STEPHEN A. ARMSTRONG, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S
Dept. of Counseling
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Author: Sandtray Therapy: A Humanistic Approach
Founder; Parenting Teens Info
Author: Please Stop the Rollercoaster! How Parents of Teenagers Can Smooth Out the Ride, and You’re Empowered! Parenting Teens with Conviction, Communication and Love
Co-author: Parenting Through Middle School
Weekly Column and Podcast: 2 Minute Tips for Parenting Teens
KELLY BOST, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois
Reseach Emphasis: Parent-Child Interactions; Children’s Peer Relationships; Children’s Social Networks and Social Competence; Parent-Child Narrative Styles.
KATE BRONFENBRENNER, Ph.D.
Director of Labor Education Research,
School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University
MARK DEVEREAUX, CPA
Eichstaedt & Devereaux, LLP
San Francisco, CA
Renee DuVerger Psy.D.
Behavioral / Childhood Grief Therapist
Sheryl Feinstein, ED.D.
Professor, Department of Education, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
Author: Secrets of the Teenage Brain; Inside the Teenage Brain; Parenting a Work in Progress; 101 Insights and Strategies for Parenting Teenagers; Healthy Learning
MICHAEL GURIAN, Ph.D.
Educator, Consultant, Corporate Trainer – Gender Leadership (C)
NY Times Best Selling Author: The Wonder of Boys; The Wonder of Girls; Nurture the Nature, Boys & Girls Learn Differently
Featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, People, Readers’ Digest, Business Week, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio
CASEY GWINN, J.D.
President, National Family Justice Center Alliance.
U.S. Attorney General’s National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women
American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence.
Past Chair, California Attorney General’s Task Force on Domestic Violence
Department of Defense Task Force
Author: Hope for Hurting Families; Hope for Hurting Families II: How to Start a Family Justice Center in Your Community
Stephen L. Lewis Lecturer of Merit Award
National College of District Attorneys
Women’s International Living Legacy Award
Men’s Leadership Forum Hometown Hero Award
Sharp Healthcare’s Excellence in Education Award
LifetimeTelevision’s Times Square Salute Award
California Peace Prize, Wellness Foundation.
President, CEO, The Meter Company
PAUL C. HOLINGER, M.D., MPH
Professor of Psychiatry
Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Author: What Babies Say Before They Can Talk – The Nine Signals Infants Use to Express Their Feelings
LINDA HOMEYER, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Counseling, Texas State University, San Marcos
President-Elect, Board of Directors, Association for Play Therapy
Association for Play Therapy
Author: Sandtray – A Practical Manual
JOHN W. HOWARD, Esq.
San Diego, CA
Rear Admiral James D. Johnson, M.D. (Retired)
Chief Executive Officer, Naval Medical Center, San Diego
Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
KATHLEEN KENDALL – TACKETT, Ph.D.
Health Psychologist, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
Fellow, American Psychological Assocation
Author: Handbook of Women, Stress & Trauma; Treating the Lifetime Health Effects of Child Victimization
ALI KIANFAR, Ph.D.
Human Rights Project, United Nations
Mary Lamia, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, Marin County CA
Professor, The Wright Institute, Berkeley CA
Author: Understanding Myself: A Kid’s Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings
Host for Nine Years of KidTalk with Dr. Mary on Radio Disney stations
Editorial Advisory Board, American Psychological Association Children’s Book Division
Parent Educator Specializing in The Infant/Toddler Years
Associate, Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE)
Member RIE Board of Directors
Parent/Infant Guidance Class Facilitator
Author of Child Care Articles Published in Educaring and Online at Elevating Child Care.
Director of Player Outreach
San Diego Chargers
SARAH MACLAUGHLIN, LSW
Parenting Educator, Licensed Social Worker
Focused on Improving the Lives of Children Through Teaching Mindful Parenting and Communication, Presenting Workshops and Lectures and Giving Personal Consultations
Author: What Not to Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children and of the Parenting Toolbox column of Parent & Family newspaper.
IAN MARTIN ED.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego
Research Fellow, Center for School Counseling Research and Evaluation
Research focus: School Counseling, Leadership & Policy
BRUCE MCGIRR, M.A.- Education
Director, Administrators Association, San Diego
BISHOP GEORGE D. MCKINNEY, Ph.D., D.Div., MFT
Reggie Melrose, ph.d.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Specialist in Childhood Stress and Trauma
Author: You Can Heal Your Child; Why Students Underachieve
MICHAEL S. PIRAINO, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer, National CASA Association
Member Independent Sector Board
New York Decade of the Child Award
National Association of Social Workers, Westchester Citizen of the Year Award
Friend of Children Award, North American Council on Adoptable Children
Founding Member City of Bainbridge Island Ethics Board
DEE C. RAY, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Counseling & Higher Education,
Director, Child & Family Resource Clinic, University of North Texas,
International Journal of Play Therapy (2002-2006)
WILLIAM SEARS, M.D.
Featured on 20/20, Good Morning America, Oprah, CBS This Morning, CNN, NBC’s Today Show, and Dateline
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Medical & Parenting Consultant: BabyTalk and Parenting Magazines
Author, Co-Author – Martha Sears, R.N.:
The Baby Book – Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two; The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby; The Discipline Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child From Birth to Age Ten; The Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well; The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Rest for the Whole Family, and Dr. Sears L.E.A.N Kid Book
Victoria Stevens, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Psychoanalyst Specializing in The Development and Inhibition of Creativity in Children
Educator, Musician, Arts Education Specialist, Research and Training Consultant;
Creator of The Stevens Creativity, Imagination and Leadership Training (SCIL)
Susan Stiffelman, MFT, AOL’s “Advice Mama”
K-9 teacher, Educational Therapist, Parenting Coach
Author: Parenting without Power Struggles
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP
2008 – Awarded “Special Congressional Recognition” for Her Pioneering Work: Social Thinking® In Treatment of High-Functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders
Author, Social Behavior Mapping – Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day