Phillip Shaver, Ph.D.
Phillip Shaver, Ph.D. conducts research in two principal areas: close relationships and emotions. In the close relationships area he has studied the application of Bowlby's attachment theory to research on loneliness and adult romantic love. Currently, he is extending this work to the study of attachment-style differences in defenses or coping strategies, compassion, prosocial virtues, and marital communication.
In the field of emotions, he has proposed a prototype methodology for mapping individuals' and cultures' cognitive representations of the emotion domain and, with the help of coworkers in other countries, is investigating everyday conceptions of emotions such as love and shame in various cultures. He is also working with his wife, Professor Gail S. Goodman, on various studies related to attachment theory and memory for traumatic childhood experiences.
Dr. Shaver is past editor of the Review of Personality and Social Psychology, current associate editor of Attachment and Human Development, and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personal Relationships. He is co-editor of several recent books, including "Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications."
Prof. Anthony Bateman
Prof Anthony W Bateman MA, FRCPsych is Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist and MBT co-ordinator, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families; Visiting Professor University College, London; Honorary Professor in Psychotherapy University of Copenhagen.
He developed mentalization based treatment with Peter Fonagy for borderline personality disorder and studied its effectiveness in research trials. Adapted versions are now being used in multi-centre trials for antisocial personality disorder, eating disorders, and drug addiction. He was an expert member of National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) development group for treatment guidelines for Borderline Personality Disorder in UK and is currently Chair of the National Guideline Development Group for Eating Disorders. His NHS clinical services are recognised by the Department of Health as a national demonstration site for the treatment of personality disorder. He was President of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) from 2012-2015.
He received a senior scientist award from British and Irish group for the Study of Personality Disorder in 2012 and in 2015 the annual award for “Achievement in the Field of Severe Personality Disorders” from the BPDRC in the USA.
He has authored 14 books including Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: mentalization based treatment and, most recently,Mentalization Based Treatment for Personality Disorder: a practical guide (2016) (with Peter Fonagy), numerous book chapters, and over 120 peer reviewed research articles on personality disorder and the use of psychotherapy in psychiatric practice.
John C. Norcross, Ph.D.
John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, a board-certified clinical psychologist, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a Clinical Professor at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC).
At the University of Scranton, he teaches courses in clinical psychology, field experience, career development, and psychotherapy. He conducts research, advises students, supervises psychologists, and moderates the local Psi Chi chapter.
Author of the acclaimed self-help book Changeology, he has authored over 350 publications and has co-written or edited 22 professional books, principally in the areas of psychotherapy, clinical psychology, professional training, and self-change. Among them are Psychotherapy Relationships that Work, Insider's Guide to Graduate School in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology (5 volumes), and Systems of Psychotherapy (now in its 8th edition).