Speakers Bureau

Disclaimer - Inclusion of a psychologist on the NJPA Speakers Bureau or the NJPA Media Resource List should not be interpreted as an endorsement by NJPA. In no event shall NJPA be liable for damages to any user of this public relations service for the voluntary selection of a psychologist, for the resources provided by any psychologist listed herein, or for any other damages associated with this NJPA Speakers Bureau or the NJPA Media Resource List. Please note that the choice of a psychologist is entirely yours and there are numerous psychologists outside this resource service who are qualified to address your particular needs. These psychologists speak as individual psychologists and do not on behalf of the NJPA association. 

Through our Public Education Committee (PEC), our members serve to educate the public about the value of psychological health and how psychologists help people’s health, lives, businesses, and families. Individual members are available to the public for speaking engagements and to respond to reporter inquiries.  Below are a variety of contributions our members have made in the media.  Please contact Christine at [email protected] or 973-243-9800 for outreach to our psychologists.

If you are an NJPA member and would like to be included in our Speakers Bureau, please submit your request form here!

Jeffrey Axelbank, PsyD:
Clinical Issues/areas of expertise:  Barriers to accessing Mental Health services, Mental Health Insurance issues, Confidentiality in Mental health treatment (especially regarding insurance companies), Survivors of child abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, neglect), Dissociation/Multiple Personality (Dissociative Identity Disorder), Chronic pain, Group therapy,  Workplace/organizational issues: Workplace burnout, involving all stakeholders in transition/change/strategic planning, conflict resolution in organizations, team dynamics in organizations.  Read Dr. Axelbank's credentials here.



Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD:
Areas of expertise include relationship issues, self-sabotage (addressing how people perpetuate their own failure  to make personal change), stress management, and postpartum depression. Relationships expert on WebMD's Relationships and Coping Community; and author of The Art of Relationships blog on WebMD. Author of Making Change blog on Psychology Today's website.  Read Dr. Becker-Phelps' credentials.



Suzanne Buchanan, PsyD:
Areas of expertise are autism spectrum disorders, effective treatment, school issues, and family dynamics. Read Dr. Buchanan's credentials.




Linda Centeno, PhD:
Areas of expertise include eating disorders, borderline personality disorder (and DBT), sexual Abuse/trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, and women's issues.  Read Dr. Centeno's credentials.




Steven Dranoff, PhD:
Dr. Dranoff works with adolescents and adults in his private practice.  Dr. Dranoff is also founder and president of a national organizational consulting firm with specialty in bullying, sexual harassment, and violence protection. Read about Dr. Dranoff.





Michelle Drapkin, PhD

Psychology Specialties: Clinical Psychology | Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Media Experience: TV Interviews | Radio Interviews | Pod Cast Interviews | Contributed to an article (newspaper/magazine)
Public Speaking:  I am open to speaking engagements [email protected]

Janie Feldman, PsyD:
Certified School Psychologist and licensed psychologist  Conducts psychotherapy, evaluations, and consultations for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Specializes in providing individual, group and family psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation.  Read Dr. Feldman's credentials. 

Resa Fogel, PhD:
Specializing in children, adolescents, and adults (psychotherapy, assessment, and supervision).  Read Dr. Fogel's credentials.




Gary Goldberg, PhD:
Specializes in Clinical Health Psychology working with people of all ages from childhood to elder care.  Treatment approaches include: cognitive behavioral therapy; hypnotherapy; biofeedback; guided imagery; relaxation training; and meditation.  Dr. Goldberg is on the medical staff of St. Barnabas Medical center.  He is an Adjunct, Associate Professor in the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Read Dr Goldberg's credentials.



