Is founder and director of the Megged School. He is a social worker by training, a certified family therapist and instructor and also practices therapeutic (healing) storytelling. Mr. Megged was a lifelong student of the late Amnon Ben-Zvi and some of the pioneers of family therapy in the United States and Israel, such as: Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, Harry Aponte, Dr. Susanna Bullrich, Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, Judith Grinbaum and Dr. David Schnarch.
Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D
Researcher, expert, author, and coach in parental alienation
Dr. Baker has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Teachers College of Columbia University. She is the director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection at the New York Foundling. She is the author of Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the ties that Bind (WW Norton) and author or co-author of more than 60 peer reviewed articles on parent-child relationships.
Amy Van Gunst, MA, LPC, MDIV
MA, LPC, MDIV
Amy Van Gunst has the kind of experience, both in life and with clients, that allows her to help individuals and couples deal with a wide range of issues. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual, group, and marital therapy. She also provides court-related services and parenting time services. She has been the Executive Coordinator of the Fountain Hill Center since 1994.
Anna Tivade, MSW
Founder, Consultant PASA-NJ Parental Alienation Support & Awareness NJ
PASA-NJ's mission is to promote education and awareness. We meet monthly in mutual support group settings across NJ and provide educational programs. Our goal is to eradicate Parental Alienation by educating the public and supporting those who are in the throes of it.
Ashish Joshi, J.D.,
Owner, Joshi: attorneys + counselors
Ashish S. Joshi is the Managing Partner and a trial lawyer at Joshi, attorneys + counselors. Mr. Joshi has been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, State Bars of New York, Michigan, District of Columbia, and Gujarat, India.
Ben W Burgess, Ph.D.
Dr. Ben W Burgess, PHD is a Psychologist primarily located in Grand Haven, MI
Brian Ludmer is a Canadian attorney whose practice focuses on cases involving high conflict custody battles, denial of parenting time and parental alienation, as well as high net worth financial disputes. He is also a business and securities law attorney with over 32 years of experience.
Brian is the Legal Column Editor and Writer for the bi-monthly newsletter of the Parental Alienation Study Group.
Child Custody and Divorce Coach
33 years experience dealing with Family Law. First responder to child abuse investigations. Ten years research into cause and effect of Family Law. Last nine years as a Child Custody and Divorce Coach. Clients all over the United States and internationally. Frequent presenter on Court, Crime and Parental Alienation, Parallel Parenting etc. Member of the Parental Alienation Study Group. Advisor to ISNAF. Prior Board member PAAO International. Past president SPAC. Member of LAWPOA. Member of IPA.
CEO International Support Network for Alienated Families
Cindy Hirsch, a family advocate in Los Angeles and CEO of ISNAF, a nonprofit organization providing support, education, awareness, and advocacy for families affected by parental alienation
Colleen Murray, PhD, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
I am passionate about helping people who are hurting. I believe that it is a true privilege when a client comes to me and allows me to walk alongside them during this most vulnerable time in their life. During their intake I relay to my clients how much I appreciate them choosing to counsel and that I believe that being a their counselor is a privilege.
David Curl, Ph. D.
Film-maker & CEO, For Kids Sake
With an MA from Oxford and PhD from Monash University, David Curl is a scientist and internationally acclaimed film-maker whose films have reached over 100 million viewers in 50 countries. As CEO of the non-profit For Kids Sake, he is overseeing a social impact campaign to transform our approach to family separation and producing films and TV ads that highlight and address the risks to children of our current systems.
Demosthenes Lorandos, Ph.D., J.D.
Forensic psychologist & Litigator
Dr. Lorandos received his B.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University. He attended the New School for Social Research in New York City, studying the principles and methodology of science. He has also published three books: Cross-Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences (co-authored with Dr. Terence Campbell); Benchbook in the Behavioral Sciences: Psychiatry – Psychology – Social Work and The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome – Conceptual.
inger Gentile is an advocate and documentary filmmaker dedicated to addressing ignored global issues and shedding light on solutions. With her soon-to-be-released film, ERASING FAMILY, she is exposing the trauma children suffer when a loving parent is erased by the divorce courts, a problem that affects over 22 million families in the US alone.
JENNIFER J. HARMAN, Ph.D
Jennifer Jill Harman, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and specializes in the study of intimate relationships. She also has two masters degrees from Teacher's College, Columbia University in psychological counseling, and served as a family and substance abuse counselor for several years prior to her entry into academia. She is currently an associate professor of psychology at Colorado State University.
Joani Kloth Zanard, MFT
ADA Advocate and Consultant
Joan has a Masters Magna Cum Laude in Marriage and Family Therapy, a BS in Health and Psychology with a Minor in Business which includes extensive training and certification in Reunification Therapy and work with children. She also is a Guardian Ad Litem and Certified as a Recovery Support Specialist and in ABI. Presently, she runs and manages a nonprofit with over 40 chapters around the world.
Joe Rabiega, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS
Everyone faces struggles (both small and large) throughout their life. Most times, we do just fine working through these challenging times on our own. However, there are times when sadness, depression, anxiety, or other emotional factors weigh on us and make our struggles unbearable. Therapy allows for you to face these types of struggles in a safe place in order to restore courage and increase confidence in your ability to be yourself again.
Joshua Coleman, Ph.D.
Co-Chair of the Council on Contemporary Families and is also a psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters and has written four books: When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don't Get Along (HarperCollins);The Marriage Makeover: Finding Happiness in Imperfect Harmony (St. Martin's Press); and many others.
