2018 Speakers
Tim Ambrose Desmond
Tim Ambrose Desmond MS, LMFT
Tim Ambrose Desmond is a distinguished faculty scholar at Antioch University New England and author of "Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy" and "The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook." He is co-founder of Morning Sun Mindfulness Center and a longtime student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He presents on mindfulness and self-compassion around the world, including presentations at the Yale School of Medicine, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.

Stefanie Carnes, PhD, LMFT, CSAT-S
Stefanie Carnes, PhD, LMFT, CSAT-S
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
Stefanie Carnes is the president of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, and a senior fellow for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, where she works with sexually addicted clients and their families. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-approved supervisor. Carnes is also a certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor. She is the author of numerous publications including, “Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts,” “Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts,” and “Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery from Alcohol and Drugs.

Becca Clegg, LPC, CEDS-S
Becca Clegg, LPC, CEDS-S
Author, Psychotherapist
Authentic Living, LLC / Creative Health Initiatives (CHI)
Becca Clegg, LPC, CEDS-S, is the founder of Authentic Living, a private practice specializing in the treatment
 of women in recovery from eating disorders & body image issues. Becca is also the Co-Clinical Director of Creative Health Initiatives (CHI), a group therapy program that provides outpatient groups, programs and workshops for women in recovery and business development consultation for therapists. Becca is also a speaker, writer & teacher, educating families, clients and clinicians on the treatment of eating disorders and body image issues. She has been a contributing writer for The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, NBC, Euro News, Recovery Warriors, and her own personal blog found at Rebeccaclegg.com. In 2017, she published Ending The Diet Mindset: Reclaim a Healthy and Balanced Relationship with Food and Body Image; and speaks nationally on the subject of dieting and diet culture, with the goal of empowering people to develop a balanced mindset with regards to the ways they view dieting, their bodies, and the culture we live in.

John Forsyth
John Forsyth PhD
Professor of Psychology Director, Anxiety Disorders Research Program University at Albany, SUNY Department of Psychology
John P. Forsyth is professor of psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY, and director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program in Albany, N.Y. Forsyth is a highly sought after teacher and trainer in the practical use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness practices. He is also the author of several popular books for the public and professionals.
He has received several national and international awards for his scholarly work in the areas of behavior analysis and therapy, anxiety disorders and experimental psychopathology. In 2000, Forsyth received the B. F. Skinner New Researcher Award from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association for behavioral research by a new investigator. In 1999, he was the recipient of the Dissertation Award from the Society for a Science for Clinical Psychology for excellence in research. In 1996, he was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. Upon completion of his graduate training, West Virginia University recognized his scholarly contributions to behavioral science with the Don Hake Award.

Shannon Knapp, MA, MBSR
Shannon Knapp, MA, MBSR
Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc
Shannon Knapp, M.A., is founder and president of Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc., an internationally-recognized service provider in the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning, and Executive Director of Heart of Horse Sense, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting professional Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning for Veterans and At-Risk Youth.  Shannon has also published many books and curricula in the field of EAP/EAL, including More Than a Mirror: Horses, Humans and Therapeutic Practices. Shannon is a trainer for Natural Lifemanship in Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, is EAGALA Advanced, and is Associate Faculty for Prescott College’s Equine Assisted Mental Health and Learning Masters Concentration program. A professional in EAP/EAL since in 2001, she has more than 15,000 hours of client contact in EAP/EAL with a diverse range of diagnoses. Currently Horse Sense offers individual & group therapy, family reunification intensives, Veterans Immersion Retreats, as well as multiple trainings in the field of EAP/EAL. Shannon is also trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which informs her work with horses and Mindfulness.

Susan Litton, PhD
Susan Litton, PhD
Susan C. Litton, Ph.D. holds degrees in both mental health and IT and is actively engaged with careers in both. In mental health, Dr. Litton has been a clinical psychologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA since 1985. In IT, she’s the creator and driving force behind PSYBooks (www.psybooks.com), an online practice management system (EHR) for mental health professionals. Dr. Litton is also a charter member of the Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS) and served for a while as a representative to the HL7 CBCC Workgroup, which is tasked with, among other things, developing international standards for EHRs.

