Panel of Experts

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.



Todd E. Feinberg

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.

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Jack C. Anchin

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


Giuseppe Vallar

Contributions by Giuseppe Vallar Professor Giuseppe Vallar is at the University of Milan - Bicocca, and is Director of the School of Neuropsychology, Faculty of Psychology. His areas of research are Neuropsychology, Spatial cognition, Unilateral spatial neglect, Spatial cognition and numerical cognition, Diagnosis and rehabilitation of disorders of spatial cognition.


Jeffrey Magnavita

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.


David M. Roane

Contributions by David Roane Dr Roane, MD, is the Associate Chairman for Education and the Director of Residency Training for the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center. Formerly he was Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Beth Israel. Dr. Roane is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.After receiving a B.A. in American Studies at Yale University, Dr. Roane attended medical school at SUNY at Stony Brook. He was a Psychiatry resident and chief resident at NYU Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Neurobehavior at Beth Israel prior to joining the faculty at Albert Einstein.

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Paul L. Nunez

Contributions by Paul Nunez Dr Paul L. Nunez runs a small consulting firm Cognitive Dissonance LLC. He has written four books, including Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality (2010). He holds a Ph.D. in engineering physics and postdoctoral training in the neuro¬sciences, both from the University of California at San Diego.


Stanley Keleman

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


Iain McGilchrist

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.


Bruce Ecker

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 is a frequent presenter at major psychotherapy conferences and an internationally sought clinical trainer who has taught in graduate programs for many years. 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.

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Terry Marks-Tarlow

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. Her academic interests include how creativity and intuition interface with nonlinear dynamics and neurobiology. She has a private practice, is an artist, does yoga, dances, and has written the libretto for an opera, “Cracked Orlando”, that premiered in 2010 in New York City with a ballet. She has authored and illustrated several books, including Psyche’s Veil: Psychotherapy, Fractals and Complexity (2008; Routledge) and most recently Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy: The Neurobiology of Embodied Response (2012; Norton).


Alexander Fingelkurts

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). Drs Fingelkurts entered the field of identification of reproducible and stable spatial-temporal relations in EEG and functional brain states in 1998, with a doctoral dissertations concerned with EEG segmentation. Subsequently, in a sizeable number of independent studies Drs Fingelkurts generated a large number of observations under a variety of experimental conditions leading them to a discovery of meaningful manifestations in the EEG, having the form of rapid transitional processes interspersed (synchronised) between local records. On the basis of this work, brothers Fingelkurts have formulated a theoretical framework “Operational Architectonics (OA) of Brain-Mind Functioning”.


Jonathan Baylin

Contributions by Jonathan Baylin Dr. Baylin is a clinical psychologist who recently co-authored Brain Based Parenting with Daniel Hughes as part of the Norton Press Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. He 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. Dr. Baylin presents workshops internationally for mental health professionals. He is in private practice with Broudy and Associates in Wilmington, Delaware in the USA.


Alan Fogel

Contributions by Alan Fogel Alan Fogel, PhD is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He has been an active contributor to research on the development of non-verbal behavior and communication, especially during infancy, for the past 35 years. He is also a licensed massage therapist and a certified practitioner and teacher of Rosen Method Bodywork. In addition to research articles and books on relationship and individual development, he is the author of Body Sense: The Psychophysiology of Embodied Self-Awareness (2013, W. W. Norton), writes a blog on Body Sense ( and is the founding editor of the Rosen Method International Journal ( He teaches workshops in Rosen method Bodywork and in Embodied Self-Awareness both nationally and internationally.


Danny Yeung

Contributions by Danny Yeung Danny Yeung, MD, CCFP, CGPP, FCFP, is Assistant Professor of University of Toronto at Department of Psychiatry. He is Senior Faculty and Head of International Development at AEDP Institute. He is Consulting Physician / Psychotherapist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto Canada. He is the lead author, with Victoria Cheung, of The Rainbow After: Psychological trauma and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. He is honored with the Joel Sadavoy Award for Community Mental Health at Mount Sinai Hospital and Award of Excellence at the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

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Barry Karlsson

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. He leads a Swedish research project focusing on dementia, aging and cognitive developmental disabilities at The Habilitation Centre.


Mona Fishbane

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,

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Pieter J. Rossouw

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


William Hirstein

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.


Katerina Fotopoulou

Contributions by Katerina Fotopoulou Dr Aikaterini (Katerina) Fotopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology Department at Guy’s Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Her Research Interests are in Body awareness; Interoception; Emotions; Anosognosia; Somatoparaphrenia; and Confabulation.

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Mark Solms

Contributions by Mark Solms Dr Mark Solms is Psychoanalyst and lecturer in neurosurgery at the St. Bartholomew’s and Royal London School of Medicine. Chair of Neuropsychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Director of the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuro-Psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.

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Max Velmans

Contributions by Max Velmans Professor Max Velmans, BSc PhD CPsychol FBPsS AcSS. His main research interest is in the area of consciousness studies, with a particular focus on integrating work in philosophy, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and mind/body relationships in clinical practice. From 1990 onwards, he has around 100 publications in this area, mostly addressing the trickier theoretical problems of consciousness in ways that try to bridge science, philosophy and “common-sense”.


Louis Cozolino

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 has conducted empirical research in schizophrenia, child abuse, and the long-term impact of stress and is an author in the Norton series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.


Malek Bajbouj

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


Gregg Henriques

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.


Christian von Scheve

Contributions by Christian von Scheve Professor Christian von Scheve is working in the fields of the sociology of culture, knowledge, social inequality and stratification. Broadly speaking, his interests are in the links between mind, body, and society. His aim is to understand how culture and social structure shape feeling and thinking and vice versa.


Richard Hill

Contributions by Richard Hill Richard Hill, MA, MEd 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 interview program, MindScience TV.


Andrew Fingelkurts

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. They hold PhD in human psychophysiology from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). Throughout their academic scientific career, they have obtained knowledge, experience and expertise in advanced quantitative electroencephalogram EEG analysis, cognitive neuroscience and systemic psychophysiology. Currently their main research interest is in the area of consciousness studies. From 1998 onwards, Drs Fingelkurts have delivered to the community more than 100 publications, book chapters and conference presentations. Dr. Fingelkurts are active members of 7 professional scientific organizations. More detail you can find at


Arlene Montgomery

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.


Diana Fosha

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. She is the author of The transforming power of affect: A model for accelerated change (Basic Books, 2000) and senior editor, with Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The healing power of emotion: Affective neuroscience, development & clinical practice (Norton, 2009). A DVD of her live clinical work has been issued by APA, with AEDP as one of APA’s Systems of Psychotherapy (Systems of Psychotherapy APA Video Series # 4310759); a second APA DVD is due to be released in the spring of 2013. In private practice in New York City, she is a sought after presenter nationally and internationally. Many of her papers are available through the AEDP website at

Judith Rustin

Judith Rustin

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.


Robert A. Moss

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. He has published a number of professional articles and most recently had two papers on the Clinical Biopsychology approach with former graduate students at the Barcelona meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Copies of recent articles are available at his website

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