Preventing Sexual Violence On and Off The Campus: The Green Dot Project

March 10, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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Whether addressing campus sexual violence or other forms of power-based violence like partner abuse, bullying, stalking, etc. the national and internationally used program, Green Dot, etc. moves us from awareness to action. In this episode, Jessey Lyons, Associate Director of Green Dot turns our attention to reducing campus sexual violence. She recognizes that “It is not that people don’t care—they don’t know what to do.” Accordingly, she discusses training, tools and strategies that we can use on or off campus to make prevention and intervention possible. She is joined by college senior, Juliette Verrengia who shares her insights and experience as part of the team that has implemented The Green Dot at Connecticut College. We are aware. Now we need action.

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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 30 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, pets, midlife, military, managing stress, infidelity, resilience, bereavement and family issues. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychology of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She also gave testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 250 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Kelly Connor’s Real Women on Health, Military Mom Talk Radio, Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. Since 2013, Suzanne has hosted Psych Up on CoSozo online radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Her current show, Psych Up Live, airs globally on VoiceAmerica.

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Ashton Applewhite


Author and activist Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely, has written for Harper’s, Playboy, and the New York Times, and is the voice of the blog Yo, Is This Ageist? The author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, Ashton is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. She has been called a visionary tackling one of the most persistent biases of our day with originality and humor. It has been said that her magic will shake us out of complacency and into action. Guest Ashton Applewhite

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Dr. Seth Aronson


Seth Aronson, PsyD, CGP is a psychologist and Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association where he has been Co-chair of the Special Interest Group for Children and Adolescents for over fifteen years. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Director of Training at the William Alanson White Institute in New York and teaches and supervises in the Institute’s Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program. He is co-editor with Dr. Craig Haen of The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy, and co-author with Dr. Saul Scheidlinger of Group Treatment of Adolescents in Context: Outpatient, Inpatient and School. Dr. Aronson has also authored articles and chapters on such topics as trauma, bereavement, sibling work and supervision. He leads process groups for rabbinical students at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and is an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, N.Y Guest Dr. Seth Aronson

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Chelsea Badeau


Chelsea Badeau is the principle artist and designer for the book she co-authored with her mother, Building Bridges of Hope: A Coloring Book for Adults Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma. Chelsea is the director of editorial operations for a national media organization. She has an extensive background in creating and teaching art, including painting murals in the Philadelphia Family Courthouse and a church in Nanyuki, Kenya, as well as leading group painting sessions with her mom, Sue Badeau, on stress management techniques for caregivers of children who have experienced trauma. Chelsea graduated from Arcadia University and is an alum of City Year (an Americorps program), the FBI Citizens Academy and Leadership Philadelphia. She remains very active in her community and church by serving on boards, running volunteer projects and teaching Sunday School She lives with her two daughters in Philadelphia. Guest Chelsea Badeau

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Sue Badeau


Sue Badeau is a nationally known speaker, writer and consultant for traumatized children. Sue and her husband, Hector, are lifetime parents of twenty-two children, two by birth and twenty adopted (three, with terminal illnesses, are now deceased). They are the co-authors of Are We There Yet: The Ultimate Road Trip Adopting and Raising 22 Kids. She is co-author with her daughter of Building Bridges of Hope: A Coloring Book for Adults Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Smith College and has worked for many years in child welfare and the juvenile justice systems. She serves on several national boards and is currently president of the North American Council on Adoptable Children. She has worked closely with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and was the Deputy Director of the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care. She has developed curricula and provided training nationally and internationally. Guest Sue Badeau

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Jane Baker

Jane Baker is the author of the Memoir, Trading Places: When Our Son Became a Daughter. In this important book, Jane Baker tells the story of supporting her adult child through gender transition while struggling to overcome deep personal anguish about it. Baker takes us on a journey from grief, through an arduous period of investigation, to understanding and acceptance. She is very proud of her courageous daughter. Living with her husband,Ted, in Bloomfield Hills Michigan, Jane speaks and writes about the transgender journey. Her goal is to help struggling parents, friends and extended families support their transgender loved ones. Her message is that family unity is a key element in this process to everyone, especially trans people themselves. Guest Jane Baker

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Dr. Courtney Bancroft


Courtney Bancroft, PsyD, is a Yale trained primary care health psychologist whose practice specializes in Insomnia Treatment and Sleep Wellness. Dr. Bancroft also works full time at Montefiore Medical center as a clinician and as a medical educator/faculty member of a family medicine residency program. Completing her pre and postdoctoral clinical residencies at Yale School of Medicine, and her Psy.D in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University, she has extensive clinical training as well as certifications in treatments for substance use, dual diagnosis, motivational interviewing, chronic pain, the intersection of chronic pain and opioids, smoking cessation, auricular acupuncture for detoxification, stress relief, and trauma. Guest Dr. Courtney Bancroft

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Dr. April Lane Benson

April Lane Benson, Ph.D., is a nationally known psychologist, in practice in New York City for over 35 years, who specializes in the treatment of compulsive buying disorder. A pioneer in this area, Dr. Benson’s books include I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying and the Search for Self and To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop. Research on her highly effective program for stopping overshopping was published in the June, 2014 edition of the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery. Dr. Benson recently launched the Stopping Overshopping Text Messaging Program, a 3-month interactive program designed as a jumpstart for people who are just beginning their journey toward mindful shopping. She has been interviewed on radio, including The Diane Rehm Show and the Brian Lehrer Show and television, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, and a role in the documentary What Would Jesus Buy? Dr. Benson offers individual treatment and group coaching, both in person Guest Dr. April Lane Benson

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Dave Berger

Dave Berger is a three-time cancer survivor consisting of two episodes with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2009 and 2012 and prostate cancer in 2010. He had a so far successful bone marrow/stem cell transplant in November 2012 and has been in remission since then. Mr. Berger is a self-employed engineering and safety consultant and expert witness for various state and federal governmental agencies for petroleum and natural gas pipelines and distribution systems. Dave Berger is also an associate instructor at the US DOT Technical and Qualifications School located in Oklahoma City that provides training to newly appointed state and federal pipeline safety inspectors. Prior to starting his consulting business, Mr. Berger worked for one of the forerunners of National Grid. Besides his full time consulting work, Mr. Berger also volunteers at the Stony Brook University Hospital in the Bone Marrow Unit. He lives on Long Island with his wife and has two grown children and three grandchildren. Guest Dave Berger

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Daniel Berry, RN, MHA

Daniel Berry has practiced as a Registered Nurse in New York City since 1987. He worked for almost two decades in community based programs and private care for HIV/AIDS and substance abuse populations. He is currently the Assistant Director of Nursing for Risk Management at a public hospital serving homeless and undocumented victims of street violence, drug addiction, and severe traumatic injuries. His work history includes employment at two of New York City’s major medical centers and as a visiting nurse in the homes of some of the city’s most privileged households as well as some of its most underprivileged housing projects. Guest Daniel Berry, RN, MHA

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Dr. Erica Misako Boas


Dr. Erica Misako Boas is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Liberal Studies Program at Santa Clara University and a Lecturer in the Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Department at San Jose State University. Her broad research interest includes the articulations of sexuality and race in institutions of schooling. In addition to “Consent Stories” with Dr. Jason Laker, Dr. Boas is currently working on a research project that examines the organization of sexuality in elementary schools as she investigates ways to implement new approaches toward the elimination of sexual violence within schools and beyond. She is author of “Education in Disguise: Sanctioning Sexuality in Elementary School Halloween Celebrations” in Sex Education and has written chapters for Sexualities and Education and the Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education. She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California at Berkeley. Guest Dr. Erica Misako Boas

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Dr. Andrea Bonior

Dr. Andrea Bonior is a speaker, licensed clinical psychologist, and the author of The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up with Your Friends. She serves on the faculty of Georgetown University and has written the mental health advice column "Baggage Check" for the Washington Post Express for more than ten years. She speaks to audiences big and small about relationships, work-life balance, and goal-setting to build the lives they want. Her website is www.thefriendshipfix.com Guest Dr. Andrea Bonior

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Mark B Borg Jr, PhD

Dr. Borg is a community psychologist and psychoanalyst, founding partner of The Community Consulting Group, and a supervisor of psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute. He has written extensively about the intersection of psychoanalysis and community crisis intervention. He is in private practice in New York City. Guest Mark B Borg Jr, PhD

