Consulting Editors

James Brody Ph.D. was trained a quarter century ago at the University of
Pittsburgh in physiological experimental psychology and moved
into clinical work, with special interest in behavior
modification, program administration, and psychopharmacology.
He has consistently been an empiricist, more interested in what
works than in ultimate theories. Nonetheless, he is attracted
to the notion of describing principles of human behavior in
language that also applies to other living forms. The Greek
Cynics believed that “Truth” can be known but by careful
observation, not by asking authority. Jim instinctively follows
that credo, having it reinforced by his undergraduate education
in liberal arts at Denver University where one of the major
themes was to “accept the word of no man as final.”

He gets a mental buzz from new ideas, especially ones that make a
shift in his existing concepts so that he spends months
rechecking everything.

He’s a bit off the fragmented, main path of Evolutionary
Psychology that uses hunters and gatherers as key models and
inspiration for hypotheses about modern behavior and CNS
functions. His favorite authors on evolution and nature are
Loren Eiseley, Carl Sagan, Stephen Gould, and Richard Dawkins.
He often likes to read these authors in a local shopping mall so
he can study the crowd and ask if the ideas would make sense to
and about the people around him.

Jim has doubts about Homo sapiens’ long term outcomes because of
our reproductive success. He hopes that Garrett Hardin is wrong
but doesn’t see how. He senses a clock ticking and a very short
time left to better manage ourselves and the earth. He can be contacted via his BOL Forums profile.

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Jessica Broitman, Ph.D. is vice-president of the San Francisco
Psychotherapy Research Group, which is dedicated to studying Joseph Weiss’
Control Mastery Theory. She is a member of the clinical faculty
of the Wright Institute, Pacific Children’s Hospital and Mt. Zion Hospital of
U.C.S.F., a candidate at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, and in
private practice in Berkeley, CA. She frequently teaches and regularly
supervises therapists who use Control Mastery Theory in their clinical work.
She can be contacted via her BOL Forums profile.

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Ellen A. Dornelas, Ph.D. manages a series of large scale outcome studies
at The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital. She is a licensed, health
psychologist with wide experience, interests and publications in the
fields of cardiovascular risk reduction, women’s health and college
mental health. She has a particular interest in the design of clinically
relevent outcome evaluations for private practice settings and community
mental health clinics. Ellen currently is co-investigator of studies of
smoking cessation by cardiac patients and of the post discharge
experience of psychiatric patients. She can be contacted via her BOL Forums profile.

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Georg Eifert, Ph.D., is Eberly Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University in Morgantown. He also is an Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University’s School of Medicine. He was previously Chief of the Psychology Division at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he also directed the Anxiety Research and Therapy Clinic. Before moving to the U.S. he was Head of the Psychology
Division in the School of Behavioral Sciences at James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia. Prior to moving to Australia, he had a faculty position in his native Germany at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt where he completed his doctoral dissertation on the acquisition and extinction of phobias. He also has a Graduate Diploma in Psychology
from the Ruhr Universität in Bochum, Germany. Georg is a Clinical Board Member of the Australian Psychological Society and served several terms on the National Council of the Australian Psychological Society. He also serves on several editorial boards including the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, and Behaviour Change.

He is the author over 50 research articles and book chapters, and editor of two books the common theme of which is captured by the title of his latest book From Behavior Theory to Behavior Therapy (Allyn & Bacon, 1998). Georg’s research interests are integrative models and treatments of anxiety disorders, conceptual advances in behavior therapy, and new applications of
behavioral principles to explain and change anxiety problems. His research has mainly focused on the role of affect, predictability, and control perceptions in panic and phobias. Georg’s other research and clinical interests are assessment and treatment of heart-focused anxiety, pain regulation and coping, and new behavioral psychotherapy approaches such as
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He regularly gives workshops in both the U.S. and Europe on empirically validated treatments of anxiety disorders.

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Robert E. Feinstein, M.D. is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College and director of psychiatric residency training, Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla, New York. Previously he was the director of behavioral medicine at the St. Joseph Medical Center Program in Family Practice in Stamford, CT.

