Dr. Avraham Levi has Phd from Columbia University. As an officer in the Israeli Police, he conducted R&D in eyewitness identification, winning the prize of the minister of internal security for R & D. On pension from the police from 2000, he has continued research on lineups, and has served as an expert witness in court. He as published in a wide number of fields, since 1990 in the field of eyewitness identification.
Multivariate Behavioral Research, Behavior Research Methods, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Frontiers in Psychology,
In 1989, I got a degree in Philosophy, Psychology and Education Sciences at the University of Oviedo. From 1990 until 1992, you got a research scholarship of great prestige in Spain. In 1995 I defended my Doctoral Thesis entitled "Comparison by simulation of the power and robustness of the multivariate approach to repeated measures against the corresponding univariate with error structure modeled through autoregressive process" directed by the Professor Guillermo Vallejo Seco.
Since 1992 and to date I have worked as a teacher in the Faculty of psychology of the University of Oviedo. I am Professor since 1999. Ive always been teaching in the area of methodology.
All my curriculum is developed around two axes, namely purely methodological research (within the area of methodology), and methodological contributions in applied research, mainly in the area of Clinical Psychology and Educational Psychology.
The lines of investigation of strictly methodological character have developed under the protection of 14 projects of investigation I+D+I granted to the team during the last 27 years. They are as follows:
-Univariate and multivariate repeated measures designs with autocorrelated errors.
-Robust procedures to analyze repeated measures designs in different adverse situations, that is, absence of sphericity, normality and homogeneity, covered both the General Linear Model and the Mixed Linear Model.
-Robust procedures for randomized designs with uncorrelated groups in absence of normality and homogeneity.
-Hierarchical designs and Multilevel Models both marginal and conditional.
-Loss of sample size (missing and dropout) and simulation study using imputation of data procedures and parameter estimation.
- Experimental and quasi-experimental designs.
- Analysis of the quality of research.
The contributions of methodological nature in applied research, primarily in the area of Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology and Educational Psychology have been of relevant importance.
In these investigations I have dealt with, and Im responsible, for all aspects related to the planning of them since its origin (research design and careful data collection), and the statistical analysis of the data.
Both methodological research and applied research have been exposed at numerous national as international congresses, and have been published in national and international journals of extraordinary quality and prestige (i.e., Multivariate Behavioral Research, Behavior Research Methods, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Frontiers in Psychology, etc.) (see Curriculum Vitae CVA)
As it has been reflected in the brief summary of my curriculum above, my areas of interest are focused in the area of methodology, both basic character (strictly methodological studies by Monte Carlo simulation), as applied nature (research planning and data analysis).
My greatest interest now, however, is focused on the quality of substantive research (from real, experimental and quasi-experimental research, mainly) from a methodological point of view.
The only way to obtain scientific evidence, whatever the objective of research having in hand, is properly performing the tasks involved in the entire process of research since its inception. This way, the meaning of the purely methodological research is its integration and application inside areas of applied investigation.
Reproductive Hormones, Psychology, Neuroscience & Clinical Psychology
I have the expertise, leadership, and motivation necessary to successfully carry out a variety of projects. I am a Full Professor of Psychology in Behavioral Neuroscience at The University at Albany - The State University of New York. For over 30 years, I have been conducting basic, pre-clinical, and clinical research on the effects and mechanisms of steroids to mediate social, affective and cognitive behavior, and neuroprotection. I have maintained an extramurally-funded research program my entire career. I have published more than 300 peer- reviewed journal articles related to effects and mechanisms of steroids actions. This work has had an impact on the field. My papers have been cited over 16,500 times, to date 42 papers are citation classics (over 100 citations), one Nature paper has over 1,000 citations, my H factor is 71. Although I trained years ago as a basic behavioral neuroscientist, clinical psychologist and medical clinician, my research involving clinical trials was through collaborations with neurologists and psychiatrists. I was not practicing and had no need for a license. As part of my vocational rehabilitation when I developed disabilities, I garnered my license to practice as a clinical neuropsychologist. As such, my basic and collaborative clinical research has culminated in my directing a clinic, Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services. In this role, I work with other clinicians to evaluate and treat people with neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, which have a hormonal basis. It is gratifying to have one?s basic and clinical research rise to the level of clinical practice and to have the opportunity to engage in some hands-on clinical research, supervise others, and keep this unique clinic open. I bring the expertise of my longstanding basic and clinical research to decrease barriers for people from underserved populations to obtain evidence-based, patient-centered care. More importantly, I have access to, and I am using unique research resources, archival records, to elucidate gender differences and utilize hormone and behavioral based treatments. Currently, I am the PI on a P20 grant, and have been offered a book deal by Elsevier. I also have over 20 years of administrative experience, and I have been called on to conduct special projects by the private, business, and government sectors. I love teaching, research, and feel blessed to have the opportunity to engage in the role of servant leader. This is consistent with my core cultural values that one who has the ability to assist others is obligated to do so.
