James (Jim) S. Wayne, BCD, LCSW
Jim is a practicing clinical social worker, and the founder of Wayne Corporation, an Employee Assistance Program organization, in Louisville, KY. He earned his MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, having completed internships at Cincinnati Family Service Agency and Dallas Child Guidance Clinic. Jim also holds a M.A. in Theology and M.F.A. in Writing. During his career he has served as director of a rural mental health facility, practiced at the Bingham Child Guidance Clinic in Louisville and participated on the psychiatric consultation team serving Jewish, Kosair-Children’s, Norton and University of Louisville hospitals. Jim is committed to improving his own clinical practice and supporting the development of superior training in psychotherapy for all disciplines within the mental health field.
Patricia Gianotti, Psy.D.
Dr. Gianotti is a clinical psychologist and managing partner of Woodland Psychological Services, a private group practice in North Hampton, NH. She also provides supervisory consultation to individuals and small private practice groups both locally and nationally. Dr. Gianotti earned a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University, and a Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. A seasoned presenter and facilitator, she conducts workshops and psycho-educational presentations on issues relating to treating the spectrum of narcissistic injury, stages of growth-in- relationship throughout the life span, and exploring the integration of psychological and spiritual aspects of ourselves into daily living. Dr. Gianotti is published in various professional journals and has co-authored two books with the late Jack Danielian, titled Listening with Purpose: Entry points into Shame and Narcissistic Vulnerability (Jason Aronson 2012) and Uncovering the Resilient Core: A Workbook on the Treatment of Narcissistic Defenses, Shame, and Emerging Authenticity (Routledge 2017). She is also featured in a 12-part YouTube series titled Hiding Behind the Mask: Conversations on Shame and Narcissism, in which she explores the connection between narcissism and the underlying feelings of shame that often drive narcissistic behaviors with the Rt. Rev. Rob Hirschfield, the Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire.
Terry Northcut, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Northcut is a professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, as well the director of global initiatives. She has been teaching for more than 30 years at various colleges and universities, and is in private practice as a clinical social worker in the Chicago, IL area. Dr. Northcut holds multiple degrees, including a PhD in clinical social work from Smith College, a MSW from the University of Tennessee, and a bachelor's degree from Union University. She has published numerous articles and is the recipient of several awards including Specialist Roster for Fulbright.
Jacquelyn (Jacqui) Casey, LCSW
Jacqui is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years experience. A graduate of Penn State and Loyola-Chicago Universities, she received a certificate in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Nashville Psychoanalytic Study Group in 2004, as well as a Certificate in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Wayne Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy in 2017. In addition, Jacqui worked in Hospice of Chattanooga as a bereavement therapist and support group facilitator, from 2001 to 2019. She was awarded a Fellowship in Thanatology from the Association for Death Educators and Counselors (ADEC), and has been a guest lecturer on the topic of death, dying and bereavement in university setting. Jacqui is currently in private practice in Chattanooga, TN.
Domenica (Donna) Knudsen, Psy.D.
Dr. Knudsen is in private practice outside of Philadelphia, PA, where she treats adults and couples in a general practice setting. She is also a Certified Daring Way™ facilitator, a highly experiential methodology based on Brene´ Brown’s research on shame, designed to teach behaviors that increase vulnerability and authentic behavior while reducing the effect and impact of shameful emotions. Dr. Knudsen earned her doctorate at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is a trained Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and certified consultant. She continues to be a group facilitator for the EMDR Training Institute, where she provides ongoing group and individual case consultation to therapists in post EMDR training and other clinical settings. Additionally, Dr. Knudsen specializes in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She has also been an adjunct teacher at the University of Pennsylvania Continuing Education Department, Immaculata College and Penn State graduate programs and Colombia College.
Bob Taseff, LCPC
Bob has been in a group private practice for more than 10 years, focusing on individual and marital treatment. He received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. Bob received his certificate in Advanced Psychotherapy from the Wayne Institute as a participant in 2016-2017. Currently, he is a core faculty member and small group consultation leader with the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy. Prior to his clinical career, Bob spent over 20 years in the investment and trading industry, owning and managing his own equity trading company for more than 10 years. He currently resides outside of Chicago.
Alana Tappin, Psy.D.
Dr. Tappin is a licensed clinical psychologist, and the owner/operator of a private psychology clinic that specializes in psychological support for marginalized and racialized identities. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she conducts psychological assessments, treatment and consultation to children, teens and adults. Dr. Tappin also provides supervision and training to students, pre-licensed and licensed mental health therapists. She has long had an interest in the psychological impact of racism and offers trainings on whiteness, shame and racism, and offers training in diversity, equity and inclusion to community organizations. Dr. Tappin earned her doctorate degree from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus in 2012, with a specialization in family violence. She served as vice president for an organization connected to her doctoral program called Students for Multicultural Awareness, Research and Training (SMART). During her time in this organization, Dr. Tappin deepened her passion for social justice, and acquired skills necessary to educate and support mental health professionals as they journey toward compassionate and accountable psychological care for people with marginalized identities. She is working on a book chapter aimed at exploring the black female identity and mental health.