Bonnie Gorscak, PhD:
Dr. Gorscak serves as the Director for Clinical Training at the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University's School of Social Work. She has worked in the area of grief and loss for over fifteen years as a clinician, supervisor, and trainer and has provided workshops for clinicians around the country and internationally. The mission of the Center for Complicated Grief is to disseminate information about grief, complicated grief, and adaptive grief therapy, and to disseminate the evidence-based Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT).  Dr. Gorscak is available to speak with general audiences, bereaved persons and their family members, clergy, medical personnel, or any group working with bereaved people, on strategies for coping with grief and loss.  She is also available to speak with professional groups who would like to learn more about CGT and training workshops visit www.complicatedgrief.columbia.edu.    Read Dr. Gorscak's credentials



LaShonda Green, PsyD:
Areas of expertise:  Clinical psychologist who treat children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.  Dr. Green currently 
provides evaluation and treatment of patients with behavioral health issues who reside in skilled nursing, assisted living facilities or similar settings.  Read Dr. Green's credentials.








Nancy Just, PhD:

Dr. Just is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and is recognized in New Jersey Superior Court as an expert in several areas of practice.  She specializes in the assessment and treatment of emotional distress, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and chronic pain.  Dr. Just is Director of Advanced Psychological Specialists.  She serves as Adjunct Faculty for Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare and serves as a Clinical Supervisor for Rutgers Graduate School for Applied and Professional Psychology.  Read Dr. Just’s credentials.


Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD:

Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, is a trusted expert on parenting and children’s feelings and friendships, who has extensive media and speaking experience. She is the professor for The Great Courses™ audio/video series Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids. She is also author or co-author of books for parents and children: Smart Parenting for Smart Kids (Jossey-Bass/Wiley), The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends (Little, Brown), What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents' Attention Without Hitting Your Sister (Parenting Press, for children). Dr. Kennedy-Moore serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine and blogs for Psychology Today about Growing Friendships. She has a private clinical psychology practice in Princeton, NJ. (NJ lic #35SI00425400)
Website: http://www.EileenKennedyMoore.com
Blog: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/Growing-Friendships
Speaker demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmhym-0BZzg
Media guest expert demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJNdiA4CW2Q


Eileen Kohutis, PhD:
Areas of Specialty are:  Forensics, Divorce, Custody, Clinical Psychology, Assessment.  Visit Dr. Kohutis' website for more information or read Dr. Kohutis' credentials here.




Chris Kotsen, PsyD:
Expert on tobacco dependence treatment, sometimes called smoking cessation/tobacco cessation or smoking habit. Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.  Read Dr. Kotsen's credentials.





Joseph Luciani, PhD:
Expertise/writing on general self-help with a focus on anxiety and depression.  Read Dr. Luciani's credentials here including his extensive media experience.





Michael Osit, PhD:
Provides consultation, assessment, and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults.  Dynamic and frequent presenter on a wide variety of topics for professionals, parents, schools, and agencies. Author of Generation Text: Raising Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything, awarded “Best Book of the Year” by Instructor Magazine and is one of 5 finalists out of 440 books reviewed by the 13th Annual Books for Life Awards in the category of Parenting. Read Dr. Osit's credentials.



Michelle Papka, PhD:
Areas of expertise include aging, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, neuropsychology.  Read Dr. Papka's credentials.




Bart Rossi, PhD:
Dr. Bart Rossi, PhD is a political psychologist commentator that provides insights to stories in the news. He offers psychological insight to high profile news items in general, and politics in particular.  He has appeared on a wide range of television networks, including MSNBC, CBS, and FOX5, local television MY9, PIX 11, and the cable news shows News12: Power and Politics; and theEMMY-winning cable show The Fresh Outlook. He appears on radio on such as The Wall Street Journal This Morning, the Alan Colmes Show on Fox Radio, the Jake Burkman Show, and WDUN Newstalk 550 in Atlanta, GA.  Dr. Rossi  has appeared in newspapers including the New York Daily News, USA Today, as well as magazines.  Read here for more information.



