Encore: The Heart of the Fight: The Basis of Great Relationships

September 22, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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In this show relationship experts Dr. Judith Wright and Dr. Bob Wright discuss their new and interesting book, The Heart of the Fight: A Couple’s Guide to 15 Common Fights, What They Really Mean & How They Can Bring You Closer. Dispelling many of the common myths of what you need to make a relationship work, these experts suggest that conflict is a couple’s secret weapon for coming closer but you need to know how to fight and what to fight for. In a fascinating way they discuss the Art of the Argument: Six Skills for Battling to Bliss and the Fifteen Fights That Make or Break Your Relationship. From a closer look at fights like The Blame Game to You’re Just Like Your Mother/Father, you will rethink the how and why of fighting in relationships. Ultimately this is a show that will expand the potential of your relationship. Don’t miss it.

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This show turns up your perspective on life. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips invites you to consider how we live, love, learn and laugh from a psychological perspective. She explores our relationships from dating to marriage to our special bond with pets. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with trauma, bullying, loss, illness, depression and anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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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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Episode Directory

September 2016

  • 9/29/2016: Coping with The Narcissist You Know Coming Soon
  • 9/22/2016: Encore: The Heart of the Fight: The Basis of Great Relationships Listen Now
  • 9/15/2016: Re-Story You and Take Charge of Your Life Listen Now
  • 9/8/2016: Helping Adults Caring for Children Who Have Faced Trauma Listen Now
  • 9/1/2016: How Cinderella Grew Up, Became an Empowered Woman and Took on Lifes Challenges Listen Now

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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 View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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 View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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/ View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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 View Guest page

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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, N.Y. When diagnosed with cancer, his goal was to dance at his daughter's wedding. He did that and more. He 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” with over 1200 posts. He is Blogger-in-Chief of the Hofstra Zarb School blog. Dr. Evans has been interviewed for newspapers, magazines, 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,four Hofstra Zarb School of Business Dean’s Awards and MBA Teacher of the Year. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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Eric Fatka

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

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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). View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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 View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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 View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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 View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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! View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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 View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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." View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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 View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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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. View Guest page

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