.
- HARVILLE HENDRIX, PHD and HELEN LAKELLY HUNT, PHDHARVILLE HENDRIX, PHD and HELEN LAKELLY HUNT, PHDCo-creators of Imago Relationship Therapy
Co-founders of Imago Relationships International that supports over 1100 Imago therapists in 37 countries. Author and co-author of three NYT best sellers and seven other books on relationship therapy. Co-creator of Safe Conversations and co-founder of Relationships First, a relationship education movement located in Dallas and dedicated to furthering the creation of a relational culture.
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- STEVEN C. HAYES, PHDSTEVEN C. HAYES, PHDFoundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada
An author of 44 books and nearly 600 scientific articles, Dr. Hayes is known for his work on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a widely used and researched method of psychological and behavioral intervention, and Relational Frame Theory, a comprehensive empirical research program on human language and cognition. Dr. Hayes has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, and is among the most cited psychologists in the world.
- ROBERT SAPOLSKY, PHDROBERT SAPOLSKY, PHDNeuroscientist, Author
The New York Times once suggested, “If you crossed Jane Goodall with a borscht-belt comedian, she might have written a book like A Primate’s Memoir,” Dr. Sapolsky’s account of his early years as a field biologist. The uniqueness of Sapolsky’s perspective on the human condition comes from the ease with which he combines his insights from the field with his findings as a neuroscientist. For more than thirty years, Sapolsky has divided his time between field work with baboons and highly technical neurological research in the laboratory. Dr. Sapolsky is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, and a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research at the National Museum of Kenya. In 2008, National Geographic & PBS aired an hour-long special on stress featuring Dr. Sapolsky and his research on the subject. In addition to A Primate’s Memoir, which won the 2001 Bay Area Book Reviewers Award in nonfiction, Robert Sapolsky has written three other books, including The Trouble with Testosterone, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, and Monkeyluv and Other Essays on our Lives as Animals. Dr. Sapolsky was awarded Rockefeller University’s Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science for 2008. He is currently working on a book to be titled: Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Penguin Press May 2017).
- PHILIP ZIMBARDO, PHDPHILIP ZIMBARDO, PHDProfessor Emeritus at Stanford University, Creator of The Stanford Prison Experiment
Dr. Zimbardo has spent over 50 years teaching and studying psychology. Dr. Zimbardo currently lectures worldwide and is actively working to promote his non-profit The Heroic Imagination Project (www.heroicimagination.org). His current research looks at the psychology of heroism. He asks: “What pushes some people to become perpetrators of evil, while others act heroically on behalf of those in need?” Prior to his heroism work, he served as President of the American Psychological Association and designed and narrated the award winning 26-part PBS series, Discovering Psychology. He has published more than 50 books and 400 professional and popular articles and chapters, among them, Shyness, The Lucifer Effect, The Time Cure, The Time Paradox, and most recently, Man, Interrupted.
- BESSEL A. VAN DER KOLK, MDBESSEL A. VAN DER KOLK, MDClinician
Kolk is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. Dr. van der Kolk has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, selfinjury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater and EMDR. He is founder and Medical Director of the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, Massachusetts; past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. His most recent New York Times Science best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring— specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, somatically based therapies, EMDR, psychodrama, play, yoga, and other therapies.
- DERALD WING SUE, PHDDERALD WING SUE, PHDProfessor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College and the School of Social Work, Columbia University
Derald was the co-founder of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, co-founder and first President of the Asian American Psychological Association, past presidents of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, and the Society of Counseling Psychology. Derald serves on the Council of Elders for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Derald is a pioneer in the field of multicultural psychology, microaggression theory, racial dialogues, multicultural counseling and therapy, and the psychology of racism/ antiracism. He is author of four best-selling texts: Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation, Micgroaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation, and Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race.
- DANIEL SIEGEL, MDDANIEL SIEGEL, MDClinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine
Martin received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. Dr. Siegel has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx.
- MARTIN E.P. SELIGMAN, PHDMARTIN E.P. SELIGMAN, PHDZellerbach Family Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Martin focuses on positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, and optimism. He is a best-selling author of several books, including Flourish. He received the American Psychological Society’s William James Fellow Award for basic science and Cattell Award for the application of science, and two Distinguished Scientific Contribution awards from the American Psychological Association. In 1996, Seligman was elected President of the American Psychological Association by the largest vote in modern history. His current mission is the attempt to transform social science to work on the best things in life—strengths, positive emotion, good relationships, meaning, and human flourishing.
