Judith Zucker Anderson, Ph.D.  

Dr. Anderson is a clinical psychologist and a well-respected couples and family therapy teacher and therapist. For more than ten years, she has been the Director of Family Therapy Training and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCI College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. She is recognized as an expert on divorce, remarriage and blended families.

Dr. Anderson is a graduate of Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and CSPP. She has received intensive postgraduate training in couples and family therapy from the Couples Institute, Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, Georgetown Family Center, the National Institute of Mental Health, and advanced training in EFT with Dr. Susan Johnson.
Website: www.drjudithanderson.com

  Ellyn Bader, Ph.D.
An internationally recognized expert in couples therapy training, Dr. Bader is Co-Director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. Formerly a clinical faculty member at Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry, for the past twenty years she has conducted professional training programs in couples therapy in the U.S., Europe, South America and Australia. Dr. Bader is the author of "In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in Couples Therapy." Her latest book, "Tell Me No Lies," helps couples recognize the essential ingredients in flourishing marriages. Website: www.couplesinstitute.com
  Susan Johnson, Ed.D.
Dr. Johnson is an internationally acclaimed clinician and researcher in couples therapy as well as Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Ottawa University and Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute. She is one of the originators of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), now one of the best validated couples interventions in North America. She has written many journal articles and books about EFT: “The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy,” “Attachment Processes in Couples and Family Therapy” and recently, “Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors.” All are excellent contributions to the field. Her new book, “Hold Me Tight,” makes EFT accessible to the lay public. Website: www.eft.ca
Carol Ummel Lindquist, Ph.D.
Dr. Lindquist is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology; a Prof. Emerita, Department of Psychology, California State University, Fullerton; and a clinical psychologist in private practice. She is our Program planner specializing in high conflict couples, trauma & PTSD; sex therapy; infertility & adoption. She is the author of “Happily Married with Kids” published in Spanish and English and has numerous professional publications in peer-reviewed AP. journals. She maintains certification as an EMDR therapist and is qualified as an EFT therapist.
Ira Poll, Ph.D., Psy.D.
Dr. Poll is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Irvine, CA. She has been in private practice for the last 25 years, specializing in work with couples, trauma and PTSD patients, as well as dissociative and mood disorders. Dr. Poll is also certified as a psychoanalyst and is on faculty at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute. A gifted teacher, she is an instructor in the treatment of trauma as well as contemporary psychoanalytic theoretical issues. She is a training and supervising psychoanalyst.