Jon Carlson, PsyD ,EdD, ABPP, is a distinguished professor in the Division of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University and a psychologist at the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He is past president of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and founding editor of The Family Journal. He has authored 30 books, including the popular The Mummy at the Dining Room Table (with Jeffrey Kottler), 120 professional journal articles and produced 130 trade and professional video programs.
ISOBEL CARR is single, child-free and a committed 'dog person'. She has taught creative writing, horseback riding and seminars on historical costuming. She can drive a stick shift and start a fire without matches. She can make a soufflé and hitch a team of horses to a wagon. She can also spend 9 hours in a Victorian corset no problem but can't wear heels for more than 4.
Rita Carter is an award-winning science and medical writer who contributes to, among others, THE TIMES, NEW SCIENTIST and the INDEPENDENT. Having in the past worked as a TV presenter, Rita continues to appear in the media as an authority on science and gives lectures throughout Europe and the US.
Candis Cayne broke barriers by becoming the first transgender woman to land a recurring role on a network television series. She can be seen today starring with best friend Caitlyn Jenner I Am Cait. Candis is also a choreographer, entertainer, and vocal activist for LGBT rights, working closely with GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign. She has given expert advice on the E! Network, ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as in the pages of the New York Times, The Advocate, and People magazine, and much more. Candis lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Nicola Chalton graduated from the University of Reading and University College London. She has worked as an editor and publisher, and has written and contributed to several books, including How to Improve Your Memory in 8 Simple Steps.
Tamar E. Chansky
Tamar Chansky, PhD, is a psychologist and author of several popular books, including Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking, Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, and Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Chansky is passionate about helping kids, parents, and other adults pursue the lives that they want to lead, free from the obstacles of anxiety, pessimism, and OCD. Visit her website at www.tamarchansky.com.
Marie Chellingsworth is Executive Director of CBT Programmes at the University of East Anglia. Prior to this, she was Director of training programmes for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) and undergraduate Applied Psychology students at the universities of Nottingham and Exeter. She has worked at national level within the Department of Health, BABCP and BPS committees and Chairs the national IAPT conferences and National Networking Forum for Low Intensity Workers/PWPs.
Formally a monk for seven years within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, CHODEN completed a three year, three month retreat in 1997 and has been a practicing Buddhist since 1985. Born as Sean McGovern, he is originally from South Africa where he trained as a lawyer and learned meditation under the guidance of Rob Nairn, an internationally renowned Buddhist teacher.Choden is now involved in developing secular mindfulness and compassion programmes drawing upon the wisdom and methods of the Buddhist tradition, as well as contemporary insights from psychology and neuroscience. He is an honorary fellow of the University of Aberdeen and teaches on their Postgraduate Study Programme in Mindfulness (MSc) that is the first of its kind to include compassion in its curriculum. He lives on the Isle of Arran.
David A. Clark
David A. Clark is one of the best respected names in the field of CBT, with more than 30 years of experience. In Controlling Your Mind he offers practical advice on how to identify problematic intrusive thoughts, correct faulty interpretations of the significance of intrusions, refrain from ineffective mental control strategies and adopt more effective mental self-control using a range of CBT techniques to help disrupt the persistence of damaging thoughts.
Taylor Clark is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Dartmouth College and a Pacific Northwest native, he has written for GQ, Slate, and Psychology Today, among other publications.
Carolyn Coker Ross
Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, is a physician, author, and nationally recognized speaker. Ross is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, and an alumna of Andrew Weil's integrative medicine program at the University of Arizona. She is board-certified in addiction medicine. She is former chief of the eating disorders program at Sierra Tucson, an addiction treatment center in Tucson, AZ. She is currently in private practice in Denver, CO, and is a consultant for eating disorder and chemical dependency treatment centers nationally. She is author of The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook.
Dr Frances Cole was a GP and pain rehabilitation specialist. She developed the first UK primary and community care pain rehabilitation programme based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles in 1996. She developed a pain health needs assessment tool that won an NHS Modernisation award in 2005 and gained an NHS National Clinical Leaders Award in 2011. Frances is a past chair of the British Pain Society Pain Management Programme Special Interest Group whose current focus is on multidisciplinary pain management. Her current work is on digital self-management tools for pain including apps.
Ron Cole has been teaching speed reading in corporations, schools and organisations since 1995. His Superreading TM courses have adapted to the changing needs of readers as technology has transformed the way we receive and display information. He is the author of 'Creating Bedtime Stories for Your Children'. For more information visit his website www.alchemy.name.
Author and Social Ecologist Judith Collins is a well-known writer and public speaker. With 40 years of experience in healing, education and organic farming, she has become a regular on television and radio. In 1983, she was awarded the prestigious Advance Australia award in recognition for her contribution to the community. She lectures, writes for a number of magazines and conducts workshops around Australia and internationally. She lives in the Southern Highlands, New South Wales.
Chip Conley is the author of PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, America's second largest boutique hotel company. He has presented the ideas in this book at a TED conference address in 2010.
Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, is associate professor at the University at Buffalo, State University at New York, as well as practicing psychologist. She has written two books on mindfulness and yoga for self-regulation-one for mental health professional and one for school personnel. Cook-Cottone is on the scientific program committee for the Symposium on Yoga Research and a consultant to the United Nations Foundation, UNICEF, Africa Yoga Project, and is founder and president of Yogis in Service, Inc.
Peter Cooper is Professor of Psychology at the University of Reading. He is also a practising clinical psychologist and Series Editor of the 'Overcoming' series. Peter Cooper is Professor of Psychopathology at the Winnicott Research Unit at the University of Reading. Recognised as one of the world's experts in the treatment of bulimia he has more recently focused on the treatment of postpartum depression.
Debbie Corso is a mental health blogging pioneer, courageously chronicling her journey while lighting a torch to provide hope to a severely emotionally wounded community. She has a BS from New York Institute of Technology in Interdisciplinary Studies in English, Communications, and Behavioral Science, as well as a certificate in Early Childhood Development. She is in recovery from borderline personality disorder (BPD). Through hard, consistent work with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), she no longer meets the criteria to be considered "Borderline." Her work as an Intake Coordinator and Case Manager at a non-profit organization, working closely with children at risk for abuse and neglect, was the catalyst that propelled her to document and share her powerful journey through her blog and hopeful, encouraging books on overcoming the oppressive symptoms of BPD. She currently co-facilitates online, worldwide DBT groups with therapist Alicia Paz at www.DBTPath.com. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Natasha Courtenay-Smith is an entrepreneur, digital strategist and business mentor. Her clients include celebrities, business owners, thought leaders, health practitioners, experts, and all round ambitious, talented individuals who want to build their brand online and become better known for what they do. Her first book The Million Dollar Blog was published in 2016.
Tara Cousineau, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, researcher, and a parent of two teenage girls in Boston, MA. Her expertise spans child and adolescent health, women's health, mind-body medicine, the science of happiness, and the use of innovative technologies to promote positive coping and well-being. As a social entrepreneur, Cousineau is the founder of BodiMojo, a health communications company that develops empowerment and wellness tools for youth. She is a recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Innovative Research Program. Her research and work has appeared in peer reviewed scientific journals. Cousineau served as a global advisor to the Dove Self-Esteem Project with the social mission to improve girl's body confidence and self-esteem. She contributes to several blogs including The Huffington Post and her own websites: bodimojo.com and taracousineau.com. She has been quoted in Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Brides, Seventeen, Dove's Self-Esteem Project website, and Savvy Auntie.