Presenters 


Michael Addis, Ph.D. is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University. Dr. Addis has published over 50 articles and books on a variety of topics related to treatments for depression and anxiety, the integration of science and practice, and men's mental health. Dr. Addis is past recipient of the American Psychological Association's David Shakow Award for early career contributions to the science and practice of clinical psychology, and the New Researcher Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is currently a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the APA. Dr. Addis's current work focuses on variations in the way men experience, express, and respond to mental health problems.

 

Melba Vasquez, Ph.D. is a psychologist in independent practice in Austin, Texas. She publishes in the areas of ethnic minority psychology, psychology of women, training and supervision, and ethics. She is co-author, with Ken Pope, of Ethics in Psychotherapy & Counseling (3rd edition, 2007) and of How to Survive and Thrive as a Therapist (2005). She has served as president of the Texas Psychological Association, of APA Divisions 35 (Society of Psychology of Women) and 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and as a member-at-large of the APA’s Board of Directors (2007-2009). She is a Fellow of APA and holds the Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She is the current President - Elect of APA.


 

Gary R. Brooks, Ph.D is a Professor in the Doctor of Psychology Program at Baylor University, after having been employed for twenty-eight years as a psychologist with the Central Texas VA. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has been President of APA's Division of Family Psychology and Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity. He received the 1996 Distinguished Practitioner Award of the APA Division of Men and Masculinity, the 1997 Texas Distinguished Psychologist Award, and the 2002 Outstanding Researcher Award of the APA Division of Men and Masculinity.  He has authored or coauthored 6 books, the latest of which is Beyond the crisis of masculinity: A transtheoretical model for male-friendly therapy (APA Books). 

 

Kevin Cokley, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas-Austin. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Black Psychology, and has served on the editorial boards of several journals including the Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology journal and the Journal of Counseling Psychology. He is the recipient of the 2008 "10 Rising Stars of the Academy" award by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, the 2007 Association of Black Psychologists' Scholarship Award, and the 2004 co-recipient of the Emerging Professional Award given by the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues of the American Psychological Association. 


Sam J. Buser, Ph.D. specializes in treating relationship problems and in psychotherapy for men.  A faculty member of the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Houston, he is also a consultant to The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Richmond State School, and the Houston Fire Department.  He was featured on the nationally syndicated Montell Williams Show and has been an advisor to Newsweek magazine and the Oprah Winfrey Show.  A former president of the Texas and Houston Psychological Associations, Sam's best teachers about love and family life have been his wife and two daughters.  His new book "The Guys-Only Guide to Getting Over Divorce" has just been released by Bayou Publishing. 

 

William Ming Liu, Ph.D. is Professor and Program Director of the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Iowa.  He is co-editor of the upcoming book Culturally Responsive Counseling with Asian American Men in the Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men.  He has received the outstanding researcher of the year award from Division 51, and the emerging leader award from Division 45 and the Committee on Socioeconomic Status.  He is also author of the upcoming book Social Class and Classism in Counseling and Psychology: Research, Theories, and Practice (Sage), and the editor for the Handbook of Social Class in Counseling Psychology (Oxford).  He lives in Iowa with his wife and two-year old daughter.

 

Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, ABPP is Distinguished Professor, Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University and a psychologist at the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He holds earned doctorates in both counseling and clinical psychology. Jon has served as editor of several periodicals including the Journal of Individual Psychology and The Family Journal. He holds Diplomates in both Family Psychology and Adlerian Psychology. He has authored 150 journal articles and 45 books including Time for a Better Marriage, Adlerian Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me and Creative Breakthroughs. He has created over 250 professional trade video and DVD's with leading professional therapists and educators. In 2004, the American Counseling Association named him a "Living Legend."


Miguel E. Gallardo, Psy.D., serves as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where he teaches courses on multicultural and social justice, intimate/partner violence and professional development issues. He is a licensed clinical psychologist (CA PSY# 21360) and maintains an independent/consultation practice where he conducts therapy with adolescents, families, couples and adults. His areas of scholarship and research interests include culturally responsive practices with Latina/os and multicultural and social justice issues. He recently co-edited the book, Intersections of Multiple Identities: A Casebook of Evidence-Based Practices with Diverse Populations published in 2009. Dr. Gallardo is a past-president of the California Psychological Association (CPA). 

 

Rogelio Serrano, LMFT, has worked in school, community, home, outpatient and hospital settings throughout southern California. His clinical work has been primarily focused with Mexican, Latino, and African-American families and individuals. His private practice work specializes in the clinical treatment of Latino men. His most recent position was Clinical Director at Crittenton Services for Children and Families. He currently serves on the board of the California Latino/a Psychological Association (CLPA) as well as co-chair of the Latino Student Psychological Association (LSPA). Rogelio received his Masters in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton in 2001 and is completing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology. His dissertation research is focused on the influence of Machismo and Latino masculinity on intimate partner violence with Mexican-American men.


Joseph M. Cervantes, Ph.D., ABPP, is a professor of counseling at the California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Cervantes co edited a recent book, Latina/o Healing Practices: Mestizo Indigenous Perspectives (2008) and released a professional video on counseling Latinos through the American Psychological Association. Dr. Cervantes is a Fellow of Division 45, American Psychological Association and is past president of the National Latina/o Psychological Association. In addition to his faculty appointment, Dr. Cervantes has maintained an independent practice in the area of child and adolescent forensic psychology and consults with various mental health agencies. He lives in Yorba Linda, CA with his wife Leticia and two young daughters, Paloma and Isabella. 



