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Clinician, Author, Speaker And Consultant
Bonnie Badenoch, Ph.D., has been foundational in the creation and development of GAINS and the unique GAINS publication, for which she continues to serve as Editor. She is known for the wise and compassionate ways she integrates the discoveries of neuroscience into the art of therapy. Her conviction that wisdom about the relational brain can transform human experience led to writing Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology and its companion workbook, both for the Norton Series. She co-founded Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind, a non-profit agency, in 2008, and teaches in the Interpersonal Neurobiology certificate program at Portland State University. An international speaker and consultant, Dr. Badenoch also leads in-person and online study groups about applying IPNB principles both personally and professionally.
- Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology
- The Brain-Savvy Therapist’s Workbook: A Companion to Being a Brain-Wise Therapist
Theorist, Author, Clinician, UCLA Professor, And International Speaker
Dan Siegel, M.D., is one of the innovators who synthesized the science of the brain, attachment relationships, and the emergent mind into the theoretical framework of Interpersonal Neurobiology. Having amplified the understandings originally published in his seminal book The Developing Mind (1999), through volumes including The Mindful Brain (2007), Mindsight (2010), and The Mindful Therapist (2010), Dr. Siegel is now dedicated to bringing the message of mindsight and integration as the cornerstone of mental health to people in many fields—psychotherapy, parenting, education, organizational development and others.
- Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
- The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being
- The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration
- Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell)
- The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
- Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body, and Brain (editor with Marion Solomon)
- The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development and Clinical Practice (editor with Diana Fosha and Marion Solomon)
- Healing Moments in Psychotherapy (editor with Marion Solomon)
- The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive (with Tina Payne Bryson)
- The Developing Mind, Second Edition: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
- Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind
Theorist, Author, Clinician, And UCLA Clinical Faculty-member
Over the last two decades, Dr. Allan Schore’s interdisciplinary studies have been directed towards integrating psychological and biological models of emotional and social development across the lifespan. His work has been an important catalyst in the ongoing “emotion revolution” now occurring across all clinical and scientific disciplines. His Regulation Theory, grounded in developmental neuroscience and developmental psychoanalysis, focuses on the origin, psychopathogenesis, and psychotherapeutic treatment of the early forming subjective implicit self.
Clinician-scientist, author, mentor, on the editorial staff of 35 journals across disciplines, international speaker – he provides guidance to fellow clinicians while continuing to expand the theoretical foundations of interpersonal neurobiology. He currently serves as Editor of the acclaimed Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.
- Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self: The Neurobiology of Emotional Development
- Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self
- Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self
- The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy
- website: www.allanschore.com
Theorist, Author, Clinician, And Pepperdine Professor
Dr. Cozolino is a Los Angeles clinical psychologist, a Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA. He is the author of four books, The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy (with the second edition released in 2010), The Making of a Therapist, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, and The Healthy Aging Brain, all published by W.W. Norton. He has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters on topics from child abuse and schizophrenia, to language and cognition. Currently, he is working on a book that will bring the principles of interpersonal neurobiology to education.
- The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain, Second Edition
- The Healthy Aging Brain: Sustaining Attachment, Attaining Wisdom
- The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain
- The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment & Learning in the Classroom
Creator And Pioneer Of The Polyvagal Theory, Researcher, And Author
Dr Stephen W. Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he directs the Trauma Research Center within the Kinsey Institute. He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he directed the Brain-Body Center. Dr. Porges is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland where served as Chair of the Department of Human Development and Director of the Institute for Child Study. He is a former president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research as well as the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences. He is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. Dr. Porges has published more than 250 peer‐reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, space medicine, and substance abuse. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the vertebrate autonomic nervous system to the emergence of social behaviour. The Polyvagal Theory provides insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders. This theory has stimulated research and treatments that emphasize the importance of the physiological state and behavioural regulation in the expression of several psychiatric disorders and provides a theoretical perspective to study and to treat stress and trauma. He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011),The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The transformative power of feeling safe, (Norton, 2017), and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The emergence of Polyvagal-informed therapies (Norton, 2018).
