Keynote Speakers and "Meet the Expert/Executive" Speakers

 (Note: All announcements below appear in alphabetical order according to surname.)

 

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Alkistis Agiorgiti (PhD), alkistis.net, Greece ["MEET THE EXPERT/EXECUTIVE" SPEAKER]

Alkistis Agiorgiti MA Psychotherapy, Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (Greece/Canada) specializing in Transpersonal Counseling has worked as a management trainer & coach, trainer, advisor. Developed her own unique method, based on Greek Mythology/Philosophy, but also grounded in Neuro-linguistic Programming and hypnosis for supporting those who are in a transition-phase in their career path. Since 2003 has weekly webTV show about personal development has reached 2,000,000 worldwide viewers. Holds regular retreats in Greece & abroad (mainly Abu Dhabi, Dubai & USA). 

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Shiri Ben Arzi (CCPC, PCC, PMC), Medical Coaching Institute, Israel

Shiri Ben Arzi is the founder, co-CEO and master trainer at Medical Coaching Institute, Israel. She is a certified professional co-active coach, a certified ADD/ADHD coach, an NLP master practitioner with specialization in clearing trauma. She also is a Time Line Therapy™ master practitioner, a META Medicine™ practitioner, an ACE - Advanced Clearing Energetics™ trainer and a founder and former chairperson of the Israeli Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

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Achilles Bardos (PhD), University of Northern Colorado, USA

Achilles N. Bardos, Ph.D., is a Professor of School Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. His teaching and research interests include psychological and educational assessment, measurement, computer applications in psychology, and program evaluation. He has published many articles and presented over 150 papers and workshops at national and international conferences. He is the co-author of the Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System (BIMAS; McDougal, Bardos & Meier, 2011), co-author of the Reading Competency Scales (RCI; Bardos & Naglieri, in press), author of the Basic Achievement Skills Inventory (BASI-Comprehensive Bardos, 2004) a multilevel achievement test and the BASI-Verbal & Math Skills Survey (BASI: Survey, 2004). He also co-authored the General Ability Measure for Adults (GAMA: Naglieri, Bardos, 1997) a non-verbal intelligence test; and the Draw A Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (DAP:SPED: Naglieri, McNeish, and Bardos, 1991). Dr. Bardos consulted in the development of other intelligence and personality tests. for lecture notes and training materials for all of the above test please scroll down this page.

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Michael E. Bernard (PhD), University of Melbourne, Australia

Michael E. Bernard, Ph.D.is an international consultant to universities, organisations, educational authorities and governments as well as a Professor at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Graduate School of Education. He is the Founder of You Can Do It! Education (www.youcandoiteducation.com.au; www.youcandoitparents.com.au), a program for promoting student social-emotional well-being and achievement that is being used in over 6,000 schools in Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Singapore, England, Romania and North America. After receiving his doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he worked for 18 years in the College of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia. In 1983, he was appointed as Reader and Coordinator of the Master of Educational Psychology Program. During this time, Dr. Bernard was the first sport psychologist of the Collingwood Football Club and consulted with numbers of organisations including the AMP. From 1995-2005, he was a tenured professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling, College of Education, at California State University, Long Beach. Professor Bernard has worked as a consultant school psychologist helping families and schools address the educational and mental health needs of school-age children. Professor Bernard was a co-founder of the Australian Institute for Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy and is the author of many books on REBT. For eight years, he was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Over the past decade, he has focused on the design and conduct of high performance mindset and resilience professional development programs (www.workmindset.com.au). He is the author of over 50 books, 15 book chapters, and 30 journal articles in areas associated with peak performance, resilience, parenting, mental health and school improvement.