- ESTHER PERELESTHER PERELLicensed Marriage and Family therapist
Esther is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and AASECT certified sex therapist and supervisor. She has run her private practice in New York City for over 30 years. Author of Mating in Captivity and her upcoming book, The State of Affairs, Esther also serves on the faculty of the International Trauma Studies Program, affiliated with Columbia University and the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
- KATHRYN ROSSI PHD, eRYT-500KATHRYN ROSSI PHD, eRYT-500Founding Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute
Kathryn is a Founding Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute, California Central Coast (MHECCC). She has edited, authored, or co-authored 21 books and 50+ scientific articles and chapters.
- ERNEST LAWRENCE ROSSI, PHDERNEST LAWRENCE ROSSI, PHDPsychotherapist
Ernest is internationally recognized as a gifted psychotherapist and teacher of innovative approaches to understanding the theory and practice of the quantum qualia of consciousness and cognition for facilitating gene expression and brain plasticity to optimize human performance, stress reduction and well-being in everyday life.
- ERVING POLSTER, PHDERVING POLSTER, PHDTeacher of Gestalt Therapy
Erving is a veteran teacher of gestalt therapy and has authored 6 books. In his current writings, he offers perspectives and designs for a communal application of psychotherapy principles. He also describes and celebrates a powerful contemporary momentum for people-at-large to join together in the search for personal and social enlightenment.
- BILL O’HANLON, MS, LMFTBILL O’HANLON, MS, LMFTLicensed Mental Health Professional, Certified Professional Counselor
Bill has authored or co-authored 35 books. His books have been translated into 17 languages. He has appeared on Oprah (with his book Do One Thing Different), The Today Show, and a variety of other television and radio programs. Since 1977, Bill has given over 3500 talks around the world. Bill is a Licensed Mental Health Professional, Certified Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Bill is clinical member of AAMFT (and winner of the 2003 New Mexico AMFT Distinguished Service Award), certified by the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists and a Fellow and a Board Member of the American Psychotherapy Association.
- CHRISTINE A. PADESKY, PHDCHRISTINE A. PADESKY, PHDCo-Founder of Center for Cognitive Therapy
Christine is a licensed clinical psychologist and a leading Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) innovator. Along with Kathleen Mooney, PhD she created Strengths-Based CBT which helps clients construct new beliefs and behavioral strategies in order to improve overall functioning and relationships. She provides workshops and consultation to therapists worldwide and develops audio CD & DVD therapist training materials. She is co-author of five books, including Mind Over Mood, 2nd Edition (www.mindovermood.com). With over a million copies sold in 23 languages, Mind Over Mood was named the most influential CBT book of all time by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (BABCP). Dr. Padesky’s honors include the Most Influential International CBT Therapist award (BABCP), Distinguished Contribution to Psychology award (California Psychological Association) and the Aaron T. Beck Award for her enduring contributions to the field (Academy of Cognitive Therapy).
- JULIE GOTTMAN, PHDJULIE GOTTMAN, PHDCo-founder and President of The Gottman Institute
Julie is the co-founder and President of The Gottman Institute, and Clinical Supervisor for the Couples Together Against Violence study. A highly respected clinical psychologist, she is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert adviser on marriage, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues. She is the co-creator of the immensely popular The Art and Science of Love weekend workshops for couples, and she also co-designed the national clinical training program in Gottman Couples Therapy.
- MERRILL NORTON, PHD
- DAVID PERLMUTTER, MD
- STEPHAN PORGES
- RICHARD SOUTAR, PHD
- PAUL SWINGLE
- WILLIAM MILLER, PHDWILLIAM MILLER, PHDEmeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico
William has published over 400 professional articles and chapters and 50 books including Loving kindness (2017), Motivational Interviewing (2013), Controlling Your Drinking (2013), Treating Addiction (2011), and Quantum Change (2001). The Institute for Scientific Information has listed him as one of the world’s most cited scientists.
- SCOTT D. MILLER, PHDSCOTT D. MILLER, PHDFounder, The International Center for Clinical Excellence
Scott received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in APA-approved Counseling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. He is the founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavioral health services. Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad, helping hundreds of agencies and organizations, both public and private, to achieve superior results. His humorous and engaging presentation style and command of the research literature consistently inspires practitioners, administrators, and policy makers to make effective changes in service delivery.
- JEFFREY K. ZEIG, PHDJEFFREY K. ZEIG, PHDFounder and Director, Milton H. Erickson Foundation
Dr. Zeig has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in fourteen foreign languages. Dr. Zeig is the architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences, the Brief Therapy Conferences, the Couples Conferences, and the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. A psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Zeig conducts workshops internationally (40 countries). He is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences.
