Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, LMFT

Manuela Mischke-Reeds MA, LMFT, is a somatic & trauma psychotherapist and international teacher and director of the Hakomi Institute of California. She has been training and coaching professionals in the methods of Hakomi therapy and Somatic Trauma Therapies for the past 20 years. She consults professionals in varied fields, including health professionals, first responders and business leaders. She integrates Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, somatic trauma therapies, and trauma mental health approaches for business leaders and first responders. Her embodied therapeutic approach includes Ketamine assisted-psychotherapy with First responders and trauma clients.

Manuela is the founder Innate Somatic Intelligence Trauma Training Approaches integrating 20+ years of in-depth clinical practice and teaching.

Manuela is the author of several books, including 125 Somatic Psychotherapy Tools for Trauma and Stress (PESI 2018), 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well Being (W.W. Norton 2015). Visit Manuela’s website to find out more about her work: www.manuelamischkereeds.com.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial:  Manuela Mischke-Reeds is a co-director and teacher with Hakomi Institute of California.  She maintains a private practice and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Manuela Mischke-Reeds is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
 


Monnica T Williams, PhD

Dr. Monnica T. Williams, PhD, is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist who was named one of the top 25 thought leaders in PTSD by PTSD Journal. Her work has been featured in several major media outlets, including NPR, Huffington Post, CNN, and the New York Times.

Dr. Williams has published over 100 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles focused on trauma and other anxiety-related disorders and cultural differences. She is an associate editor of the Behavior Therapist and New Ideas in Psychology, and serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals.

A past president of the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists, Dr. Williams is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa in the School of Psychology, where she is the Canada Research Chair for Mental Health Disparities. She is also Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic in Connecticut, where she provides supervision and training to clinicians for empirically-supported treatments.

 


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Monnica Williams has employment relationships with the University of Ottawa. the University of Massachusetts, and Behavioral Wellness Clinic, LLC. She receives compensation as a consultant and royalties as a published author. Dr. Williams receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Monnica Williams serves on the board of directors for the Source Research Foundation. She is a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (adjunct to the Board of Directors of Céu do Montréal Church), the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association, the Canadian Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, the Association for Psychological Science, the Canadian Psychological Association and others. For a complete list, please contact info@pesi.com.


Terry Real, LICSW

Private Practice

Terry Real, LICSW, is an Internationally Recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author. Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology.

A family therapist and teacher for more than 25 years, Terry is the best-selling author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression (Scribner), the straight-talking How Can I Get Through to You? Reconnecting Men and Women (Scribner), and most recently The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work (Random House). Terry knows how to lead couples on a step-by-step journey to greater intimacy – and greater personal fulfillment.

A senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona, Terry has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and fellow therapists. Through his books, the Institute, and workshops around the country, Terry helps women and men, parents and non-parents, to create the connection they desire in their relationships.

Terry’s work, with its rigorous commonsense approach, speaks to both men and women. His ideas on men’s issues and on couple’s therapy have been celebrated in venues from “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show” and “20/20,” to “Oprah” and The New York Times.

A proponent of “full-throttle marriage,” as described in The New Rules of Marriage, Terry has been called “the most innovative voice in thinking about and treating men and their relationships in the world today.”

The New York Times book review described Terry’s work as: “A critical contribution to feminist psychology (that) brings the Men’s movement a significant step forward.” Robert Bly hailed it as “moving onto new ground in both story and song. Exhilarating in its honesty.”

Terry’s Relational Life Institute grew out of his extensive and empathic experience. He teaches people how to make their relationships work by providing products and services designed to teach the principles of Relational Life™, so that everyone can enjoy full respect living and craft a healthy life legacy.‚Äč

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Terry Real, LICSW, is the founder of Relational Life Institute. Terry receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Terry Real, LICSW has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Juliane Taylor Shore, LMFT, LPC

Juliane Taylor Shore, LMFT, LPC, is a teacher of interpersonal neurobiology.


Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Juliane Shore maintains a private practice, and she is the founder and clinical director of IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Ms. Shore has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Juliane Shore is the president of the board for the Relational Life Foundation. She is a member of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, the Austin Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association.