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Deborah Beck Busis (MS), Beck Institute, USA

Deborah Beck Busis, LCSW, is the Diet Program Coordinator at the Beck Institute in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (www.beckinstitute.org). Ms. Busis specializes in the application of cognitive behavior therapy to overweight and obese individuals. She currently counsels an international clientele of dieters face-to-face and by phone or Skype, presents seminars and workshops nationally, writes articles and blogs, develops educational materials, and consults with organizations that are developing or refining weight loss programs. She is also co-author of The Diet Trap Solution. Ms. Busis received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She previously worked in community mental health care and has advanced knowledge of the practice of cognitive therapy. She has been using the Beck Diet Solution program in treating clients since 2007. Ms. Busis assisted with the preparation of the Beck Diet Solution books (www.beckdietsolution.com). She is co-author of Beck Diet Solution Blog (http://www.beckdietsolution.com/diet-solution-blog/), author of Beck Diet Solution’s Daily Diet Solutions (disseminated via blog, Facebook, and Twitter), and co-investigator of a study measuring the effectiveness of a cognitive behavior therapy program for weight loss and maintenance.

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Michael Cavanagh (PhD), University of Sydney, Australia

Michael is an internationally recognized Academic, Practitioner and Consultant in the field of coaching psychology. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney (Australia) and Visiting Professor at the Institute of work based learning at Middlesex University (UK). Michael’s teaching focuses on preparing coaches to work with leaders and teams in complex settings. As a practitioner and consultant, he has coached leaders and managers at all levels from a diverse range of public and private, national and multinational organizations, both in Australia and internationally. He leads the coaching team on the Helmsman Project – a charity that aims to build hope self-regulation and resilience in at risk adolescents through adventure education and developmental coaching.  He is the principal author of the Standards Australia Handbook of Organisational Coaching – one of the world’s first ISO aligned National guidelines for the training of coaches and the provision of coaching services. Michael’s passion is assisting leaders, organisations and individuals to understand and address complex challenges in ways that increase the sustainability of the organisation, its people and the planet.

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Daniel David (PhD), Babes-Bolyai University, Romania

Professor Dr. Daniel David (23.11.1972) is a university professor of psychology at BBU, director of the International Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health, Research Director of the Albert Ellis Institute, New York and Associate Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Prof. David’s research interests cover topics like evidence-based psychological interventions, cognitive behavior therapy, clinical research methods, or the use of technology in enhancing the effect of psychotherapies. Following these research interests, prof. David has been involved as project manager in over 10 major research grants (national and international), mostly aimed at testing the effectiveness and efficacy of psychological treatments and enhancing psychological interventions via technology and has published numerous papers in international, Web of Science journals, along with books and book chapters at prestigious publishers (e.g., Oxford University Press, Springer).

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Oana David (PhD), Babes-Bolyai University, Romania

Oana David is Executive Director of the International Coaching Institute, Babes-Bolyai University, and the founder and President of the International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching. She is Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Oana David worked previously both as internal Human Resources Consultant (Intesa Sanpaolo Bank) and external HR consultant (HILL International) and has coordinated various organizational development and coaching projects. She has completed training, internships and research fellowship programs in the field of cognitive-behavioral coaching, psychotherapy and psychological counseling at Albert Ellis Institute, NY, USA; Centre for Coaching, UK; King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, UK; Laboratories of Cognitive Neurosciences, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston. Her expertise is in two of the most valued areas of our lives: working and parenting. She is specialized in personal and executive coaching, parenting coaching, performance management, stress management and well-being coaching. She currently conducts research projects investigating emotion-regulation mechanisms relevant for the workplace, brain correlates of emotion-regulation, and efficacy of coaching based on Virtual Reality procedures.

