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Lauren Murphey Payne

Lauren Murphy Payne, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice with 30 years of experience. She specializes in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Lauren has been a speaker at local, regional, and national conferences. She is the author and presenter of two video series: Making Anger Work for You a...

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Lauren Murphy Payne, M.S.W., LCSW

Lauren Murphy Payne, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice with 30 years of experience. She specializes in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Lauren has been a speaker at local, regional, and national conferences. She is the author and presenter of two video series: Making Anger Work for You a...

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Alex J. Packer

“Etiquette Guru to the Youth of America,” Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., is an educator, psychologist, and award-winning author of numerous books for parents and teenagers including How Rude! The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out. Alex’s books have been translated into many languages including Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Mandarin, Greek, Romanian, and...

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Daniel B. Peters

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D., is cofounder and executive director of the Summit Center. He has devoted his career to the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, specializing in overcoming worry and fear, learning differences such as dyslexia, and issues related to giftedness and twice-exceptionality. Dr. Peters is the author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior, its companion chil...

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Katia S. Petersen

Katia Petersen, Ph.D., is an author, consultant, and educator. She is a training expert in school climate improvement, student support, teacher coaching, and parent engagement. She has delivered professional development courses in schools nationwide on how to use literature to infuse social and emotional learning into core academics. Katia has trained over 65,000 educators and parents to enhanc...

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Jean Sunde Peterson

Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., is professor emerita and former director of school counselor preparation at Purdue University. She conducts workshops on academic underachievement, prevention- and development-oriented small-group work with children and adolescents, bullying, and more. Dr. Peterson has authored more than 130 books (including Get Gifted Students Talking, How (and Why) to Get Students ...

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Wendy Pirie

Wendy Pirie, M.H.Sc., is a consultant in preschool movement and the director of TimberNook New Zealand, which offers camps where children grow and learn through active, creative outdoor experiences. She has a special interest in the growth and development of the child through the relationship between the body and the brain. She is also passionate about empowering parents and educators to play w...

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Mark Purcell

Mark Purcell, Psy.D., (drmarkpurcell.com) is a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating children and families with emotional regulation challenges. He has been working in various aspects of the mental health field for over twenty years. Mark’s professional experience has ranged from providing psychotherapy to children to developing specialized treatment programs and teaching profession...

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