Dr. Feinstein comes to behavioral medicine with a diverse background in emergency psychiatry, family therapy, general adult and adolescent psychiatry, psychoanalysis. He interests are in medical education, suicide and violence and psycho-cardiology. He is editor and author of many chapters in his new book “Primary Care Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine: Brief Office Treatment and Management Pathways” to be published by Springer in December, 1998.

He is a pragmatist and problem-solver looking for new ways for diverse perspectives to be integrated into the kind of prevention oriented medical care where patients are self empowered and medical care is delivered by multidiscipinary teams.

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Barbara Fleming, Ph.D. is the Director of the Anxiety Treatment Center at
Behavioral Health Associates, Inc. in Beachwood, Ohio and is Assistant
Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Case
Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She formerly was the founder
and director of the Phobia Clinic at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She
received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University and
completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at
the University of Pennsylvania where she worked closely with Aaron T. Beck,
M.D., David Burns, M.D., and other leading cognitive therapists.

Barbara has extensive experience applying cognitive-behavioral therapy with
patients having a wide range of anxiety disorders including Panic Disorder
with Agoraphobia, Simple Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized
Anxiety Disorder, and other related problems. She and her husband, James
Pretzer, Ph.D., have been actively involved in applying Cognitive Therapy in
new areas such as the treatment of anxiety disorders, personality disorders
and marital problems. They have also been providing advanced training in
Cognitive Therapy for mental health professionals since 1984.

Barbara is a co-author, with Art Freeman, James Pretzer, and Karen Simon, of
Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy (Plenum Press, 1990) and she is a
co-author, with Aaron T. Beck and colleagues, of Cognitive Therapy of
Personality Disorders
(Guilford, 1990). She has also authored and co-authored
a number of papers and book chapters on a range of topics in Cognitive
Therapy. Barbara has presented her work at conventions of the Association for
the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, the World Congress of Behavior Therapy,
and the American Psychological Association, as well as in workshops locally,
regionally, and internationally. Her works have been translated and
published in a number of languages including German, Japanese, and Swedish.

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Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP/ABCN, is a clinical professor of neurology, New York University School of Medicine. He also serves on the faculties of Columbia University, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, The City University of New York, and the Fielding Graduate University. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology/American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, with over 30 years of experience in neuropsychological diagnosis, cognitive rehabilitation, and forensic neuropsychology. Dr. Goldberg is internationally renowned for his clinical work, research, writings and teaching in the area of clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. His areas of expertise include executive deficit, memory disorders, attention deficit disorder, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and others. Dr. Goldberg was a student and close associate of the great neuropsychologist Alexander Luria. He is the author of Contemporary Neuropsychology and the Legacy of Luria (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1990) and of The Executive Control Battery (PsychPress, 2001). His book The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind (Oxford University Press, 2001; paperback 2002) has received critical acclaim and has been published in 12 languages. His new book The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older (Gotham Books, Penguin, 2005; paperback 2006) offers an innovative understanding of cognitive aging and what can be done to forestall cognitive decline. It has been published in 17 languages and counting, and has received wide international acclaim.

Goldberg’s research has focused on the function of the frontal lobes, hemispheric specialization, memory, cognitive aging, and general theory of functional cortical organization. Goldberg has been among the early proponents of “cognitive fitness,” aiming to harness the effects of life-long neuroplasticity to delay and even reverse the effects of cognitive aging. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor of and online brain fitness centers.

Elkhonon Goldberg maintains a busy clinical practice in neuropsychology in New York City. He offers post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology at Fielding Graduate University and lectures worldwide. To find out more about Elkhonon Goldberg’s work visit

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Leonard Holmes is a Clinical Psychologist who has been online since the 80s and active on the Web since 1995. He is in private practice in Hampton, Virginia and also directs the Chronic Pain Treatment Program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hampton. He is the Guide to Mental Health Resources at the Mining Company.

Dr. Holmes was one of the first clinicians to offer direct consultations to consumers over the Internet. His site is still online but he does not always accept new "clients." Dr. Holmes presented a paper to the 1997 American Psychological Association Convention entitled You Can’t Do Psychotherapy on the Net (Yet).