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Cheryl M Bradshaw, MA


Cheryl M. Bradshaw, R.P., B.Ed, M.A., is the author of “How to Like Yourself,” published April 2016 with New Harbinger Publications. She is a counselor/therapist at the University of Guelph, registered psychotherapist working in private practice using CBT, narrative, existential, ACT, and SFT approaches, and expert speaker. She was a counselor at Sheridan College, and has a background in teaching as well. She has worked with and supports www.jack.org, an organization dedicated to youth mental health awareness, empowerment, and leadership in educational institutions across Canada, and is a “role model” as well with www.wearyourlabel.org, a fashion company that tackles the stigma of mental illness. Guest Cheryl M Bradshaw, MA

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Andrea Brandt, PhD,MFT


Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT, has over 35 years of clinical experience as a renowned psychotherapist, speaker, and author. She is the author of a number of books including, 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness, Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom and her newest book, Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy. A featured media expert, Dr. Brandt has appeared on numerous television programs, radio shows, and podcasts. She is a contributor to Psychology Today and has written blog posts for The Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Psych Central, and more. Guest Andrea Brandt, PhD,MFT

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Grant H Brenner, MD

Dr. Brenner is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice, specializing in treating mood and anxiety disorders and the complex problems that may arise in adulthood from childhood trauma and loss. Dr. Brenner serves on the board of the nonprofit organization Disaster Psychiatry Outreach. He is a faculty member of the Mount Sinai Hospital and Director of the Trauma Service of the William Alanson White Institute. He is an editor of Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience: Integrating Care in Disaster Relief Work, and the author of several papers and book chapters related to disaster response. Guest Grant H Brenner, MD

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Dr. Joseph Burgo


Joseph Burgo Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice and the author of both self-help books and novels. His essays have appeared in the New York Times The Atlantic and other major publications; a recognized expert on narcissism, he is frequently quoted in USA Today, Glamour, the Huffington Post and other major news outlets. He writes a blog on the topic of “Shame” for Psychology Today and discusses personal development issues on his website After Psychotherapy. He will be drawing upon his new book,The Narcissist You Know, just released in paperback. Guest Dr. Joseph Burgo

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Dr. Dawn C. Buse


Dawn C. Buse PhD is a Professor, Department of Neurology of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Assistant Professor, Clinical Health Psychology Doctoral Program of Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She is the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the Montefiore Headache Center. She is Board Member and a fellow of the American Headache Society (AHS). Dr. Buse conducts research on migraine, pain and stress among other conditions and is a co-investigator on the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study, the Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes (CAMEO) Study, and more. She has coauthored 97 peer reviewed journal articles, 54 review articles, book chapters and nearly 400 scientific abstracts. She has won many awards including the American Headache Society’s “Wolff Award” (2008 and 2017), the Italian Society for the Study of Headache’s “Enrico Greppi Award” (2009 and 2017), the British Medical Journal’s “Patient’s Choice Award,” and more. Guest Dr. Dawn C. Buse

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Audrey Cade


Audrey Cade is the author of Divorce Matters: Help for Hurting Hearts and Why Divorce is Sometimes the Best Decision and the matriarch of a blended family of eight. She is an experienced "divorce warrior" in the areas of co-parenting, step parenting, parental alienation, and re-marriage, and enjoys sharing these experiences with others who are also committed to raising happy and healthy kids and recovering from divorce. Audrey's professional experience is as a case manager social worker with the developmentally disabled, families with young children, and homeless populations. She holds degrees in Early Childhood Education, Human Service & Management, and a Master's in Psychology. She is a featured blogger for “Divorced Moms” and “Worthy Living.” Her work also regularly appears on Divorce Force.com, StepMom Magazine, The Good Men Project, and others. Guest Audrey Cade

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Dr. Christopher Calapai


Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, and anti-aging medicine. Proclaimed the "The Stem Cell Guru" by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S. His stem cell treatments have achieved remarkable results in clinical trials on patients with conditions as varied as Alzheimer's, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, frailty syndrome, heart, kidney and liver failure, lupus, MS and Parkinson's. He has worked with Mike Tyson, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and Gotham's, Donal Logue; and as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers. Guest Dr. Christopher Calapai

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Dr. Antonia Caretto

Dr. Antonia Caretto is a licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in Farmington Hills,MI since 1994. Treating a wide range of adults and children she specializes in Gender Variance and Dysphoria in addition to Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders and Seasonal Affective Disorders. In addition to the American Psychological Association and many other professional organizations, she is a member of The World Profession Association for Transgender Health and has worked with parents and teens dealing with transgender issues. She has professionally presented on topics as: Non-binary Identities, Clinical Issues and Gender Identity, How Do I know if my Child is Transgender? as well as Introduction To Working with Transgender Clients. She brings considerable expertise to this show. Guest Dr. Antonia Caretto

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Dr. Kenneth Carter

Dr. Kenneth Carter is a Professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Carter has been a psychotherapist and researcher for more than 20 years; his work has garnered awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the University of Michigan. Before joining the faculty at Emory University, Dr. Carter served as a Senior Assistant Research Scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he researched smoking as a risk marker for suicidal behaviors in adolescents. Dr. Carter is actively engaged in translating research in psychology to everyday language, and has appeared in magazines such as mental floss and Readers Digest, and well as on news programs such as Connect With Kids and NBC’s Today show. Guest Dr. Kenneth Carter

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Dr. Erin Casey

Erin A. Casey, MSW, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Prior to joining the UWT faculty, Erin’s social work practice included working with survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault, and implementing community and school-based violence prevention programs. Currently, her research examines social network and community approaches to the prevention of gender-based violence, including engaging men as anti-violence allies and proactive bystanders. Her work also explores risk factors for violence perpetration, and the intersections between violence, masculinities, and sexual risk. She co-directs the Mobilizing Men for Violence Prevention research collaborative, which takes a global perspective on examining effective approaches to proactively enlisting men’s participation in gender-based violence prevention. Guest Dr. Erin Casey

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Kristin Collier


Kristin K. Collier is an educator and writer from Eugene, OR and author of Housewife: Home-remaking in a Transgender Marriage [Nov 2016] which has received feature attention in the Daily Mail, The SUN and Vanity Fair. She has been teaching Compassionate Communication since 2004. Her words have appeared in The Sun magazine, and her poetry is a frontispiece for Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear’s People of the Sea. Housewife: Home-remaking in a Transgender Marriage is available Amazon and at all major bookstores. Guest Kristin Collier

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Lisa Consiglio


Lisa Consiglio is Executive Director and Co-founder of Narrative 4. She has applied her leadership skills– in management, fundraising, marketing, and business communications– to a wide web of organizations that are connected by a dedication to humanistic ideals. Her professional experience spans the arts, cancer research, public policy, and honoring WWII veterans. Deeply committed to her belief in the power of stories, she led the Aspen Institute's literary programs and exponentially expanded its reach in an effort to provoke thought, broaden perspectives, foster connections and inspire creativity around the world through literature. Guest Lisa Consiglio

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Elaine Cooper L.C.S.W.


Elaine Cooper, L.C.S.W is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco. She has received the annual Excellence in Teaching Award nine times. She has also taught at Smith College, New York University, New York Medical College, Hunter College, Adelphi University, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and University of California at Berkeley. She has 45 years of clinical practice and 30 years teaching individual, couples and group therapy. Elaine is the author of two books, numerous articles and book chapters on group therapy. Her latest book is LET'S ALL HOLD HANDS AND DROP DEAD: Three Generations - One Story. She has presented nationally and internationally, including Parliament of Religions interfaith Conference in 2015. Elaine resides in Berkeley, California where she has a private practice in individual, couple and group psychodynamic psychotherapy. She provides consultation for agencies, including a staff in China. Guest Elaine Cooper L.C.S.W.

