Shawn Giammattei, PhD

Shawn V. Giammattei, PhD

Shawn Giammattei, PhD

 Shawn V. Giammattei, PhD is a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of California and the founder of the newly developed Gender Health Training Institute. He has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and has 19 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families around a wide variety of issues. He specializes in working with LGBTQ couples and families with a particular focus on the specific issues that arise for transgender/gender expansive (TGE) couples and TGE youth and their families.

Dr. Giammattei is certified by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health as a gender specialist and is on faculty for their Global Education Initiative. He is an affiliated researcher, adjunct professor, and recent past Coordinator of Training for the Rockway Institute: A national center for LGBT psychology research, education, and public policy, at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He co-created the Rockway Certificate in LGBT Human Services, which includes the first semester long graduate course in transgender mental health and currently teaches graduate level courses in LGBT psychology, transgender mental health, and couples & family therapy. He is a research consultant to Kaiser Permanente, Northern California and Emory University regarding their NIH and PCORI funded studies looking at health outcomes of transgender patients. He is also past president and current council member of the Association of Family Therapists of Northern California; past vice-president and board member of the American Family Therapy Academy; and a member of Mind the Gap, an organization affiliated with the University of California, Beniof, Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic focused on the needs of transgender youth and their families.

Dr. Giammattei is a past Fahs-Beck Scholar and recipient of the Connell Persico Scholarship for Outstanding Scholarship & Leadership in the LGBT Community. He is the author of several articles and book chapters on gender, sexuality, couples, and family work. He is also a skilled public speaker and seminar leader, having led multiple workshops nationally and internationally for both professionals and community members on topics related to transgender couples and families across the lifespan.

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Joseph Winn, MSW, LICSW, CST-S

Joseph Winn, MSW, LICSW, CST-S

Joseph Winn, MSW

I graduated from Boston University in 1995 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and a specialization in group psychotherapy. While studying at Boston University, my field placements focused on family therapy, adult mental health, substance abuse and dependency, community mental health and people diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

My undergraduate degree was completed in 1993 through The University of Massachusetts Boston. While enrolled at U-Mass Boston, I worked full time with homeless men, women and families struggling with chronic mental illness, substance dependency, and domestic violence. I was employed at McLean Hospital for several years where I worked primarily in an adolescent residential program and several other programs including the psychotic disorders residential unit.

Ideas that influence how I work with clients:

I maintain an eclectic approach to my work as a psychotherapist. This means that, rather than relying on a single theory base, my understanding of human relationships, struggles, and problem resolution is influenced by multiple psychological and sociological schools of thought. As no two people, couples, families, or problems are exactly alike, a mixed model approach allows me to tailor my interventions to work with my client’s in creating personalized approaches to resolving their presenting concerns.

Some of the models that I’ve found most helpful in my practice include various family systems theories, emotion focused therapy, existentialism, humanism, contemporary psychodynamic perspectives, motivational interventions, somatic awareness models, narrative, constructivist and collaborative language approaches, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and harm reduction interventions.

In addition to seeing clients, I also lecture, teach and supervise about issues such as domestic violence, substance abuse, LGBTQQIAA mental health, problematic sexual behavior, LGBTQIAA elders and sexuality, sex therapy, and problematic relationship dynamics.

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Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD

Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD

Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD

Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD are partners in life and work. They co-created Imago Relationship Therapy, co-authored 10 books on intimate partnerships including three NY Times best sellers, and co-founded the non-profit Imago Relationships International which has trained over 2500 Imago therapists in 51 countries. Recently, they co-founded Relationships First which distributes Safe Conversations technology to facilitate the development of a relational culture.
Harville earned his PhD in Psychology and Theology from the University of Chicago, received an honorary doctorate from Mercer University and many other awards for his 50+ years as a clinician, author, trainer, and public speaker.
Helen earned her PhD from Union Theological Seminary, NY, in Women’s Studies. For her contribution to the women’s movement, she received an honorary doctorate from Southern Methodist Seminary, along with other distinctive awards, was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame. They live in Dallas and NY and have six children and six grandchildren.

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William Doherty, PhD

William J. Doherty, PhD

William Doherty, PhD

William J. Doherty is an educator, researcher, therapist, speaker, author, consultant, and community organizer. He is Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family Social Science, College of Education and Human Development, at the University of Minnesota, where he is also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Bill is past president of the National Council on Family Relations, the nation’s oldest interdisciplinary family studies organization. His awards include the Significant Contribution to the Field of Marriage and Family Therapy Award, the Margaret E. Arcus Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Life Education, and the Outstanding Community Service Award from the University of Minnesota.