Behavioural and Social Development,, Innovation Management, Economic Development and Sustainability: Urbanisation, Regional Economics and Development Studies, Global Security and Environmental Management ,Global Threats to Sustainability: Globalisation, Destitution and Collective Violence Conflict Management: Applied Game Theory, Global and National Security Environmental Management : Energy and Food Security in the ACI (ASEAN-China-India) economies Negotiations Developing New Lab-based Research on Sustainability and Conflict Management , Peace Economics, Peace Science and Sustainability
As an economist, I am formally rated among the top 2% of 50,663 economists of the globe & ranked 28 among all living Australian economists (1427)- ranked by RePEc (both in terms of number of published journal pages weighted by number of authors) My research has been formally recognised by other economists for creating many new ideas in economics, as examples:
Triangular imbalance model of global trade
Relevance of “voice” for avoiding democratic failures
Irrelevance of Independent Central (Reserve) Bank for Australia
Efficient outcome in coalitional bargaining games
Indispensability of collective rationality for social efficiency
Endogenous sharing rule as social norms in rent-seeking & team production
Developmental psychology and Applied philosophy
Richard (Mort) Morehouse is Professor Emeritus in Psychology,Viterbo University (La Crosse, WI, USA). He was Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program/Counseling and Psychological Services, Saint Marys University, Winona, Minnesota, 1996 to 2008, and Visiting Professor at the School of Education and Community, Glynd?r University Wrexham, Wales, UK (2002 - 2008). He has worked in Philosophy for Children since 1980 and has taught Psychology and Education for more than 30 Years. He is Emeritus Director and past president of the North American Association for Community of Inquiry (NAACI) and the author of Beginning Interpretative Inquiry: A step-by-step guide to research and evaluation (2012). Co-author of Beginning Qualitative Research: a philosophical and practical guide (MayKut and Morehouse, 1994), Investigacin a cualitativa: unaguapracticay filos afica (Translated into Spanish, 1999).
President-elect, American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis USA View Profile
Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis; Psychological Testing
Ronald Naso is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in independent practice in Stamford, CT. He is currently a director and President-elect of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) as well as a member of the ABAPsa workgroup responsible for the development of educational and training standards adopted by the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology. The author of numerous papers on psychoanalytic topics and associate editor of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies, contributing editor of Division/Review and Journal of Psychology and Clinical Psychiatry, his book entitled Hypocrisy Unmasked: Dissociation, Shame, and the Ethics of Inauthenticity was published by Aronson in 2010. His new books, co-edited with Dr. Jon Mills, Humanizing Evil: Psychoanalytic, Philosophical, and Clinical Perspectives (Routledge) and Ethics of Evil: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Karnac), will be published in 2016.
High-dose laser to treat pain; Using high-dose laser to treat neuropsychological illnesses including PTSD; TBI; Depression
Dual career, medicine and highly scalable software. Superb clinical, communication, and leadership skills. Currently focused on using high-dose laser to treat pain, and using high-dose laser to treat neuropsychological illnesses including PTSD, TBI, and depression.
Experience: 2015 - Chief Med Officer, Laser MD Pain Relief, Inc. Manhattan Beach, CA
2015 - SVP, Ops, Identity & Credit Services, Inc. El Segundo, CA
2013 – 2015 VP, Product Management, NationsInfo, Inc. Westlake Village, CA
2012 - 2013 Clinical Research IRB Member, Chesapeake Research & Review Columbia, MD
2011 – 2013 Product & Management Consulting Arlington, VA
Project: Afilias. Global identity verification of consumers and entities: Analyze, architect, and build a global real-time, low-cost, extensible cloud identity verification system for a B2B2C company with 20 million customers.
social psychology, psycho-diagnostics and therapy, psycho-oncology
Silvia Tsvetkova is an assistant professor of faculty of pharmacy in medical university, Pleven. She got her Scientific degree at Doctor in Clinical Psychology. She occupied a Managerial position in educational system since 1984 and also a Supervisor, trainer and consultant in social sphere. She is a Member of the audit team at Medical University, Member of the Scientific Council for Medical and social activities to Medical University, Member of Carrier Development Center at Medical University. She was participated in projects one international project and nine national projects financed by European structural funds in the social sphere and one research project and three academic projects financed by European structural funds. Her scientific interests are Problems connected with developmental psychology, social psychology and abnormal development psychology; psycho-diagnostics and therapy; psychological aspects of training in university education; motivation; psycho-oncology. She is a co-author in a study at annual publication of SU, author of four textbooks, more than 100 scientific publications.
Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology of Italian National Council of Research Italy View Profile
Having wide interests, Dr. Alberto Zani is concerned with the study of mind and brain from cognitive neurosciences perspective. He investigates visuo-cognitive and affective functions of the human brain in the attempt to localize brain areas and neural networks subserving these functions, and to determine the temporal dynamics of their activation so to gain insight onto brain serial and parallel processing modes. More specifically, the investigation of neural networks for visual stimulus perception and categorization as well as for the control of endogenous and exogenous visuospatial attention are some of his primary interests. Other fields of his interest are neural mechanisms underlying brain language-switching processes in interpreters and multilinguals, with the goal of understanding the plastic reorganization occurring in the human brain with the learning and proficient use of multiple languages. In addition, individual differences in affective functions between genders, and marital and parental status (e.g., male vs. female, married vs. unmarried people, and people with vs. people without children) are in the focus of his interests. This research bears strong implications for his research on the activation of the so-called F5-located “mirror neurons” (MN) in motor-skilled (e.g., such as athletes, ballet dancers, etc.) and non-skilled individuals as well as for emotion-related MN activation in the context of both appropriate and inappropriate socio-relational and emotional contexts. More recently, he also got involved in the study of the functionality of both the central and peripheral nervous systems in relation to music production and appreciation both in musicians and musically-non-educated people.
Dr Alberto Zani graduated “Summa cum laude” in Experimental Psychology in 1979 at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, discussing a Dissertation on “Brain Chemical Neuro-transmitters: Metabolic, Functional and Behavioral Aspects”. In 1981, he won a Fellowship from the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) in the context of the Triennial Special Research Program “Early Diagnosis and Prevention of Neural Sensory Deficits” to be carried out at the Umberto I Hospital of Rome, Italy. In 1982 he also received a Fellowship from the Dutch Foreign Office for an experimental program to be carried out at the Institute of Physiology and the Faculty of Psychology of University of Leiden, The Netherlands. Since late 1982 until late 1984 he spent a research period as Visiting Research Fellow at these same Institutions. Since 1982 until 1990 he was also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychology (IP) of the Italian CNR. In 1990, he obtained a contest-awarded specialization in “Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences” from Italian CNR, and was awarded with a tenured position of Researcher at the IP-CNR. In 1991, he received a Scholarship from James McDonnel Foundation for Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, USA, and, in 1996, a Scholarship from NATO, Advanced Institute on Role of Human Corpus Callosum in Sensory Motor Integration: Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior: Individual Differences & Clinical Applications. In 2000, he moved to the Institute of Neuroscience and Bioimaging of CNR, in Milan, Italy, which in 2003 was renamed in Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology (IBFM-CNR). From 1996 till 2012, he directed the “Cognitive Electrophysiology Lab”, while, since late 2012 up today, the state-of-the-art “Cognitive Electrofunctional Brain imaging Laboratory” of IBFM-CNR. More complete infos on Dr. Zani’s profile and publications can be seen in his personal window-websites: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010546066911 or directly https://erplabcnr.wordpress.com/.
Anthony Shay is a Capacity Building Specialist, Research and Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, and a Rehabilitation Specialist with the University of Wisconsin, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. Anthony is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and holds an Assistive Technology and Accessible Design Certification. He chairs the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America’s (RESNA) Vocational Rehabilitation Professional Specialty Group (VRPSG), represents SVRI on the WisLoan Board, Wisconsin’s assistive technology alternative loan program, and chairs Everybody Works!, a regional nonprofit.
Behavioral compliance of warnings. There are numerous variables (e.g., signal words, color, icons) that influence whether we notice, read, and/or comply with a warning. His research considers these variables in an attempt to ultimately reduce accidents and increase safety related behaviors. He is also interested in general human factors issues. Second, he develops user-friendly statistical software that augments the standard statistical software packages. One of his primary interests in the statistical field concerns hypothesis testing in correlation. His interests also include psychometrics and measurement.