Lead therapist at the Family Separation Clinic
Karen Woodall is a specialist in working with high conflict divorce and separation and its impact on children. She is a psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in working with parents and children affected by family separation. Karen is an internationally recognised expert on children’s post separation rejecting behaviours and the phenomenon of the alienated child.
Kolette Butler, Ph. D
A native Arizonan, Dr. Butler began her journey as a junior high teacher where she enjoyed interacting with teens as they worked through difficult and exciting life changes. Dr. Butler then transitioned to the legal field where she earned her JD at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. After practicing law in Arizona she began a study of psychology where she found the perfect fit for her blend of warmth, relatability and keen analytical perspectives.
Kristine Turner, MSW, JD
New Beginnings offers the Court Ordered parenting after divorce seminars, on-line parenting classes, therapy, and divorce mediation. New Beginnings Media handles the radio show, books, and videos.
Linda Gottleib, LMFT, LCSW
Family Therapist and Parental Alienation Specialist
Linda has had 40+ years education and experience providing clinical treatment services to families of all compositions, orientations, and in all developmental stages. She has treated the wide spectrum of problems, issues, and dysfunctional family interactional patterns that are challenging for families.
Lisa Rothfus, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families on issues such as divorce, Collaborative Divorce, writing Parenting Plans for Pro- Se divorces, Co-parenting issues before and after divorce, Alienation and Reunification therapy, coaching parents going through Alienation issues, parenting issues with adolescents, clients with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or ADHD. In addition I work as a private Guardian Ad Litem, and a Parent Coordinator/Facilitator.
Loretta Maase, MA, LPC, NCC
Psychotherapist, family therapist, Certified DBT Therapist, and CBT therapist,
Are you struggling with grief, anger, anxiety, or depression following a major life change? Or struggling with conflict with your co-parent, spouse, or partner? What is successful parenting and co-parenting? In a warm and caring environment, I help parents and (divorced) co-parents: create a partnership where the goal is raising healthy, well-adjusted, stable children; communicate in a non-blaming way; focus on the children, and not each other; focus on the present, and not the past.
Mandy Mathewson, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Dr Mandy Matthewson is a senior lecturer in psychology. She is also a practising clinical psychologist in private practice. Dr Matthewson is interested in the fields of family relationships, family violence and parental alienation.
Mary Alvarez, Ph.D.
Mary Alvarez, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice. Her office is located in the Friendswood/Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas. Dr. Alvarez has been in private practice since 1995 and her practice is both clinical and forensic in nature.
Family separation practitioner, writer and parental alienation specialist.
I am a psychotherapist and hold an MA (Hons) in psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and relational psychoanalytic counselling.* I am also a therapeutic mediator, accredited by the School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology, Regents University. I am a partner at the Family Separation Clinic. I have worked with families experiencing divorce or separation since 1999 and co-founded the Family Separation Clinic in 2010, having previously worked at the Centre for Separated Families.
Randy Flood, MA, LLP
Limited Licensed Psychologist and MA in Counseling Psychology
Randy Flood is credentialed as a Limited Licensed Psychologist and holds an MA in Counseling Psychology. He has provided specialized evaluation and counseling services for men since 1992.
Rebekah Frye, CFLS, LLM
A Certified Family Law Specialist practicing Family Law in California since 1997
Our law office is dedicated to providing professional and superior legal services for individuals going through divorce, legal separation, child paternity actions, and domestic violence. With a specialty in complex litigation, we strive to provide our clients with quality legal services aimed at achieving the best results for our clients.
Robert DeCarlo, Ph.D
Dr. Robert DiCarlo received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Northern Arizona University and completed over 4,000 hours of pre- and post-doctoral training in forensic psychology. He has over a decade of experience working both within the public and private behavioral health sectors with individuals with serious mental illness, dual-diagnosis, substance use disorders, and personality disorders.
Shawn Wygant, MA, TLLP
Forensic Psychology Associate & Clinical Therapist
Mr. Wygant is a highly skilled and dedicated forensic psychological evaluator, clinical therapist, and expert witness with demonstrated success in providing expert analysis of high-conflict family law cases and implementing effective treatment plans for clients with varying mental health concerns. He has an exemplary understanding of the nature of parent-child relational problems that arise within the context of high-conflict divorces.
Sandra Moon Dancer B.Sc., M.H.Sc.
Sandra Moon Dancer is an internationally acclaimed shamanic energy medicine teacher, inspirational speaker and energy healer with over thirty years experience in healing and health care communities. She founded the Centre of Circle Wisdom in 2003 as a progressive community space designed for individuals and families to connect with their spiritual path and Mother Earth.
Stephen Morrison, Ph.D.
Dr. Miller has degrees in both Psychology and Medicine from Brown University and did residency training at Brown University and Harvard Medical School. For more than 30 years he was on the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine; in addition, he has many years of experience practicing Behavioral Medicine -- a specialty that focuses on the interface between medicine and psychology.
Walter Camos, MS, LPC, NBCCH
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NBCCH
Offering individual, couples, and family counseling, psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy services to adults and adolescents. In collaboration, we will define and explore presenting problems that may be inhibiting personal growth, level of functioning, and/or overall wellbeing. Goals shall be formulated and a plan for achieving these goals established.
William Bernet, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University
William Bernet, M.D., is a professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. As an expert in forensic psychiatry, Dr. Bernet has testified about 300 times in 24 states. Dr. Bernet was the founder and first president of the Parental Alienation Study Group.