Richard Raubolt, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Raubolt is a licensed clinical psychologist in Michigan. He has diplomate status in psychoanalysis through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) as well as certification as a psychoanalyst by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Raubolt was the Founding Editor of the online journal Otherwise and served on the Board of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education. He has written two books: Power Games Influence, Persuasion, and Indoctrination in Psychotherapy Training and Theaters of Trauma Special Edition and has published or presented more than 30 papers both nationally and internationally. Having a long-standing interest in socio-cultural issues Dr. Raubolt is also a film producer, completing five films—three of which were finalists for the Gradiva Award: Detroit: Living in Between (over 18,000 views), Born to be Heard and Art as Medicine.
Theodore Burnes, PhD
Dr. Burnes is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed professional clinical counselor in Los Angeles, CA. He is the director of training and education for the Los Angeles Gender Center, as well as an affiliate professor at Antioch University's Los Angeles campus. Dr. Burnes also provides supervisory consultation to individuals and small private practice groups, both locally and nationally. He earned a M.A. in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Burnes is an experienced educator and facilitator of learning, as he conducts workshops and psycho-educational presentations on issues relating to: human sexuality and sexual expression; gender identity and providing mental health services to transgender and gender non-conforming people; human development and adolescent psychologies; clinical supervision for pre-licensed mental health workers; law and ethics in mental health service delivery. He is published in various professional journals, has co-edited two books titled, Teaching LGBTQ Psychology: Queering Innovative Pedagogy and Practice (APA Books, 2017) and Cases in Multicultural Clinical Supervision: Models, Concepts, and Applications (Routledge 2017). He is currently working on a human sexuality textbook under contract with Cambridge University press to be published in 2020.
Guy du Plessis, MA, PhD Candidate
Guy is the executive director of the Mind-Body Bridging Institute, a faculty mentor at the School of Behavioral Sciences at California Southern University and Researcher at the Momentum Mental Healthcare SA. He holds a B.A. in Psychological Counseling, B.A. Honors in Psychology and M.A. in Psychology from the University of South Africa, and is a PhD Candidate at Stellenbosch University. Guy is also a registered psychological counselor with the Health Professions Council South Africa, and has worked in the addiction treatment for over 15 years. He is the author of An Integral Guide to Recovery: Twelve Steps and Beyond, and An Integral Foundation of Addiction and its Treatment; co-author of Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction: Effective Tools for Relapse Prevention and Recovery; and has published academic articles in addiction treatment and studies, theoretical psychology and philosophy.
Laura M. Frey, PhD, LMFT
Dr. Frey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professor in the Couple & Family Therapy Program in the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. She has extensive clinical experience providing suicide risk assessments and crisis intervention with individuals and their families. Dr. Frey has also received funding from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to research the role of family dynamics in addressing adolescent suicide risk. Since moving to Louisville, KY, in 2015, Dr. Frey has trained hundreds of practitioners throughout the state on suicide risk assessment. She serves as a certified trainer for Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) for university campuses and the Louisville Metro area, through which she provides bystander and gatekeeper trainings on how to approach and respond to a suicidal person. Dr. Frey also designed the NAVIGATE curriculum, which provides tools for clinicians to navigate six common issues that arise when working with suicidal individuals and their families. She has more than 30 peer-reviewed publications specifically on the topic of suicide.
Sundeep Jayaprabhu, M.D.
Dr. Jayaprabhu graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Louis University (SLU) in Psychiatry. He completed the two-year Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program (APP) and is currently an Advanced Candidate in the Adult Psychoanalytic Training program at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Jayaprabhu’s private practice ranges from psychopharmacology to psychotherapy to psychoanalysis. His employments have included Attending Physician at SLU for their inpatient, consultation-liaison and forensic services, a local psychiatric ER, consultation service for a local hospital and several community clinics. He continues to supervise psychiatry residents and teaches the Termination class for the APP program. Dr. Jayaprabhu’s lectures include topics on psychopharmacology, existentialism and music and its relationship to the art of listening.
Dru Kemp, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Kemp has been in private practice for 30 years, in Louisville, KY, where she focuses on high-conflict professional couples and management of grief and trauma—including the use of EMDR. She earned her doctorate in social work from the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work, and has been an adjunct faculty member at her alma mater since 2002, teaching advanced practice skills, psychopathology, group therapy and motivational interviewing. Additionally, Dr. Kemp is a partner with Drs. Patrick McKiernan and Richard Cloud at Carebetter Addiction Services—an organization that offers online relapse prevention programming; she provides clinical supervision, training in nonprofit agencies in motivational interviewing, psychopathology, and group therapy clinical psychologist; and is an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church, where she consults on systems issues within congregations and with clergy in Kentucky.
Maria Scharfenberger, LMFT, LCSW
Maria has more than 25 years of experience working with the Latino community in Louisville, KY. Her work in prevention, coalition building and community organizing led her to become a passionate advocate, therapist and activist with the immigrant community. She is co-founder of the Hispanic/Latino Coalition, La Casita Center, and the Casa Latina Catholic Worker House of Hospitality. Maria is a graduate of the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work, as well as an Advanced Psychotherapy certificate recipient from the Institute. Currently, she works as a therapist and advocate with immigrants seeking relief from trauma, specifically asylum seekers, domestic abuse and trafficking survivors, U visa applicants and hardship waiver seekers (for family members of U.S. citizens). She is a recipient of the 2019 Presentation Academy Tower Award for service and advocacy.