RON TAFFEL, PHD
Ron Taffel, Ph.D., conducts workshops across the country on the problems facing kids and their families today. He's the author of Getting Through to Difficult Kids and Parents; Nurturing Good Children Now; and The Second Family: How Adolescent Power Is Challenging the American Family.
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
Mary Sykes Wylie, Ph.D., is the senior editor of the Psychotherapy Networker.
MARTHA STRAUS, PHD
Martha Straus, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire, and an adjunct instructor in psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She's the author of No-Talk Therapy for Children and Adolescents and the forthcoming All the Rage: Helping Adolescent Girls in Crisis.
DAVID SEABURN, PHD, LMFT
David Seaburn is a writer living near Rochester, New York. His latest novel is Chimney Bluffs. He's recently completed another novel, titled More More Time.
LAWRENCE DILLER, MD
Lawrence Diller, M.D., is a behavioral/developmental pediatrician and family therapist. He has evaluated and treated more than 3,000 children and their families over the past 30 years. His book Running on Ritalin: A Physician Reflects on Children, Society and Performance in a Pill, published in 1998, was featured in a Time magazine cover story on Ritalin. He has also written Should I Medicate My Child? Sane Solutions for Troubled Kids With - And Without - Medication (2002) and The Last Normal Child: Essays on the Intersection of Kids, Culture and Psychiatric Drugs (2006).
Dr. Diller has appeared many times on television and radio nationwide, including Nightline, PBS News Hour, Good Morning America, CBS Early Morning, The Today Show, Frontline and NPR's Fresh Air. His two-part series "Kids on Drugs", featured in the online magazine Salon.com won the Society of Professional Journalist's "Excellence in Journalism" award in 2000. He provided expert testimony on Ritalin before a U.S. Congressional Committee in May 2000 and the President's Council on Bioethics in December 2002. Dr. Diller's next book, Remembering Ritalin: Generation Rx Reflects on Their Lives and Psychiatric Drugs, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2011.
MATTHEW SELEKMAN, MSW, LCSW
Matthew Selekman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., the co-director of Partners for Collaborative Solutions and coauthor with Mark Beyebach of Changing Self-Destructive Habits; he is the author of Working with Self-Harming Adolescents.
VICTOR SHKLYAREVSKY, PSYD
Victor Shklyarevsky, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist at the Center for Psychological Services in Paoli, Pennsylvania. He specializes in work with children, adolescents, and young adults.
TERRY HARGRAVE, PHD
Terry Hargrave, Ph.D., a professor of marriage and family therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary; he is the author of numerous articles and books, including Restoration Therapy: Understanding and Guiding Healing in Marriage and Family Therapy.
ADAM COX, PHD, ABPP
Adam J. Cox, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has been consulting and writing about the emotional and cognitive development of youth for more than a decade. He is the author of On Purpose Before Twenty and No Mind Left Behind.