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 Medical University of South Carolina and Research Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He served as the Director of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for more than 15 years (1985-2000) and established the research clinics for both child and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. In 2002, he relocated to the Charleston, SC region.
Dr. Barkley is a Diplomate in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP). He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has authored, co-authored, or co-edited 13 books and clinical manuals now numbering 23 separate editions. He has published more than 230 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. His most recent books include ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says
(2008); ADHD in Adults: Diagnosis and Management
(2007); Your Defiant Teen
(2008); Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment
(3rd ed., 2006), Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents
(2005, 3rd ed.), and Assessment of Childhood Disorders
(2007). In 1993, he founded a bimonthly newsletter for clinical professionals, The ADHD Report
(Guilford). He has created seven professional videotapes on ADHD and defiant children, three of which have won national awards, including the 1992 and 1994 Golden Apple Award for educational videos from the National Education Association. Dr. Barkley has served on the editorial boards of 11 scientific journals and as a reviewer for numerous others.
Dr. Barkley has presented more than 600 invited workshops, public addresses, and scientific presentations internationally, including Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Israel, Russia, Kenya, Venezuela, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, Canada, and Great Britain. He has appeared on the nationally televised 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN
and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD. In 1994, he received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, and in 1996, he was awarded the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for his research career in child development. In 1998, he received the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research from the Section on Clinical Child Psychology, (now Division 53) of the American Psychological Association. In 2002, he received the Dissemination Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Division 12, of the American Psychological Association for his career efforts to educate the public and other professionals about the science of ADHD.
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.