Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D.,
is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from which he took early retirement 15 years ago to become Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment of Victims of Violence in Miami. (Please see www.melissainstitute.org.com
that has had over 2 million hits worldwide. He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In a survey of clinicians reported in the American Psychologist he was voted “one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.” He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the clinical division of the American Psychological Association and was an Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association.
He has presented in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. He has published extensively and most recently published Roadmap to Resilience: A Guide for Military Trauma Victims and Their Families (visit www.melissainstitute.org (go to home page and click on Author’s Index and scroll to Meichenbaum.
Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D., is the director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships and professor of family therapy at Drexel University. He's the coauthor of Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence and Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice.
Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP,
is a graduate of the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Maryland and a licensed psychologist in DC and MD. Dr. Courtois has received international recognition for her work on the effects of incest, child sexual abuse, complex traumatic stress disorders and other types of trauma and has received awards from numerous professional organizations. She is a psychotherapist (with broad experience in outpatient and inpatient treatment), workshop leader, and consultant specializing in posttraumatic and dissociative conditions and disorders.
Recently appointed chair of the American Psychological Association PTSD Guidelines Development Panel, Dr. Courtois has co-authored, along with Dr. Julian Ford, Treating Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-based Approach,
(2013, Guilford Press), and has a new book, Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models.
As well, she has brought out the second edition of Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy
(W.W. Norton), co-edited (with Dr. Julian Ford) the book Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: An Evidence-based Guide
(2009, Guilford Press) and authored Recollections of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Principles and Guidelines
(1999, W. W. Norton), Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse: A Workshop Model
(1993, Families International), and Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy
(1988, W. W. Norton). She has also co-edited a special section on complex trauma with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk in the Journal of Traumatic Stress
Dr. Courtois is past Associate Editor of the new journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy www.apa.org/pubs/journals/tra
. Dr. Courtois is also Co-Founder and former Clinical and Training Director and Consultant to the CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program, an in-patient and day hospital specialty program in Washington, DC, where she worked for 17 years. She is active in a number of professional organizations having to do with psychological practice and trauma including the American Psychological Association (where she is past-president of Division 56, Psychological Trauma www.apatraumadivision.org
, the International Society for Traumatic Studies www.istss.org
(where she co-chairs the Complex Trauma Task Force), The International Society for Trauma and Dissociation www.isst-d.org
, the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and the Maryland Psychological Association marylandpsychology.org
where she organized and co-directed the Post-Doctoral Institute on Psychological Trauma.
Diana Fosha, Ph.D., is the developer of AEDP and director of the AEDP Institute. She's the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change, and of numerous articles and chapters on transformational processes in experiential psychotherapy and trauma treatment. She's a coeditor of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development, and Clinical Practice.