Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC

Author, Psychotherapist

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC, is a psychotherapist specializing in narcissistic abuse, gaslighting, anxiety, and ADHD. She is the author of eight books and one workbook, including the best-selling Healing from Toxic Relationships: 10 Essential Steps to Recover from Gaslighting, Narcissism, and Emotional Abuse and Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People – and Break Free. Dr. Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate (Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling), and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Mediator. She has been in private practice for 22 years. She is a senior contributor for Forbes and is also a contributor to Psychology Today. She is the host of the “Talking Brains” podcast. She is based in Tampa, Florida. You can visit her website at www.stephaniesarkis.com.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis maintains a private practice. She serves as a contributor to Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today and is an advisory panel member for Evergreen Certifications. Dr. Sarkis is a facilitator for Collaborative Divorce. She receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis is a professional expert for Understood.org, part of the National Center for Learning Disabilities. She is a member of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, and the National Board for Certified Counselors.


Russell A. Barkley, PhD

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, recently retired (January 1, 2022) from his position as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2016-present). He is also a retired Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1985-2002) and subsequently worked as a Professor of Psychiatry and Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (2003-2016). Dr. Barkley is the founder and Editor of the clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, which he continues to edit in this 30th and final year of publication (2022). He is board certified in Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).

Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator and practitioner who has published 27 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering more than 43 editions, and creator of 7 award winning professional videos. He has published more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders and is the author of the book Managing ADHD in School (PESI, 2016).

Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited lectures in more than 30 countries and appeared on nationally televised shows such as 60 Minutes, the Today show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many others. He has received numerous awards from professional societies and ADHD organizations for his lifetime achievements, contributions to research and clinical practice, and the dissemination of science.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Russell Barkley is a published author and receives royalties. He receives royalties from Astra Zeneca, Seminarer.dk, ContinuingEdCourses.net, and Leading Edge Seminars of Canada. Dr. Barkley had a previous relationship with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. All financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Dr. Russell Barkley is a member of the South Carolina Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, and the American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD).


Edward Hallowell, MD

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, is a psychiatrist, ADHD expert, Founder of The Hallowell Centers, and NYT bestselling author of 22 books, including Driven to Distraction, Delivered from Distraction, and most recently ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction. He’s been featured on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Oprah, Dateline, the View, and more.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Edward Hallowell is the founder of Hallowell Centers. He is an author and receives royalties. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Edward Hallowell is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.
 


John J Ratey, MD

John J. Ratey, M.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the coauthor, with Edward Hallowell, of the books Driven to Distraction, Answers to Distraction, and Delivered from Distraction.

 

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: John Ratey is an associate clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. He is an affiliate staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Ratey is an author and receives royalties. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: John Ratey is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.
 


Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP

Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Carter received his MA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a postdoctoral master's degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickerson University. Dr. Carter has taught clinical psychopharmacology classes at Emory University since 2005 and has presented highly rated psychopharmacology workshops to clinicians throughout the United States since 2010. Dr. Carter has served as a senior assistant research scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has been a psychotherapist and researcher for more than 20 years, during which time he has garnered awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the University of Michigan. Dr. Carter has presented at numerous conferences and written several books and articles on introductory psychology, neuropsychology and psychopharmacology.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Kenneth Carter has employment relationships with Positive Impact Health Centers and Oxford College of Emory University. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Carter receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Kenneth Carter is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Neuroscience Education Institute, the American Association for the Advancement of Pharmocotherapy, and the American Board of Professional Psychology.


Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP

Psychologist-Clinical

Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP, clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD Solution Card Deck, specializes in working with neurodiverse children, teens, adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, high-functioning autism, twice exceptionality and mental health issues. With decades of experience as a clinician, educator, coach and consultant, she translates complex information into accessible language and concepts that everybody can understand and apply in their lives. Her workshops offer practical, insightful strategies to improve managing workers, promote effective communication and increase productivity. She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, motivation and neurodiversity. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com and Psychology Today.com and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work, and has been a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV. Her writing has been featured in numerous online and print publications including The Psychotherapy Networker, Smith College Studies in Social Work, Attention Magazine, Additude Magazine, Psych Central and Inquirer.com.

Learn more at www.drsharonsaline.com.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Sharon Saline maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Smith College School for Social Work. She is the founder and co-facilitator of Workshops at Northampton Area Pediatrics and is a consultant with the Greenwood School. Dr. Saline receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Sharon Saline is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Psychological Association, the Children and Adults with ADHD, and the Attention Deficit Disorder Association.


Steve O'Brien, PsyD

Steve O'Brien, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with nearly 30 years of experience treating children, adolescents, families and young adults in his Clearwater, Florida practice. His specialty areas include child-adolescent anxiety/depression, ADHD Autism Spectrum Disorders, and divorced/blended family adjustment. Dr. O'Brien utilizes an integrative-systems model which tailors treatment to the developmental needs of youth and families. Intensive parent consultation and youth-focused family interventions are critical components of his therapeutic approach.

Dr. O'Brien has worked in numerous healthcare environments, including community mental health, psychiatric, inpatient/residential, substance abuse, and medical facilities. He also served as associate professor of child-adolescent studies at the Florida School of Professional Psychology. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. O'Brien is an app developer (Life@Home by Psychtouch.com) and a media consultant for both Tampa Bay and national news outlets. Visit obrienpsychology.com for more information.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Steven O'Brien maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Steven O’Brien is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Florida Psychological Association.


