RICHARD SEARS, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP
Richard W. Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP. is a board-certified clinical psychologist in private practice, a Zen teacher, and Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has numerous academic appointments, regularly travels across the country speaking for PESI, and is the author of a dozen books.
DENNIS TIRCH, PH.D.
Dennis D. Tirch, PhD, is the Associate Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy (AICT) in Manhattan.
R. BRIAN DENTON, PSY.D., PH.D.
R. Brian Denton, Psy.D., Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Denton completed his undergraduate work (B.A.) in psychology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, a Master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (M.A.) from Cleveland State University, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Denton also received a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Buddhist Studies from Buddha Dharma University.
Dr. Denton has studied the Eastern Wisdom traditions extensively over the past 20 years, having traveled to a variety of training centers and monastic institutes around the United States and overseas to study meditation practices and their application to human psychological functioning. He is a Zen Teacher and was given transmission as a Zen Master. He has lead mindfulness and meditation retreats, teaches independently, and utilizes his expertise in mindfulness within psychological treatment.
Dr. Denton has published on Mindfulness-Based treatment approaches as the lead author of the chapter “Clinical Uses of Mindfulness” in Innovations in Clinical Practice, and as third author of the book Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, a primer of mindfulness-based treatment approaches. He is an experienced and sought-after presenter on a wide range of topical areas, and in particular for trainings around Mindfulness, ACT, Inclusion/Diversity and Sexuality.