Clinical Director at Pathos at Head/Heart
Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF is the founder and president of Head/Heart Therapy, a group practice that specializes in addiction, shame and complementary healing modalities. In the summer of 2018, she launched an intensive outpatient program called Pathos at Head/Heart in collaboration with her business partner, Robert Hilliker of Houston. Buino began training with Dr. Brené Brown’s team in 2011 to become a Certified Daring WayTM facilitator (CDWF) and applies her knowledge of shame-resilience to work with people who suffer from substance use disorders. She also utilizes Reiki, meditation, music, mindfulness, somatic work, and other complementary healing modalities to provide integrative care to clients. Buino is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago, teaching the clinical addictions course for the CADC program. She hosts a podcast called Conversations with a Wounded Healer, which discusses the intersection of doing our own healing work while helping others.
Clinical Program Director, Riverside Recovery of Tampa
Jacqueline Dowgiallo, LMHC, CAP, is the clinical program director at Riverside Recovery of Tampa. She excels in facilitiating ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) sessions with Riverside Recovery's clients, and has a passion for experiential and creative modalities for treatment of addiction and mental illiness. Dowgiallo previously worked as a traveling case manager for homeless adults suffering with severe mental illness and severe addiction, as well as traveling outpatient addictions counselor at DACCO in Tampa, Florida. For the next four years she gained in-home counseling experience from working directly with patients suffering from addiciton and mental illness who were also involved in the child dependency system.
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.
Chief Corporate Medical Officer, Lakeview Health
Eric Kaplan, MD, has a private practice in Lutz, Fla., where he treats patients who suffer from a variety of psychiatric and substance use disorders. In addition, he provides psychiatric consultation at NeuLifeRehab, a residential rehabilitation facility specializing in traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Previously, Kaplan was the medical director of Charter Hospital of Pasco, a mental health inpatient hospital. Kaplan is chief corporate medical officer for Lakeview Health, a company specializing in addiction residential and outpatient treatment. Kaplan is a forensic psychiatrist providing the courts with expert opinions regarding a wide variety of criminal and civil issues. He has participated in phase 3 and phase 4 research studies regarding psychiatric medications, and has published various articles in peer-reviewed journals. Kaplan also is currently a consultant for Consolidate Health Plans. Kaplan is a member of the affiliate faculty as an assistant professor in Department of Psychiatry at the University of South Florida, as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Forensic Medicine and the American Board of Disability Analysts. Previously, Kaplan was the medical director of mental health services at Saint Augustine Health Care from 1995 to 2000, the first Medicaid HMO to provide carved-in behavioral health services.
Clinical Advisor, Crossroads Centre Antigua
Rokelle Lerner is an international speaker and trainer on addiction, trauma and women’s issues. She is the senior clinical advisor for Crossroads Centre in Antigua. For the past 18 years, Lerner has been the co-founder and clinical director of Spring Workshops in London. She is also co-founder of Children Are People, Inc, a national organization dealing with high-risk children from chemically dependent families. The program is used in thousands of schools throughout the U.S. and Europe. Lerner has received numerous awards for her work including Esquire magazine’s “Top 100 Women in the US Who Are Changing the Nation,” the National YWCA award in Human Services, and the National Association of Children of Alcoholics’ Lifetime Achievement Award. Lerner has been an advisor and consultant with U.S. agencies, corporations, and hundreds of individuals on relationships, boundary issues and addiction. Among the books she has published: The Object of My Affection is in My Reflection: Coping with Narcissists, Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics, Living in the Comfort Zone: The Gift of Boundaries in Relationship, Affirmations for the Inner Child, Inspirations for Recovery: A Coloring Companion Celebrating Recovery
Director, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness
Dr. Jamie Marich travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, Ohio. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and delivered a TEDx talk on trauma in 2015. Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). Her latest book (in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Dansiger) is EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (Springer Publishing Company, November 2017).
Executive Clinical Director, The Manor
Chantelle Thomas, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in addiction treatment, trauma and health psychology. Thomas's work in the field of substance abuse treatment has focused on the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders in complex co-occurring medical and mental health disorders. Her background in research-supported treatment modalities informs her ability to ensure that the most effective interventions are incorporated into The Manor's holistic program. As executive clinical director at The Manor, Thomas provides daily guidance to the clinical team in addition to the individual time she spends with guests and their families.
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).
Robert Weiss PhD, MSW 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, 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, border patrol agents, Department of Corrections staff and EMTs. He currently serves as president of the Arizona Psychiatric Society.
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