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STEPHANIE BROWN, PHD, is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of alcoholics, adult children of alcoholics and all addicts and their families, based on her research defining a de- velopmental process of active addiction and recovery. Dr. Brown is the widely-published author of ten academic and popular books on addiction and recovery, including her acclaimed first book, Treating the Alcoholic: A Developmental Model of Recovery. She is a licensed psychologist with 40 years of clinical experience, a researcher, a consultant and a frequent lecturer in the field of addic- tion. Dr. Brown is the founder and director of The Addictions Institute, an outpatient counseling and therapy program in Menlo Park, California. She was the founder and director of the Stanford Alcohol Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center, and a Research Associate at the Mental Research In- stitute where she co-directed The Family Recovery Project. A consultant to clinicians, treatment
centers and researchers, she lectures frequently to professional and lay audiences. Her book on the culture's addiction to speed, A Fast Pace of Life, will be published by Penguin in 2013.
Bill O'Hanlon, MS, has written over 30 books, appeared on Oprah with his book Do One Thing Different, and has been a top-rated presenter at psychotherapy conferences all over the world. He was a student of the late Milton H. Erickson and created Solution-Oriented Therapy and Possibility Therapy.
Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D (Psychology) is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He is the former President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and a recipient of a NIMH Research Scientist Development Award. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines.