I am a consultant psychologist, and have practiced in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. I completed my studies in the United States over the period of 11 years and this includes my undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral degrees. My Ph.D. in General Psychology was received from Californiaâ€™s NorthCentral University (2008) after earning my masterâ€™s Degree in Holistic Psychology at Virginiaâ€™s Atlantic University (2004). I use a broad spectrum of approaches in diagnosing and treating patients who may have a variety of psychological issues. Since establishing my Dubai consultancy eight years ago, my experiences confirm that the best way to diagnose and treat patients is by combining modern science and traditional holistic methods. In my psychotherapy services, I use Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy consultation together with Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback, a method that is a recipe of scientific and holistic medicine
Dr. Martin Kramar(Research Area)
Diagnose and treat patients by combining modern science and traditional holistic methods
Ivanka Å½ivÄiÄ‡-BeÄ‡ireviÄ‡ is a full professor of clinical psychology at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia, and teaching several courses in clinical psychology at graduate and postgraduate level. She is the head of a postgraduate specialist program in psychological counselling and head of the University Counseling Center at University of Rijeka. She is also the president of Croatian Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and a trainer and a supervisor in CBT. She has published 64 scientific and professional papers and 7 book chapters
Dr. Brian Van Brunt has worked in the counseling field for more than 20 years, and specializes in educational counseling, behavioral intervention and support, and issues related to mental health and alcohol/substance abuse by students. He served as Director of Counseling at New England College and Western Kentucky University. He joined The NCHERM Group in January of 2013 and serves as the Executive Director of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association. Dr. Van Brunt is also a prolific writer, having authored numerous books, book chapters, and articles. He has additionally produced various assessment instruments, video training materials, and is a blogger and photographer during his spare time
Toshihiro Ansai graduated from Kyushu Dental University, Japan, in 1988, and completed a post-graduate course to earn a PhD (Public Health and Oral Health) in 1992 from the same university. From 1995-1996, he worked as a visiting professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of South Alabama, USA. Thereafter, he became a professor in the Div. of Community Oral Health Development, Kyushu Dental University, in 2011. Dr. Ansai has published more than 130 international papers to date, including epidemiological and clinical studies. Since 2017, he has been serving as chief editor of the Journal of Dental Heath (in Japanese).
Dr. Toshihiro Ansai(Research Area)
His research interests is on epidemiology, public health and oral health. His research is focused on health psychology, clinical epidemiology regarding association between oral and systemic health.
Mikhail Reshetnikov has completed his professional education from Military Medical Academy in Leningrad in 1973. He has got MD in 1982 (Neurology) in Military Medical Academy and PhD (Psychology) in 1991 in Russian Academy of Science. He is the Rector of the East European Psychoanalytic Institute in St. Petersburg (Russia), Past-president of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies (Vienna, Austria), Honorary Professor of the Sigmund Freud University (Vienna). He has published more than 200 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of 8 journals in Russia and on the West.
Dr. Mikhail Reshetnikov(Research Area)
His Research Interests are Psychology and culture, Clinical psychology, Applied psychology and Psychotherapy
Dr. Fein is a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist / Neuroscientist who has focused his research efforts over the past 35 years on the clinical and cognitive neuroscience of addiction and other psychiatric and neurologic disorders, and on developing technology to support such work. He was Professor of Medical Psychology and Radiology at UCSF until 1999, at which time he formed Neurobehavioral Research, Inc. (NRI). Since moving NRI to Hawaii in 2005, he became Professor of Medicine and Psychology at the University of Hawaii. He is committed to understanding the brain networks and mechanisms underlying and affected by addiction and mental illness, and how they can be impacted and ameliorated via varying treatment modalities. He has been PI on major clinical studies of substance abusing and psychiatrically disturbed samples, including studies examining brain structure and function in early to very long-term abstinence from alcohol and drugs in adolescent, young adult, middle aged, and elderly samples. His presentation at this conference builds on cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of brain functional changes during abstinence â€“ those studies suggest potential treatments to support attaining and maintaining abstinence, and also suggest that treatment should be tailored to the clinical history and clinical presentation of the patient.
Dr. George Fein(Research Area)
His research (and NRI) is focused on studying the effects of aging, disease, and drugs on brain structure and function, and in developing technology to advance such investigations.
