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Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. (professional psychology, clinical specialization), is internationally recognized for his innovative work in applied clinical hypnosis, developing brief psychotherapies, and the strategic treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his work in more than 30 countries across six continents. He is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, The Discriminating Therapist. He is a recipient of numerous awards for his many contributions to the field, including the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
JAMES PROCHASKA, PhD, is Director of Cancer Prevention Research Center and Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. He is author of over 300 publications, including three books: Changing for Good; Systems of Psychotherapy; and The Transtheoretical Approach. He is internationally recognized for his work as a developer of the stage model of behavior change. He is principal investigator on over $60 million dollars in research grants for the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases. Dr. Prochaska has won numerous awards, including the Top Five Most Cited Authors in Psychology from the American Psychology Society; an Innovator's Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and is the first psychologist to win a Medal of Honor for Clinical Research from the American Cancer Society.