Panel of Experts

Our panel from various disciplines associated with psychotherapy

The NPT Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts have been invited to be regular authors on our website to provide insight from their particular field. They are recognised by us as having the qualifications and experience to provide a level of wisdom that we value and would like to share with our general readership.

The Panel are also asked the ‘Big Questions’. Broad questions we periodically ask our Panel to gain multi-disciplinary insight and possibly some threads of unification among the answers.

Contributions by Todd Feinberg Professor Todd E. Feinberg. Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Author. Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Chief of the Yarmon Neurobehavior and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, is internationally recognized as a leading authority on how the neurobiology of the brain creates the individual’s sense of identity.

Contributions by Louis Cozolino Dr Cozolino is Professor of Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, California and the Author of The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy. He has diverse clinical and research interests and holds degrees in philosophy and theology in addition to his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. He is an author in the Norton series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.

Contributions by Judith Rustin Judith Rustin, LCSW, a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice, New York City, and is the author of Infant Research & Neuroscience at Work in Psychotherapy: Expanding the Clinical Repertoire.

Contributions by Malek Bajbouj Malek Bajbouj M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Affective Neuroscience, at the Department of Psychiatry, Charité, Berlin, Germany. Co-director, Dahlem Institute for Neuroimaging of Emotion, Berlin, Germany. Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Contributions by Jonathan Baylin Dr. Baylin is a clinical psychologist who  has long been devoted to the development of a brain-based approach to therapy and is currently focusing on developing a neurobiological model of family relationships grounded in social developmental neuroscience including recent research on attachment, parenting, trust, and the formation of enduring bonded relationships.  He is in private practice with Broudy and Associates in Wilmington, Delaware in the USA.

Contributions by Stanley Keleman Stanley Keleman is an expert in Formative Psychology and its somatic emotional processes in educational, body psychological and evolutionary concepts.

Contributions by William Hirstein William Hirstein is a cognitive scientist and the author of several books, including Brain Fiction: Self-Deception and the Riddle of Confabulation (MIT, 2005), and Mindmelding: Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind’s Privacy (Oxford, 2012). He writes a regular blog, called Mindmelding: Philosophy Meets Neuroscience, on the Psychology Today website. His interests include phantom limbs, autism, consciousness, sociopathy/psychopathy, and the misidentification syndromes.

Contributions by Andrew Fingelkurts Dr Andrew A. Fingelkurts and Dr Alexander A. Fingelkurts (his identical twin-brother) are co-founders and co-heads of a small research and consulting organization BM-Science – Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre. Currently their main research interest is in the area of consciousness studies. Dr. Fingelkurts are active members of 7 professional scientific organizations. More detail you can find at

Contributions by David Kavahagh David Kavanagh is one of Ireland’s most popular counsellors. David appears regularly on Newstalk Radio, radio stations and national newspapers. David is known for his practical sound counselling advice combined with his dry wit bringng a light-hearted edge to any topic.

Contributions by Jack Anchin Jack C. Anchin, Ph.D., is the Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University at Buffalo, New York. The 2011 recipient of the APA Division 29 (Psychotherapy) Distinguished Psychologist Award for contributions to psychology and psychotherapy. Co-Founder & Co-Editor of the Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science.

Contributions by Bruce Ecker Bruce Ecker, M.A., L.M.F.T. is co-originator of Coherence Therapy and a founding director of the Coherence Psychology Institute. He is coauthor of many clinical publications and is a leader in the new field of memory reconsolidation.  He has been in independent psychotherapy practice in the San Francisco area for over 25 years, prior to which he was a research physicist for fourteen years.

Contributions by Iain McGilchrist Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, medico-legal expert, and writer. Before he came to medicine, he was a literary scholar and his work on the brain is shaped by a deep questioning of the role of art and culture. His recent book “The Master and His Emissary” is a masterful exploration into the nature of the brain’s two hemispheres.

Contributions by Jeffrey Magnavita Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Ph.D., ABPP, is Co-Founder & Co-Editor of the Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science. APA award winner for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent or Institutional Practice in the Private Sector for his Unification and Personality Systematics work.

