Chris Lyford is the Editorial Assistant at Psychotherapy Networker, where he writes the magazine's "Digest" pieces on occasion, performs editing tasks, and manages social media.
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
Richard Simon, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and for the last 40+ years has been the editor of Psychotherapy Networker, the most topical, timely and widely read publication in the psychotherapy field. As editor, he has received every major magazine industry honor, including the National Magazine Award.
BRITT H RATHBONE, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP
Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP, provides mental health services to adolescents and their families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has 30 years of experience working directly with adolescents and families, is a “top therapist” for adolescents, teaches graduate students, trains therapists and leads a highly regarded and successful clinical practice. He lectures often on the value of DBT with young people. He is a dynamic and passionate speaker and his trainings consistently receive the highest ratings. He is the co-author of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents, What Works With Teens: A Professional’s Guide to Engaging Authentically with Adolescents to Achieve Lasting Change, and Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions (to be published by New Harbinger in January 2016).
JULIE BARON, LCSW-C
Julie Baron, LCSW-C, treats adolescents and families, and trains school professionals. She’s the coauthor of What Works with Teens.
FRANK G. ANDERSON, M.D.
Frank Guastella Anderson, MD,
completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.
Dr. Anderson is the vice chair and director of the Foundation for Self Leadership. He is a trainer at the Center for Self Leadership with Richard Schwartz, PhD, and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center in Boston, MA.
Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter "'Who’s Taking What' Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma" in Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions.
(Routledge, 2013). He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment" in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy
(Routledge, 2016) and co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual
Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA, and serves as an Advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).
Financial: Frank Anderson maintains a private practice. He receives a consulting fee from the Center for Self Leadership. Dr. Anderson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Frank Anderson is the President of the Foundation for Self Leadership.
JOE KORT, PH.D., LMSW
Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW
, is a board-certified sexologist and the founder of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health, and runs a private practice in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Dr. Kort, a therapist, coach and author, has been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years and has spoken internationally on the subject of gay counseling. He specializes in sex therapy, gay affirmative psychotherapy, sexually compulsive behaviors, and IMAGO relationship therapy designed for couples to enhance their relationship through improved communication. Dr. Kort is a blogger for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today on issues of sexuality. He has been a guest on the various television programs on mixed orientation marriages and “sexual addiction”. Dr. Kort is the author of several books, including, LGBTQ Clients in Therapy, Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Find Real Love,
and Is My Husband Gay, Straight or Bisexual.
Financial: Joe Kort is President of Joe Kort & Associates, PC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Joe Kort has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
RYAN HOWES, PHD, ABPP
Ryan Howes, PhD, ABPP, is a writer and clinical professor at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.
GABOR MATÉ, MD
Gabor Maté, is a renowned speaker, and bestselling author. Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.
As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids.
Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit that focuses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner.
An adjunct professor in the Faculty of Simon Fraser University, Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literacy Non-Fiction; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University, and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence.
Financial: Dr. Gabor Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction. He is an author for Knopf/Random House; Penguin/Putnam; Knopf Canada; Wiley; and Random House and receives royalties. Dr. Maté receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Gabor Maté has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
Bessel A. Van der Kolk, M.D.,
is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of post-traumatic stress. His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.
Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development, memory, and the psychobiology of trauma. He has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater and EMDR.
He is founder and medical director of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. The Trauma Center consists of a well-trained clinical team specializing in the treatment of children and adults with histories of child maltreatment, that applies treatment models that are widely taught and implemented nationwide. He also created the Trauma Research Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Trauma Center, that is organized to promote clinical, scientific and educational projects.
His most recent 2014 New York Times
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.
Dr. van der Kolk is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. He regularly teaches at conferences, universities, and hospitals around the world.
Financial: Bessel van der Kolk is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
MARY PIPHER, PH.D.
Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is the author of 10 books, including her latest, Women Rowing North: Navigating the Developmental Challenges of Aging.
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.
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 serves as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over seventy textbooks. He has also authored several books, five of which are New York Times
bestsellers: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence
, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
, and two with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child
and No-Drama Discipline.
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 has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit: www.DrDanSiegel.com
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.
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
Susan Johnson, Ed.D.,
is the best selling author, clinical psychologist, distinguished research professor, dynamic speaker, and recognized innovator who has changed the field of couple therapy.
She is director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and distinguished research professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She trains counselors in EFT worldwide and is recognized as one of the most prominent researchers and presenters in the couple therapy field.
Financial: Susan Johnson receives compensation as a tenured professor for the University of Ottawa. She receives royalties as an author for Little Brown, ICEEFT, Brunner Routledge, and Guilford Press. Dr. Johnson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Susan Johnson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
RITA A. SCHULTE, LPC
Rita A. Schulte, LPC, specializes in the treatment of depression and suicidality, grief and loss issues, anxiety, relationship problems, and eating disorders. Rita’s beloved husband died of suicide in 2013, and she speaks candidly about her loss in the hope of helping others to heal.
The author of Think This Not That: Eliminate Toxic Thinking and Rewire Your Brain (Leafwood) and Shattered: Finding Hope and Healing through the Losses of Life (Leafwood), Rita also writes for numerous publications and blogs. Her articles have appeared in Counseling Today Magazine, Thriving Family, and LifeHack.org. Rita is also the creator and host of Heartline Radio where she talks with counselors, authors and everyday people looking for advice on moving through the difficulties of life.
Rita earned a B.S. degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Financial: Rita Schulte is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Rita Schulte is a member of the American Counseling Association; and the National Board of Certified Counselors.