N Clayton Silver is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati and Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Tulane University. After receiving his PhD, he taught at the University of Richmond, Appalachian State University, and the University of Central Florida. He is co-author of one book and numerous scholarly articles in a variety of psychological areas.
Psychopharmacology; Psychotherapy; Pscychological Studies
Khaled Mohamed is presently working as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in Yale University. He has completed his MD in Cairo university hospitals. He has completed his Diploma in Al-Azhar University. Also, he has worked as Medical officer family Physician in United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Abu Dhabi.
Caren (Finnerman) Rich, provides educational consulting and advocacy. She has taught in self-contained, general education and inclusion settings with students of all ages. She supports differently abled students including students with AD/HD, Learning Disabilities, Deaf-Blind, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Gifted and those with an Emotional Disturbance diagnosis. Caren earned her B.A. in Psychobiology from the University of Los Angeles, her M.A. in Educational Psychology and Counseling from California State University, Northridge, her M.S. in Educational Administration from Pepperdine University. She received teaching credentials at California State University, Northridge and Los Angeles. Caren has Doctorates in Holistic Health and Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College. Caren taught Lifespan Development and Child Abuse classes to Doctoral Students at Ryokan College. She was the Special Education Coordinator for Chabad Schools in Los Angeles. Her expertise in a variety of methodologies, including Unique Learning System and Linda-Mood Bell, allows her the broad knowledge needed to work with a variety of populations. Caren and her husband Bill Rich, a photographer, raised her two independent twice-exceptional grown sons. Caren is a Medical and Dental Hypnotherapist with additional certifications as a Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor. She served as the Los Angeles Panel Autism Expert for The Horse Boy documentary.
Her current Board positions include: Sojourn Battered Women and their Children, Los Angeles- Nagoya Sister Cities. She won several grants and awards for Network for a Healthy California, California School Garden Network and Donors Choose. She continues to facilitate women’s groups on relationships and parenting. She visits with her Therapy Dog, Gigi ,the Veterans’ Administration West Los Angeles and has been part of The Veteran’s Holiday Celebration Team since 1993.
Travis Psycho-Educational Services (TPS) Inc USA View Profile
Women; Perfectionism and Shame; Narcissism and Shame; Body Focused Repetitive; Behaviors; Self-Harm; Learned Helplessness
h.D. Human and Organizational Development The Fielding Institute ;Santa Barbara, CA. Degree; Conferred: June, 2003 ;Master of Arts ;Human and Organizational Development The Fielding Institute Santa Barbara, CA Degree Conferred: December 2001; Education Specialist School Psychology University of Central Florida;Orlando, FL Degree Conferred: May, 1997; Education Specialist English Education Nova University;Fort Lauderdale, FL Degree Conferred: June,1989;Master of Arts: Education Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Degree Conferred: September, 1974..Academic experiences in addition to course work; Trichotillomania and Related Body Focused Disorders: Scientific Advisory Board Certification ;Trichotillomania and Related Body Focused Disorders: National Conference ;The Fielding Institute Student Governance: Curriculum Development for the adult learner ;The Fielding Institute Student Governance: Distance Learning.Curriculum for the Adult Learner – Community Building and Retention;Multiple Intelligences in the classroom workshop ; Brain Based Education/ Learning Styles seminar ;Grant writing ;Developmental guidance and counseling ;Career Development.
Samuelochie has a Jungian background. His Master’s Thesis was on Jung and the Shadow and over 30 years of therapeutic work, in three continents, as well as 10 years with Physis, under the late Petruska Clarkson. He was trained in the United States and furthered his training in the UK. He undertook his placement at the Isis Centre in Oxford and the Oxford Brooks University before setting up a practice in Reading, as well as doing presentations for professional bodies, researching and writing books in the field. His approach to client work is that the client decides on what mode of approach works for them, and a model is then built around the “structure” of the client. This is negotiated by how the client absorbs the one to one interaction and the emotional language of the client. The approaches are Integrative, integrating Person Center, CBT, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis or structuralism approaches. The forms of therapy may be short term counseling, (under six sessions) or long term psychotherapy (generally over eight sessions). He had gone on to construct and developed an approach called Skiatism, which is an approach that transcends cultural biases, as it can be put into any culture without diluting the content of the interaction. His e-book entitled In Bed With My Therapists gives a wider grounding about this process, developed from experience of three continents to which he had travelled and lived as an Author, Trainer and a Psychologist for the past 30 years. He had counseled in the areas of Mental Health, Ageing, ethnicity, Race and culture.
