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Stanton Peele, Ph.D

Dr. Stanton Peele has written 14 books between his 1975 ​Love and Addiction ​ (written with Archie Brodsky) and his 2019 ​Outgrowing Addiction ​ (with Zach Rhoads) and hundreds of articles and blogposts. He has pioneered developments in non-drug (process)…

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Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD., CATC-V, CADCIII

Dr. Darryl Inaba is Di-rector of Clinical and Be-havioral Health Services for the Addictions Recovery Centre and Director of Research and Education of CNS Productions in Medford, Oregon. He is an associate Clinical Professor at the University of California in…

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Geoffrey R. Thompson, Ph.D.

Geoffrey R. Thompson, Ph.D. is Program Director at the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, where he developed a meaning-centred therapy for clients suffering from addictions and co-occurring disorders. He has published journal articles, chapters, and books on addiction, including co-editing The…

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Mary Jo Harwood, MSW, LSW, DNCCM

Mary Jo Harwood, LSW, MSW, DNCCM is a licensed social worker in Pennsylvania. A significant part of her 31 years as a social worker has been spent working with traumatized individuals and groups in the capacity of a therapist, EMDR…

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Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A.

Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A. is a licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, women’s issues, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI…

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Zachary Walsh, Ph.D.

Zachary Walsh, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Psychology and Director of the Therapeutic, Recreational and Problematic Substance Use lab at UBC. Having completed a clinical internship and a research fellowship at the Brown University Centre…

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Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

Samuel Goldstein, Ph.D. (born May 13, 1952) is a neuropsychologist best known for his work in child psychology, development and neuropsychiatric disorders, including testing and assessment. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Utah and is licensed as a…

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William R. Jenson Ph.D.

William R. Jenson, Ph.D. graduated from Utah State University in 1976 with a degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis/School Psychology. He completed a clinical internship at Las Vegas Mental Health Centre and later directed their Adolescent Residential Centre. He then assumed…

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Denise Findlay, M,ED., CPCC, ACC

Denise Findlay, M.ED., CPCC, ACC is a bi-cultural woman who belongs to the Squamish Nation. She is an educator, facilitator and parent consultant with a private practice in West Vancouver.  Denise works extensively with First Nations in British Columbia and…

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Linda J. Burkhart, BS

  Linda Burkhart, BS, Special Education Consultant, Technology Integration Specialist is an internationally known leader in the field of assistive technology for children who face severe challenges.  She has developed numerous adapted devices, activities, and innovative implementation strategies.  She is…

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Tracy Block-Zaretsky, BA

Tracy Block-Zaretsky is the co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She has provided remediation for children and adults with dyslexia for the past 20 years and has developed and taught workplace and family literacy program. She is a certified Special…

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Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D

Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. is an author and co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute.  Dr. Kelli is a certified special education advocate assisting parents and children through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan process. She has training in mediation…

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MaryAnn Brittingham, MS

MaryAnn Brittingham, MS, holds a Master’s degree in Family and Child Counselling from Long Island University and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from D’Youville College. She has over 35 years of experience as a special education teacher, and…

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Paul Burke, M.A., RSW, CACII

Paul is a registered social worker with extensive clinical and training experience in the application of M.I. to addictions and mental health counselling, concurrent disorders, social work practice, psychological disorders, health-care and to a large variety of mandated and “resistant”…

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Richard W. Sears, Psy.D., Ph.D. ABPP

Richards W. Sears, Psy.D., Ph.D., ABPP is a board certified clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he runs a private practice and conducts regular MBCT groups for medical centres as well as for the community. He is director of the…

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Margaret L. Bloom, Ph.D.

Margaret (Peggy) L. Bloom, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Counsellor Education and Counselling Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a licensed psychologist, national certified counsellor (NCC) and elected fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association. Peggy is…

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Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed heritage woman of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish descent and is the proud Mom of twins.  She is an award-winning author, speaker and sought-after consultant. Monique has been running her business, Little Drum Consulting since…

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Martha S. Burns, Ph.D.

Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., has been a practicing speech language pathologist in the Chicago area for over 40 years. She serves on the Faculty of Northwestern University, department of communication sciences and disorders, and has been a consultant to The Rehabilitation…

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Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed.

Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed., is a former general education teacher in public and private schools. She has served on Pennsylvania Governor Ridge’s Task Force for Autism and was a member of the PA SAFE Project for Verbal Behaviour. She is the author…

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Kathy Morris, M.Ed.

Kathy Morris, M.Ed., has been a speech therapist, teacher for self-contained programs (including students with autism, severe behavioural difficulties, and cerebral palsy), resource teacher and first grade teacher. She was also a diagnostician/supervisor for all grade levels. She was a LIFE…

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Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP

Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP, is a Licensed Psychologist in Private Practice in Middle Tennessee. He began his practice career in 1991 when ADHD was exploding onto the scene, and has enjoyed working with the energy and spontaneous creativity of children ever…

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John T. Almarode, Ph.D.

John T. Almarode, Ph.D., has presented locally, nationally, and internationally. He has worked with thousands of teachers, dozens of school districts, and countless organizations. John actively pursues his research interests including educational neuroscience, the design and measurement of classroom environments that promote…

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Jamie R. Forsyth, Ph.D.

Jamie R. Forsyth, Ph.D. is an active and gifted clinician and clinical supervisor, with extensive expertise in the use and application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with severe forms mental illness (e.g., psychosis and personality disorders) and forms of…

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Alan S. Bloom, Ph.D.

Alan S. Bloom, Ph.D., is professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he teaches psychopharmacology to medical students and neuroscience graduate students. He earned a dual Ph.D. in psychology and pharmacology and consults regularly with psychiatrists…

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Darlene Denis-Friske, MA(CP), RP

Darlene Denis-Friske, MA(CP), RP, (Cert)OACCPP, CYW, CYC(Cert),  is a child and youth counsellor, psychotherapist, and parent consultant within the Neufeld attachment-based developmental approach. She has worked in a variety of rewarding settings since 1988 including psychiatric hospital (crisis / intervention), school…

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