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Dominic DiMattia (PhD), University of Bridgeport, USA

Dr. DiMattia is a Human Relations Consultant who has been Executive Director and Senior Staff Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute. He was previously Vice President of Human Resources for the Fireman Group in NYC. He is Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Human Resources at the University of Bridgeport, and has written numerous journal articles and conducted hundreds of workshops and seminars as a corporate consultant and mental health trainer. Currently he conducts workshops in CBT and REBT in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Barcelona and Costa Rica. A member of the American Psychological Association and Australian Psychological Society, he has presented papers, lectures, and workshops there as well as for the American Counseling Association, New England Personnel and Guidance Conference, American Express, Clairol, General Electric, General Telephone and Electronics, J.C. Penny, (AT&T) American Telephone and Telegraph Co., Philip Morris, U.S.A., Cafe Concepts, Burlington Northern Railroad, Northern Feather Inc., New Jersey Transit, Right Associates, the New York Times, UNISYS, Ultimate Care, Wakefern Food, Merrill Lynch, U.S. Postal Service, Bravo Cable Network, Blue Circle Cement, U.S. Army, Frankfort, Germany, Schouten and Nelissen, The Netherlands, Corporate Management Development, Australia, Department of Defense, Wiesbaden, Germany, Emerites Banking and Finance Institute, UAE, Employee Assistance Ontario, Ontario, Canada, University of Lima, Laboratory for investigation of Human Relations, Athens, Greece, Instituto de Terapia Racional Emotiva de Mexico, Mexico City, Department of Education, Puerto Rico, Human Service Agencies and Public Schools throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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Windy Dryden (PhD), Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Windy Dryden is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has authored or edited more than 210 books, including the second editions of Counselling in a Nutshell (Sage, 2011) and Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Distinctive Features (Routledge, 2015). In addition, he edits 20 book series in the area of counseling and psychotherapy, including the Distinctive Features in CBT series (Routledge) and the Counselling in a Nutshell series (Sage). His major interests are in rational emotive behavior therapy and CBT; single session interventions; the interface between counselling and coaching; pluralism in counselling and psychotherapy; writing short, accessible self-help books for the general public and demonstrating therapy live in front of an audience.

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Art Freeman (EdD), Midwestern University, USA

Dr. Arthur (Art) Freeman is Professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Executive Program Director of the doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology and Professor of Dentistry at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL and Glendale, AZ. He is a Distinguished Founding Fellow and diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He was the Founding Chair of the Department of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his tenure at PCOM he developed Psy.D. programs in clinical psychology and in school psychology; masters programs in clinical psychology, school psychology, counseling and clinical health, and organizational behavior; and certificate programs in school psychology (Ed.S.) and graduate studies (CAGS). He completed his undergraduate and early graduate work at New York University and his later graduate and doctoral work at Teachers College-Columbia University. He studied at the Alfred Adler Institute in New York under Drs. Kurt and Alexandra Adler, the Institute for Rational Living under Dr. Albert Ellis, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Aaron T. Beck. In 2005 he received the postdoctoral degree of Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) from Babes-Bolyai University in Romania. In addition to 100+ book chapters, reviews and journal articles, he has published over seventy five professional books. Most recently (2015), he has published the third edition of the classic Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders. His work has been translated from English into Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, Farsi, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Dr. Freeman serves on the editorial boards of several U.S. and international journals. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology, Family Psychology, and in Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Freeman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (divisions of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Family Psychology) of the American Psychological Society, and of the Academy of Clinical Psychology. He is a past president of both the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. Art has lectured in forty five countries over the past 35 years.

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Gilles Gambade (MSc, DESS), Hellenic Coaching Association, Greece

Gilles is the President of the Hellenic Coaching Association HCA/EMCC Greece since 2015. As a seasoned, multi-cultural Business Mentor & Coach with 35+years of experience and more than 2000 hours of coaching, Gilles has worked across Europe, Middle East and Africa with more than 30 senior leadership teams and over 500 top executives in companies belonging to all kinds of industry/business sectors. Gilles teaches coaching and mentoring at foundation & practitioner level in Greece, France, Cyprus and Senegal and provides supervision to coaches and mentors. Prior to establishing his own company TopTeam World in 2007, Gilles was a Director in Hay Group for 10 years and held responsibility for Business Development and Project Management in France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, ME, acting as expert leader in Business & Leadership Transformation. As part of his commitment to social responsibility, Gilles is a member of the Mentoring Faculty of Mowgli Foundation and mentors start-up entrepreneurs in the Middle-East (Tunisia, Syria & Egypt), and he is supporting coaching programs for social entrepreneurs in Africa, in cooperation with the Foundation Beautiful Soul (Senegal).  Gilles was Vice-President Standards of EMCC International during 3 years.  He is as well a member of the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE/EIMAD), a Counselor to the French Embassy in Greece (CCEF) and Member of the Advisory Board of the French-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (CCIFH).