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Vernon C. Kelly, Jr., M.D. was raised in Baltimore, Maryland
by parents with an intense emotional investment in sports of all kinds,
especially golf. He currently maintains a full-time private practice in
psychiatry in the Philadelphia area with a special interest in the
enhancement of emotional intimacy in couples and families. He attended
Williams College, graduating with honors in chemistry in 1966 and completed
his formal schooling at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in

He was drawn back to the Berkshires living in Stockbridge,
Massachusetts while he completed an internship with special emphasis in
psychiatry at the Berkshire Medical Center where he won the award for
Excellence in Performance of Duties as an Intern in 1971. His strong
interest in children led him to a Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the
Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic from 1971 to 1973. Here he was exposed to
the pioneering family-based work of Salvador Minuchin and Jay Haley amongst
others of the structural school. He completed his formal training from 1973
to 1975 as a Resident in General Psychiatry at the Institute of Pennsylvania
Hospital where he remains on staff as an Attending Psychiatrist. He is also
a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

His continued interest in the treatment of children coupled with his family
and general psychiatry training forced him to believe that the changes in
the parental subsystem of a family are the most critical for the well-being
of the children. Thus he began to treat couples and encounter the powerful
emotional forces driving those relationships. Nothing in his formal training
had prepared him to understand the basis of this emotionality. Working with
Donald L. Nathanson, M.D. in the early 1980’s to uncover the biological and
emotional nature of shame, he encountered Professor Silvan S. Tomkins.
Amazed at the clarity and rightness of feel of Affect Theory and Script
Theory, Dr. Kelly began working with Tomkins a year or two before his death
in 1991 to link those theories of motivation to reasons why human beings
seek to form interpersonal relationships and why they succeed or fail.

Dr. Kelly is now distinguished for the definition of intimacy he developed in
conjunction with Professor Silvan S. Tomkins and the innovative methods of
couples treatment he has introduced in the past several years. His most
recent contribution is a chapter entitled “Affect and the Redefinition of
Intimacy” in the 1996 edited volume Knowing Feeling published by W. W. Norton.
After the death of Professor Tomkins and the formation of the Silvan S.
Tomkins Institute, Dr. Kelly was appointed Training Director in 1992 by
Executive Director Donald L. Nathanson, M.D. In four years as Training
Director, Dr. Kelly established the Silvan S. Tomkins Institute as a
national sponsor of continuing education of the American Psychological
Association and of continuing medical education of the Accreditation Council
for Continuing Medical Education; he initiated a membership drive that has
increased membership in the Institute to over 350 professionals
internationally; and he initiated and maintains responsibility for an
international network of study groups where interested professionals engage
in intensive study of Affect Theory and Script Theory. He is co-director of
the annual October meeting of the Silvan S. Tomkins Institute and Editor of
the quarterly Bulletin of the Tomkins Institute to which he regularly
contributes two columns.

His most recent honor was election in June 1995 to Fellowship in The College
of Physicians of Philadelphia. With the loving support of his wife Sharon,
his hobbies include computers and golf. His motto is: “Some say golf is life
in miniature, those who play know that life is golf in miniature.”

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Marty Klein, Ph.D., has been a Marriage Counselor and Sex Therapist for 19 years. A Master Presenter for the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists for 6 consecutive years, he has trained professionals at institutions including Stanford Medical School, the Milton Erickson Foundation, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A gifted trainer and experienced clinician, his workshops are consistently practical and creative, offering down-to-earth models, interventions, and tools that participants can use the day they return to work.

Marty has written over 150 articles on relationships and sexuality for
publications such as New Woman, Parents, San Francisco Medicine, Playboy,
and The Journal of Sex Research. Marty’s books have been praised by critics including USA Today, which calls his work "excellent," "funny," and "some of the most open, common-sense advice between two covers." The California Therapist says his audiotape series, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Issues, "entertains, informs, and develops your skills, consistent with Klein’s philosophy of empowering clients."

Marty is quoted regularly by the national media, including Newsweek, Ann Landers, and National Public Radio. He maintains a popular website. He has been honored by both the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

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Steven R. Lankton, MSW, LMFT, DAHB is a CISW in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the Executive Director of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Psychotherapy. He is the past president of the American Hypnosis Board for Clinical Social Work, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor in Family Therapy; AHBCSW Diplomate in Clinical Hypnosis; ASCH Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis; an ABECSW and NASW Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and volunteers as a clinician for Doctors of The World.