Brennon Moore
Brennon Moore MS, CTT, CADC-II, LPC
The Refuge
Brennon Moore is a licensed professional counselor, certified addictions counselor, and a nationally certified trauma therapist specializing in trauma and addictive disorders for over a decade. Currently, Brennon leads trauma-healing retreats for The Refuge - A Healing Place, a residential program for trauma and addiction. Additionally, he speaks nationally on the subjects of childhood trauma, attachment and addiction. In January 2017, his first book was released, "Finding a New Tribe: Helping Young Men Recover from Childhood Sexual Abuse and Addiction," and in the summer of 2018, Brennon opened Skyline Recovery, a trauma focused transitional living program in Bend, Oregon. He currently has a private practice and facilitates clinical trainings.

Siobhan Morse
Siobhan Morse MHSA, CRC, CAI, MAC
Division Director of Clinical Services, CRC, CAI, MAC
Foundations Recovery Network
As Director of Clinical Services, Siobhan Morse is charged with spearheading the research, clinical operations management and new product development for Foundations Recovery Network, the Addiction Services Division of Universal Health Services, Inc. Ms. Morse regularly presents original research worldwide, has published multiple articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, and conducts education within the addiction services network. Ms. Morse joined Foundations Recovery Network in 2012 as Director of Research and Fidelity for Foundations Recovery Network, after having served for six years as Executive Director for the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies. Earlier in her career, she conducted clinical trials supporting new drug development for pharmaceutical manufacturers bringing new, life-saving medication to market. Ms. Morse holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Florida International University.  As an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University, Ms. Morse taught Program Planning and Evaluation for the College of Urban and Public Affairs. She holds her certifications as an ARISE Interventionist and as a Master Addiction Counselor. Ms. Morse also currently serves as voluntary adjunct faculty at Baylor College of Family Medicine.

Melissa O’Neill, LCSW
Melissa O’Neill, LCSW
Director of Clinical Operations
Timberline Knolls
As Director of Clinical Operations at Timberline Knolls, Melissa provides leadership and management of the clinical system to ensure the highest quality of residential services. Additionally, she facilitates many of the groups and provides individual therapy. Early in her career, Melissa spent time in residential care, working with children with significant trauma histories. She then ran a substance abuse intensive outpatient program (IOP) followed by several years in private practice. She also managed a program offering IOP and partial hospitalization for eating and mood disorders. At Timberline, she started as a primary therapist, followed by serving as a clinical lead and director of program development. Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. She earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. Melissa is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation.

David Ryback
David Ryback PhD
EQ Associates International
Dr. David Ryback is an internationally recognized authority on dreams from a Jungian perspective. A respected consultant, speaker and seminar leader across the U.S., Europe and Asia, he remains at the forefront of the latest research on Jungian awareness and related aspects of interpersonal communication. He is the author of Dreams That Come True (Doubleday) and the following articles:
Jedi and Jungian Forces: A Scientific Model for Psychic Dreams,
Dreams and Archetypes.
Dr. Ryback founded his consulting and speaking business, EQ Associates International, in Atlanta, Georgia. He continues to be a contributing author to countless publications.

Rob Weiss
Rob Weiss PhD CSAT
Robert Weiss PhD, CSAT-S is a digital-age intimacy and relationships expert specializing in infidelity and addictions—most notably sex, porn, and love addiction.

● Author; Sex Addiction 101, Out of The Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating and Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men
● Subject expert for multiple media outlets including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, and NPR
● Blogger for Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and Psych Central
● Skilled international clinical educator
● Creator of more than a dozen high-quality addiction and mental health treatment facilities and programs including residential, workshop, IOP and outpatient.

Rob is CEO of Seeking Integrity LLC, an online and real-world resource for recovery from infidelity and sex, and porn addiction.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson MD
Chief Medical Officer
Sierra Tucson
Aaron Wilson, MD, was named chief medical officer at Sierra Tucson in February 2018. Previously the medical director at Valley Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in Phoenix, he led the facility’s Freedom Care Unit. Wilson worked closely with active-duty personnel, veterans, retired military, police officers, firefighters, border patrol agents, Department of Corrections staff and EMTs. He currently serves as president of the Arizona Psychiatric Society.

Polly Young-Eisendrath
Polly Young-Eisendrath PhD
Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD is a Jungian psychoanalyst, a psychologist, and clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont. She is the founder and director of the Institute for Dialogue Therapy and the author of 16 books that have been translated into 20 languages. Polly maintains a private practice in central Vermont and is a mindfulness teacher. She has been a practicing Buddhist since 1971. Her newest book is Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path (Shambhala, 2018).