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Robyn D’Angelo


Robyn D'Angelo is a rogue psychotherapist turned relationship coach and the founder of The Happy Couple Expert private practice in Orange County, California. Robyn helps frustrated and disconnected couples learn to LOVE + BE LOVED, better. She walks them through how to connect deeply while creating space for fun. She helps couples master the messiness of couplehood together and create their very own Epic relationships that last. She’s a true #LoveGeek. And when she’s not tossing love and kindness around like confetti, she’s helping anxious people learn to make anxiety their superpower. Guest Robyn D’Angelo

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Wesley Cullen Davidson


Wesley Cullen Davidson is an award-winning freelance writer and journalist specializing in parenting as well as gay and lesbian content. She has written health and childcare magazine articles for parents in such publications as Adoptive Families, American Baby, and Good Housekeeping, to name just a few. This book draws on Wesley’s own experience in finding out her son was gay, her reactions and her journey from denial to discovery. For the past two years, Wesley has concentrated almost exclusively on the lesbian and gay community, specifically on advising straight parents of gay children on how to be better parents and raise happy, well-adjusted adults. Ms. Davidson writes a popular blog on this topic: http://www.straightparentgaykid.blogspot.com, and was a frequent contributor to the websites gaynewspulse.com and gayagenda.com. Her guest blogs and online articles are among the most frequently visited areas on these sites. She lives in Florida. Guest Wesley Cullen Davidson

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Dr. Bella De Paulo

Dr. Bella DePaulo is a Harvard trained social psychologist. She is the author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After, How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century, and other books. She also writes the “Living Single” blog for Psychology Today and the "Single at Heart" blog for PsychCentral. Atlantic magazine described Dr. Bella DePaulo as“America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience.” Dr. DePaulo has discussed single life on radio and television, including NPR and CNN, and her work has been described in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, Atlantic, the Economist, the Week, More, the Nation, Business Week, AARP Magazine, and Newsweek, among others. Bella DePaulo has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Time magazine, Forbes, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and others. Guest Dr. Bella De Paulo

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Christopher Scott Downing

Christopher Scott Downing is the author of Van Gogh in Peppers: a self-portrait of Male Depression. He helps men begin their own conversations about their mental health concerns.
http://vangoghinpeppers.com/ Guest Christopher Scott Downing

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Dr. John Duffy


Dr. Duffy is a clinical psychologist, best-selling author, parenting and relationship expert. He has been working with individuals, couples, teens, and families for twenty years. Dr. Duffy’s refreshing and unique approach has provided the intervention and support needed to help thousands of individuals and families find their footing. Dr. Duffy is the host of the highly regarded podcast, Undue Anxiety, as well as the author of the best-selling book, The Available Parent (2nd edition, 2014). His is a frequent media presence and the regular parenting and relationship expert on Steve Harvey and WGN Radio. He also appears frequently on other national and local television and radio outlets, and is cited frequently in national print and online publications. Dr. Duffy speaks extensively with compassion and humor on “Availability” in both public and corporate forums. He lives outside Chicago with his wife Julie and son, George. Guest Dr. John Duffy

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Dr. Shawne Duperon


Dr. Shawne Duperon is one of the parents interviewed for the book, When Your Child is Gay. She joins Wesley Davidson and Dr. Jonathan Tobkes on the show to share her experience finding out that her fourteen-year-old son is gay. Dr. Shawne Duperson is the founder of Project: Forgive, a non-profit leadership foundation that reaches millions in social media and is endorsed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She's received the honor of a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for the work she's doing on global forgiveness. She is a Six-Time Emmy® winner featured in major media including, CNN, ABC, "Inc. Magazine," and "USA Today” to name a few. Guest Dr. Shawne Duperon

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Dr. Joel Evans


Joel R. Evans, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor in the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University, N.Y. He is an expert on self-branding, including personal self-assessments, changing roles, and how others perceive us. He has spoken and written on these topics across several media platforms. Dr. Evans is the co-author of Marketing and co-author of Retail Management: A Strategic Approach – available in English, Chinese, and Russian. Professor Evans has consulted for a number of firms, both large and small and has served as an expert economic witness for many client law firms. He writes a popular marketing blog, “Evans on Marketing” as well as a retailing blog, “Retailing: From A to Z by Joel Evans.” His marketing blog has been viewed 110,000. Dr. Evans has been interviewed for newspapers, magazines, social media, TV, and radio. He has been in Who’s Who in the World, a recipient of the Hofstra Zarb School of Business Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and MBA Teacher of the Year Guest Dr. Joel Evans

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Joel R Evans, Ph.D


Joel R. Evans, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor in the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. He is an expert on social media and digital connectivity. He has spoken and written on how to use social media effectively, pitfalls of social media, and much more. Dr. Evans is co-author of Marketing in the 21st Century and co-author of Retail Management: A Strategic Approach – which have been read around the world. Professor Evans has consulted for many firms, both large and small and has served as an expert economic witness. He writes a popular marketing blog, “Evans on Marketing” *(www.evansonmarketing.com) as well as a retailing blog, “Retailing: From A to Z by Joel Evans.” Dr. Evans has been interviewed for newspapers, magazines, social media, TV, and radio. He has been in Who’s Who in the World, a recipient of the Hofstra Zarb School of Business Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and MBA Teacher of the Year. He may be reached at joel.r.evans@hofstra.edu. Guest Joel R Evans, Ph.D

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Dr. Anne Faraone


Dr. Anne Faraone brings over four decades of experience in education to the American Association for Caregiving Youth including Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Services at St. John’s University and Director of the Department of Student Intervention Services in Palm Beach County. As an advocate for the most vulnerable youth, Dr. Faraone has created a culture of cooperation and collaboration between agencies and schools to address the multiple barriers faced by caregiving youth. Her advocacy reaches both local and national levels. Guest Dr. Anne Faraone

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Betsy Graziani Fasbinder


Betsy Graziani Fasbinder became a second when she married a widower with a young son. Their story in Blended is one of a collection that will be published in May 2017 and tells the story of how love and loss are not opposites, but intimate cohabitants in a family. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Fire & Water (She Writes Press 2013). Betsy has been a licensed psychotherapist in California since 1992. She lives with her husband in their recently empty nest in Marin County, California with Edgar, her salt-n-pepper doodle as her faithful writing companion. Guest Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

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Eric Fatka

Eric Fatka is a Canine Companions Instructor. He has been with Canine Companions 13 years Guest Eric Fatka

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Beverly Feigelman

Beverly Feigelman, LCSW, is Adjunct Professor of Social Work at Adelphi University (Garden City, New York) Former Director of the Manhasset Community Day Center of Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Ms. Feigelman is a member of various suicide prevention organizations, including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the American Association of Suicidology. She is author or co-author of more than a dozen articles on suicide bereavement, adoption as well as other topics. Inspired by the loss of their own son, Bev Feigelman is one of the co-authors of Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope with the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs. Guest Beverly Feigelman

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Dr William Feigelman

William Feigelman, PhD, is Emeritus Professor at Nassau Community College (Garden City, New York) where he taught for 50 years. He is author and co-author of seven books and more than 55 journal articles. Since 2002, after his son Jesse's suicide, Dr. Feigelman has focused his professional writings on youth suicide and suicide bereavement publishing in journals like Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Death Studies Illness, Crisis and Loss He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and a frequent presenter at bereavement conferences in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan. Together with his wife, he is one of the co-authors of Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope with the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs.The book was conceived following the devastating loss of their son and was written from their perspectives as suicide-bereaved parents, as co-leaders of a suicide-survivor support group and as survey researchers. Guest Dr William Feigelman

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Mary Fetchet

Mary Fetchet co-founded Voices of September 11th in 2001 following the death of her son Brad on 9/11. A clinical social worker, she created a new paradigm in providing long-term support services for victims’ families, responders and survivors. She has been instrumental in assisting communities impacted by other traumatic events and influential in pushing for the 9/11 Commission and public policy reforms to keep the country safe. In 2014, she launched the Center of Excellence for Community Resilience, an initiative that shares best practices based on extensive research and her 14 years of work with the 9/11 community to assist families and communities impacted by other tragedies. Mary Fetchet she has made hundreds of appearances on national television and at conferences in the U.S. and abroad, and contributes regularly to print and radio. She has been recognized with countless awards including, ABC News Person of the Year (2004). Guest Mary Fetchet

