Topical Panel on Addictive Behavior, featuring Ricardo Feix, Gunther Schmidt, Alexander & Annellen Simpkins, and Albina Tamalonis
Ricardo Feix, MD, is medical doctor and master in Public Health by São Paulo University. Post graduated in Toxicology and Community Health has developed a center for treatment of substance abusers in Porto Alegre, Brazil. President of the MHE Brazil Sul Institute has taught hypnotherapy in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and U.S.A.
Annellen Simpkins, Ph.D, is a psychologist specializing in meditation, hypnotherapy, and neuroscience. She has been practicing psychotherapy for more than three decades and have taught meditative and hypnotic methods to facilitate mind-brain change in people of all ages.
Alexander Simpkins, Ph.D, is a psychologist specializing in meditation, hypnotherapy, and neuroscience. He has been practicing psychotherapy for more than three decades and have taught meditative and hypnotic methods to facilitate mind-brain change in people of all ages.
Albina Tamalonis, PsyD, has a full-time private practice on the Upper West Side of New York City, using Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis. Dr. Tamalonis was in the first training program offered by Dr. Jeffery Zeig at the Foundation in 1984 and authored the third doctoral dissertation validating Erickson’s work in 1990 for her clinical psychology doctorate. She also has two masters’ degrees; one in experimental social psychology and the other in child clinical psychology. Dr. Tamalonis and her husband produce hypnosis CDs with original music.
Gunther Schmidt, MD, MA, is the director of the Milton H. Erickson Institut Heidelberg and director of the SysTelios Clinic for Psychosomatic Competence, Siedelsbrunn. Dr. Schmidt holds a master’s degree in Economics and is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the German Business Training Association. He is a founder, honorary member, and former vice-president (1984-2003) of Milton Erickson Society of Germany, founding member and teaching expert of Systemic Society of Germany, German Society of Systemic Family Therapy, and German Federal Association of Coaching.
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