Robert G. Harrington has been a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas for the past 38 years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in School Psychology. He has worked as a school psychologist in Iowa and has worked as a high school teacher in the Boston area. He has served as the President of the Trainers of School Psychologists. He has been elected three times as President of the Association for Educational and Psychological Research in Kansas. He has been elected two times as the President of the Trainers of School Psychologists. Currently, Professor Harrington is teaching in the Development and Learning Program in the EPSY Department and also has taught in the Professional Development School as a part of the teacher education program. His current teaching assignments are classroom assessment, human development, advanced topics in human development, classroom management, educational research methods, learning theory, and a course on bullying prevention and intervention. In the past he has taught a wide range of courses in the areas of behavior and personality assessment, intellectual assessment, ethics, preschool assessment and social skills development for students with ADHD or ODD among many other courses in the area of psychological assessment. He is in no way currently affiliated with the school psychology program at KU but still enjoys getting regular questions about school psychology practice and classroom assessment from public school personnel who want a knowledgeable expert in school psychology. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous national and international conferences in teacher education as well as school psychology on topics related to behavior management and bullying as well as psychological assessment. He has published two books on topics related to classroom management and student behavior problems and emotional development. He is currently on the editorial board of the Administrative Issues Journal among several others. His current research on bullying is being presented and published through the Irish International Conference on Education and their related journal, Informatics. Current research interests include adult bullying in academia, bullying of public school teachers, behavior management, and positive behavioral supports. Dr. Harrington specializes in sources of stress contributing to anger and disruptive classroom behavior in school-age children, factors contributing to classroom teacher stress, best practices in early childhood school psychological services, psychological techniques with preschool children, and personality assessment.
Autism, Behavior Management, Positive Behavioral Supports ,Bullying, Research Methods
Dr. Fred Bemak is a Professor and Academic Program Coordinator of the Counseling and Development Program in the College of Education and Human Development and founder and Director of the Diversity Research and Action Center at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. He also founded Counselors Without Borders. Previously Dr. Bemak was a Professor and Section Head for Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services at Ohio State University and former Associate Professor and Chair of the Counseling and Human Services Program at Johns Hopkins University. He is also the former Director of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Upward Bound Program, Clinical Director of a U.S. National Institute of Mental Health funded consortium based in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Director of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Region I Adolescent Treatment Program. Dr. Bemak has published extensively in the fields of cross-cultural and multicultural psychology, working with at-risk youth, group counseling, and immigrant and refugee mental health and adjustment. He has co-authored seven books including: Social Justice Counseling: The Next Steps Beyond Multiculturalism, Journeys to Professional Excellence: Stories of Courage, Innovation, and Risk-Taking in the Lives of Noted Psychologists and Counselors, and Counseling Refugees: A Psychosocial Approach to Innovative Multicultural Interventions. In addition Dr. Bemak has written over 100 professional journal articles and book chapters. He is a regularly invited presenter as well as providing consultation and training for the public, private, and governmental sectors throughout the United States and globally in 60 countries. Dr. Bemak has held three Fulbright Scholarships (Brazil, Scotland, and Turkey) as well as Visiting Professor appointments in Australia, Mexico, and Taiwan. He received a World Rehabilitation Fund International Exchange of Experts Fellowship to work in India and a Kellogg Fellowship in International Leadership and Development to work throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Bemak is a Fellow with the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, and the Association for Specialists in Group Work and received an Honorary Distinguished Professorship from Amity University in India.
Dr. Bemak has published extensively in the fields of cross-cultural and multicultural psychology, working with at-risk youth, group counseling, and immigrant and refugee mental health and adjustment. He has co-authored seven books including: Social Justice Counseling: The Next Steps Beyond Multiculturalism, Journeys to Professional Excellence: Stories of Courage, Innovation, and Risk-Taking in the Lives of Noted Psychologists and Counselors, and Counseling Refugees: A Psychosocial Approach to Innovative Multicultural Interventions.