- The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation
- Clinical Insights from the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe
- website: stephenporges.com
Psychiatrist, Researcher, Author, Consultant, And International Speaker
Dr. Iain McGilchrist began his academic career as a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, teaching and writing about English literature. He published a book, Against Criticism, which tried to articulate his misgivings about the academic study of literature, in particular the neglect of the way in which we as individual, embodied beings encounter the unique, incarnate work of art. In an attempt to get a better immediate understanding of ‘the mind/body problem’, he studied philosophy, trained in medicine, and became a psychiatrist. He has since twice been re-elected to Fellowships at All Souls, and has been a Research Fellow in Neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins, as well as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at the Bethlem & Maudsley Hospital.He has published original articles in a wide range of papers and journals on topics in literature, medicine and psychiatry, has published research on neuroimaging in schizophrenia, the phenomenology of schizophrenia, and other topics, and contributed to TV documentaries.
His latest book, The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, published by Yale in November 2009, explores the different versions of the world which are made available to us by the two cerebral hemispheres, and their influence on the history of philosophy, and the history of ideas in the West.
He has three children, now grown-up. His main hobbies are music and walking (he lives on the Isle of Skye, off the north-west coast of Scotland).
- The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
- Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
Mirror-neuron Investigator, UCLA Professor, And Author
Marco Iacoboni, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurologist and neuroscientist originally from Italy. Today he is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation laboratory of the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. He discussed mirror neurons at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2010 and with the Dalai Lama in Brisbane in 2011. Dr. Iacoboni describes the research on mirror neurons for the general reader in his book Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy and How We Connect with Others.
- website: http://iacoboni.bol.ucla.edu/
Creator And Pioneer Of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Clinician, Author, Consultant, And International Speaker
Pat Ogden, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an internationally recognized school that specializes in training psychotherapists in somatic/cognitive approaches for the treatment of trauma, developmental, and attachment issues. Dr. Ogden is trained in a wide variety of somatic and psychotherapeutic approaches and has worked with a diversity of populations, including prison inmates, psychiatric inpatients and survivors of trauma. As a pioneer in somatic psychotherapy and the treatment of trauma, she has 34 years experience working with individuals and groups. She is the first author of the groundbreaking book, Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy.
- website: sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org
Child/parent Advocate And Founder Of Hand In Hand
Patty Wipfler is the mother of two sons, and the Founder and Director of Hand in Hand, a nonprofit organization serving parents and professionals working with parents and children. She has written two curricula for parents, “Building Emotional Understanding” and “Tantrum Training,” written booklets that have sold over 600,000 copies in ten languages, and trains parents and professionals in Parenting by Connection, an approach based on her 35 years of work with parents and children in the US and 22 other countries. Over 60 of her articles and audio podcasts are available at www.handinhandparenting.org.
- website: handinhandparenting.org
Clinician, Author, Renowned Retreat-leader, And Merton Scholar
James Finley lived as a monk at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where he studied under the Christian monk and author Thomas Merton. He leads silent, contemplation focused retreats throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe. He is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, California, and is presently writing a book that presents a contemplative approach to the role compassion plays in the healing of trauma and all forms of suffering.
- Merton’s Palace of Nowhere
- Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God
- The Contemplative Heart
- website: contemplativeway.org
Creator And Pioneer Of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy, Clinician, And Author
Diana Fosha, Ph.D. is the innovator of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy). Her work has centered around transformational processes in experiential psychotherapy and their connection to the discoveries of neuroscience, leading her to develop the methods of dyadic affect regulation and metaprocessing that are embodied in AEDP. The author of numerous articles and chapters on transformation and trauma, she is also the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000), and the editor, with Dan Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development, & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009). She teaches, supervises, and is in private practice in her beloved New York City.
- The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development and Clinical Practice (editor with Dan Siegel and Marion Solomon)
- The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change
- website: aedpinstitute.org
Pioneering Pediatric Heart Surgeon; Leader In Medical Innovation, Education, And Administration
Ross Ungerleider, M.D., M.B.A., is known for his innovations and his expertise as a pediatric heart surgeon, changing many lives with his healing hands and compassionate manner. He has created nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgery programs, and is now doing so at Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, as chief of the pediatric cardiovascular surgery team and director of the pediatric heart program. Dr. Ungerleider’s skills as a surgeon, leader, and educator have been recognized with numerous honors and awards, from professional peers and from patients. Widely respected as a thought leader in bringing a humane, relational focus into medical settings, he speaks at conferences and writes about leadership, teamwork, and work life balance for physicians.