Bill is a licensed marriage and family therapist, psychologist, and Clinical Member, Fellow and Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He received his Ph.D. in family studies from the University of Connecticut in 1978 and has served on the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Iowa and the University of Oklahoma before coming to the University of Minnesota in 1986.

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Caroline S. Welch

Caroline S. Welch

Caroline S. Welch

Caroline is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and is admitted to the State Bars of California, Texas and Wisconsin. She also holds a Master’s degree in Communications from the University of Southern California. She is the CEO of Mind Your Brain, Inc. and Co-founder of MindSightMedia, Inc.

Caroline spent 12 years in private practice at Kelley Drye & Warren in civil litigation before serving as Vice President in Litigation at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. Prior to MGM, she served as Senior Counsel at Spelling Entertainment Group, Inc. where she supervised litigation and served as the production attorney on the set of “Judge Judy” for two seasons.

Caroline also had a private business mediation practice for three years prior to joining Mind Your Brain, Inc. Her experience in law, mediation and mindfulness has led her to be an invited international speaker at conferences including Mindful Life and 1440 Multiversity.

Her pro bono work includes: Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court, mediator on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and volunteer at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and the Domestic Violence Clinic at the Santa Monica courthouse. Caroline also serves on the boards of Sojourn (a division of the Ocean Park Community Center), Everychild Foundation and the University of California-Berkeley Parents Board. Caroline may be contacted at CarolineWelch@DrDanSiegel.com.

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Martha Kauppi, LMFT, ACST

Martha Kauppi, LMFT

Martha Kauppi, LMFT

Martha Kauppi, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist, educator, author, speaker, and AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor. Her private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, specializes in complex relational therapy, sex issues, and alternative family structures. As the founding director of the Institute for Relational Intimacy, Martha offers unique educational offerings to help therapists all over the world become comfortable, confident, and competent working with sex issues. She is the author of the groundbreaking new book Polyamory: A Clinical Toolkit for Therapists (and Their Clients) (Rowman/Littlefield).

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Ellyn Bader, PhD

Ellyn Bader, PhD

Ellyn Bader, PhD

Dr. Ellyn Bader is a founder and director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. As a clinical psychologist, workshop leader, author, and speaker, she is dedicated to helping couples create extraordinary relationships. Over the past 30 years she has trained therapists in couples therapy throughout the United States as well as Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. She served as a Clinical Faculty in Stanford University School of Medicine for 8 years. Ellyn is a past-president of the International Transactional Analysis Association and a recipient of the Clark Vincent Award for an outstanding literary contribution to the field of marital therapy from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She co-authored the books, “In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in Couples Therapy” (Brunner/Mazel.) and “Tell Me No Lies: How to Face the Truth and Build a Loving Marriage.” (St.Martins Press.) with her husband, Dr. Peter Pearson.

Drs. Bader and Pearson have appeared on numerous radio and TV shows including the Today show, Good Morning America and the CBS Morning Show. They have been married to each other for 35 years and have worked together for 30 years.

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Terry Real, LICSW

Terry Real, LICSW

Terry Real, LICSW

Terry Real, LICSW is a nationally recognized family therapist, author, and teacher. He is particularly known for his groundbreaking work on men and male psychology as well as his work on gender and couples; he has been in private practice for over twenty-five years. Terry has appeared often as the relationship expert for Good Morning America and ABC News. His work has been featured in numerous academic articles as well as media venues such as Oprah, 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today and many others.
In 1997 he published the national bestseller: I Don’t Want To Talk About It, the first book ever written on the topic of male depression. That was followed by How Can I Get Through To You? An exploration of the role of patriarchy in relationships and most recently, The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work, a practical guide for couples and couples therapists.
Terry founded The Relational Life Institute, in Arlington, Massachusetts, dedicated to working with the general population to help women reclaim their voices and men open their hearts. The Institute offers a training program for therapists as well as workshops and trainings throughout the US and Canada.

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Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

Stan Tatkin, PsyD

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, holds a degree in clinical psychology. He is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach To Couples Therapy® (PACT) which has training programs both nationally and internationally. In addition to his private practice, he teaches and supervises first through third-year family medicine residents at Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, through which he is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine.
He is co-author with Marion Solomon of “Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy” from Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology Series. He has also authored “Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain Can Help You Defuse Conflicts And Spark Intimacy” from New Harbinger, and most recently “We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection and Enduring“, published by Sounds True.

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