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Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., and Peter Pearson, Ph.D., couples therapists for more than 25 years, are the founders and directors of The Couples Institute and creators of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. They’re the authors of In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in Couples Therapy.
Hedy Schleifer, M.A., L.M.H.C., is an internationally known couples therapist, workshop presenter, and clinical trainer. She’s pioneered the training of Imago Relationship therapists internationally. She’s the founder of the Tikkun Learning Center, an educational institution through which she trains therapists in Encounter-Centered Couples Therapy.
William Doherty, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota. He’s the author or coauthor of 12 books on families and family therapy, including Take Back Your Marriage, Take Back Your Kids, and Family Therapy, with Susan McDaniel.
Esther Perel, M.A., L.M.F.T., is a master trainer and an acknowledged international authority on couples, culture, and sexuality. She's the author of the international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, and is the recipient of the 2009 book award from the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.
Jette Simon, Lic., who conducts basic and advanced training programs in Imago Relationship Therapy, is the director of the Washington, D.C. Institute for Couples Therapy, and is a Senior Clinical Instructor for Imago International. She’s the author of Imago: The Therapy of Love.
David Schnarch, Ph.D., is the director of the Crucible Institute in Colorado. His books include Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship and Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love & Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships.
Marty Klein, Ph.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist, has contributed more than 100 articles to such publications as The Journal of Sex Research and San Francisco Medicine. He’s authored six books, most recently Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex—and How to Get It.
Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D., is certified by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy as a therapist, trainer, and supervisor. She's the director of the Washington Baltimore Center for EFT, located in Falls Church, Virginia.