He studied with Dr. Milton Erickson for five years prior to his death; Well known for his teaching of Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy, he authored and coauthored six books including: Assembling Ericksonian Therapy, Tales of Enchantment, The Answer Within, Enchantment and Intervention, and Practical Magic, and edited and co-edited eleven other books. He was founding editor of The Ericksonian Monographs, and has published numerous clinical papers and chapters.

He can be reached at and on his web site.

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Cathy Malchiodi is a Licensed Art Therapist and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist with over 20 years experience, and holds additional credentials in clinical counseling and cognitive-behavioral therapy. She is the Director of the Institute for the Arts & Health, an international training and research institute dedicated to incorporating the arts as an integral part of healthcare, and is the Editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Cathy is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of art therapy, arts medicine, and arts in healthcare, and particularly known for her work as an art therapist with survivors of violent crimes, abused children, and people with cancer, HIV, or other life-threatening illnesses. She is a professional member numerous organizations, including American Art Therapy Association (AATA), International Arts Medicine Association (IAMA), International Expressive Arts Therapies Association, Society of Integrative Medicine, and the American Counseling Association, and is a member of several writers’ organizatons, including The Author’s Guild and the International Women’s Writing Guild. Because of her advocacy for the arts in healthcare, Cathy has been appointed to numerous national and international boards including the National Board of Directors for Trauma & Loss in Children, American Art Therapy Association, Arts In Psychotherapy, and the International Arts Medicine Association. She is frequently called to use her skills in art therapy with victims of violence or trauma,
particularly adults, children, and families who have witnessed violence in their homes and schools and professionals who work with traumatized populations. She serves as part of a national crisis intervention team, bringing art therapy to survivors of trauma throughout the US.

Cathy is the author of The Art Therapy Sourcebook, Breaking the Silence: Art
Therapy with Children from Violent Homes
(1997), Understanding Children’s
(1998) (translated into seven languages), and two edited books, Medical Art Therapy with Children (1999) and Medical Art Therapy with Adults (2000). She is a recent contributer of chapters on art therapy to The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-Mind Disciplines and the Encyclopedia of Psychology, for the American Psychological Association. In addition to her work in art therapy, arts medicine, and arts in healthcare, Cathy is a painter and multi-media artist with art work in many private collections.

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Michael Vincent Miller, Ph.D. is co-founder and director of the Boston
Gestalt Institute where he teaches and practices individual, couple and
group therapy. Through his writing he has contributed significantly to the
theoretical and cultural development of Gestalt therapy. His most recent
book, Intimate Terrorism: The Crisis of Love in an Age of Disillusion (W.
W. Norton, 1995) is now in six languages. His book reviews appear
frequently in the New York Times Book Review and The Boston Globe and he
has published numerous articles and chapters in anthologies, journals, and
magazines. Dr. Miller has been a member of the editorial board of The
Gestalt Journal
since its inception and has held faculty appointments at
Stanford University and M.I.T. and visiting appointments at Gestalt
Institutes in France, Belgium, and Italy.

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Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. is a therapist, trainer, and lecturer on
solution-focused brief therapy. Dr. Miller directed alcohol and drug
treatment and training tervices and was a member of the research and
training team at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
for three years. He continues to conduct research on the practice of brief
therapy and specializes in treating the homeless mentally ill and other
traditionally under served populations.

Dr. Miller frequently conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad
and is known for his engaging and humorous presentation style. He is the author of numerous articles and co-author of Working with the
Problem Drinker: A Solution Focused Approach
[Norton, 1992], The “Miracle”
Method: A Radically New Approach to Problem Drinking
(with Insoo Kim Berg
[Norton, 1995]), Finding the Adult Within: A Solution-Focused Self-Help
(with Barbara McFarland [Brief Therapy Center Press, 1995]), Handbook
of Solution Focused Brief Therapy: Foundations, Applications, and Research

(with Mark Hubble [Jossey-Bass, 1996]), Escape from Babel: Toward a
Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice
(with Barry Duncan and Mark
Hubble [Norton, 1997]), Psychotherapy with Impossible Cases: Efficient
Treatment of Therapy Veterans
(with Barry Duncan and Mark Hubble [Norton,
1997]), and the forthcoming The Heart and Soul of Change: Common Factors in
the Human Services
(APA Press [in press]).

Additional information about his work is at Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change.

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Donald L. Nathanson, M.D. attended Amherst College, where he studied experimental embryology (publishing his first paper in this field while an undergraduate) and pioneered the electron microscopy of the viruses that infected Salmonella bacteria, graduating with honors in 1956. A winner of the New York State Professional Scholarship competition, he attended the Medical School of the State University of New York at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, graduating in 1960. While in medical school he did research at the Medical Electronics Laboratory of the Rockefeller Institute in New York City, working with Vladimir Zworykin, inventor of both television and the electron microscope, and in London, working with Professor Dame Sheila Sherlock on the hepatic metabolism of synthetic steroids and Professor Paul Wood in clinical cardiology. After a Residency in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at Hahnemann University Hospital, he served as Lieutenant Commander and Staff Endocrinologist at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital between 1964-66.

Dr. Nathanson’s growing awareness that neurobiology, endocrinology, and psychiatry were linked encouraged him next to take a Residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital, where he drew early attention to the importance of emotion in psychotherapy. On completion of this program in 1969, he established a private practice in adult psychiatry, concentrating on the psychotherapy and training of psychotherapists.

In 1981, he began to study the way each of us is influenced by the emotions of others, work that drew him to the pioneering writing of psychologist Silvan Tomkins and a long period of significant contributions to his field. Among his more than 100 publications are the immensely popular book Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self (WW Norton; 1992, paperback 1994), and a host of important scholarly papers. Dr. Nathanson is the author of the entries on “Emotion and Violence” and “Shame and Violence” for Scribner’s (1999) Encyclopedia of Violence in America. He has given more than 200 public presentations of this material throughout the Americas and Europe, and is widely known as the developer of an entirely new approach to psychotherapy called “The Philadelphia System.” As Executive Director of the Silvan S. Tomkins Institute, he leads an international organization of several hundred psychotherapists, clergy, lawyers, and scientists who share his interest in the nature of human emotion. Dr. Nathanson’s work is central to several systems for the healing of communities, and has led to the establishment of From Insult to Injury: A Plan to End School Violence, a program that by teaching children to identify and modulate their own emotions reduces the likelihood of violent behavior. It was in recognition of this work that President Clinton appointed him to the Academic Advisory Council of the National Campaign Against Youth Violence. Currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Jefferson Medical College, he has been honored by election as a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Fellow of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, The American Orthopsychiatric Association, The Royal Society of Medicine (London), The Folger Shakespeare Library, and several other organizations. With his wife, Roz, he operates Mica Ridge Vineyard in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he is now building a small astronomical observatory and continuing his work as a restorer of Renaissance and 17th century clocks. As lead columnist for Behavior OnLine he fields questions on theory and therapy from all parts of the globe in the Shame and Affect Theory Forum. He can be contacted at:

Donald L. Nathanson, M.D.

1217 Medford Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096-2416

Telephone: 215-546-7626 (Tuesday through Friday); 610-896-6887

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Brian O’Neill BA(Hons), M.A.Ps.S.‘s
principle training in Gestalt Therapy was with Dr. Don
Diespecker who trained with Erving and Miriam Polster. He established the
Illawarra Gestalt Centre in 1985 of which he is currently the director and is
a faculty member of several gestalt training programs on the East Coast of
Australia. He has presented workshops and training programs on gestalt therapy
for numerous government departments including the New South Wales Department
of Health, the Federal Department of Employment Psychologists Division and the
University of Wollongong. He has presented on gestalt therapy, psychiatry and
mental health at a wide range of national and international conferences.