Dr. Timothy Van Deusen has treated children, adolescents, and young adults with psychiatric illness for over 20 years in private practice and in community mental health clinics in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, and West Haven, Connecticut. He is currently the Medical Director of the West Haven Mental Health Clinic, Attending Psychiatrist of the Young Adult Service, Residency Site Training Director at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Van Deusen received his MD from the American University of the Caribbean and completed his psychiatry residency training at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, followed by a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UCLA. He has focused his academic pursuits in TAY by teaching Yale residents and medical students, written chapters and papers on TAY, and has given presentations on TAY to psychiatric societies throughout the USA.
Dr. Timothy Van Deusen(Research Area)
His research is focused on Psychiatry, Young adult service, Residency Site Training.
Desiree Gonzalo has completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the age of 27 years from University College London and her doctorate Clinical Psychology at the age
of 35 from Kings College London. Her postdoctoral studies were at Hamburg University Hospital. She leads the Counselling services at NYU Prague since 2013. She has
previously worked in private practice as a psychotherapist and at the University of New York in Prague as a lecturer and counselor.
Dr. Desiree Gonzalo(Research Area)
Adolescent and Adult Mental Health and Multiculturalism
Professionally, since 1979 Dr. Celinski has been working as a rehabilitation psychologist and a provider of neuropsychological services in the Province of Ontario (Registration Number 1276) both in private practice focusing on rehabilitation and assessment of head injuries and as a Consultant to the Head Injury Programme, and the Psychotraumatic and Pain Programme at the Downsview Rehabilitation Centre (WCB) and in the years preceding its closure (in 1998) he was a senior psychologist. He remained a part-time head-injury/rehabilitation consultant with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board until the end of October 2009. Currently, he continues with his private practice. He is affiliated with the Ontario, Canadian and American Psychological Associations, with the Canadian Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology and with the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment. He is also a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and International Neuropsychological Society.
Dr. Jerzy Marek Celinski(Research Area)
Marek J. Celinski' s, Phd. C. Psych. research interests focus on the human nature and philosophy of life as the basis for coping with traumas and life adversities, specifically with respect to utilization of his Challenge -Resilience -Resourcefulness Model (which is an extension of Antonovsky's a sense of coherence), as the way to engage with life issues. He has presented at national and international conferences, and published more than 50 papers and book chapters on the subjects of clinical psychology, rehabilitation, neuropsychology and hypnosis. Currently, five clinical and rehabilitation tests which he co-authored or developed alone have already been published: Rehabilitation Survey of Problems and Coping (Multi-Health System of Toronto); Resourcefulness for Recovery Inventory - Research Edition; Resilience to Trauma Scale â€“ Research Edition; Psychoassistant / Concentration and Remote Memory Test - Research Edition; and Social Intelligence Test â€“ R (all published by Cognisyst of Durham, N.C.). Furthermore, he is the co-editor of a four book series on Resilience and Resourcefulness published by Nova Science Publishers of New York and also edited two books focusing on the relationships between civilizations and the social environment as promoting sustainable social evolution and renewal after crisis.
Dr. Denis Larrivee received his PhD doctoral degree in neuroscience from the Purdue University multidisciplinary consortium and has held a dual fellowship at Yale University's Medical School Department of Opthalmology and Yale's Department of Biology He has been an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell University Medical School in New York City, where he was a team member of Professor Bernice Grafstein, President of the Society for Neuroscience, research unit on nerve regeneration. He is now a Visiting Scholar at the Neiswanger Bioethics Institute of Loyola University Chicago. Dr Larrivee is an International Neuroethics Society Expert, and has received top awards at their annual meetings in 2014, 2016, and 2017. His presentations have included venues in Europe, America, and the Middle East. He is the editor of a text on Brain Computer Interfacing and Brain Dynamics, an editorial board member of EC Neurology (UK) and Annals of Neurology and Neurological Sciences (USA), and the author of more than 50 papers and book chapters in such journals as Journal of Religion and Health, the Journal of Neurochemistry, and the Journal of Cell Biology . He is a member of a number of professional societies including the Society for Neuroscience, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Brain division, and the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists
Dr. Denis Larrivee(Research Area)
Dr. Denis Larrivee's research and professional interest include vision and opthalmology, nerve regeneration, nerve and brain plasticity, neuroethics, bioethics, and philosophy of science.