Research Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics Russia View Profile
sleep Regulation and Somnology; Electrophysiology; Personality; Individual differences; Evolutionary Psychology and History of science
Arcady A. Putilov received his 1st PhD (Doctoral Candidate in Biol. Sciences) in animal and human physiology from the Institute of Physiology (Novosibirsk, Russia), and 2nd PhD (Doctor in Biol. Sciences) in normal physiology from Siberian Medical University (Tomsk, Russia). He is experienced in research of various rhythmic processes in physiology, biochemistry, zoology, psychology and psychiatry. He authored more than 200 publications including articles in peer reviewed international journals (Neuropsychopharmacology, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatry Research, Psychopathology, Physiology and Behavior, Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, Clinical Neurophysiology, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Individual Differences, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Journal of Psychophysiology, Chronobiology International, Sleep and Biological Rhythms, Sleep Science, Biological Rhythm Research, Somnologie, Current Aging Science, etc.). He also wrote in Russian for the general public about sleep, biological rhythms, seasonal depression, and history of evolutionary psychology.
Sexually abused children: grieving in childhood; Adolescence and adult training; support groups; Empowerment of poor communities decrease risk social and domestic violence; Working with refugee children; paliativo care; End of life and talking about death with children; Children and death; HIV/ SIDA in adolescent; Aderence of treatment
Andrea Donnard is a Clinical Psychologist formed in 1986 PUC / MG, attending mental health since
1990 in private practice for 26 years. In 1991 she specialized themselves in
application and survey diagnosis (children and adolescents). In 1996 began
studies in Thanatology, the Format and Dr. Harley Bessa. In 2000 she became a
member of ADEC (Association for death counseling and education) - USA. In
2003 she was invited to coordinate the Psychology sector Oxion- oncological
medicine -Hospital day. Through a training in the Portuguese Hospital Benefit in
São Paulo - the wing Oncopediatrics. Still in Oxion in 2004 specialized in Health
Psychology. In 2006, he volunteered in support of home living, for people Virus
HIV / AIDS, as coordinator of psychology and management. The individual calls,
group, family, fundraising were made of outpatient basis and Eduardo de
Menezes Hospital, following the hospitalized cases of tuberculosis and terminals.
In 2007 begins its expertise in psycho-oncology and palliative care. In 2009 he
was invited by the Brazilian Society of Palliative Care to take over the
coordination of the Company in Minas Gerais in two Management anos.Neste
period, participated in the preparation of the Companys magazine Fatigue,
Nausea and Vomiting. You begin to meet in 2007 as Psycho - Oncologist at the
Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology-Center under direction of Dr. Manoel Cataldo (in
memoriam), promoting primary health care, prevention and monitoring of
patients with head and neck cancer. humanization lessons in care, prevention of
burn-out, clinical case discussion, to the multidisciplinary team. Implemented
during this period the psycho-oncology sector and palliative care in the hospital
Mater Dei. Radiotherapy, chemotherapy, surgical oncology, .Crianças beds, adolescents and adults, weekly meeting team. In Brazilian Psycho-oncology receives Certificate of Distinction in Knowledge Congress. Begins specialization in developmental psychology, couples, families,
groups and bereavement. In 2010 after the closing of the ENT Clinic with the death of the Director, begins a research work and care in Biocancer Oncad. Search for vaccines for cancer, bariatric and oncological surgery.
Psychopathology and Abnormal psychology; Clinical Psychology; Child and Adolescent Psychopathology; Personality; Counseling theories and psychotherapy; Research and science ethics; Personality theories and clinical implication; Adolescent and child mental health; Topics of positive psychology and psychological research methodology
Mohamad Qasim Abdullah is currently professor of clinical psychology, Dept. Counseling Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Aleppo (Syria). Dr. Abdullah received Bachelor of Psychology degree (University of Damascus 1985), And obtained PhD. In Clinical psychology, From Hungarian Academy of Science and University of Budapest (ELTE) "in English" (1992). Dr. Abdullah received many honor certificates, diploma, and Prizes for his contribution, researches and supervision of psychological practice and training programs at couples of Health, Social and Academic organization and institutions. Dr. Abdullah was: 1- Vice –dean of faculty education for scientific affairs (1997-2001), 2-Vice-dean of faculty of education for Students and Administrative Affairs (2008-2011), 3-Dean of Faculty of education (20012-2015), 4- and currently, Vice-president of university of Aleppo (2015-…… present ). Dr. Abdullah has been contributed In: 1-Contribution in many workshops and conferences in the fields of psychological sciences and Special Education. 2-Contribuation in many TV meetings programs. He is 1-Full member in the Arab Union of Lecturers and researchers. 2-Member and President of many juries and committee at university of Aleppo. 3-President of Committee of student affairs (University of Aleppo).4-Committee president of National Academic References Standards of Psychological Counseling (NARS) at Ministry of Higher Education (Syria).5- Supervisor of Psychological and social program at university of Aleppo.6- Editorial Board of Current Opinion in Neurological sciences Journal.
