louis_castonguayPROF. LOUIS CASTONGUAY

Louis G. Castonguay, Ph.D. completed his undergraduate studies at l’Université de Sherbrooke, a Masters program at L’Université de Montréal, his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook, a clinical internship at U.C. Berkeley, and a Post-doctorate at Stanford University.  He is currently a Professor at the Department of Psychology at Penn State University.  With more than 180 publications (including eight co-edited books), his scholarly work and research focus on different aspects of the process of change and training, especially within the context of psychotherapy integration of psychotherapy.  He is also involved in the investigation of the efficacy of new integrative treatments for generalized anxiety disorder and depression, and the development of Practice Research Networks aimed at facilitating the collaboration between clinicians and researchers.  He has received several awards, including the Early Career Contribution Award from the Society of Psychotherapy Research, and the David Shakow Award from the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). He has also received four recognitions from the APA Division of Psychotherapy: the Jack D. Krasner Memorial Award, the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring, the Distinguished Research Publications Award, and the Distinguished Psychologist Award for his life time contributions to the field of psychotherapy.  He also served as President of the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, as well as the International Society for Psychotherapy Research.


patricia_coughlinDR PATRICIA COUGHLIN

Patricia Coughlin (Della Selva), Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years of clinical experience. She has held faculty positions at Northwestern University Medical School, Albany Medical College, and the Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine. Currently she is Clinical Faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Over the past 20 years she has written professionally, given presentations at professional conferences and conducted workshops for mental health professionals internationally. Currently, she is conducting training groups in New York, Australia, Denmark, and Poland.

Her first book, Intensive Short term Dynamic Psychotherapy: Theory and Technique, is considered a classic in the field. Dr. Coughlin’s book Lives Transformed was written in collaboration with Dr. David Malan, and published in 2006 by Karnac Books. Her newest book, Maximizing Therapeutic Effectiveness in Dynamic Psychotherapy, was published in July 2016 by Rutledge.

gianni_francesettiDR GIANNI FRANCESETTI

Gianni Francesetti, MD, Gestalt psychotherapist, psychiatrist, international trainer and supervisor. Trainer and coordinator of the International Training on Gestalt Therapy Approach to Psychopathology (Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy). President of the EAGT (European Association for Gestalt Therapy), Past President of the Italian Federation of Psychotherapy Associations (FIAP), Past President of the Italian Gestalt Therapy Association and a member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) and of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). He is Co-Director of the English Series of Gestalt Therapy Books.  He has authored articles, chapters, and books in the field of psychiatry, psychopathology and psychotherapy, available in several languages. He lives and works in Turin (Italy).

michael_lambertPROF. MICHAEL LAMBERT

Michael J. Lambert, PhD, profesor na Wydziale Psychologii Brigham Young University, gdzie wykłada w ramach programu doktoranckiego z psychologii klinicznej, profesor Susa Gates University. Współautor Outcome Questionnaire oraz Youth Outcome Questionnaires (metod do pomiaru zmian u pacjenta stosowanych przez terapeutów w praktyce prywatnej, publicznych instytucjach ochrony zdrowia oraz instytucjach zarządzających opieką zdrowotną). Redaktor Bergin & Garfield’s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change (wyd. 5. i 6.) Wiley, 2004, 2013. Od czterdziestu trzech lat prowadzi praktykę prywatną w nurcie psychoterapii humanistycznej.

john_norcrossPROF. JOHN NORCROSS

John C. Norcross, Ph.D., ABPP, an internationally recognized authority on behavior change and psychotherapy. He is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a board-certified clinical psychologist. Author of more than 400 scholarly publications, co-author and editor of 20 books, most of them in multiple editions and translations (including the 5-volume APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy Relationships that Work, and Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis, now in its 8th edition). He has also recently published the acclaimed self-help book, Changeology. Dr. Norcross has served as president of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division of Clinical Psychology, the APA Division of Psychotherapy, and the International Society of Clinical Psychology. Norcross edited the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session for a decade and has been on the editorial boards of a dozen journals. Dr. Norcross has also been a clinical and research consultant to a number of organizations, including the National Institutes of Health. He has received multiple prestigious professional awards. His work has been featured in hundreds of media interviews, and television programmes. An engaging teacher and clinician, John has conducted workshops and lectures in 30 countries. He lives in the northeast Pennsylvania with his wife, two grown children, and their two new grandkids.

martha_starkDR MARTHA STARK

Martha Stark, MD, a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, is a Holistic Adult/Child Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Martha is Faculty, Harvard Medical School and Co-Director/Faculty, The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.  She is also Adjunct Faculty, William James College and Smith College School for Social Work and Former Faculty, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Martha is the author of six critically acclaimed books on psychoanalytic theory and technique (Working with Resistance; A Primer on Working with Resistance; Modes of Therapeutic Action; The Transformative Power of Optimal Stress; Psychotherapeutic Moments; and How Does Psychotherapy Work?) – most of which are award-winning and, both in the United States and abroad, are now “required reading” at numbers of psychoanalytic training institutes.  In addition, Martha has contributed chapters to integrative medicine textbooks and articles to peer-reviewed toxicology journals. Martha also serves on the editorial boards of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, and International Journal of Clinical Toxicology.