Sabrina N'Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C

Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C, is an integrative psychotherapist, storyteller, and peacebuilder, based in Baltimore, MD. She recently completed her first book, The Laugh of Love.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Sabrina N'Diaye is the founder of The Heart Nest Center for Peace and Healing and has an employment relationship with The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Sabrina N'Diaye has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Stephen W Porges, PhD

Stephen W. Porges, PhD, 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 and the University of Maryland.  He served as president of both the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award.  He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse. In 1994, he proposed the Polyvagal Theory. The theory provides insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders including autism, anxiety, depression, ADD, PTSD, and schizophrenia. His research has led to the development of innovative interventions designed to stabilize behavioral and psychological states and to stimulate spontaneous social behavior that are being applied to autism and other clinical diagnoses.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Dr. Stephen Porges has employment relationships with Indiana University Bloomington and the University of North Carolina. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He is a scientific advisor to Integrated Learning Systems/Unyte and receives a royalty. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Dr. Stephen Porges is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research.


Frank Anderson, MD

Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.

Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy – New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy” and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.

Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Frank Anderson maintains a private practice. He is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Self Leadership, and he receives royalties from Routledge and PESI Publishing. He is a supervisor and lecturer at the Trauma Center and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Frank Anderson is a member of the New England Society Studying Trauma and Dissociation and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.


Dafna Lender, LCSW

Dafna Lender, LCSW, is an international trainer and supervisor for practitioners who work with children and families. She is a certified trainer and supervisor/consultant in both Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). Dafna's expertise is drawn from 25 years of working with families with attachment in many settings: at-risk after school programs, therapeutic foster care, in-home crisis stabilization, residential care and private practice. Dafna's style, whether as a therapist or teacher, is combining the light-hearted with the profound by bringing a playful, intense and passionate presence to every encounter. Dafna is the co-author of Theraplay: The Practitioner's Guide (2020). She teaches and supervises clinicians in 15 countries in 3 languages: English, Hebrew and French.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dafna Lender is the founder of Dafna Lender Psychotherapy Training and Consulting. She is a published author and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dafna Lender is an author for Psychotherapy Networker.


Abi Blakeslee, SEP, CMT, MFT, PhD

Abi Blakeslee, PhD, MFT, CMT, SEP
I am a SE faculty and a marriage and family therapist. I have a master’s in counseling and Depth Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical and Somatic Psychology. My dissertation, with a committee that included Dr. Daniel Siegel, generated original research on the role of implicit memory in Somatic Experiencing. My clinical experience is with individuals, couples, children, and families treating a broad base of issues. I draw from over a decade and a half of experience with SEI, teach throughout the country and internationally, and consult worldwide. I am currently conducting evidence-based research on SE to promote its use in trauma informed statewide care initiatives. you can access several SE research publications I have written on my website. I reside in Bozeman, Montana (right outside of Yellowstone National Park), and currently specialize in providing SE individual and group consultations for SE students of all levels. I have faculty level online group case consultations a Saturday of most months. You can join by going to my website www.abiblakeslee.com. I focus on giving practical details in building SE skills and how to integrate various frameworks into your SE practice such as psychodynamic therapy, object/relations, the psychobiological principals of attachment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and SE touch skills. Please feel free to email at somatics4healing@yahoo.com, or sign up to receive information about trainings, lectures, and SE research at www.abiblakeslee.com.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Abi Blakeslee, SEP, CMT, MFT, PhD maintains a private practice. Dr. Abi Blakeslee is a faculty member at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. She is a legacy faculty for the Ergos Institute for Somatic Education. Dr. Abi Blakeslee receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Abi Blakeslee, SEP, CMT, MFT, PhD is a member of the American Association for Marriage Family Therapists; and the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.


Peter Levine, PhD

Peter A. Levine, PhD, holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. The developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which conducts trainings in this work throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures, with 26 faculty members and over five thousand students. Dr. Levine was a stress consultant for NASA on the development of the space shuttle project and was a member of the Institute of World Affairs Task Force of Psychologists for Social Responsibility in developing responses to large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare. Levine’s international best seller, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, has been translated into 22 languages. His recent interests include the prevention of trauma in children, and he has co-written two books, with Maggie Kline, in this area: Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids. His most recent book: In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, was recently released to rave reviews. Levine’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the LifeTime Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP).

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Peter Levine receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. Dr. Levine has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Peter Levine is the founder and senior advisor to Somatic Experiencing International, the founder, and president of the Ergos Institute, and is the senior clinical fellow and advisor to the Meadows Addiction Center. Dr. Levine is a member of the American Psychological Association.