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Arielle Ford

Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. She is a relationship expert, speaker, blogger for the Huffington Post and the producer and host of Evolving Wisdom’s Art of Love series. Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of ten books including the international bestseller, “THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction.” Her new book, “Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate” (Harper One) came out in December 2015. She has been called “The Cupid of Consciousness” “The Fairy Godmother of Love” and “The Priestess of Love.” She lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband/soulmate Brian Hilliard and their feline friends. Learn more at www.ArielleFord.com. Guest Arielle Ford

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Kim Fort LMSW


Kim Fort LMSW is a Licensed Social Worker and the Youth Development Specialist for The American Association of Caregiving Youth since 2012. In her work she develops programs and works with youth caregivers to help them know they are not alone. By bringing them together, her role in this program reduces isolation and offers support and connection. From Field Trips to overnight camps, recreational and social activities, she plays a major role in supporting the children’s emotional needs and resilience. Guest Kim Fort LMSW

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Dr. Richard Gartner


Richard Gartner is a pioneer in treating sexually abused men. He is Co-Founder of MaleSurvivor.org, and is quoted widely in the media on the subject. He is the author of Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men and Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse; He is editor of Trauma and Countertrauma, Resilience and Counterresilience: Insights from Psychoanalysts and Trauma Experts and two new books coming out in August, Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men: The Trauma of Sexual Abuse AND Healing Sexually Betrayed Men and Boys: Treatment for Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Trauma. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst, Faculty and Founding Director of the Sexual Abuse Service at the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Gartner has been recognized for his contributions and continues to enrich the understanding of male sexual abuse through multiple publications and media contacts. Guest Dr. Richard Gartner

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Dr. Seth Gillihan


Seth J. Gillihan, PhD is a licensed psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based treatments for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other conditions. His latest book is Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavior Therapy in 7 Weeks. He is also co-author with Janet Singer of Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery (A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxiety). Dr. Gillihan has written and lectured nationally and internationally on CBT and how the brain is involved in regulating our moods. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania and a Fellow of the Center for Neuroscience and Society at Penn. He provides psychotherapy at his clinical practice is in Haverford, PA. You can find Dr. Gillihan on the web at sethgillihan.com and on his PsychologyToday.com blog, Think Act Be. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three children. Guest Dr. Seth Gillihan

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Dr. Elisha Goldstein


Dr Elisha Goldstein is a psychologist, speaker and author who has published numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion ,The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn and MBSR Every Day. He synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. He has his private practice in West Los Angeles, California Guest Dr. Elisha Goldstein

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Dr. Geoffrey L Greif

Dr. Geoffrey Greif is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work where he has worked since 1984. He was Associate Dean from 1996 to 2007. He is the author of more than 125 journal articles and book chapters and twelve books. Most recently he has co-authored Adult Sibling Relationships with Michael E. Woolley as well as Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships and Two Plus Two: Couples and their Couple Friendships (with Dr. Katherine Holtz Deal). Dr. Greif has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and his research has been cited in major news outlets throughout the world. Guest Dr. Geoffrey L Greif

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Dr. Edward Haas


A psychiatrist, Dr. Haas’ philosophy of parenting integrates his broad background - “I’ve worked as a dishwasher, stockbroker, financial analyst, computer consultant, drug abuse/HIV outreach worker, early intervention service coordinator. I’ve given Kung Fu demonstrations in China, celebrated mass with Pope John-Paul, meditated in Sufi dargah, Jain and Hindu temples in India, and Buddhist shrines in Nepal. After becoming a psychiatrist and studying Jungian psychoanalysis, the birth of my daughter confronted me with the awesome responsibility of shaping a human psyche. Compelled to review and distill all I had learned, I made an amazing discovery: The same life lessons repeat over and over - in marital arts, psychology, medicine, mysticism, religion, physics, mathematics, music, art, even finance! I then felt another responsibility - Helping parents understand those lessons, and the amazing gift their child represents as a catalyst for self-discovery!”
Email address: drhaas@transformativeparenting.org
Web site: www.TransformativeParenting.org Guest Dr. Edward Haas

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Dr. Craig Haen


Craig Haen, Ph.D., RDT, CGP a psychologist with a full-time private practice in White Plains, New York where he treats children, adolescents, adults, and families. In addition to co-editing The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy, he has also edited the books, Engaging Boys in Treatment: Creative Approaches to the Therapy Process and Clinical Applications of Drama Therapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment. Dr. Haen is a graduate adjunct faculty member at New York University and Lesley University and is Co-Chair of the American Group Psychotherapy Association’s Community Outreach Task Force (which provides trauma response to diverse communities) and its Child & Adolescent Special Interest Group. He is co-founder and Program Director of the Kint Institute, a postgraduate program providing training in the arts and trauma treatment. Guest Dr. Craig Haen

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Betty Hafner


Betty Hafner lives outside Washington, DC and has written a popular monthly book column for twelve years in The Town Courier newspapers in Montgomery County, MD. With a M. S. in counseling she was a teacher and counselor in high schools and colleges for twenty-five years. She continues to lead workshops, give talks and facilitate groups. Her memoir Not Exactly Love (She Writes Press) was published in October 2016. She is also the author of two practical career-change books that stemmed from workshops―Where Do I Go From Here? (Lippincott) and The Nurse’s Guide to Starting a Small Business (Pilot Books). Guest Betty Hafner

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Dr. Sherry Hamby


Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founding editor of the APA journal Psychology of Violence. She is Director of the Appalachian Center for Resilience Research and Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South, working more than 20 years on the problem of violence, including crisis intervention, therapy, involvement in grassroots organizations, and research published in 150 articles and books. Her most recent books include, Battered Women’s Protective Strategies: Stronger than You Think and The Web Of Violence: Exploring Connections Among Different Forms Of Interpersonal Violence And Abuse. She is the recipient of numerous honors from national organizations. Dr. Hamby’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today, and hundreds of other media outlets. Her most recent work focuses on the “ordinary magic” of resilience that is attainable even after significant adversity. Guest Dr. Sherry Hamby

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Dr. Steve Hanley

Dr. Hanley is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Michigan with postdoctoral training in Psychoanalytic theory and Practice, who works with adults, adolescents, children, and couples. He specializes in outpatient psychotherapy with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, trauma, and more. Dr. Hanley is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Detroit Mercy and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Adult Development and Aging, Death and Dying, and Personality Disorders. He has published in the areas of self-actualization, psychoanalytic theory, and psychotherapy. Guest Dr. Steve Hanley

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John Harrison


John Harrison is a licensed professional clinical counselor and coach in Cincinnati, Ohio. He works with individuals and couples He works with couples who are looking to heal from emotional distancing and infidelity and helps men learn to intimately connect with their partner. Guest John Harrison

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Rachel Hills

Rachel Hills is an Australian writer living in New York City, who is interested in the space where the personal meets the political. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Vogue, NY Mag.com, Cosmopolitan, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and many others. She is the author of the acclaimed new book, The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality Guest Rachel Hills

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Dr. Therese Huston


Therese Huston, Ph.D. is looking to change the conversation about women as decision-makers. The New York Times calls her book, How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) “required reading on Wall Street.” Therese is a cognitive scientist at Seattle University and she’s written for the New York Times and Harvard Business Review. Her first book, Teaching What You Don’t Know, was published by Harvard University Press and has made the common university practice of teaching outside one’s expertise a lot more manageable. Therese received her BA from Carleton College, a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, and a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, spend time with her husband and dog, and bake amazing gluten-free chocolate cake. Guest Dr. Therese Huston

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Matthew Hutson


Matthew Hutson is a freelance science writer and the author of The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy and Sane. He has a bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University and a master’s degree in science writing from MIT. He’s written for The Atlantic, Wired, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker online, and elsewhere. For four years he was the News Editor at Psychology Today. Guest Matthew Hutson

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Jari Jones


Jari Jones is a black trans multi-faceted artist living in New York. Starting in musical theater, Jari has performed in productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Ragtime and recently a 2-year run of In The Heights. Jari later shifted into fashion, building a successful career as a fashion and editorial photographer, but quickly became internationally recognized as a LGBTQ and body positive public figure in front of the camera. Jari has been featured in publications such as Teen Vogue, NYLON, and The Advocate, for her insight on fashion within politics, body positivity, and LGBTQ community building and relationships. Jari has been spotlighted in Perpetual Revolutions: The Image and Social Change at the ICP (International Center of Photography) and other International galleries highlighting Trans-Lesbian Relationships and Queer Bodied Empowerment. Jari dedicates her artistry to uplift and launch careers of marginalized artists and those who support them. Guest Jari Jones