Matt Englar-Carlson, Ph.D. is an associate professor of counseling at the California State University at Fullerton. Dr. Englar-Carlson co-edited the books In the Room with Men: A Casebook of Therapeutic Change (2006) and Counseling Troubled Boys (2008) and is co-editor of the upcoming book series Theories of Psychotherapy to be published by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Englar-Carlson has worked with boys and adult males in schools, community settings, work sites, and university settings. He lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife and two children.


Holly Sweet, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Brookline and co-director of the Cambridge Center for Gender Relations (a consulting company dedicated to improving personal and professional relationships between men and women). She is a lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received an award in 1997 for “the most significant contribution to MIT education’ for her seminar and corresponding peer training program on sex roles and relationships. She has been active in APA’s Division 51 (Society for the Study of Men and Masculinity) since its inception and received the division’s Practitioner of the Year award in 2005 for her work in helping women learn more about men’s issues. Her recently published book (A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life) contains exercises designed to help people artistically explore the connection between self and gender. She is currently editing a book on the experiences of women therapists working with male clients

Newton Hightower, LCSW, is the founder and director of the Center for Anger Resolution, Inc. in Houston, Texas. He is the author of ANGER BUSTING 101: New ABCs for Angry Men and The Women Who Love Them.("The BEST of all the anger management books I have seen! It should be a part of every therapist's library." - John M. Gottman, Ph.D.) Mr. Hightower is a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and leads two men's groups in his private practice, one of which has been on going for twelve years. He is the former director of the Baylor Family Medicine Counseling Clinic and worked with in-patient male drug addicts in groups for seven years at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Newton is the proud grandfather of Allie, Lila and Kate.


Mark Kiselica, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, Professor of Counselor Education, and Vice Provost at The College of New Jersey.  He is the author of over 130 publications, including Handbook of Counseling Boys and Adolescent Males (Sage, 1999), Counseling Troubled Boys (Routledge, 2008), and When Boys Become Parents: Adolescent Fatherhood in America (Rutgers University Press, 2008).  He is featured in the video, Positive Psychology with Male Clients (American Psychological Association, 2008).  Dr. Kiselica is a Fellow and former president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, a member of the American Psychological Association Working Group to Develop Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men, and the editor of the Routledge Book Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men.


Christopher Kilmartin, Ph.D. is a college professor, author, stand-up comedian, actor, playwright, consultant and psychotherapist.  He is a Professor of Psychology at The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA and thePast President of APA Division 51.  Dr. Kilmartin is an internationally-recognized expert on gender and violence prevention and has recently completed an extensive consultation with the United States Naval Academy.  His major scholarly work is The Masculine Self. He has also co-authored Men's Violence Against Women: Theory, Research, and Activism, The Pain behind the Mask: Overcoming Masculine Depression, and Sexual Assault in Context: Teaching College Men about Gender.  Drawing on his background as a professional stand-up comedian, Dr. Kilmartin wrote a solo theatre performance on men's issues entitled Crimes Against Nature.  This work toured over 200 campuses.  He is currently touring with a lecture/storytelling hybrid entitled Guy Fi:: The Fictions that Rule Men's Lives.


Chen Z. Oren, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and a professor at Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, California, focusing on clinical and diversity-related studies. His main area of expertise is the psychology of men. Dr. Oren has a private practice in Westlake Village, California. He works with a diverse clientele of men, women, and couples and facilitates a men's group. He is an active member of APA's Division 51, the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, and currently serves as the division treasurer. Dr. Oren provides workshops in the area of fathering.  With his wife, Dora Chase Oren, Ph.D., he co-edited Counseling Fathers (Routledge), a book designed to bridge the gap between fathers and professional helpers. 

Fredric E. Rabinowitz, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Redlands in California. Since 1984, Dr. Rabinowitz has maintained a private practice specializing in individual and group psychotherapy with men.   Dr. Rabinowitz has authored and co-authored numerous articles and three books with Dr. Sam Cochran: Deepening Psychotherapy with Men (2002); Men and Depression: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives (2000); and Man Alive: A Primer of Men's Issues (1994).  He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is a past President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.  Fred lives with his wife and two children in Redlands, California.

Mark A. Stevens, Ph.D. is the director of the University Counseling Services at California State University Northridge (CSUN). His latest edited book with Matt Englar-Carlson, In the Room with Men: A Casebook of Therapeutic Change (2006), was published by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Stevens is also the featured therapist in APA-produced video (2003) Psychotherapy with Men. Dr. Stevens is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is a past president of APA Division 51, the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity. He recently was honored with the outstanding researcher of the year from the American Psychological Association. Mark is married to Jawai and a proud parent of three adult children, Jamie, Jeremy, and Shawn.

Robert Hochschild, Ph.D. is in private practice with the Houston Family Institute and an Adjunct Faculty of the University of Houston Clear Lake Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Prior to going into private he was the founder and Director of the Family Therapy Program at the Michael E. Debakey Veterans Administration Center in Houston. Rob is licensed as a Psychologist and a Marriage and Family Therapist. He has been Past President of HAMFT, a Board Member of TAMFT, and Ethics Chair for HPA and HAMFT, and has consulted to the VA, Baylor College of Medicine, and various community organizations. Special interests include couples and family therapy, adult individual therapy, and training and consultation. His wife, two daughters, sons-in-law, and two delightful grandsons provide him life training and humility on a daily basis.