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Jon Douglas Carlson, Ed.D., Psy.D., was a Distinguished Professor of Adlerian Psychology, educator-scholar, psychologist, athlete, husband, & father. Jon Douglas Carlson was born in Elgin, Illinois on November 2, 1945. A proud, active father of five children who was married to the love of his life for 50 years, Jon excelled as a prolific scholar, educator, college professor, psychologist, competitive athlete, and advocate for helping others in the community. His earned his first doctorate, Ed.D., Counseling and Guidance, from Wayne State University in 1971, and his second doctorate, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, from Adler University (formerly the Adler School of Professional Psychology) in 1990.
A well-respected professional psychologist, Jon was a Fellow and Distinguished Psychologist awardee of the American Psychological Association (APA); a Lifetime Contribution awardee of North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP); and a valued member of American Counseling Association (ACA), American Orthopsychiatric Association, International Academy of Family Psychology (IAFP), and Wisconsin Psychology Association (WPA). He received numerous awards for his professional work, and held leadership positions in both counseling and psychology at the national and state levels.
Michael F. Hoyt, PhD, is a psychologist in independent practice in Mill Valley, California. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including most recently Brief Psychotherapies: Principles and Practices, Therapist Stories of Inspiration, Passion, and Renewal: What’s Love to Do with It?, and (with M. Talmon,) Capturing the Moment: Single Session Therapy and Walk-In Services. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and has been honored as a Continuing Education Distinguished Speaker by both the American Psychological Association and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, as a Contributor of Note by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, and is a recipient the prestigious APF Cummings Psyche Prize for lifetime contributions to the primary role of psychologists in organized healthcare.
KENNETH HARDY, PhD, is Professor of Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City, where he maintains a private practice specializing in working with children, families and trauma. Dr. Hardy's work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC's 20/20, Dateline NBC and PBS. He is a frequent presenter at conferences devoted to understanding the needs of traumatized youth and their families. He has published extensively in the field and is the co-author of Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions for Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violence, and Minorities and Family Therapy.
JEFFREY KOTTLER, PhD, is the author of 80 books including a dozen texts for counsellors and therapists that are used in universities around the world, and many classics for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: On Being a Therapist, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own, and more recently, The Assassin and the Therapist: An Exploration of Truth in Psychotherapy and in Life and Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy: Tales of Transformation and Astonishment. Dr. Kottler has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru, Thailand, and Iceland, as well as worked as a Visiting Professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. Jeffrey is currently Professor of Counselling in the Department at California State University, Fullerton. He has also co-founded Empower Nepali Girls (www.EmpowerNepaliGirls.org) which provides educational scholarships for lower caste girls at-risk in Nepal.