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Jonathan Kalin

As a sophomore at Colby College, Jonathan Kalin founded Party With Consent, a movement to amplify the healthy voice of sexual violence prevention and healthy masculinities. Currently he travels to speaks about the theories behind PWC at colleges, high schools, and conferences across the country. His work has been featured in the New York Times, TIME magazine, and The Atlantic. Recently he spent time working for the Social Entrepreneurship office at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he is an assistant basketball coach at The Wheeler School, as well. A 2014 graduate, Jonathan Kalin was captain of the Men's Basketball team and president of Male Athletes Against Violence at Colby. Guest Jonathan Kalin

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Dacher Keltner PhD


According to Dacher Keltner, he was born in Jalisco, Mexico to two members of the counterculture, a mother who was a literature professor and his dad an artist who raised him and his brother in the late 60’s, a time when the North Hollywood Hills were filled with revolution. Keltner went on with a PhD in Social Psychology from Stanford to become Full Professor and Director of the Great Good Science Center at Berkeley. His research focuses on the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, beauty, power, social class, and inequality. He is author of Born to Be Good, The Compassionate Instinct, and The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. His writings appear in the New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, and SLATE. Building upon his experiences in a restorative justice program with prisoners in San Quentin, he wrote a brief that led to the curtailment of solitary confinement in maximum-security prisons in CA. Guest Dacher Keltner PhD

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Olga Khazan


Olga Khazan is an award-winning staff writer for The Atlantic, covering health, gender, and science. Prior to that, she was The Atlantic‘s Global editor. She has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Forbes, and other publications.She is a two-time recipient of the International Reporting Project’s Journalism Fellowship, for which she reported from Brazil. Guest Olga Khazan

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Cyrus Thomson Kirkpatrick

Cyrus Thomson Kirkpatrick is the author of lifestyle-related books like Love and Dating For Shy People and How to Quit Your Job. A professional writer and lifestyle coach for a number of years, Cyrus began a life of world-travel in 2012, and subsequently began teaching others how to earn mobile income and experience their own character-building adventures, with an emphasis on personal growth, relationships, and redefining the objectives of success. With a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona film-school, he has traveled to North Korea twice where he produced a documentary about his experiences in the hermit-kingdom. He lives in West Los Angeles and continues to write books, work as a lifestyle coach, and plan future adventures. Guest Cyrus Thomson Kirkpatrick

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Robert H. Klein, Ph.D, ABPP, FAPA, DLFAGPA, CGP


Robert Klein is a clinical faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Diplomate in Group Psychology, he is Past President and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). Following 9/11, he served as the Co-Chair of the AGPA Disaster Outreach Task Force, and has since been extensively involved with providing and teaching post-disaster group interventions and in developing the evidentiary basis for group psychotherapy. A recognized expert group psychotherapy, he lectures, consults and supervises both nationally and internationally. He received the Award for Outstanding Contributions in Education and Training in the Field of Group Psychotherapy. Klein is the author of more than 100 publications, plus co-author/co-editor of 7 books. His latest book, Violence in America: Group Therapists Reflect on Causes and Solutions is one of the four he co-edited with Victor Schermer. Guest Robert H. Klein, Ph.D, ABPP, FAPA, DLFAGPA, CGP

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Toby Kleinman


Toby Kleinman is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Adler & Kleinman. She has litigated domestic violence, child custody and abuse cases and has been a consultant in over 45 states. She is co-author with Daniel Pollack of Domestic Abuse, Child Custody and Visitation: Winning in Court, (in press). She is Associate Editor of The Journal of Child Custody. She has written a Legal Affairs column for the Trauma Psychology Newsletter of Division 56 of APA, published articles in The NJ Law Journal and is co-author of “Social Work and The Courts: A Casebook” with Daniel Pollack. She has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health, is Adjunct Professor at the Center for Psychology, NSU, Fla., Director of the Advisory Board to the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence and on the Board of Advisors of the Domestic Violence and Legal Empowerment Project at G.W. Law School.Voted a NJ Super Lawyer, she has been a guest expert on network TV. Guest Toby Kleinman

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Megan Koester

Joined Canine Companions in December 2014 as the North Central Region’s Executive Director. Megan came to Canine Companions with 13 years of development and management experience. Most recently she was the Senior Director of Development for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. She also spent time as a Development Director at The Ohio State University and as a Campaign Director for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Guest Megan Koester

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Non Kuramoto


Non Kuramoto describes herself as an actor, comedian, and feminist-art-slut. At Northeastern University, where she is a rising senior, she has performed in Antigone, Columbinus, and House of Bernarda Alba. She co-founded the Northeastern Shakespeare Society and has designed and built costumes for three productions. When not on or off-stage, she can be found covered in paint or shooting people with a camera. She spends the rest of her time musing about fashion as the Editor-In-Chief of The Avenue. You can hear Non's voice at a variety of mics around New York City and Boston, or on her theatre-centric podcast Where's Julie? Guest Non Kuramoto

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Dr. Jason Laker


Dr. Jason Laker is a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and the Doctor of Education Program in Educational Leadership. His publications include Masculinities in Higher Education and Canadian Perspectives on Men and Masculinities. Both he and Dr. Boas are also Affiliated Research Faculty with the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University and Co-Principal Investigators on a research program, “Sexual Coercion and Violence in College: Reforming Policies and Practices for Consent Education and Personal Agency,” which has been referenced in the New York Times and Harpers. He has published chapters and articles and given keynote talks in U.S. as well as Yokohama, Japan, Rjeka, Croatia, and Islamabad, Pakistan. Guest Dr. Jason Laker

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Julie Lamb, MD, FACOG


Julie Lamb, MD, FACOG is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle Dr. Lamb completed her training in medical school at Northwestern University, Fienberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study international women’s health in Zimbabwe. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and did her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of California, San Francisco. She is the Director of the Center for Fertility Preservation at Pacific NW Fertility and an active board member of both the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (patient education committee and embryo transfer committee) and Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. She is currently president-elect of Seattle Gynecology Society. Dr. Lamb is dedicated to changing the conversation surrounding fertility care and fertility options. Guest Julie Lamb, MD, FACOG

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Josiah Lanning

Josiah received Service Dog Charlice from Canine Companions in August 2010. They are active volunteers for the organization and love to help spread the word about the work we do and the benefits of assistance dogs. Guest Josiah Lanning

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Hanne Larsen


Hanne Larsen is the creator and founding director of The Sex Myth: A Devised Play. Hanne Larsen is a recent graduate of the theater program at Northeastern University. She is trained in voice, movement, and devised theater, all of which have influenced and inspired her work on this production. Previous credits include the roles of Clara in The Phantom Lady, Chorus in Columbinus, Angustias in The House of Bernarda Alba, and Becky in The Heidi Chronicles. A passionate dancer, Hanne has also completed an internship with Urbanity Dance Company. She also recently became a certified 200 RYT vinyasa yoga instructor. Guest Hanne Larsen

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Dr. Suniya Luthar


Suniya S. Luthar is Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and Professor Emerita at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Her research involves vulnerability and resilience among various populations including youth in poverty, families affected by mental illness, and teens in upper-middle class families who have high rates of symptoms relative to national norms. Her recent research is focused on motherhood, with exploration of factors that best help mothers negotiate the challenges of this life-transforming role and foster their resilience. Dr. Luthar is a Fellow of the American Association for Psychological Science and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Divisions 7 and 37. Her awards include a Dissertation Award and the Boyd McCandless Young Scientist Award from APA, a Research Scientist Development (K) Award from the National Institutes of Health, an American Mensa Foundation Award for Excellence in Research on Intelligence. Guest Dr. Suniya Luthar

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Jessy Lyons

Jessy Lyons is Associate Director of Green Dot, etc. Jessy holds a Master of Arts in Gender Studies from the University of Louisville. She specializes in training, curriculum development and bridging theory to practice in violence prevention strategies. Prior to joining the Green Dot, etc. team, she worked at the community level developing prevention strategy, training professionals, and consulting with community organizations toward measurable reductions in partner, sexual, and stalking violence. Jessy began her career in direct service settings, working with adolescent and adult survivors of child abuse, intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Guest Jessy Lyons