He is a State Registered Psychologist and supervisor, and a member of the
Board of Counselling Psychologists (Australian Psychological Society). He
worked for many years in the drug and alcohol field and then as the
Co-ordinator of a Community Psychiatry Team. Until recently he was a Senior
Lecturer in the Postgraduate Program in Mental Health at the University of
Wollongong, part of which involved the production and presentation of 42 half
hour TV programs on psychiatry for national television.

He is a pioneer in postgraduate training using videoconference and multimedia
technology and since 1994 has co-ordinated the education program of a National
Pilot Project – “Effective Treatment for People Experiencing Severe Mental
Illness and Problematic Substance Use”. A hallmark of this program is the use
of videoconferencing to enable Dual Diagnosis experts in New Hampshire, USA,
to simultaneously teach health professionals in Sydney, Wollongong and
Melbourne (Australia) . He was part of a university team to win the
prestigious gold medal award for “significant contribution to education and
research” at the 1996 Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Services
conference, presented by the Governor General, Sir William Deane.

He recently took up the position as director of large regional Drug, Alcohol &
HIV Prevention Service near Sydney and continues to work as a Senior Fellow at
the University of Wollongong’s Postgraduate Mental Health Program. He is a
self-taught student of religions, with an emphasis on Christian Mysticism and
the works of Swedenborg, as well as having a great passion for movies. He can be
contacted via his BOL Forums profile.

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Martin Perdoux teaches in the MFA program in the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Book and Paper Arts. Concurrently, Martin teaches woodworking to children with behavioral and emotional difficulties in a private, alternative school.

Martin coauthored a community psychology book with Leonard A Jason, Ph.D., Havens: Stories of True Community Healing (published by Praeger Publishers in 2004, with a foreword by Thomas Moore). For more info on this book click here. A chapter from Martin’s memoir was also published by Middle Finger Press (2004) in an anthology to benefit Parkinson’s research, Don’t Abuse the Muse. Martin won a 2001 Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award in prose, and was a finalist in the 2001 William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition. He received several writing residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, in River Forest, IL.

Martin has presented several conference papers and workshops. He is published in the Chicago Reader and in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Current research interests include the use of creative writing to convey a more complete sense of the art therapy experience and as a form of art-based research. Martin received his Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and had been a registered art therapist for 9 years.

Martin is a practicing sculptor, a writer of creative nonfiction, and a native French speaker.

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James Pretzer, Ph.D. is the Director of the Cleveland Center for Cognitive
Therapy and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department
of Psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He
received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University and
completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at
the University of Pennsylvania where he worked closely with Aaron T. Beck,
M.D., David Burns, M.D., and other leading cognitive therapists.

Jim and his wife, Barbara Fleming, Ph.D., have been actively involved in
applying Cognitive Therapy in new areas such as the treatment of personality
disorders and marital problems. They have also been providing advanced
training in Cognitive Therapy for mental health professionals for over twelve

Jim is a co-author, with Art Freeman, Barbara Fleming, and Karen Simon, of
Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy (Plenum Press, 1990) and he is a
co-author, with Aaron T. Beck and colleagues, of Cognitive Therapy of
Personality Disorders
(Guilford, 1990). He has also authored and co-authored
a number of papers and book chapters on a range of topics in Cognitive
Therapy. Jim has presented his work at conventions of the Association for
the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, the World Congress of Behavior Therapy,
and the American Psychological Association, as well as in workshops locally,
regionally, and internationally.. His works have been translated and
published in a number of languages including German, Japanese, and Swedish. He can be contacted via his BOL Forums profile.

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William H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H., is a forensic psychiatrist, professor, and
past-president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. He has
authored or edited 14 textbooks (including Legal Issues for
, The Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders [with George
Balis], and The DSM-IV Training Guide [with Michael Wise]), and is
editor-in-chief of the American College of Psychiatrists Psychiatric Update
series. Formerly Medical Director of the Texas Department of Mental Health
and Mental Retardation, he has extensive experience in clinical, legal, and
administrative aspects of the mental health professions. He is a Fellow of
both the American College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of
Physicians, and is cited in such biographical listings as Who’s Who in the
and Who’s Who in American Healthcare.