- MICHAEL D. YAPKO, PHDMICHAEL D. YAPKO, PHDClinical Psychologist
Dr. Yapko is internationally recognized for his innovative work in applied clinical hypnosis, developing brief psychotherapies, and the strategic treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his work in more than 30 countries across six continents. He is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, The Discriminating Therapist. He is a recipient of numerous awards for his many contributions to the field, including the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
- MARILYN YALOM, PHDMARILYN YALOM, PHDSenior Scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University
Dr. Yalom received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from John Hopkins and was Professor of French at the California State University at Hayward, before assuming research and administrative roles at Stanford. Her books include Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women’s Memory (Basic Books, 1993), A History of the Breast (Knopf, 1991), A History of the Wife (Harper Collins, 2001), Birth of the Chess Queen (Harper Collins, 2004), The American Resting Place with photos by Reid Yalom (Houghton Mifflin, 2008), How the French Invented Love (Harper Collins, 2012), The Social Sex with Theresa Brown (Harper Collins, 2015) and The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love (Basic Books, forthcoming January 2018). She lives in Palo Alto with her husband, the psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom.
- IRVIN YALOM, MDIRVIN YALOM, MDProfessor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Yalom's major areas of interest are Group Psychotherapy and an existentially—interpersonally based individual therapy. In recent years, he has taught via narrative using short stories and novels to teach the art of psychotherapy. Dr. Yalom was the recipient of the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) at the 75th meeting on March 6, 2017 in New York City.
- SUSAN BLANK, MD
- BRENÉ BROWN
- LOUIS COZOLINO
- THOMAS CULLURA, PHD
- DAVID WHYTEDAVID WHYTEPoet, Author, Lecturer
Whyte grew up with a strong, imaginative influence from his Irish mother among the hills and valleys of his father’s Yorkshire. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The author of eight books of poetry and four books of prose, David Whyte holds a degree in Marine Zoology and has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, Amazon and Himalaya. An Associate Fellow at Said Business School at the University of Oxford, he is one of the few poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development, where he works with many European, American and international companies. In spring 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Neumann College, Pennsylvania. His most recent works include: The Sea in You: Twenty Poems of Requited and Unrequited Love (Many Rivers Press 2015), Pilgrim (Many Rivers Press 2012), and Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words (Many Rivers Press 2015). In addition, David Whyte has authored a collection of audio lectures, a DVD and three albums of poetry and music.
- MICHELE WEINER-DAVIS, LCSWMICHELE WEINER-DAVIS, LCSWFounder of The Divorce Busting Center
Michele is a popular TEDx speaker and the author of eight books, including Healing From Infidelity, and the bestselling Divorce Busting and The Sex-Starved Marriage. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Outstanding Contribution to Marriage and Family Therapy Award from AAMFT. More information about Michele can be found on divorcebusting.com
- BUD HARRIS, PHD
- ROBERT A. JOHNSON
- RUTH LANIUS, PHD
- MARSHA LINEHAN
- PAT LOVE
- GABOR MATÉ
- Dr. Urszula KlichDr. Urszula Klichclinical psychologist
Dr. Urszula Klich is a clinical psychologist, speaker, and author who teaches self-regulation to maximize physical and emotional health. She is a certified meditation teacher in Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) through Emory University and has served on various medical teams. She is board certified in biofeedback and is the president of the Southeast Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Association. Her specialized program of Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback (MBB) has been published and widely applied from hospitals to classrooms based on the premise that integrating mindfulness and compassion-informed treatment with psychology fosters individuals’ healing power to improve physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Living mindfully is advantageous and accessible to anyone who recognizes a need for a shift in their life and sets an intention to move forward. She is a sought-after workshop leader and internationally recognized speaker in health and wellness.
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Membership in The American College of Psychotherapy is inclusive and available to:
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- Have an M.D., PhD, or Masters’ Degree (or be working on one) from an accredited institution in the field of (or related to) psychology, psychiatry, mental health, counseling, medicine, psychophysiology, neuroscience, or addiction.
- Must demonstrate, advocate for, and promote ethical professional practices with no previous violations or sanctions from your licensing board.
- Be licensed or certified in your field of expertise or be working on licensure under direct supervision of a licensed professional.
- If unlicensed, you must be in a jurisdiction that permits you to do psychotherapy without a license or be employed in the Medical, Mental Health, Recovery, or closely related field.
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