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Patricia Malone

Patricia Malone is a two-time breast cancer survivor. She is the Executive Director of The Center for Corporate Education and Training and the Advanced Energy Institute at Stony Brook University and is a nationally recognized university workforce leader. Pat conducts forums with labor, education and industry on skill gaps, transitional professionals and emerging jobs. She serves on Governor Cuomo’s Long Island Regional Economic Development Council's Workforce and Education Group and has consulted for the Federal Department of Labor. Pat designed the global award winning “Wall Street and Beyond Transitional Professional Program,” serving over 2,000 professionals. Pat presents nationally and internationally on the university’s role in workforce and economic development and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and a Master’s from Stony Brook University. Guest Patricia Malone

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MJ Marggraff


MJ Marggraff is a pilot, author of the book, Finding the Wow, founder of ‘Space Games’ aboard the International Space Station, and a current graduate student with a goal to help astronauts thrive on long-duration space flights. MJ’s breakthroughs and career change began the day this 45 year-old mother of two lost her weekly planner filled with the things she was " supposed" to do. Instead of replacing it, MJ Marggraff rewrote it to include her childhood dream of learning to fly. Her major course correction at midlife led her to overcome her fears and to follow other passions in a way that took her higher each time to a life re-imagined. Guest MJ Marggraff

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Marty Marlatt

Marty is a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions. She began raising her first puppy for Canine Companions in 1989 and is currently raising number 22. Each litter of puppies is designated a Letter of the alphabet, and all their names start with the same letter. Marty is working her way through the alphabet with only A and Y to go! Guest Marty Marlatt

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Dr. Ann Masten


Ann Masten, Ph.D., LP, Regents Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, studies resilience in human development. She directs the Project Competence research on risk and resilience, including studies of children and youth exposed to homelessness, war, natural disasters, migration, and other adversities. She is Past-President of the Society for Research in Child Development and currently serves on the Board of Children, Youth and Families for the U.S. National Academies. In 2014, Dr. Masten received the Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society from the American Psychological Association. She has authored more than 200 publications, including her recent book, Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development, which provides an overview of her findings and other global research on resilience. Dr. Masten periodically offers a mass open online course (MOOC) on resilience in children on Coursera. Guest Dr. Ann Masten

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Tom Matt


Tom Matt is a man who has lived and promoted Self-Improvement. Spending 20 of his adult years as a problem drinker and drug abuser, Matt describes himself as having walked the fine line between normalcy and dependency. Becoming a single parent at 38, Tom realized the time had come for a radical lifestyle change. He not only made that change, he never stopped working to inspire and help others make changes—at any age!! Completing his BS at age 40 and his MS at age 49, Tom Matt is the author of four books: Maximize Your Quality of Life–The 200% Solution, Great Fitness, Attracting Abundance, and Believe in Amazing. He is the acclaimed Radio Host of “ Boomers Rock” on a number of stations in Michigan, where he has won the ‘Excellence in Broadcasting’ award six times. Tom Matt is a Certified Personal Trainer, with numerous specializations and the Boomer columnist for ‘Healthy & Fit’ Magazine. He lives in Michigan with his lovely wife Sandra, and is a father and grandfather. Guest Tom Matt

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Colum McCann


Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honors, including the National Book Award, the International Dublin Impact Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish arts academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China, and an Oscar nomination. His work has been published in over 35 languages. He is the co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organization, Narrative 4, and he teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College. Guest Colum McCann

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M Gary Neuman

M Gary Neuman is a New York Times best-selling author, with seven books, including Emotional Infidelity: How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage and 10 Other Secrets to a Great Relationship and The Truth about Cheating: Why Men Stray and What You Can Do to Prevent It. He is a licensed psychotherapist and creator of the Sandcastles Program for Children of Divorce and Neuman Method Programs. His work has been featured on: Oprah, over 10 times, Today Show, over 30 times, multiple appearances on Dateline, the View and NPR. He has also featured in: Time, People, Redbook, Parents, Wash. Post, LA Times, Chicago Tribune and many others. Oprah has referred to Gary as, “One of the best psychotherapists in the world.” Information about Gary’s 10 Session online Marriage Program is available at www.NeumanMethod.com. Guest M Gary Neuman

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Dr. Shane Owens


Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP is a board-certified behavioral and cognitive psychologist who works with college students and emerging adults. He is an authority on college mental health practice and policy, with expertise in behavioral risk management and suicide prevention. He contributes to Us News and World Report, Yellowbrick, and ShrinkTank. His most important and challenging work is raising two children along with his wife, who is also an accomplished psychologist. Guest Dr. Shane Owens

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Ken Page, LCSW


KEN PAGE, LCSW, is a renowned psychotherapist, leading Psychology Today blogger, Huffington Post blogger and author of the bestseller Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy. He has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Fox News, WPIX-TV News, Match.com, Christian Mingle, JDate and more. Page has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality for thousands of participants. His work has been highly acclaimed by numerous top thought leaders, including Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Arielle Ford, Edward Hallowell, MD, Chip Conley, and Judith Orloff, MD. Katherine Woodward Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Calling in The One and Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After says, “Ken Page is my new relationship guru!” Guest Ken Page, LCSW

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Michael Paymar

Michael Paymar is the executive director of Education for Critical Thinking. An international trainer on Gender Violence, Michael Paymar is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary With Impunity: Men and Gender Violence and author of the book, Violent No More: Helping Men End Domestic Abuse, now in its third edition. Michael is the co-author of Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter with Ellen Pence; the most widely used curriculum and treatment model for domestic abuse offenders in the country. Michael served on the Duluth City Council for eight years and the Minnesota House of Representatives for 18 years. He was a leader in combating sex-trafficking, funding crime victim programs, prison reform, human rights and gun violence prevention. Guest Michael Paymar

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Host Dr. Suzanne Phillips


In addition to being the host of Psych Up Live, Suzanne B. Phillips Psy.D.,ABPP,CGP,FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomate in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist, Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at LIU Post, N.Y. Dr. Phillips has provided services and training nationally and internationally on trauma and disaster. In February 2008 she gave testimony before Congress for the needs of military and their families. She is the co-author of three books, and over 40 articles and chapters. She is a blogger for Psych Central and has appeared on national TV – Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. . She has been a frequent radio guest on many stations and hosted an earlier weekly radio show on CoSozo and on-line Radio at WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan from 2013 -2015. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. Guest Host Dr. Suzanne Phillips

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William Pullen


William Pullen is a London-based psychotherapist and author. He is the founder of Dynamic Running Therapy and the app of the same name. His major interests are in creating awareness around the link between mental health and exercise and providing affordable, accessible tools and strategies for aiding mental health. Guest William Pullen

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Sandra Reich


Sandra Reich is the Clinical Director of The Montreal Center for Anxiety & Depression, The Co-Director of Empowered Women Workshops, Co-Director of Anxiety Videos, Founder of Sandra Reich’s Couple Retreats as well as the host of a top weekly radio show: Straight Talk with Sandra Reich on Voice America.
Sandra is also a best-selling author of a #1 self-help book on relationships, Once upon a Time- How Cinderella Grew Up & Became a Happy Empowered Woman and well known as an expert on anxiety, relationships, family dynamics and more. Sandra’s expertise has been featured on many radio and television shows including Discovery Health’s “Accident Investigator”, Global TV’s “Good Morning Live”, the reality show “Working It Out Together Season 1 and 2,” “Celebrity Damage Control” which is currently airing on the Oprah Network (OWN) and is featured as expert on the upcoming series called “As a Matter of Fact” on the topic of stress. Guest Sandra Reich

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Abby Rodman


Abby Rodman is a bestselling author, psychotherapist, blogger, and speaker renowned for her focus on dating, marriage, and divorce in midlife. Her ebook/course “From Bitter To Better: 7 Steps To Recovering From The Divorce You Didn’t Want” was recently named one of 2016’s Most Inspirational Books by Aspire Magazine. Abby has appeared on the Today Show, HuffPost Live, and is regularly sought out by media outlets for her expertise on relationship and parenting issues. Abby is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and her work has been featured in the Boston Globe Magazine. Abby lives outside Boston with her crazy (mostly in a good way) husband, her beloved Chocolate Lab, and, depending on the day, any number of their five sons. Guest Abby Rodman