Dr. Reid works daily with attorneys, courts, governments, and health care
organizations on virtually every facet of mental health and the law,
including standards of clinical care, professional standards, ethics, and
various kinds of civil and criminal litigation. To paraphrase the
introduction to a recent book, you don’t want to see him across the room
from you at a trial or deposition. Dr. Reid maintains the website:
Psychiatry and Law Update.

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Larry Rosen, Ph.D., is past chair and professor of Psychology at California
State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist, computer educator
and is recognized as an international expert in the “psychology of technology.”
Over the past 12 years, Dr. Rosen and his colleagues have examined reactions to
technology among over 12,000 college students, business managers, secretaries,
school teachers, school students and university administrators in the United
States and in 22 other countries. He has written many articles for
professional journals, has authored over a dozen monographs, has given national and
international presentations and writes a column for the bi-monthly newspaper The
National Psychologist
. He has been awarded numerous federal and local grants,
including over $280,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for the study and
treatment of technophobia. For his research, teaching and university service,
Dr. Rosen was recently honored as one of the 19 Outstanding Professors in the
California State University system.

Dr. Rosen’s current research includes an investigation of technological stress
in the business world, a longitudinal study of the American public’s changing
attitude toward the Information Superhighway and an extensive interview project
on reactions to technology in the mental health profession. With Dr. Michelle
Weil, he recently co-authored a book for Jossey-Bass entitled
The Mental Health Technology Bible (John Wiley and Sons, Spring 1997), has just
completed a trade book titled TechnoStress (John Wiley and Sons, expected
publication date: September 1997) and is finishing invited articles for several
journals. Dr. Rosen has been interviewed extensively by the television, print
and radio media. He has been a commentator on CNN and local Los Angeles news
stations and has been quoted in over 100 newspaper and magazine articles
including the Los Angeles Times, Selling Magazine, Newsday, Chronicle of Higher
Education, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer

and USA Today.

Dr. Rosen received his B.A. in Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude) from UCLA where he
was honored as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology
from the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Rosen is also a Principal
in Byte Back, a company that assists in successful implementation of

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Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., the originator and developer of EMDR, is
a senior research fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto,
California. She also serves as Executive Director of the EMDR Institute
in Pacific Grove, CA and the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, a
non-profit organization that coordinates disaster response, and pro bono
trainings worldwide. She has written over thirty articles and chapters and two
books about EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (Guilford
Press) and EMDR (BasicBooks). She has been a presenter at most major
psychology conferences over the past ten years and served as advisor to
three trauma journals. She was awarded the 1993 Distinguished Scientific
Achievement in Psychology Award presented by the California Psychological
Association. She strongly believes that clients can best be treated by a
comprehensive approach that integrates aspects of all the major
psychological orientations. Further, she believes that a major
challenge confronting the profession is to find a way to close the gap
between science and practice. In order to do this, clinical standards
need to be incorporated into clinical outcome research.

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James L. Spira, Ph.D., M.P.H. is director of the Institute For Health
Psychology in San Diego, and head, Division of Health Psychology, Naval
Medical Center San Diego. He has been a serious student of Zen Meditation
since 1970, and Tai Chi Chuan since 1977, including several years in a
Rinzai Zen monastery. Dr. Spira received his doctorate and M.P.H. from
the University of California at Berkeley, completed a post-doctoral
fellowship in Psychiatry at Stanford, and was on the faculty at Duke
University, where he directed the Program in Health Psychology. He is
author of Group Psychotherapy For Medically Ill Patients (Guilford,
1997), Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder (Jossey-Bass, 1996),

Existential Psychotherapy In Illness and Loss (American Psychological
Association Press, forthcoming), Zen Meditation and Tai Chi Chuan:
Videotape and Manual for Persons with Psychological and Medical
(Duke University, 1994), several treatment manuals for group
psychotherapy for cancer patients, and many chapters and articles in the
area of health psychology. Dr. Spira has conducted research and has
lectured world-wide on the role of meditation for psychological and
medical disorders. Dr. Spira may be contacted via his BOL Forums

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Henry T. Stein, Ph.D., is a Classical Adlerian psychotherapist, training
analyst, and director of the Alfred Adler Institute of San Francisco. He studied
with Sophia de Vries and Anthony Bruck who were trained by Alfred Adler. For
nearly twenty years, he has been training psychotherapists with an approach based
on the original teachings and therapeutic style of Alfred Adler, as well as the
clinical and philosophical writings of other Classical Adlerians: Kurt Adler,
Lydia Sicher, Alexander Mueller, Erwin Wexberg, and Alexander Neuer. His own
contributions to Classical Adlerian clinical practice include a comprehensive
adaptation of the Socratic method and a thorough exposition of the twelve stages
of psychotherapy.

