Mona Barbera, PhD, is a psychologist with over 35 years of experience, specializing in couples therapy and training psychotherapists. Her book for couples, Bring Yourself to Love: How Couples Can Turn Disconnection into Intimacy is the winner of the prestigious 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award in psychology/self-help, the bronze medalist in 2008 IPPY awards in relationships and sexuality, and a finalist in the 2009 Eric Hoffer Awards. Dr. Barbera has written for the academic journals The Journal of Imago Relationship Therapy and The Journal of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and she has chapters in Imago Relationship Therapy: Perspectives on Theory, by Luquet, Hannah and Hunt and in Altogether US by Jenna Riemersma. She is past chair of the program committee and past board member of the New England Society for the Study and Treatment of Trauma and Dissociative Disorders. Dr. Barbera is an assistant trainer for Internal Family Systems, a system of psychotherapy developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mona Barbera maintains a private practice and is part owner of Dos Monos Press. She receives royalties as a published author and receives a consulting fee from the Ifs Institute. Mona Barbera receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Mona Barbera is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Rhode Island Psychological Association.