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Gigi Rosenberg


Gigi Rosenberg's articles and essays have been published by Psychology Today, Parenting, Writer's Digest, Poets & Writers and Seal Press. She's been a guest commentator on Oregon Public Broadcasting and has performed her dramatic monologues at Seattle's On The Boards. She’s author of The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing (published by Watson-Guptill) and editor of Professional Artist, an award-winning business magazine for visual artists. Her current project is My Secret Father: a memoir. For the latest, visit gigirosenberg.com Guest Gigi Rosenberg

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Ross Rosenberg LCPC,CADC,CSAT

Ross Rosenberg M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT is a Psychotherapist/Professional Trainer, consultant and certified addiction and sex addiction specialist. Ross owns Clinical Care Consultants, a counseling center in Arlington Heights and Advanced Clinical Trainers. He wrote the best-selling book The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us. His YouTube channel, which features 70 instructive videos, has amassed 2.3 million views and 23K subscribers in a 2-year period. He has been a featured TV and radio guest, including on the Jenny McCarthy show. His sex addiction work will be featured this November on an ABC/Hulu documentary. Guest Ross Rosenberg LCPC,CADC,CSAT

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Jennie Runk


Jennie Runk is an American model represented by JAG Models in New York. Born in Georgia and raised in Missouri, Jennie was discovered in a Petsmart while volunteering for a cat adoption service. A proud (and recently married!) member of the LGBTQ community, Jennie is passionate about inclusion and empowerment for all people. Considered plus-size by the fashion industry, Jennie starred in the H&M summer swimwear campaign, graced the April cover of Marie Claire France and will be starring in the Straight/Curve documentary where she’ll share her compelling perspective on the future of her industry. Guest Jennie Runk

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Savannah Sanders


Savannah Sanders is the author of Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals as well as a leading advocate in the effort to stop human trafficking in the United States. She has been involved in anti-trafficking training in Arizona and nationwide since 2010, and is particularly passionate about trauma-informed care and survivor leadership. She earned her BS from Arizona State University (ASU) with a Major in Social Work and Minor in Women and Gender Studies and is pursuing concurrent Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Social and Cultural Pedagogy at ASU. She is an active member of a large network of human trafficking survivor advocates. Sanders shares her compelling story of abuse and recovery as a source of inspiration and motivation for audiences across the United States and has providing testimony on Emmy-nominated television news segments, in sex trade documentaries, at local events and on talk radio. Guest Savannah Sanders

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VICTOR L. SCHERMER, MA, LFAGPA


VICTOR L. SCHERMER, is a licensed psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Philadelphia, PA. He has served as founding Director of Outpatient Addictions Services at Mirmont Treatment Center and Faculty Member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies. A Life Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, he served as a consultant to their September 11th Disaster Outreach Task Force and authored their training module, “Masked Trauma.” Vic has edited and authored many books, with the most recent being, Meaning, Mind, and Self-Transformation: Psychoanalytic Interpretation and the Interpretation of Psychoanalysis . With R. Klein, he co-edited two special editions of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy: Toward Understanding and Treating Violence in America: Some Contributions from Group Dynamic and Group Therapy Perspectives, republished in book form as, Violence in America. He is a frequent presenter, nationally and internationally. Guest VICTOR L. SCHERMER, MA, LFAGPA

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Heather Seguin


Heather Seguin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Inland Empire. She has completed training both as a certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist. She enjoys working with individuals and couples who are recovering from the impact of sexual addiction and partner trauma. Her favorite thing about working with clients is helping them to connect with their own unique values, intuitions, and insights. She loves cutting through the messes that life presents and seeing people live authentically and courageously. Guest Heather Seguin

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Self-Assessment Test


To jump-start your consideration of a self-brand in finding, assessing or changing your job, Dr. Evans invites you to take the Self-Assessment Test http://goo.gl/Fwdy9r and listen in. Guest Self-Assessment Test

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Dr. Deborah Serani


Dr. Deborah Serani is a go-to expert on psychological issues. Her interviews can be found on CNN, Newsday, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Scientific American Mind and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR. Dr. Serani writes for Psychology Today and Esperanza Magazine, and is an adjunct professor at Adelphi University. She is the author of the award-winning books, "Living with Depression" and "Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers." Guest Dr. Deborah Serani

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Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG


Dr. Lora Shahine is Board Certified Physician in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a fellow in The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), The Washington State Obstetrical Association, The Seattle Gynecology Society, and The Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. She is affiliated with the Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Pacific Northwest Fertility, PNWF. The mission she shares with her colleagues is to increase awareness of reproductive health for health care providers and patients with educations, lectures, peer-reviewed research, and other forms of outreach. She is the author of the important new book, Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. Guest Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG

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Frank J. Sileo, PhD


Frank J. Sileo, PhD, is a New Jersey licensed psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Psychological Enhancement in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Since 2010, he has been consistently recognized as one of New Jersey’s top kids’ doctors. He is the award winning author of seven children’s books, Toilet Paper Flowers: A Story for Children about Crohn’s Disease; Hold the Cheese Please: A Story for Children about Lactose Intolerance; Bug Bites and Campfires: A Story for Kids about Homesickness; Sally Sore Loser: A Story about Winning and Losing; Don’t Put Yourself Down in Circus Town: A Story about Self-Confidence; A World of Pausabilities: An Exercise in Mindfulness; and Did You Hear? A Story about Gossip. Dr. Sileo has been published in psychological journals, speaks across the country and is often quoted in newspapers, magazines, podcasts, webcasts, radio and television. In his practice, Dr. Sileo works with children, adolescents, adults and families. Guest Frank J. Sileo, PhD

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Susan Sipprelle


Susan Sipprelle is a filmmaker and founder of Tree of Life Productions. She produced the award-winning documentary, “Set for Life”and the online project “Over Fifty and Out of Work.” Her most recent film is “Soldier On: Life After Deployment.” It will be shown on public television in 2017. Sue has been interviewed on television about “Set for Life” and “Over 50 and Out of Work,” which is also featured in both print and online publications. In June 2011, Sue testified before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee about unemployment among older Americans. Sue writes for StayThirsty.com and has been published in the Huffington Post, NextAvenue.org and The New York Times. Sue graduated with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York University’s Stern School of Business and Williams College. She is a member of New York Women in Film and Television and serves on the Williams College Presidential Advisory Council and the Newport Performing Arts Center Board. Guest Susan Sipprelle

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Dr. Connie Siskowski


Dr. Connie Siskowski, nurse and educator and one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes in 2012 is the moving force behind the establishment of the American Association for Caregiving Youth. This association includes the Caregiving Youth Project, the first US program to support the hidden population of child caregivers. Personally knowing the challenges of caregiving as a child, and recognizing that there are over 1.4 million children in that role, her dream is for all family caregivers to be honored and respected but especially youth for their contributions to family and to society. She and her team feel strongly that no child in the US should have to drop out of school because he or she has to care for a family member. Her organization has already helped over 1000 child caregivers. She is the recipient of many awards including the Ashoka Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association The Distinguished Alumna Award, Palm Beach County Medical Society’s Heroes in Medicine Award. Guest Dr. Connie Siskowski

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Dr. Andrew Smiler


Andrew Smiler, PhD, is a licensed therapist and an expert on boys, men, and masculinity. Dr. Smiler holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Developmental Psychology. He is the author of "Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male" (2013) and "Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy" (2016). Dr. Smiler has authored or co-authored more than 25 academic articles and chapters, and he is co-author, with Dr. Chris Kilmartin, of the best-selling Introduction to Men's Studies textbook "The Masculine Self (5th Ed)". Dr. Smiler's clinical practice focuses on teen boys and men of all ages, serving clients of all genders and sexual orientations. He routinely addresses issues such as depression, anxiety, attention deficits, and relationship problems, as well as issues related to gender identity and sexuality. Guest Dr. Andrew Smiler

