Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN,
also known as ‘The Brain Lady’, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a board certified neurofeedback practitioner. Deb is an international speaker and author of the best-selling books, Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets,
and Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens, A Workbook for Clinicians and Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities and Worksheets
and has taught mindfulness skills to her clients for over 25 years.
She recently retired from her private practice, and previously worked at the Child Guidance Clinic, Family Services, Child and Family Agency, and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.
Debra incorporates mindfulness skills in all areas of her practice. She initially became interested in mindfulness to deal with a chronic illness (now thankfully healed). She found it so helpful in her own life that she started teaching her clients the skills she was using. She went on to develop clinical material on mindfulness skills and created a four-step process for working with clients using mindfulness that she perfected in her private practice and in an intensive outpatient program. Her clients have shown her that mindfulness skills improve the rate and quality of treatment outcomes.
Debra has presented numerous presentations, workshops, and teleseminars. She is often interviewed on Internet radio and telesummits and her work has been featured in The Day
newspaper, Self-Improvement Magazine,
and “Parenting Powers” television shows. She is an expert author on SelfGrowth.com
Financial: Debra Burdick maintains a private practice. She is an author for Vervante publishers and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Debra Burdick contributes to SelfGrowth.com and receives no compensation.
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.,
is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA. He is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP). Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 41 editions. He has also published more than 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.
He is the founder and editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report,
now in its 25th year of publication. Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited addresses internationally and appeared on nationally televised programs such as 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN,
and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD. He has received awards from the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Professional Psychology, Association for the Advancement of Applied and Preventive Psychology, American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders, New England Educational Institute, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, and Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) for his career accomplishments, contributions to research in ADHD, to clinical practice, and for the dissemination of science. His websites are www.russellbarkley.org
Financial: Dr. Russell Barkley is employed by the Medical University of South Carolina. He is on the speaker’s bureau for Eli Lilly and receives compensation. He has an advisory board relationship with Theravance and receives compensation. He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties. He is an author for Jones and Bartlett Publishers and receives royalties. He is a speaker for J&K Seminar and receives royalties. He is a speaker for PsychContinuingEd.com and receives royalties. He is a speaker for ContinuingEdCourse.com and receives royalties. He is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Dr. Russell Barkley has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.