MICHAEL VENTURA, PHD
Michael Ventura's biweekly column appears in the Austin Chronicle.
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.,
is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Siegel is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization that focuses on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.
Dr. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA.
Dr. Siegel publishes extensively for the professional audience. He is the co-editor of the Handbook of Psychiatry
and the author of numerous articles, chapters, and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
(Guilford, 1999). This book introduces the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, and has been utilized by a number of clinical and research organizations worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, Microsoft and Google. The Developing Mind. Second Edition
was published in March 2012.
Dr. Siegel serves as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over three dozen textbooks. He has also authored Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
with Mary Hartzell, M.ED. (Tarcher/Penguin, 2003), The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being
(Norton 2007), Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
(Random House, 2010), The Mindful Therapist
(Norton, 2010), The Whole-Brain Child
(Random House, 2011), Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind
(Norton, 2012), and his latest book Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human
Dr. Siegel’s ability to make complicated concepts exciting as well as easy to understand has led him to be invited to address local, national and international organizations where he speaks to groups of educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, clergy and neuroscientists. He lives in southern California with his family.
Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He is an author for W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Bantam publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties. He is an author for Tarcher/Penguin and receives royalties. He is an author for Random House and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Dr. Daniel J Siegel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
ROBERT SCAER, MD
Robert Scaer received his B.A. in Psychology, and his M.D. degree at the University of Rochester. He is Board Certified in Neurology, and has been in practice for 39 years, twenty of those as Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Mapleton Center in Boulder, Colorado. His primary areas of interest and expertise have been in the fields of brain injury and chronic pain and, more recently, in the study of traumatic stress and its role in all mental illness, as well as in physical symptoms and many chronic diseases. He has lectured extensively on these topics, and has published several articles on the whiplash syndrome and other somatic syndromes of traumatic stress. His first book, The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation and Disease, presents a new theory of dissociation and its role in many diseases. A second book, The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Healing, released in 2005, explores the insidious spectrum of culturally-based trauma that shapes our lives, and how transformation and healing may still take place. He is currently retired from clinical medical practice, and continues to pursue a career in writing and lecturing.
REID WILSON, PH.D.
Reid Wilson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is author of the just released Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry and the classic self-help book Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. He is co-author of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions, as well as Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children.
Dr. Wilson is a Founding Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). In 2014, he was honored with the ADAA’s Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award – the highest national award in his field. He designed and served as lead psychologist for American Airlines’ first national program for the fearful flier and currently serves as the expert for WebMD’s Panic and Anxiety Community.
Financial: Reid Wilson is the director at the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center. Dr. Wilson is an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Reid Wilson is a Founding Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA); and Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).
DOUGLAS FLEMONS, PHD, LMFT
Douglas Flemons, Ph.D., is professor of family therapy and co-director of the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention at Nova Southeastern University. He's the coauthor of Relational Suicide Assessment, coeditor of Quickies: The Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy, and author of Of One Mind: Writing Between the Lines.
STEVEN HAYES, PH.D.
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.,
is the developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), best-selling author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
and Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 32 books and over 400 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought leads to human suffering, and has developed ACT as a way of correcting these processes. Dr. Hayes has been president of several scientific societies and has received several national awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award
from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
His popular book Get Out Of Your Mind and Into Your Life
was featured in Time
magazine among several other major media outlets, and for a time was the number one best-selling self-help book in the United States. Dr. Hayes and the book were also part of the inspiration behind the Guy Ritchie movie Revolver
Dr. Hayes speaks internationally on acceptance and mindfulness and is one of the world's most influential clinical psychologists. His seminars are captivating, motivating and inspiring. Learning ACT will change your clinical work and your life.
Financial: Steven Hayes is a Nevada Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Steven Hayes is a member of the American Psychological Association.