Sport Psychology; Mental Skills; Training Research Teaching
Leon van Niekerk was born in the early sixties in Vereeniging, where he completed his primary and secondary school years. Thereafter he began his studies at the Northwest University. He completed his BA, Hons BA and ThB (Theology) at the Northwest University. He married his wife, Elzette in 1992 and they have two children, Rudolph (21) and Frances (18). He was a minister of religion in the Reformed Church Vaalpark (Sasolburg) and Bergbron (Johannesburg) for 23 years. During that time, he continued his studies in Psychology at the University of Johannesburg, where he completed his MA degree in Counselling Psychology (2000) and his PhD in Psychology (2006). In 2007, he completed his European Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium. He is a registered Counselling Psychologist and specializes in Sport Psychology. Prof. van Niekerk has been the sport psychologist for numerous National and International athletes in sports such as golf, squash, football, rugby, Olympic- and Paralympic athletes, swimmers, cricket players and teams. He has recently been appointed as the Sport Psychologist for our Deaf National Rugby Team, who played two tests against Wales as well as the Under 17 Football team (Amajimbo’s) competing in the Youth World Cup in Chile. He taught Psychology and Sport Psychology for 15 years at the University of Johannesburg. Currently he is the Head of the Department of Human Movement Sciences and Professor in Sport Psychology at the University of Fort Hare. He is also running a part-time private practice in East London.
Manal Abdelrahim Omer is a passionate scholar-practitioner in the field of clinical psychology who divides her time between clinical practice, teaching and consulting. In her clinical practice, she delivers Trauma Focused Cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to children and adolescent survivors of abuse with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, stress and depression. In her consulting work, she has provided intensive supervision to over 200 graduate students and clinicians. Dr.Omer is Clinical Assistant Professor at Effat University, College of Science and Humanities , Psychology Department where she teaches clinical psychology and other related courses to under graduate Saudi female students in Jeddah KSA . She regularly provides workshops, seminars, and training on child abuse ,gender responsive policing, violence against women and mental health in her role as a consultant of the Family and Child Protection Administration ,former technical police officer in and as a member of Eastern African Police Organization and many other bodies working in the field of child and women protection. She authors and edits training manuals on the topics of gender responsive policing , child abuse and mental health . In addition, she has been presenting many radio and tv shows to raise community awareness on children mental health , child abuse and parenting. Omer finds it gratifying to introduce children and adolescent survivors of abuse clients and their families and interns , alike, to TF-CBT. She has had the privilege of witnessing dramatic transformations using TF-CBT in clients with depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, and . She is eager to apply her experience and compassion with clients as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of control and fulfilment.
Omer received her BA in Psychology and preschool education from Ahfad University,Sudan,her Post graduate Diploma in clinical psychology from Khartoum University,MA in clinical psychology from Indianapolis University,USA and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Khartoum Her previous work experience positions include Chair of the Research and Training Department at Family and Child Protection Administration, Chair of Psychosocial services Department,Coordinator of the gender desk at the FCPA . Her previous clinical positions include licensed consultant clinical psychologist at The Family and Child Protection Administration and Rabat Teaching Hospital ,Psychiatric Unit. In her previous clinical positions, she developed prevention program that targeted children at risk of child abuse . Dr. Omer is a member of many international, regional and national professional organizations . She is on the advisory board of the Unit of Combating Violence Against women from 2008 – present .
Dr. Omer is supervising the psychology internship program at Effat University, currently,she is chairing the psychology program review committee.Her research interest focuses on child abuse ,polyvictimization,violence, against women and their impact on mental health. Dr.Omers research has been funded by the Ministry of Interior and UNICEF in Sudan. Dr. Omer currently working on editing the Handbook of Psychology Internship
Department of Psychology, L.N. Mithila University India View Profile
Organizational Behavior; HRD; HRM; Psychology of Disadvantaged.