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Frank Gardner (PhD), Touro College, USA

Dr. Gardner received his MA and Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University and is a New York State Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Gardner is also board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Gardner is currently the Associate Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Touro College, and is Professor of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, Dr. Gardner has been a long time consultant for professional teams in the NBA, NHL, and MLB. Dr. Gardner has published extensively and is internationally known for his research and practice expertise in sport psychology and the treatment of anger and violence using a mindfulness-based intervention model.

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John Lochman (PhD), The University of Alabama, USA

John E. Lochman, PhD, ABPP is Professor and Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology at The University of Alabama, where he also directs the Center for Prevention of Youth Problem Behavior (CPYBP). A major focus of the CPYBP is to investigate how evidence-based programs can be effectively disseminated into real-world settings. Dr. Lochman has chaired the College Academy for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities at The University of Alabama from 2009-2012. Dr. Lochman is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University Medical Center (where he served on faculty from 1980-1998), and he has been a Special Visiting Professor at the University of Utrecht from 2007-2009 in Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research (Department of Social Sciences), and in the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience. He has received the 2005 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award and the 2008 Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award at the University of Alabama, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands in 2004 for his prevention research. In 2009, he received the International Collaborative Prevention Research Award from the Society for Prevention Research, in 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) of the American Psychological Association, and in 2014 received an Award for Distinguished Service and Contributions to the Profession of Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Lochman has over 370 publications on family, peer and neighborhood risk factors, social cognitive processes, and intervention and prevention research with aggressive children. The school-based and community-based prevention programs he has examined (Anger Coping Program, Coping Power Program, Fast Track Program) use cognitive-behavioral, social problem-solving and social skill training approaches with children, and behavioral parent training with parents, and have become recognized as evidence-based programs.  His research has been funded with federal research grants for the past 30 years, including 17 grants as PI (funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, National Institute on Mental Health, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Department of Justice, and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Dr. Lochman has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology from 2005-2012, and Associate Editor at Behavior Therapy from 2001-2005. With regard to grant reviews, he has been a standing committee member of NIH study sections on Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention (2006-2010), and Child/Adolescent Risk and Prevention and Risk, and Prevention and Health Behavior (1998-2002) and chaired and served on a number of CSR special emphasis panels. Dr. Lochman is a fellow in the American Psychological Association, in the American Psychological Society and in the Academy for Cognitive Therapy, serves on a World Health Organization work group on the revision of the ICD classification system for mental and behavioral disorders for children and adolescents. He was a charter board member of the American Board for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (ABCCAP), and has served as Secretary and President of ABCCAP (2008-2009). He is also Past President of the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37) of the American Psychological Association.

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Nancy Mallerou (PhD), Life Clinic Group-Life Coaching Greece / International Coach Federation (ICF) Greece, Greece ["MEET THE EXPERT/EXECUTIVE" SPEAKER]

Featured in Greece’ s leading National Sunday newspaper PROTO THEMA as «The Happiness Guru», Nancy Mallerou, Ph.D., is a motivational speaker, author, coach and entrepreneur. Through her lectures both Academic and open to the public, TV appearances, articles, seminars, coaching and books she has affected positively the lives of thousands of people. Dr. Mallerou holds a PhD in Co-operative Strategies, an MBA and a BA in French Literature. She is a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation and holds various diplomas from the Dpt. of Cont. Education of Harvard Medical School. She is the founder of Life Clinic Group and Life Coaching Greece. She has coined the term “Esocentrism” which is the basis of her approach. She has 14 years of experience in the field of communication & marketing. She has served as an Adjunct Professor & Researcher for over a decade at Panteio University. Dr. Mallerou  has been interviewed from & written articles for the most prominent national & international media outlets. She is the author of the books “It Can Get Better: The 1st Greek Life Coaching Guide”, Fereniki & “Competitors, Co-operate”, Sideris.  She is a Contributor and Speakers' Coach at TEDxAthens & TedxThessaloniki  She is a volunteer at the Special Olympics. She is founding member and President Elect of International Coach Federation - Greece.

