Dr. Maria Weissenböck is registered as psychologist, clinical and health psychologist and psychotherapist. After her studies of psychology and human biology she started working as psychologist in one of the largest hospitals for women in Austria The Semmelweis Frauenklinik.
There she developed a concept supporting women, couples during pregnancy, birth and postnatal time. In the course of time she augmented her experiences by studying client-centered psychotherapy (Carl Rogers), children-adolescent, family psychology, emergency psychology, psychotraumatology, traumafocused therapy, EMDR, EGO-state therapy, hypnotherapy and interventions in systemic family therapy. At the same time she started as lecturer at the university of applied sciences for midwives. Additionally she assisted several research at the women bureau of health in Vienna, and Boltzman Institute during which she published various papers. Moreover she is engaged as supervisor with people of different professions such as clinical staff, psychologists, teachers and many more. Practical workshops for social workers and nurses are completing and rounding off her professional life. Her field of attention, however, is working as psychotherapist in her own private practice. There she is working with children, mothers with their babies, adults and couples.
James Bush, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Tennesssee. He completed his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. He is the Program Director of Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse. For years, his efforts have concentrated on the growing adolescent population within the Middle Tennessee area and surrounding counties, which has led to service through community events, and partnerships with various organizations. He has also provided training for many audiences, on the topics of sexual violence prevention, alcohol and drug abuse trends, anxiety relief, deep-breathing techniques, and Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Sam Vaknin is Visiting Professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). He is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited and other books about personality disorders. His work is cited in hundreds of books and dozens of academic papers. He spent the past 6 years developing Cold Therapy: a treatment modality for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Over the years, with dozens of volunteers, he found that it was effective with clients suffering from a major depressive episode as well.