JELENA KECMANOVIC, PHD
Jelena Kecmanovic, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, the founding director of the Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. She's a frequent contributor to The Washington Post and other popular outlets.
Financial: Dr. Jelena Kecmanovic is the founding director and a clinical psychologist at the Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute (ABTI). She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and she receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Kecmanovic receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Jelena Kecmanovic has no relevant non-financial relationships.
PETER FRAENKEL, PH.D.
Peter Fraenkel, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and associate professor at City College of New York. He is the author of numerous publications, including Sync Your Relationship, Save Your Marriage, and the forthcoming books, Relationships on the Brink: Last Chance Couple Therapy and The Complete Guide to Couple Therapy: From Happy to Last Chance Across the Lovespan.
Financial: Dr. Peter Fraenkel maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with The City College of New York. He receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Peter Fraenkel is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), Council on Contemporary Families (CCF), American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), and the Royal Society of Medicine.
JULIA SAMUEL, MBE, MSC, MBACP (SNR ACCREDITED)
Julia is a leading UK psychotherapist. At St. Mary's Hospital Paddington, she established the post of psychotherapist for Paediatrics, where her role for 25 years involved seeing families who have children or babies who die, and where she trained and supported the staff.
In 1994, she worked to help launch and establish The Child Bereavement UK and as The Founder Patron was involved and in many aspects of the charities work, having a key role in fundraising, strategy and training. She has stepped back from active involvement now.
In 2016, Julia was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to bereaved children and in 2017 Middlesex University awarded her an Honorary Doctorate.
In 2017, Julia published Grief Works, which was a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK and has been published in 17 countries. In March 2020, she published This Too Shall Pass: Stories of Change Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings, and it is also a Sunday Times bestseller.
In 2021, Julia produced a 5* rated app for those who grieve, Grief Works - a 28-day course to soothe your pain, build your strength and heal. Available on the App store, who have featured it numerous times as a recommended and trending app.
She also has a private practice where she sees families and individuals for many different issues.
Financial: Julia Samuel maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Julia Samuel has no relevant non-financial relationships.
LORI GOTTLIEB, MFT
is a psychotherapist and New York Times
bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
, which has sold over one million copies and is currently being adapted as a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic's/em> weekly "Dear Therapist" advice column and is co-host of the popular "Dear Therapists" podcast produced by Katie Couric. She contributes regularly to The New York Times and many other publications, and her recent TED Talk was one of the Top 10 Most Watched of the Year.
A member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind, she is a sought-after expert in media, such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN and NPR's "Fresh Air." Learn more at LoriGottlieb.com or by following her on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instragram @lorigottlieb_author.
Financial: Lori Gottlieb maintains a private practice. She is an author for PESI Publishing and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Lori Gottlieb is a member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind.
JUDITH MATZ, LCSW, ACSW
Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW, is co-author of The Making Peace with Food Card Deck, Body Positivity Card Deck and two books on the topics of eating and weight struggles, Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating and Emotional Overeating, has been called “the new bible” on this topic for professionals. The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care was a #1 bestseller on Amazon and a favorite resource for therapists to use with clients. She is also the author of Amanda’s Big Dream, a children’s book that helps kids to pursue their dreams – at any size! Judith has a private practice in Skokie, IL, where she focuses her work with clients who want to get off the diet/binge rollercoaster and learn to feel at home in their bodies. Through her individual
counseling, groups, workshops, presentations and books, Judith has helped thousands of people to develop self-care skills that increase physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing without a focus on the pursuit of weight loss. Through educational programs, she is dedicated to helping people end the preoccupation with food and weight. Judith received her MSW at University of Michigan and earned her post-graduate certificate at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, where she trained in the treatment of eating disorders.
Judith is a frequent contributor to the Psychotherapy Networker magazine and a popular speaker at national conferences. Descriptions of her work have appeared in the media including the New York Times, LA Times, Allure, Fitness, Self, Shape, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Self-Management, NBC News Chicago, Huffington Post Live, and she appears in the documentary America The Beautiful 2.
Financial: Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW, is the director of The Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating, Inc. She maintains a private practice. Judith is a published author and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW, is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, National Eating Disorder Association and Association for Size Diversity and Health.
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LAURIE MINTZ, PHD
Laurie Mintz, PhD, is a therapist and TEDx speaker, as well as a professor at the University of Florida, where she teaches the psychology of human sexuality. She's a regular contributor to Psychology Today, as well the author of two books, Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters-and How to Get It and A Tired Woman's Guide to Passionate Sex: Reclaim Your Desire and Reignite Your Relationship.
Financial: Dr. Laurie Mintz maintains a private practice. She has an employment relationship with the University of Florida and receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking fee from TZK Seminars, and she is a consultant for LELO Inc. All financial relationships with ineligible relationships have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Dr. Laurie Mintz is the President of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Women in Psychology, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.