Dr. Khurram Sadiq is a Consultant Psychiatrist in a Complex Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) working in central Manchester, United kingdom Dr. Sadiq completed his basic medical degree from Khyber medical College Peshawar Pakistan and went to United Kingdom to complete his training in Psychiatry. He did his core psychiatric training in Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK before moving to Leeds for a non-training Registrar post in Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. He then completed his specialist qualification of MRCPsych ( Member of Royal College of Psychiatrist ) from Royal College of Psychiatrist, United Kingdom in 2011. He then completed his Specialist Registrar training from Liverpool where he worked in Inpatients Psychiatry, CMHT, Neuropsychiatry and Brain injury, Psychology, ADHD teams and Recovery team. He also gained some Forensic Psychiatry during his early days as a Consultant Psychiatrist.is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Sadiq diagnoses, manages and treat treats mental illnesses/ disorders at the same time providing Clinical and Administrative Leadership to his team. . Dr. Sadiq may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psycho-social interventions and more, depending on each individual case. Different medications that a psychiatrist might prescribe include antidepressants, anti psychotics mediations, mood stabilizers, stimulants, anxiolytics and hypnotics. Dr. Sadiq treats conditions like depression, anxiety spectrum disorders, Mood disorders including depression and Bipolar Affective disorder eating disorders, Psychotic disorders including Schizophrenia, & drug induced psychosis insomnia, ADHD ( Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorders , Autistic Spectrum disorders including Asperger's disorder. Dr Sadiq has a niche interest in ADHD, Asperger's, Psych-oncology and Personality disorders. His other non-clinical niche area is Leadership and Bullying and Harassment; during his training he attained a Fellowship in Clinical Leadership from Mersey Deanery and has been in different Leadership roles representing trainees at the highest podium like General medical Council, Royal College of Psychiatrist as well as the Local Education bodies. He was the Psychiatric Trainee Committee elect fro 2 terms from the North west of England representing his fellow trainees at the Royal College of Psychiatry. He also worked with the General Medical Council in formulating National survey for the trainees with specific focus at Undermining at workplace. Dr Sadiq during his trainee days pioneered this group called 'Undermining Support group' run entirely by trainees with no influence from the management, the role of that group was to listen to trainees, provide them unbiased, support them in attending meetings and relay that information to the School Board of Psychiatry fro further support. he also is in the process of pioneering a Music Support group for patients, using music as a conduit for healing and creating a support group that imparts these skills as well as pioneering a unique model to help patients overcome the challenges faced. He during his trainee days have been associated with delivering mhGAP training using the tool devised by WHO. He was part of the panel of Volunteering and International Psychiatry Special Interest Group (VIPSIG), Equivalence committee, Trainee support Group and also was the first Pakistani origin Pakistan born Psychiatrist to lead MEDFEST in 2015 - a medical festival based on movies and perception of psychiatry in Media, the theme that year was Mental Health and Civilizations, there were in total 60 events that was hosted in 2015-16 all over world that included UK, Australia, Latvia, Portugal, South Africa, Canada, Pakistan and India. It also included 2 Medfest Music events organized in London and Manchester where Psychiatrists and Patients performed on the same platform. He helped develop and pioneer the first Aspergers service in the North West region that also included treating Adult ADHD and Personality disorders, that still remains the only service in Manchester, United Kingdom. He has been awarded by International Association of Health Professionals as one of the Top Psychiatrist in UK and as one of Leading Physicians of the World . He have also been included in the Continental Who’s Who ICE, which is a leading publication in US. He is passionate about public services speaking. His areas of interests are Social Media and Mental health, Music and Mental health, Leadership , Aspergers and Psycho -oncology.
Psychiatry, Social Media and Mental health, Music and Mental health, Leadership , Aspergers and Psycho -oncology
Dr. Janice Krupnick is a professor of psychiatry in the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of California, Berkeley and previously served on the faculties of the departments of psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco and The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her primary areas of research have been in treatment development and efficacy and effectiveness studies of interventions for depression and PTSD. Her focus over the past decade has been on the development and assessment of psychosocial treatments for low- income, predominantly minority women. She has also adapted Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for PTSD and is currently working on a project comparing IPT-PTSD with Prolonged Exposure in veterans. She is the recipient of awards for the best contribution to the literature on women and psychotherapy as well as teaching psychiatric residents at Georgetown University. She is the author or co-author of more than 40 journal articles and has been the principal investigator or co-investigator of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the VA, and the Department of Defense. She also maintains a private psychotherapy practice, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
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