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Enrique Fernandez Marin (BSc, MBA), Fernandez Tennis Academy, Greece ["MEET THE EXPERT/EXECUTIVE" SPEAKER]

Enrique Fernandez Marin (Madrid, Spain) is an international tennis coach with a bachelor in Sports Science and MBA in sports management. He is a Level 3 licensed coach by the Spanish Tennis Federation. Enrique is the owner and Head Coach of the Fernandez Tennis Academy in Athens, Greece. He is also coaching at the highest level in the ATP World Tour. He is working with Daniel Munoz de la Nava with ATP highest ranking 68. He has been to all the Grand Slams (Rolang Garros, Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open) and to most of the top Tournaments in the Tour. He is also a commentator on TV.

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Alex Pattakos (PhD), Global Meaning Institute, USA

Alex Pattakos, Ph.D. , a proud Greek-American (of Cretan heritage), is the co-founder of the Global Meaning Institute, and co-author (with Elaine Dundon) of the award-winning book, The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work, which is uniquely inspired by Greek philosophy, mythology, and culture. His previous book, Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl's Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work, is an international bestseller now in 22 languages. With expertise in both political science and psychology, Dr. Pattakos has been privileged to work internationally with all levels of government, including service to three presidential administrations in the White House. He is a former therapist and mental health administrator, as well as a full-time professor of public and business administration, including graduate program head. He was one of the initial faculty evaluators for the Innovations in American Government Awards Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, a past president of Renaissance Business Associates, an international nonprofit association of people committed to elevating the human spirit in the workplace, and a current member of the International Academic Board, The International Center for Leading Studies, Athens, Greece.

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Tullio Scrimali (MD), University of Catania, Italy

Tullio Scrimali (Catania, Italy, 1952) Professor of Clinical Psychology, Medical School, University of Catania, University of Catania
Director of ALETEIA International, European School of Cognitive Therapy

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Physician, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, he specialised in Psychiatry at the University of Milan (Northern Italy). Tullio Scrimali is founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT of Philadelphia) and also Certified Supervisor of this Academy. He was one of the pioneers in the development of Cognitive Psychotherapy in Italy, publishing his first research in 1976 and obtaining the first Chair, of Cognitive Therapy, ever established in Italy, at University of Catania, in 1980. Recently he developed a new approach to coaching which has been named, by him, Neuroscience-based Cognitive Coaching. Tullio Scrimali teaches this subject both at the ALETEIA International, European School of Cognitive Therapy (www.aleteiainternational.it), of which he is the Director (and which was founded by him in 1990) and at the University of Catania, where he is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Medical School at the Resident School of Psychiatry and at the School of Psychology.

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Mehmet Sungur (MD), Marmara University, Turkey