Harvard Professor And Innovative Leader In Medical Education
Eugene V. Beresin, M.D. is an internationally known psychiatry educator and clinician, and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital consolidated residency training program. He is the director the patient-doctor program that introduces reflective practice to medical students just setting out on their journey toward becoming healers. Dr. Beresin has been a production and content consultant to HBO for several of its children’s productions (including the Emmy-winning programs “Classical Baby,” “Through a Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001” and “Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales”), as well as to prime-time commercial television programs such as “E.R.,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Family Law.” He is the editor of the media column in Academic Psychiatry, and Associate Editor for Ten Year Reviews of Research for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Poet, Essayist, Naturalist, And Highly Acclaimed Author
Diane Ackerman shares her sense of wonder and skills as a researcher, creating absorbing and lyrical journeys into the natural world. An internationally renowned and award winning author, her acclaimed nonfiction works include A Natural History of the Senses; An Alchemy of Mind; Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden; The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story; and Deep Play. Whether through her prose, poetry, or children’s books, she embodies mindful awareness, deep compassion, and delighted respect for our interdependence with nature, and invites the same in her readers.
- One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing
- Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day
- The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story
- An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain
- A Natural History of the Senses
- Origami Bridges: Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire
- A Natural History of Love
- Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden
- Deep Play
- website: dianeackerman.com
Psychiatrist, Researcher, And Harvard Professor
Dr. Carl Marci is an innovative, award-winning researcher and scholar whose overall research goal is to quantify the relationship between physiologic measures, emotions and social interaction in a variety of settings to help improve our understanding of empathy, learning, and human inter-relatedness.
His groundbreaking research on psychotherapy involves the use of innovative platforms for recording psychophysiology combined with voice features; behavioral measures; and psychosocial measures of social-emotional processes, empathy and alliance during actual sessions. Dr. Marci is the Director of Social Neuroscience for the Psychotherapy Research Program and a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and serves on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.
Pioneer In The Field Of Affective Neuroscience, Researcher, Author, Professor, And International Speaker
(In Memoriam) Jaak Panksepp holds the Baily Endowed Chair of Animal Well-Being Science in the Neuroscience Program of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and is Emeritus Distinguished Research Professor of the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University. His research has pioneered the neuroscientific study of primary-process emotions in mammals.
He coined the term “affective neuroscience” as the name for the field that studies the neural mechanisms of emotion, not only from neuro-ethological but also experiential perspectives. His 1998 book, Affective Neuroscience, is a groundbreaking, foundational work. Dr. Panksepp has generated the first neural (opioid addictive) model of mother-infant social bonding, and various other basic affective processes, that have important psychiatric implications.
He is known in the popular press for his research on laughter in non-human animals, a topic that has led his extended group to identify several novel treatments of depression. His newest book is the The Archaeology of Mind (Norton, 2012). In addition, and along with Ken Davis, he developed the Affective Neuroscience Personality Scale as a potential bridge between basic preclinical and human research.
- Affective Neuroscience (1998)
- The Archaeology of Mind (Norton, 2012)
- Empathy and the Laws of Affect
- Cross-Species Affective Neuroscience Decoding of the Primal Affective Experiences of Humans and Related Animals
Author, Poet And Philosopher
(In Memoriam) Poet, philosopher, scholar, and spiritually awake human being, John O’Donohue passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in his sleep on January 3, 2008. After retiring from the priesthood in 2000, John spent years as a full-time writer, an international speaker and advocate for social justice, and an inspiration to many. His presence on the advisory board of GAINS kept us grounded in the beauty of this world, while his strong and tender spirituality gave us certainty of realms unseen. We offer his words as a reminder of his teachings.
- To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
- Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
- Beauty: The Invisible Embrace
- Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong
- website: johnodonohue.com