Environment and Sustainable Development Consultant , over 30 years of experience in industrial and environmental engineering, planning, safety and occupational health and environmental sustainability. Holds Ph.D. in Healthcare Environmental Engineering, Professional Certified Trainer, expert in coaching, advising and consulting. Egypt Chair of the International Medical Interpreter Association (IMIA), World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) Family Representative. OHSAS18001 Lead Auditor, Leadership Diploma, ISO14001 Lead Auditor, ISO9001 Internal Auditor, and CHESP Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (AHE).
Active volunteer with United Nations Volunteer UNV, Translators Without Borders TWB, The UAE National Emergency Response Volunteer Program SANID, The UAE National Community Volunteer Program TAKATOF, Operations Smile OS, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City SKMC and Goodwill Ambassador.
Founder and CEO of Art2Care Program, the first Art As Therapy Program designated for pediatric cancer patients and families, as well as for pediatric live threatening diseases in the Egypt, and the Middle East.
She was born in Ankara in 1973. She completed her primary school education in Ankara. After completion of her middle and high school education in Mersin. Then, she obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in Scholl of Nursing, department of Psychiatric Nursing from AtatÃ¼rk University (Turkey) in 1995, 2000 and 2005 respectively. She has been working Department of Mental Health Nursing in School of Health from Mersin University. She published about 23 scientific publications (8 of them in Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge list journals), about 34 presentations at scientific conferences.
Dr. Serpil Turkles(Research Area)
Her research interests include community mental health, assertiveness training, migration, young, child and woman mental health. Her foreign language is English and German.
I was born in Greece where I served my national duty in the Greek Army.
I received my BA degree in Psychology from the American University in London, my Master's degree in Special Educational Needs/Behavior Disorders from Emporia State University in 1994, my MPhil in Child Psychology from Glasgow University in 1998 and my PhD in Psychology from the University of South Wales.
I worked for 10 years in Paediatric Rehabilitation and for 15 years in Clinical Child Psychology. I have also served as a Visiting Fellow for the University of South Wales and as Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology for King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. I have published clinical research in the area of Williams Syndrome.
Currently i am serving as a Consultant Clinical Child Psychologist at the Infant Child and Adolescent mental Health Service at Timaru Hospital, New Zealand.
Phillip T. Slee : Professor in Human Development in the College of Education, Psychology & Social Work at Flinders University South Australia. I am a trained teacher and registered psychologist. I have published over 100 papers and 15 books in the fields of child development, bullying, school violence and mental health. Statistical analysis skills including multi-level modelling and qualitative data analysis. I have a particular interest in the practical and policy implications of my research. I have presented my work nationally and internationally in workshops and lectures. My research teams have undertaken national and international consultancies and evaluated the KidsMatter Primary Mental Health Initiative http://caef.flinders.edu.au/kidsmatter/> and the KidsMatter Early Childhood Mental Health initiative. I am the Director of the Flinders Centre for â€˜Student Wellbeing & Prevention of Violenceâ€™ (SWAPv). http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/educationalfutures/groupsand-centres/swapv/. International research projects have involved the countries of Japan, Korea, China, Canada, Malta, Greece, India and the USA.
Dr. Phillip Thomas Slee(Research Area)
Tertiary education with special reference to developmental psychology,school violence/bullying; teacher education, counselling
Intervention programs & interventions
Project and program evaluation
Jacques van der Meer (PhD) is Associate Dean (Academic & Research) at the University of Otago College of Education (New Zealand). He has also worked in Student Learning Development (part of the Higher Education Development Centre). Prior to working at Otago, he worked in a variety of educational settings, including as a teacher and guidance counsellor in a secondary school, and as a director of community education
Dr. Jacques van der Meer(Research Area)
Jacques' research areas are related to student transition and induction into higher education, student engagement, peer-learning and student leadership. He also has an interest in student retention and achievement, especially of under-represented minorities. He was recently awarded awarded the â€œ2016 Outstanding Supplemental Instruction Researchâ€ award by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (US). His current research agenda is focused on supporting the development of studentsâ€™ wellbeing and resilience
Born 3.5.1982 in Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech republic, graduated in 2008 in General Medicine, 3.Medical faculty, Charles University in Prague.After graduation worked 6 years (2009-2014)as a psychiatric resident on different psychiatric departments of Psychiatric hospital in Kosmonosy(Czech republic)as acute psychiatric department, psychotherapeutic department, gerontopsychiatry and addictology.In 2009 started psychotherapy training in katathym imaginative psychotherapy in Prague, at the same time initiated her PhD studies of trauma and dissociation and their consequences on the 1.Medical faculty, Charles University in Prague.From 2014 is an assistant doctor on Psychiatric department of Military University hospital in Prague.In the same year finished specialisation in psychiatry with a board exam. During clinical practice participated in number of psychotherapeutic seminars and workshops,especially oriented on psychodynamic approach. Occasionally lectured at the psychiatric conferences in Czech republic â€“ Symposium Hlavolam, Neuropsychiatric forum or on international conferences of Young psychiatrists network â€“ Minsk, Belarus( 2012), Porto Heli, Greece (2015), Prague, Czech republic (2017), Psychoanalytical conference, Tehran, Iran (2016), Conference of psychodynamic psychiatry, Florence, Italy (2017). For several years active in voluntary projects for Africa, especially medical support and educational projects in Guinea, West Africa.Participation in projects of psychotherapeutic help for refugees, foreigners and people in social need in Czech republic. Member of psychotherapy and transcultural section of WPA, Young psychiatrists network and Neuropsychiatric forum, Czech republic.