Michael C. Selbst, PhD:
Dr. Selbst is Director of Behavior Therapy Associates, PA in Somerset, New Jersey. He is a licensed psychologist, Certified School Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level. Dr. Selbst has co-founded and is the executive director of HI-STEP® Summer Social Skills Program, an intensive 5-week day program for children to improve their social emotional learning, and the executive director of the Weekend to Improve Social Effectiveness (W.I.S.E.). He has extensive experience working with pre-school aged children through adults. Dr. Selbst provides individual and family therapy, behavioral parent training, social skills training, school-based consultation, functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans, psychological and psychoeducational evaluations, and expert/independent evaluations. He has led numerous workshops, including at local, statewide, national and international conferences, as well as for parent advocacy groups and school districts. Dr. Selbst is co-author of the Behavior Problems Resource Kit: Forms and Procedures for Identification, Measurement and Intervention and the social skills curriculum, POWER-Solving®: Stepping Stones to Solving Life’s Everyday Social Problems.  Read Dr. Selbst's credentials here.

Jeffrey Singer, PhD:
Current: Practice psychoanalytically-informed, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies with adults, adolescents, families, and couples; facilitate Anger Management Group, deliver psychological services including evaluations to the Division of Youth & Family Service, Office of the Law Guardian, and Parental Representation Unit; conduct Independent Medical Examination evaluations; consult to the Public Advocate’s Division of Mental Health and Guardianship Advocacy Office of the New Jersey and the office of Mental Health Legal Services of New York State by conducting forensic psychological evaluations and sexual recidivism risk assessments for involuntary civil commitment hearings and provide expert testimony under the purview Sexually Violent Predator Act (NJ) or Sex Offender Management Act (NY), deliver mandated outpatient sex-offender specific psychotherapy to sex offenders and coordinate services with the offices of Parole and Probation.  Read Dr. Singer's  credentials.

Milton Spett, PhD:
Areas of expertise are anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, panic, relationship problems, and stress.  Read Dr. Spett's credentials.





Anthony Tasso, PhD:
Dr. Anthony Tasso is Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology and Hi Counseling at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has a psychotherapy private practice in Morris County, New Jersey. Dr. Tasso earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee and completed his Doctoral Internship at Pennsylvania Hospital/University of Pennsylvania.  He is a New Jersey licensed psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Tasso has published more than 50 professional articles, book chapters, and book reviews and is actively engaged in clinical training, research, supervision, and practice.  Read Dr. Tasso's credentials.


Stanley Teitelbaum, PhD:
Dr. Teitelbaum discusses a variety of issues from drug and alcohol abuse to domestic violence, gambling and today’s scourge, steroids.  In his psychotherapy practice, he has worked extensively with professional athletes and sports agents-which has enabled him to gain insight into the psyche of sports figures-both on and off the field.  Dr. Teitelbaum is the author of numerous articles in leading mental health publications and has appeared on more  than twenty-five national television and radio shows including Nightline, Good Morning America, 20/20 and CNN.  Visit Dr. Teitelbaum's website at www.stanleyteitelbaum.com and read Dr.Teitelbaum's credentials.



Tamsen Thorpe, PhD:
Specialized training in the areas of couple’s counseling, infertility, sexuality, work place issues as well as stress reduction, parent coordination, family mediation and collaborative divorce.  Read Dr.Thorpe's credentials.




Allen Weg, EdD:

Areas of expertise include strategies and treatments for anxiety disorders and compulsive behaviors.  Read Dr. Weg's credentials.





Amie Wolf-Mehlman, PhD:
Areas of expertise include children and divorce, stress reduction, families, compassionate parenting, core values and relationships.  Read Dr. Wolf-Mehlman's credentials



Michael Zito, PhD:
Sport psychology, coaching science, performance enhancement, managing performance anxiety, triathletes, pediatric ADHD and  Bipolar disorder (had an article in NJ Psychologist in the Fall issue), anxiety, depression, children and adolescents, marital relationships, family dynamics.  For more information read Dr. Zito's credentials here.



Jeannine Zoppi, PhD:
One specialty in her private practice is adoption.  She has given presentations on the topic of adoption at a variety of local and national adoption conferences. Dr. Zoppi contributed the blog "So What About Dad? Creating Space for Birth Fathers in Adoption Stories" to the American Fertility Association's website.  Read Dr. Zoppi's credentials.




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