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Benjamin Schoendorff

Benjamin Schoendorff, MA, MSc, is a clinical psychologist with a passion for disseminating contextual psychotherapies. He is the author of two French language books, an ACT self-help book, and a clinician's manual based on the matrix diagram. A peer-reviewed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer, he leads international workshops on integrating ACT and relationship-focused functional analytic psychotherapy through the use of the Matrix.

Blaise Aguirre

Blaise Aguirre, MD, is assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is an expert in child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and psychopharmacology. He is medical director of 3East at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital. Aguirre has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean since 2000, and is widely recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents. He is author of Parenting Your Child with Autism, Biographies of Disease: Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents, and Helping Your Troubled Teen.

Christopher Willard

Christopher Willard, PsyD, is a psychologist and psychotherapist at Tufts University and in private practice in the Boston, MA, area specializing in mindfulness-based treatment of adolescents and young adults. He has worked with adolescents for over a decade with experience as a therapist in the inner city, and a special education teacher in a therapeutic school. A student of meditation, he has studied and sat on retreats with many of the great contemporary teachers in both Asia and North America. He recently joined the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, where he has served on the faculty for the past three years.

Darrah Westrup

Darrah Westrup, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Colorado and California with an established reputation for her work as a therapist, program director, trainer, researcher, and consultant to practitioners at various firms and organizations. She is a recognized authority on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and has conducted numerous presentations and trainings at international, national, and local conferences, seminars, and workshops. She currently serves as an expert ACT consultant for the VA-wide evidence-based treatment rollout of ACT for depression, and has coauthored two books on ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems and The Mindful Couple.

David Pearson

Dr David Pearson is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with a career in the NHS, both as a clinician and manager of services. Together with Dr Fiona Kennedy he has co-edited Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation (Routledge 2013). David has also co-authored The Dream Mentoring Manuals, which form a training scheme in mental health by demystifying technical/clinical terms into everyday language. David has also published in a wide range of peer reviewed scientific journals as well as articles in mental health/psychology professional magazines. On a personal level David has found the production of The Dream Mentoring Manuals a great challenge as they provide the basis of available training schemes designed to work with children who are disadvantaged and often on the edges of survival.

Edmund J. Bourne

Edmund J. Bourne, PhD, has specialized in the treatment of anxiety, phobias, and other stress-related disorders for over two decades. His self-help books have helped over a million people and have been translated into numerous languages. He currently resides in California.

Fiona Kennedy

Dr Fiona Kennedy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and MD of GreenWood Mentors Ltd. She has a background in the NHS providing and managing clinical psychology and counselling services. She has research interests in the consequences for adults of childhood adversity, including dissociation. She has published a variety of peer reviewed papers, book chapters and recently co-edited Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation (Routledge 2013). Along with Dr David Pearson she authored The Dream Mentoring Manual in 2011 and The Dream Mentoring Trainer's Manual in 2012, published in India by Dream a Dream NGO and used to support their life skills training programs for disadvantaged young people. She trains and supervises others as well as providing therapy using CBT, DBT and ACT. She is most interested in having a life worth living and enabling others to have the same.

Helen Kennerley

Dr Helen Kennerley works as a consultant at the highly regarded Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. In 2002 she was shortlisted by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies for the award of most influential female cognitive therapist in Britain. She is the author of Overcoming Childhood Trauma and How to Beat Your Fears and Worries.

Jason Lillis

Jason Lillis, PhD, is assistant professor of research at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and a clinical psychologist at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. He is co-author of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and a leading ACT-for-weight-loss research scientist.

Jennifer Shannon

Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, is the author of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens and clinical director and cofounder of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, in Santa Rosa, CA. She is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Shannon resides in Santa Rosa, CA.

John D. Preston

John Preston, PsyD, is a board certified psychologist and the author of ten books including Survivors, You Can Beat Depression, Integrative Brief Therapy, and Life is Hard (audio). He is on the faculty of Alliant University and the University of California, Davis, Medical School. He is the recipient of the Mental Health Association's President's Award for contributions to the mental health community. Dr. Preston has lectured widely in North America and abroad.

John O'Neal

John H. O'Neal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been in private practice since 1977. He is past chief of the department of psychiatry at Sutter Community Hospital in Sacramento, CA. He is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He lectures on depression and psychopharmacology to mental health professionals, employee assistance programs, and the public. O'Neal received his MS in clinical psychology from Harvard University.

Kevan Wylie

Kevan Wylie is Consultant at the The Porterbrook Clinic, Sheffield and the Directorate of Urology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital. He is Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Urology, University of Sheffield and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Sydney. Dr Wylie has been Chairman of the British Society for Sexual Medicine (2007- 2009), President of the International Scientific Committee, World Association for Sexual Health (2005-2009), General Secretary and Treasurer, European Federation of Sexology (2002-2010) and Chairman of Psychosexual Scientific Sub-committee, European Society for Sexual Medicine (2003-2008). He was also President of Section of Sexuality and Sexual Health, Royal Society of Medicine, London (2005-2007) and Chairman of British Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology (2005-2007). He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) and Associate Member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Kevin L. Polk

Kevin L. Polk, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has been a practicing for twenty-three years, primarily helping veterans and others with troubling trauma memories. For the past eight years, he has dedicated himself to the study of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), spending close to 20,000 hours studying the philosophy and theory behind ACT, and learning and designing ACT interventions. He is a peer-reviewed ACT trainer who is passionate about teaching others how to use the matrix to increase psychological flexibility and valued living. Find out more at www.drkevinpolk.com.

Kirk D. Strosahl

Kirk Strosahl, PhD, is cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a cognitive behavioral therapy that has gained widespread adoption in the mental health and substance abuse community. He is author of numerous articles on the subjects of primary care behavioral health integration, using outcome assessment to guide practice, and strategies for working with challenging, high-risk, and suicidal clients.

Lorna Garano

Lorna Garano is a freelance writer and publicist.

Louise Hayes

Louise Hayes, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and academic with the University of Melbourne in Australia. She has devoted her career to helping young people and their families.

Marcantonio Spada

Marcantonio Spada is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Division of Psychology at London South Bank University. An expert in cognitive behavioural therapy for alcohol misuse, he has worked as a clinician for the last twenty years and is the author of over 100 scientific articles, two books and several book chapters in the field of addictive behaviours. Marcantonio is a chartered psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and an accredited cognitive behavioural therapy practitioner with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

Marie Chellingsworth

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.

Mary Talaga

Mary Talaga, RPh, PhD, is administrative services leader for Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Operations in the Northern California region. She has been a pharmacist for more than thirty years, and specializes in psychiatric pharmacy. Talaga has extensive experience in health care and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. She is particularly interested in promoting collaborative care models and developing best-practice guidelines. She provides training and mentoring to health care professionals and general education to patients and consumers.