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Lynn Grodzki, LCSW-C

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Lynn Grodzki, LCSW-C is a psychotherapist and business coach who specializes in coaching therapists to develop highly profitable, personally satisfying private practices. She is the developer of the Private Practice Success Program ” a comprehensive practice-building program which she has taught to over 1000 therapists since 1996, and is the author of Building Your Ideal Private Practice: A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals, (Norton, 2000). She is on the faculty of Coach University and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She lives in Silver Spring, MD, and can be contacted through her website: www.privatepracticesuccess.com

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James Graves, Ph.D.

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Received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the American University in Washington, DC in 1975. He is also a faculty member of the Department of Applied Psychology at Antioch New England. He consults with local schools, companies, and parent groups with regard to management issues, communication concerns and motivation.

Dr. Graves is interested in quantitative research and the application of psychology principles to enhance athletic performance and also specializes in psychological assessment and working with patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, where he is currently serving on the Ethics Committee. He is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts and maintains a general psychology practice in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

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David Arbeitman, Ph.D.

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Dr. Arbeitman received his doctorate from Cornell University in 1984, after completing his internship at the Counseling Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught courses in psychopathology, group theory and practice, diversity, geropsychology, psychodynamic theory and practice, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Dr. Arbeitman has been a psychologist and clinical supervisor at the Center for Adults and Families, a program of the Westfield Area Mental Health Clinic (Massachusetts). He is Director of their predoctoral internship in Clinical/Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited), which specializes in providing training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as other empirically supported and integrative treatments.

Dr. Arbeitman has received advanced training in Panic Control Treatment (PCT) and intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). He is currently a trainer-in-training with the Behavioral Technology Transfer Group (BTTG). He has also made numerous professional presentations on the topic of psychotherapy integration, and is a member of the society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI). Dr. Arbeitman is licensed as a psychologist in Massachusetts, where he is also certified as an independent provider of mental health services.

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Victoria Dickerson

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As one of the co-founders and President of planet-therapy.com, Victoria Dickerson has a history of interest in technology and the desire to make information accessible to all. She is responsible for the ongoing business aspect of planet-therapy.com as well as acquiring new articles that will be of vital interest to those who access the site.

Prior to planet-therapy.com, Dr. Dickerson spent over 20 years as a therapist working with families, couples, and youth. She was a co-founder of Bay Area Family Therapy Training Associates in Cupertino, California, the first director of Bill Wilson Center, and the founder of Bill Wilson House in Santa Clara, California. She has also been a professor in the graduate counseling psychology program at Santa Clara University. In addition, she has co-authored numerous articles and book chapters and a 1996 book on narrative therapy.

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Dorothea Lewis and Aileen Cheshire

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We share a history of beginning our professional lives as teachers and discovering that our interests lay with the young people we met, rather than the content we were meant to be teaching them. This led us both into training as school counselors with jobs that now allow us to spend all day having interesting conversations with young people and their families. Although we have quite different approaches to our lives and work, in the eight years we have worked together at Selwyn College we have developed a wonderful sense of togetherness in our shared values and beliefs about the work we are doing. Not to mention a love of fun, laughter and cafe lattes.

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Thomas Golden

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Thomas Golden, LCSW, is well known in the field of healing from loss. Tom’s book Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing has been acclaimed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and others as a guide for understanding the masculine mode. Tom enjoys presenting workshops in the United States and Canada and was named the “2000 International Grief Educator” by Australia’s Centre for Grief Education. He toured Australia in July of 2000. His workshops are known to be entertaining and informative. Tom brings a gentle sense of humor and a gift for storytelling as he draws on his twenty years of practical, hands-on clinical experience. His work and his web site, www.webhealing.com, have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report, as well as on CNN and CBSEvening News.

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