Dr. Anis Ahmad is a young and dynamic psychologist and presently engaged in teaching and research as an Associate Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Millat College, Darbhanga (a constituent unit of L.N. Mithila University) since 2005. Dr. Ahmad started his career as an “Associate” of a research project sponsored by the University Grants Commision, New Delhi with Professor A.K. Sen, Dept. of Psychology, University of Delhi. He has also contributed a Book Chapter jointly with Prof. Sen. in a book entitled “Psychology in South Asia”, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1996. He is a recipient of Bharat Vikas Award and also received “Best Research Paper Award” at International Conference of IAAP, Pondicherry in 2002. He was also elected as Council Member in Indian Academy of Applied Psychology. Besides these, he visited many International / National Universities for academic purposes. He organized two UGC sponsored National Seminar and apart from these, various academic activities have also been organized by him like ‘Millennium Interactions among Students of Psychology’, ‘Psychology in the New Millennium. These events were first of its kind in Indian scenario. Besides of these he has served Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia for two academic sessions and is rendering his services as reviewer and occupied his position as Editor-in Chief and in members of the editorial board at National and International academic arena. He is author of 03 book, 06 Book Chapters and more than 33 research papers published in national and international journals of repute. He did complete 02 research project sponsored by UGC and 03 PhD theses have also been awarded under his supervision. He is now affiliated to many academic bodies like IAAP, Indian Science Congress Association, Centre for Good Living, Indian Association of Muslim Social Scientists, International Association of Holistic Psychology and Association of “World without Anger” (WWA), Nepal. His current research interest is in the fields of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Development/ Management and Psychology of the Disadvantaged.
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center USA View Profile
2011 – Present - Executive Council Member of Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) Initiative, A Project of the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness; 2011 – Present - Member of American College of Physician Executives, 2010 – Present Member of American Society of Addiction Medicine; 2007 – Present Member and Presenter at Academy of Organizational & Occupational Psychiatry in Chicago, Illinois; 2005 – 2007; American Psychoanalytic Association; 2004 – 2007 - Tennessee Psychiatric Association; 2004 – 2007 - Nashville Meditation Group, Advocated for coordinated system of care for underinsured
2004 – 2007 - Nashville Psychoanalytic Study Group Member, Study group met monthly during the academic year to discuss topics of psychoanalytic interest and sponsors occasional workshops or public presentations; 2004 – 2007 Student Vice-President of Tennessee Medical Association (TMA),
Organized Doctor’s Day on the Hill; Carried the collective voice of physicians from across the state on Capitol Hill meeting and working directly with lawmakers to influence public policies affecting the practice of medicine; 2004 – 2007 Volunteer Member on weekends at Downtown Clinic for Homelessness; 2004 – 2007 - Nashville Academy of Medicine; 2003 – Present - American Psychiatric Association, ID 311054
1997 – 2004 - American Medical Association; 1997 – 2010 - Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists
Educational Psychology; Organizational Psychology; Quantitative Psychology
Prince Addai holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of Ghana. He is currently a PhD scholar at the University of Fort Hare (South Africa). He is an Upcoming Researcher with expertise in poverty alleviation, food insecurity, improving mental health and well-being. He has concentrated on these areas in his few years of experience in teaching and research in the educational institutions. Though young in the field of research, yet he has the ambition to be one of the renowned researchers in his chosen areas of specialization.
Industrial Psychology, Cognitivity & Rehabilitation, Human Factors and Cognitive Ergonomics.
After few years of working in the Canadian Armed Forces, Dr. Rabiul Ahasan is currently teaching undergraduate courses, conducting multidisciplinary research and supervising postgraduate students in various field of science and technology at Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) in the east coast of Malaysia. In recent years, he has focused on analyzing human factors issues and cognitive ergonomics collaborating with researchers in several other disciplines of science, technology and business. Dr Ahasan has also served on roughly twenty conferences and workshop program committees including editorial tasks for the Journal of Ergonomics, Journal of Man, Machine & Technology, Journal of Defense Studies and Resources Management. You can have a Google search for additional information about Dr Ahasan.