Mehmet Z. Sungur is professor of psychiatry and former president of the psychiatry department at the Medical Faculty of Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. Mehmet Z. Sungur received training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), sexual and marital therapies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals in London. He was accredited as a cognitive behaviour therapist by the UK Council of Psychotherapy and British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). He is also certified as a cognitive therapist and supervisor by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). He is a board member and has been elected as the next president of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP). He is one of the past presidents of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT). Mehmet Z. Sungur’s clinical practice covers a wide range of clinical syndromes with a special emphasis on cognitive behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress disorder and sexual and marital problems. He published numerous articles in national and international scientific journals and presented workshops and keynotes in hundreds of national and international congresses. He played a leading role in the dissemination of the practice of CBT and sex therapy in Turkey. He established the Turkish Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (TACBT) in 1995 and is the chairman of this Association since its establishment. He is also a founder of Sexual Education, Treatment and Research Association (CETAD) and organised numerous national and international meetings on the assessment and treatment of sexual problems in Turkey and elsewhere. He is also World Sexual Health Country Coordinator of Turkey appointed by WAS. Mehmet Z. Sungur has received some national and international awards, the first one being “Schizophrenia Reintegration Award” and the recent one being “Gold Medal from European Federation of Sexology” which was presented to him at the 16th Congress of the European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM) joint by 12th Congress of European Federation of Sexology (EFS) in January 2014. He also received "Julia Heiman Honorary Award" and recently "Lo Piccolo Award" for his contributions in the area of sex and couple therapy. He has published more than 100 papers mainly about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and sexual disorders. He has also written books and book chapters mainly about CBT. Apart from BABCP, EABCT, TACBT, IACP Mehmet Z. Sungur is also a Diplomate, and Founding Fellow of Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), a certified supervisor from ACT, member of Association of European Psychiatrists (AEP), American Psychiatric Association (APA), and Turkish Psychiatry Association (TPA). He is the past coordinator of the CBT Task Force of Turkish Psychiatry Association and he is currently the coordinator of the Couple and Family Therapy Task Force of the Turkish Psychiatry Association. He is on the advisory and/or editorial board of many national and international journals including Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (an international multidisciplinary journal), Sexual and Relationship Therapy (Journal of the British Association for Sexual and Marital Therapy), Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Clinical Psychotherapy: Science and Practice, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and more than 10 journals published in Turkey. He was a member of the task force on certification and accreditation of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapists in Europe (EABCT certification and accreditation task force). He is also a member of the task force of EABCT on "Common Language in Psychotherapy". Mehmet Z. Sungur has currently committed himself to the training of mental health professionals in clinical applications of CBT and sex therapy both in Turkey and abroad. He has been the president of 7 international and many national congresses about CBT and sex therapy. He is running training courses and certified CBT training programmes for a large number of mental health professionals in Turkey and abroad. He has run many workshops and has given keynotes in UK, Denmark, USA, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Spain, Poland, USA, Greece, Malaysia, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Hong Kong, France, Egypt, Portugal, Italy, Lithuania, Cuba and Canada related to CBT and especially on sexual and marital problems.

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 Krysta Tzelepi (MA, PCC, CCPC), Treasure Lab Ltd., Greece ["MEET THE EXPERT/EXECUTIVE" SPEAKER]

Krysta Tzelepi (MA, PCC, CPCC) is a solution focused coach/facilitator and the founder, managing partner of Treasure Lab Ltd. Together with her associates, she works with large and multinational companies in designing & implementing change mgmt & mgmt development programs for executives. The approach is solution focused & strengths based. So far, over 4,000 executives have participated in such programs. Clients include: Alpha Bank, BIC, Diageo, Eurobank, Novartis, PMI, Roche Pharma and others. With 20 years of professional experience, a trained psychologist, with an M.A. from Tufts University in Child Development, Krysta has also worked as an Organizational Development Manager for Citibank Greece & as an HR Manager for Marks & Spencer.  As a coach and one of the pioneers who brought coaching to the Greek market in 2004, she later introduced solution focused coaching in Greece, together with her former business partner at H2gO. She is an accredited Solution Focused Coach at PCC level (by the ICF –International Coach Federation), a Certified Professional Co-active Coach & a registered Mentor Coach (icf) with over 1,500 hours of logged-in coaching experience at all levels, ranging from supervisors to senior leaders. As an International Faculty member of SolutionSurfers, Krysta Tzelepi has been co-facilitating the “Solution Focused Coaching School” ACSTH course, in cooperation with Peter M. Szabo Managing Director of Solution Surfers International. Krysta is an Associate of Penna UK, participating in global coaching projects. As a speaker, she has appeared at HR and Management Conferences in Greece, Turkey etc. well as at TEDxAcademy events.

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