Dr. Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD, is the Chief of Psychiatry at South Texas Veterans Health Care System San Antonio, Texas, and Professor of Psychiatry at Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health, San Antonio, Texas. Dr Badgaiyan went to medical school in Bhopal, India and trained in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging in University of Oregon, University of Pittsburgh and Harvard University. After completing psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School he was inducted in its faculty as an Assistant professor. In addition to Harvard he had faculty positions at SUNY Buffalo and University of Minnesota as a tenured full Professor. He also served as the Chairman of Psychiatry Department and Professor of Psychiatry in a hospital affiliated to Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, New York. Dr Badgaiyan developed a neurotransmitter imaging technique called the single scan dynamic molecular imaging technique (SDMIT) or neurotransmitter imaging technique to detect, map, and measure neurotransmitters released acutely in the live human brain. Using this technique, he studies dopaminergic control of human cognition and behavior. He has received several prizes and awards including the prestigious Solomon Prize of Harvard Medical School and BK Anand National Research Prize in India. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Dana Foundation and other agencies. Dr Badgaiyan has published over 200 research papers, book chapters and a book titled ‘Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind’ (Elsevier/Academic Press).
Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind
Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited as well as many other books and ebooks about topics in psychology, relationships, philosophy, economics, international affairs, and award-winning short fiction. He is Visiting Professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). He was the Editor-in-Chief of Global Politician and served as a columnist for Central Europe Review, PopMatters, eBookWeb , and Bellaonline, and as a United Press International (UPI) Senior Business Correspondent. He was the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory and Suite101. His YouTube channels garnered 27,000,000 views and 120,000 subscribers.
http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/mediakit.html (My work in psychology: Media Kit and Press Room)
http://www.youtube.com/samvaknin (Narcissists, Psychopaths, Abuse)
http://www.youtube.com/vakninmusings (World in Conflict and Transition)
http://www.youtube.com/vakninsays (Sayings of Wisdom and Inanity)
http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com (Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited)
http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/cv.html (Biography and Resume)
Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D., C.Psych. is Professor Emeritus of Trent University. He is a Fellow of APA and CPA and President of the International Network on Personal Meaning (www.meaning.ca) and the Meaning-Centered Counselling Institute Inc. Editor of the International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology, he has also edited two influential volumes on The Human Quest for Meaning. A prolific writer, he is one of the most cited existential and positive psychologists. The originator of Meaning Therapy and International Meaning Conferences, he has been invited to give keynotes and meaning therapy workshops worldwide.
He is the recent recipient of the Carl Rogers Award from the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Div. 32 of the APA).
My name is honorary professor Dr Geraldine Akerman I work at HMP Grendon, Chair of the Division of Forensic Psychology Executive Committee, visiting lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University and University of Birmingham. I have worked with men with sexual and other violent convictions since 1998. I have worked on prison service offending behaviour programmes and in a prison based therapeutic community. I have concentrated in my publications in exploring all aspects of the people I work with rather than simply if they are reconvicted. For instance I have written papers with residents regarding their experience of being a father and in prison. In my experience the index offence was the pinnacle of life experiences leading to that point. When we work with the men we look at what got them to that point. Being in a TC offers the opportunity of a more natural setting and strives to provide a safe environment in which to be able to explore this work. The rate of reconviction for sexual offences has a low base rate anyway but we tend to look at many other aspects, such as improving prison behaviour, less self harm, improving relationships etc.
Offence paralleling behaviour, sexual offending, Therapeutic Communities, impact of imprisonment.