Contributions by Pieter Rossouw Dr Pieter J. Rossouw. MClin Psych, Ph.D., MAPS, CCLIN. Director of Master of Counselling, School of Psychology/School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Queensland, Australia. Director of Mediros Clinical Solutions, Australia.

Contributions by Mona Fishbane Mona Fishbane, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, is Director of Couple Therapy Training, Chicago Center for Family Health. Mona is an approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy, and has served as a Board member of the American Family Therapy Academy. Her new book, Loving with the Brain in Mind: Neurobiology & Couple Therapy, is part of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. For a list of her published articles, see her website,

Contributions by Gregg Henriques Professor Gregg Henriques is Director of the Combined Clinical-School Doctoral Program at James Madison University. His main focus is on the conceptual unification of psychology and psychotherapy as described in his recent book, A New Unified Theory of Psychology (Springer, 2011). As a clinical psychologist, he has expertise in integrative psychotherapy and the treatment of depression, personality disorders, and suicidal behavior.

Contributions by Richard Hill Richard Hill, MA, MEd, MBMSc, DPC has had an eclectic and fascinating journey to become an internationally recognized speaker and educator  on the mind, the brain, psychosocial genomics and the human condition. Richard is a practicing psychotherapist, author and developer of the Curiosity Oriented Approach. He is also the creator and host of the online video program, MindScience TV.

Contributions by Diana Fosha Diana Fosha, Ph.D. is the developer of A E D P  (Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy), and the Founding Director of the AEDP Institute. A leader in the field of transformational studies in trauma treatment, her work on healing transformational processes focuses on integrating neuroplasticity, recognition science and developmental dyadic research into experiential clinical process work with patients. Find more through the AEDP website at

Contributions by Arlene Montgomery Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D., LCSW, has taught clinical classes at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and Smith College School for Social Work since 1993. She is the author of Neurobiology Essentials for Clinicians: What Every Therapist Needs to Know (2013). Her private clinical practice in Austin, Texas has a focus on serving clients affected by trauma, in addition to providing LCSW supervision.

Contributions by Barry Karlsson Barry L Karlsson is a neuropsychologist and one of the founders of Neuropsychotherapy (NPT) in Sweden. He is board certified in neuropsychology and he is a clinical lecturer at Uppsala University, Sweden. His main interest is in psychotherapy in long-term cognitive impairments, such as psychosis, neuropsychiatry, autism and mental retardation with severe conduct disorders.

Contributions by Robert Moss Dr. Moss is currently working with Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC., and is the Editor-in-Chief of  the AIMS Neuroscience journal. He is board certified in clinical psychology (ABPP) and neuropsychology (ABN). He had over 20 years in private practice in addition to academic positions.  Copies of recent articles are available at his website

Contributions by Alexander Fingelkurts Dr Alexander A. Fingelkurts and Dr Andrew A. Fingelkurts (his identical twin-brother) are co-founders and co-heads of a small research and consulting organization BM-Science – Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre. They hold PhD in human psychophysiology from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). The Fingelkurts have formulated a theoretical framework “Operational Architectonics (OA) of Brain-Mind Functioning”.

Contributions by Terry Marks-Tarlow Dr. Marks-Tarlow is Teaching Faculty at Reiss Davis Psychoanalytic Child Study Center in Los Angeles, California; Research Associate at Institute for Fractal Research in Kassel, Germany; and on the Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment, also in Los Angeles. She is in private practice with interests including how creativity and intuition interface with nonlinear dynamics and neurobiology.

Contributions by Debra Kaplan Debra L. Kaplan, MBA, MA, LPC, CSAT-S is an author and licensed therapist in Tucson, Arizona. She specializes in attachment and intimacy, complex traumatic stress and sex addiction. Debra lectures internationally on trauma and addiction and is the author of, For Love and Money: Exploring Sexual & Financial Betrayal in Relationships was published in 2013. For more about Debra, go to

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