Both are documented in Classical Adlerian Psychotherapy: A Socratic Approach,
a study/consultation program. For the past three years he has been managing the
Adlerian Translation Project which is dedicated to translating and publishing the
collected works of Alfred Adler and other Classical Adlerians.

Dr. Stein has explored the theoretical parallels between Adlerian principles and
the new conceptual models in mathematics, physics, and biology. He has integrated
Abraham Maslow’s and Alfred Adler’s visions of optimal human functioning, and has
extended the practice of Adlerian psychology into marathon group therapy, career
assessment, and management consulting. To facilitate the analysis of case material,
he uses computer software programs and the strategies of qualitative analysis. In
addition, he is applying the dynamics of the creative process to case
analysis, treatment planning, and the technique of psychotherapy. For the
past two years he has been piloting online distance education and case
consultation. He can be contacted via his BOL Forums profile.

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John Suler received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the State
University of New York at Buffalo. Currently he is Professor of Psychology
at Rider University (in New Jersey) and a practicing psychologist in
Pennsylvania. His past research and journal publications have focused on a
variety of topics related to psychoanalytic theory and therapy, including
mental imagery, creativity, and the relationship of Eastern philosophy to
western psychology. His book Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern
was published with the State University of New York Press.

Over the past several years he has become intensely active on the Internet,
with a special interest in online publishing and the application of
psychological principles to understanding behavior in cyberspace. He
created and continues to develop three online hypertext books (i.e., web
sites). The Psychology of Cyberspace explores how individuals and groups
behave on the internet, with one large subsection of this site focussing on
the multimedia chat community known as The Palace. Teaching Clinical
is large collection of exercises, projects, syllabi, essays,
and other resources for teaching courses related to psychopathology,
psychotherapy, psychological tests, and group dynamics. Zen Stories to
Tell Your Neighbors
– which has received a variety of awards – offers
several dozen classic Zen stories for visitors to read and comment on.

John is married to Debra Finnegan-Suler, also a clinical psychologist, and
father to two daughters, Asia and Kira. His interests include writing
(non-academic stuff too), Tai Chi, and piano.

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After taking her degree in 1948 at the University of Chicago in Human
Development, Johanna Krout Tabin, Ph.D. trained in psychoanalysis at what
is now known as the Anna Freud Centre. She is a founding member and
serves on the faculty and administrative board of the Chicago Center for
Psychoanalysis. Her publications range from study of universal
symbolism, treatment outcome, and the relationship between mechanisms of
defense and mental retardation–to theoretical and clinical subjects in
psychoanalysis. A book, On the Way to Self: Ego and Early Oedipal
(Columbia University Press, 1985), integrates a coherent view
of ego formation with fresh understanding of the early difficulties that
lead to gender specific pathologies, such as anorexia.

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Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., is founder and Director of
The Milton H. Erickson
. He has edited, co-edited, or authored twelve professional books
and five monographs covering Ericksonian psychotherapy, hypnosis, brief
therapy and eclectic psychotherapy. Three additional books have been written
about his work. Dr. Zeig’s books have been translated into nine languages.

Dr. Zeig is the architect of the Evolution of Psychotherapy and the Brief
Therapy Conferences. He is the organizer of the six International
Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. Dr. Zeig
is on the Editorial Board of a number of journals, and is Fellow of the
American Psychological Association (Division 29, Psychotherapy); Fellow and
Approved Consultant for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; and an
Approved Supervisor (inactive) of the American Association for Marriage and
Family Therapy. He conducts workshops internationally (more than 30
countries) and primarily teaches Ericksonian approaches. Dr. Zeig is
president of Zeig, Tucker & Company psychiatric publishers.