Dr. Katerina Duchonova(Research Area)
Her interest is to participate in projects of psychotherapeutic help for refugees, foreigners and people in social need in Czech republic.
Dr. Maishaâ€™s research interests include sociocultural norms (social taboos); trauma: sexual violence and culture-driven interpersonal violence; self-image and image of other; and contextualization of psychotherapy in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a result of his ongoing research program, Dr. Maisha has proposed a contextualized therapeutic model for individuals and communities who suffered individual or â€œcommunity rapeâ€. The context-based model focuses on belief systems, particularly sexual taboos, relational attachment and social interactions for survivors and their families/communities.
Born on 7 may 1927 in Jerusalem, Palestine. Married to Judith Buber Agassi with two children (daughter deceased; son). Jewish theological school; Parachute instructor, Israeli Army; M.Sc. in Physics, 1951, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ph.D. in Science: Logic and Scientific Method, 1956, University of London, London School of Economics. Professor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1965-1983; Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, 1971-1996; York University, Toronto, 1982-1997. Professor emeritus, Tel-Aviv University and York University, Toronto.
Dr. Joseph Agassi(Research Area)
For over fifty years, studied the rationality of science, of metaphysics, of democratic politics and of education. Well over 600 contributions to the learned press; authored or co-authored over 20 books and edited or co-edited over 10 books. Published in diverse fields: anthropology, cognitive science, computer science, diagnostics, economics, education, genetics historiography of science, history of science, Jewish studies, linguistics, philosophy, physics, politics, psychiatry, psychology, religion, sociology, sociology of science.
Laura Cancedda graduated in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Genoa in 1999, with a thesis on the role of neurotrophic factors on neurotransmitter release. She received her Ph.D. in neurophysiology from Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) in 2003, under the supervision of Dr Maffei. In Pisa, she investigated the molecular and environmental basis of experience-dependent plasticity in the rat brain. In 2003, she moved to University of California at Berkeley in Dr Pooâ€™s laboratory where she focused her studies on molecular mechanisms of GABAergic-transmission modulation. Currently, she holds a team-leader position at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa (2008- ) and a scientist position at the Telethon Dulbecco Institute, Italy (2016- ). Her research focuses on the role of extracellular factors in migration, morphological maturation and wiring of cortical neurons under physiological as well as pathological conditions. Laura has also an interest in investigating new approaches for in vivo transfection of nucleic acids
Laura Cancedda(Research Area)
The goal of my laboratory is to understand the molecular determinants of cortical circuit development and wiring in physiology and pathology. In particular, a main focus of the laboratory is to try to understand how diverse developing neurons influence one another during neuronal migration, axon and dendrite polarization, and formation of neuronal networks. Indeed, we believe that the extracellular milieu of a specific developing brain cell is strongly influenced by the presence of other cells that are developing themselves (cellular environment). Notably, as development is by definition a dynamic process, the cellular environment will constantly change over time and it will be different in different brain areas. This may have tremendous conceptual consequences for the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, and we believe that the study of the different cellular environments during brain development may eventually lead to the identification of specific therapeutic windows to address aberrant neuronal development with much reduced side effects. To address these issues, we have developed two lines of research in the laboratory: a first line focuses on basic and translational animal research on brain development in health and animal models of neurodevelopmental disorders, and a second one focuses on promoting new technological approaches in developmental neuroscience.