Kevin Blake, PhD, PLC, ADHD-CCSP

Kevin T. Blake, PhD, PLC, ADHD-CCSP, is a licensed psychologist and recognized national authority on ADHD, executive function, and learning disorders. With over 20 years of specialized experience, Dr. Blake was one of the first professionals in the United States to study these conditions in adults specifically. Dr. Blake now speaks throughout the nation, educating clinicians on the latest evidence-based diagnosis and treatment recommendations for improved clinical outcomes.

Currently in private practice and serving as a facilitator for a community adult ADHD support group, he also speaks across the nation on the latest evidence-based diagnosis and treatment recommendations for improved clinical outcomes. A published author, Dr. Blake’s articles have been featured in Attention!, LDA Newsbriefs, and Perspectives (of the International Dyslexia Association). In 1991, Dr. Blake was honored to be a delegate to the National Institute for Literacy’s “LEAD 2000 Congress,” where he was a member of a special committee advising the U.S. Congress on diagnostic and remediation issues confronting learning disabled adults.

Dr. Blake is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Dyslexia Association, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders, and Learning Disabilities Association. Dr. Blake’s own experience overcoming dyslexia and hearing impairment drives his passion for educating both professional and lay audiences about methods to overcome the challenges of ADHD and specific learning disorders.

An accomplished and engaging speaker, Dr. Blake’s presentations are known for weaving together empirical evidence, germane information, and practical how-to’s in a way that is accessible and applicable. When he’s not traveling the country to speak, Dr. Blake calls Tucson, AZ home.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Kevin Blake is an independent contractor for TPN Health. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations. Non-financial: Dr. Kevin Blake is an at-large board member of CHADD of Tucson. He is a member of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), and the American Psychological Association (APA).


Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST

Private Practice

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., CST, is a psychologist in private practice, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books: More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD (2009) and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians (2007) and is a regular contributor to numerous ADHD-related publications, including ADDitude Magazine. Dr. Tuckman is a frequent presenter who routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complex concepts understandable, practical and even entertaining. He has given over 200 presentations to professionals and members of the public, including full-day continuing education seminars and international conferences. He has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio and XM Radio and been quoted in The Washington Post. He is the current vice president of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

You can find more information about Dr. Tuckman’s books, weekly podcast, upcoming presentations and links to past presentations at ww.adultADHDbooks.com. His driving goal in his writing and presenting is to provide science-based information that is easily applicable to make people’s live better.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Financial: Ari Tuckman maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as a published author. Ari Tuckman receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ari Tuckman is the National Conference Committee co-chair for CHAAD.


Lynne Kenney, PsyD

Move2Think, LLC

Lynne Kenney, PsyD, is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-6. Dr. Kenney develops curriculum, programming, and activities to improve children’s cognition through coordinative cognitive-motor movement, executive function skill-building strategies, and social-emotional learning.

Dr. Kenney has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from the University of Southern California and a Doctorate in Psychology from Pepperdine.

Dr. Kenney’s books include 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior with Rebecca Comizio (PESI, 2016), the Social-Emotional Literacy program, Bloom Your Room™ (Mrs. Beetle’s Books, 2017), Musical Thinking™ (Unhooked Books, 2016), and Bloom: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids with Wendy Young (Unhooked Books, 2015). Her professional development platform, The Kinetic Classroom, brings executive function education and cognitive-motor movement to educators and clinicians worldwide.

Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked as an educator in community service from the inner cities of Los Angeles to national organizations such as the Neurological Health Foundation, Understood.org, HandsOn Phoenix, and Points of Light (Generation On). She values closing the education gap in poverty and enjoys working with Title I schools.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Lynne Kenney maintains a private practice.  She is an author for St. Lynn’s Press, Better Life Media, Inc., and Move 2 Think, LLC.  Dr. Kenney is the creator of The Family Coach Method.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Lynne Kenney has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
 

 


David M. Pratt, PhD, MSW

Western New York Psychotherapy Services

David M. Pratt, PhD, MSW, is a New York State Licensed Psychologist with 40+ years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families. Dr. Pratt is in private practice at the Western New York Psychotherapy Services in Amherst, NY. He is presently on faculty with the University at Buffalo, School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education and a member of New York State, Office of Mental Health Advisory Board on Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth. He was the Principal Psychologist at the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University at Buffalo and Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, University at Buffalo Counseling, School and Educational Psychology department. Dr. Pratt has conducted numerous trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at local, state, national and international forums. He is the author of CBT Toolkit for Depressed, Anxious and Suicidal Children and Adolescents (PESI Publishing, Inc., 2019) and Advanced CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Promoting Resilience, Positive Emotions and Personal Growth (in press, PESI, Publishing, Inc.).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. David Pratt maintains a private practice. He has an employment relationship with the University at Buffalo. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. David Pratt serves on the advisory board for the New York State Office of Mental Health.


Melissa Springstead Cahill, PsyD

Anchor Children and Family Counseling, Inc.

Melissa Springstead Cahill, PsyD, has dedicated her career to the psychosocial and mental health needs of adolescents for over a decade. She specializes in working with teens who struggle with ADHD, learning disabilities and other educational barriers.