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Dr. Andrew P. Smiler


Andrew Smiler, PhD, is a licensed therapist and an expert on boys, men, and masculinity. Dr. Smiler holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Developmental Psychology. He is the author of "Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy" (2016) and "Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male" (2013). Dr. Smiler has authored or co-authored more than 25 academic articles and chapters, and he is co-author, with Dr. Chris Kilmartin, of the best-selling Introduction to Men's Studies textbook "The Masculine Self (5th Ed)". Guest Dr. Andrew P. Smiler

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Darren Smith

Darren Smith is the author of How to Stay Married for At Least 100 Years and one of the hosts of the "Married Men Don't Talk Show." Darren is married with four children and three grandchildren. In the seven years that he and his co-hosts have offered the “ Married Men Don’t Talk Show” as a safe place for men to be themselves and discuss their issues, he has weighed in with comments, corrections, encouragement and humor. At this point both men and women listen in to find a candor different from anything they have experienced and to question the stereotypes that keep marriages from thriving. Guest Darren Smith

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Dr. Peter Stebbins


Dr. Pete Stebbins is an Executive Coach, Clinical Psychologist, and author of The Seven Mid-life Tsunamis, The Stress Surfer: Ride the Waves of life Without the Stress as well as six other books which address a range of life situations and unexpected crisis. Using surfing as his metaphor, he draws upon research, 20 years of clinical experience and his own life to clarify life strategies that help people cope and move forward-- “ successfully ride the waves of life.” He has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from The University of Queensland, a PhD thesis in chronic stress and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,and has worked in hospitals, the corporate world and clinical private practice. He has been a keynote presenter and guest psychologist on popular television programs. Guest Dr. Peter Stebbins

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Dr. Jonathan L Tobkes


Jonathan L. Tobkes, MD, is a practicing psychiatrist in Manhattan. His patients include many gay/lesbian people as well as the straight parents of lesbians and gays. A cum laude Yale University graduate, Dr. Tobkes currently teaches at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. He lives in New York City Guest Dr. Jonathan L Tobkes

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Emma Kate Tsai


Emma Kate Tsai is a writer, editor, and preparatory school English teacher in Houston, Texas. Her work has been published in literary journals such as Brevity, Brain Child magazine, and Intellectual Refuge, and in the print anthologies, Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience and Drinking Diaries: Women Serve Their Stories Straight Up. She is currently working on a memoir about identity as an identical twin and the fractured relationship identical twinship can cause. Guest Emma Kate Tsai

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Rodney Turner

Rodney Turner is one of three hosts of the "Married Men Don't Talk Radio Show." He has been married for 16 years and he and his wife have three children. Together with his co-hosts, Rod has a goal of showing that men are not the misogynistic, career-obsessed, arrogant specimens we often see portrayed on television or elevated in our mainstream culture. For the past seven years in 300 episodes he and his co-hosts have responded to the issues of marriage, family, and men and women with a candor that is authentic, touching and entertaining. Guest Rodney Turner

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Bruce Van Horn


Bruce Van Horn is a bestselling author, speaker, thought leader, life, business and leadership coach, marathon runner, and cancer conqueror. Bruce also hosts the "Life Is A Marathon" podcast, and has listeners in over 200 countries around the world. Bruce is passionate about sharing his life experiences and respected insight to help people overcome their negative thinking and limiting beliefs, and develop a winning mindset. Bruce loves coaching people to become the fullest expression of who they were created to be. He lives in Richmond, Virginia. Guest Bruce Van Horn

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Bruce Van Horn


BRUCE VAN HORN is a dad, bestselling author, speaker, thought leader, transformational life coach, business and leadership coach, marathon runner, and cancer conqueror. He is also the host of "Life Is A Marathon," a popular internet radio show (podcast) with listeners in over 190 countries around the world. Bruce loves sharing his life experiences and respected insight to help people overcome their negative thinking and limiting beliefs, and develop a winning mindset. Bruce loves people and loves coaching them to become the fullest expression of who they were created to be. He lives in Richmond, Virginia. Guest Bruce Van Horn

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Rogerlyn Velez-Cipriano Esq

Rogerlyn Velez-Cipriano Esq. is the founder and CEO of Angels For Warriors, She is a lawyer, having been admitted to practice in 1993 and is an adjunct professor at Molloy College. Rogerlyn founded Angels for Warriors in late 2012, after her Brother Sgt. Angel Velez was severely injured in Afghanistan. AFW is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides guidance and advocacy to veterans. Recently, AFW’s primary focus has been in providing pro-bono legal assistance to veterans. Rogerlyn’s efforts have been recognized by both State and Local entities. She was named one of Huntington’s person’s of the year in 2013. She was recognized by Congressman Steve Israel, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, New York Assembly, New York Legislature, and the Dept. of Veteran’s affairs for her support and work of our Veterans. Guest Rogerlyn Velez-Cipriano Esq

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Juliette Verrengia

Juliette Verrengia is a senior at Connecticut College studying Human Development and Sociology. She is in her second year of an internship with the Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy at Connecticut College. As an intern, she contributes to the implementation of the Green Dot program at Connecticut College, helps to oversee a group of anti-violence peer educators with her co-interns, and works on programming with Darcie Folsom, the director of the Think S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Free Environment) Project. After graduation, she hopes to pursue social work and get her Masters in New York City, NY. Guest Juliette Verrengia

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Samantha Waltz


Samantha Waltz, the editor of Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience, has been writing since childhood. She sold her first story at age eleven to a local newspaper, followed by first prizes in fiction and non-fiction and publication in American Girl when she was in her teens. She later worked as a guest editor and then an editorial assistant for MADEMOISELLE. Her books include Parenting: Four Patterns In Child-Rearing, (New York: Hart Publishing) and Parenting Gifted Children (Salem: Oregon State Department). Her essays have been published in sixty-plus anthologies, Redbook, and Christian Science Monitor. Samantha’s early work is under the names Samellyn Jones and Samellyn Wood. She holds very dear her three children, five step-children and twelve step-grandchildren. Samantha lives in Portland, Oregon. Guest Samantha Waltz

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Dr. Tom Wooldridge


Tom Wooldridge, PsyD. is an Assistant Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology at Golden Gate University. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on topics such as eating disorders, masculinity, technology, and psychoanalytic treatment. His first book, Understanding Anorexia Nervosa in Males, was published by Routledge in 2016 and has been called "groundbreaking" and "a potential classic." He is currently editing his second book, Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak, to be published through the Relational Perspectives book series with Routledge. In addition, Dr. Wooldridge is an Executive Director at the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders and has a private practice in Berkeley, CA, where he provides psychoanalytic psychotherapy and family therapy. He is a candidate at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. Guest Dr. Tom Wooldridge

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Dr. Bob Wright


Dr. Bob Wright is a marriage and relationship counselor. He holds an MA in communications, an MSW in clinical social work, and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Change. He’s been interviewed by Fox News, NBC News, WGN, Women’s Health Magazine and more. Drs. Bob & Judith are the Founders of WrightLiving.com, a personal leadership coaching firm. Guest Dr. Bob Wright

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Dr. Judith Wright


Dr. Judith Wright is a longtime media favorite. She has been called the “World’s Ultimate Expert” by Woman’s World Magazine, has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, in Marie Claire, Fitness Magazine, Health, and Shape. She holds a BA in psychology, an MA in education and counseling, and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Change. Guest Dr. Judith Wright

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Natasha Young


Natasha Young was born and raised in Lawrence, MA and currently resides in Haverhill, MA with her young son Julian. A 12-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Natasha served two tours of duty in Iraq and one recruiting duty stateside before a medical discharge in October 2011. Since her discharge, Natasha has overcome significant medical and psychological barriers. She has dedicated herself to helping other veterans overcome the struggles of their transitions, lead new lives in their communities and set an example for others. Natasha was honored by the White House in March 2013 as a Champion of Change for her work with veterans and The Mission Continues by challenging them to serve again here at home. Currently Natasha is completing her Social Work degree with the plan of helping veterans assimilate back into today’s society. Her mission is to make Veterans aware, women in particular, of being a valuable and integral part of their communities. Guest Natasha Young

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Cara Zimmerman, MSW


Cara Zimmerman, MSW, is the Care Coordinator for the Caregiving Youth Project (CYP) of the American Association of Caregiving Youth. As Care Coordinator, Cara conducts home assessments and follow up home visits with linkages to many resources, including respite for families of CYP participants. Guest Cara Zimmerman, MSW

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