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Greece View Profile
Affective Neurosciences, Mathematical Cognition, Working Memory, Neurofeedback, Functional Connectivity, Graph Theory, Network Dynamics, Time-Varying Networks of Human Connectome aka Chronectome
Manousos Klados has BSc in Mathematics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), and a MSc and PhD in Medical Informatics at the Medical School of the same university. Now he is serving as a postdoctoral researcher in the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences where he received a funded scholarship. From a methodological perspective, my main research interests are based mostly on human connectivity, where I am currently investigating the connectivity phenotypes of personality using fMRI. I am also interested in graph theoretical modeling of humans brain, as well as the modulation introduced in brain networks either by affective and/or cognitive stimuli or under pathological circumstances. During his career he has received several funded scholarships and awards, while until now he has worked in many EU funded research projects and he has coordinated a national one. He has organized three international conferences and participated in over 20 international conferences with peer reviewed proceedings. He has published over 18 journal papers and almost 20 international proceedings papers having a h-index=10.
Dr. Pardeep Kumar is working, at present, as an Assistant Professor and HOD – Psychology at Lovely Professional University (LPU) - one of India’s largest and leading universities. Apart from teaching, he is also guiding Phd and MA students for research work. Dr. Pardeep has also been given the responsibility of Academic Operations Coordinator for School of Arts and Languages at LPU. He has also developed several psychological scales and also acts as a resource person to different institutions. He has qualified UGC – NET, STET, PhD also secured Gold Medal in MA Psychology. Apart from securing outstanding positions, receiving scholarships and appreciation letters from various institutions, Dr. Pardeep has also been honored to meet Prime Minister of India, on the occasion of Republic Day, for his academic distinctions. Before LPU, Dr. Pardeep has worked at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh as a Zonal officer and gained experience in developing research questionnaires, providing training, collecting and storing study data and assisting with new research initiatives. He was also involved in brainstorming research topics, monitoring and evaluating surveys, compiling and analyzing data with SPSS and other programs. Dr. Pardeep has also worked for Arpana Research & Charities Trust (ARCT) as Communications Officer and gained experience in writing proposals for various educational programs. Also as a Senior Project Executive at SaveLife Foundation, Delhi, he was involved in planning and implementation of various educational, research and training projects.
Audience Psychology; Group Identity (national, extremist); Film marketing (film companies’ marketing strategies; Audiences’ reaction to the marketing tactics manifested via decision making)
Nick Yeh is BA in English Literature, MA in Counseling Psychology and PhD in Cultural Studies (Media & Film concentration), Nick Yeh (Chi-Shu Yeh) is a true interdisciplinary scholar. His doctoral dissertation titled How one Writes, Produces, Markets a Movie and how an Audience Reads the Movie, won the prestigious Kozmetsky Trans-disciplinary Dissertation Award. Prior to conducting his own doctoral research project, Nick had worked at Claremont McKenna College’s Asian Mental Health Lab and interned at two state-funded community mental health centers in the greater Boston area. Aside from his academic credentials, Nick is also a filmmaking professional. His films have collected recognition at numerous film festivals such Siouxland Film Festival, Bonita Springs International Film Festival, Maryland International Film Festival, Ozark Short Film Festival, New Hope Film Festival and have been screened at Nice International Film Festival (France) and Cannes Film Festival. The hands-on experience in the film industry gives Nick a unique pair of eyes when he examines the psychology of audiences
Clinical psychology; Social psychology; Group and family therapy
Mojtaba Dalir is postdoctoral researcher at university of Tehran and PhD in psychology. He is outstanding graduate in psychology. He is a member board of directors at Iranian association of social psychology (since 2012) and member board of directors at Iranian association of health psychology (since 2014). He is lecturer at Payam Noor University (since 2008) and Islamic Azad University (since 2014). He has worked on treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (since 2002) and has published some articles in this area. He worked as executive director of the social psychology research quarterly (2014-2015). He has published several books, scientific articles in clinical and social psychology and many notes in newspapers about social psychology. He worked as a psychologist at Institute for Cognitive Science Studies (2013-2014) as well as private practice (since 2002).
Psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, Case work and individual counselling
Sudeshna Chakrabarti is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Netaji Subhash Mahavidyalaya, Udaipur, India. She did here M.A. from Calcutta University, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Clinical psychology from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi. She has nearly 15 years of experience in both the scholarly and clinical aspect of psychology, including rehabilitation aspect. Currently she also serves as the Associate Editor of Journal of Disability Studies, a reputed International Journal of Rehabilitation Psychology. Several of her research articles has been published in journals of repute.