Sherrie R. Abney, J.D. a collaborative
lawyer, mediator, arbitrator and collaborative trainer. She was the first chair
of the Dallas Bar Association Collaborative Law Section and is past chair of the
ADR Section of the Dallas Bar. As a founding director of the Texas
Collaborative Law Council, she has served as Vice President of Education and
Training for that organization since 2004. Sherrie is a member and presenter
for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and has presented
at dispute resolution conferences in Cork, Ireland and Oxford University as well
as a number of conferences in the states and Canada. She has trained
professionals in the collaborative process both nationally and internationally.
Her next training is scheduled in Sydney, Australia in conjunction with the
Australian International Collaborative Conference to be held in March of 2009.
Currently, Sherrie serves on the ADR Council of the State Bar of Texas and the
Collaborative Law Committee of the DR Section of the ABA. She is the author of
Avoiding Litigation, A Guide to Civil Collaborative Law.
Hal Barkley, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT
is currently the Director of the graduate level Counseling Program at SMU
(Plano). Dr. Barkley has been a resident of Carrollton and employed by
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD for 35 years. He has also maintained a
limited private practice for the past twenty-six years and taught as an adjunct
professor at SMU for six years. Dr. Barkley received hi Ph.D. in
Counseling from the University of North Texas and his undergraduate degree from
Texas Tech University. He is a Clinical Member of the American Association
of Marriage and Family Therapists and is a Certified Sex Therapist with the
American Association of Sex Educations, Counselors, and Therapists.
Teresa Irene Castleman, MA, LPC, IAAP
is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Dallas, Texas and a training analyst
for the Jung Institute of Dallas. She also serves as Training Analyst and Board
Member of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich. Ms. Castleman is a Licensed
Professional Counselor, a Diplomate Jungian Analyst, and a Licensed Professional
Counseling Supervisor. She currently serves as Director of Training and past
President for the C. G. Jung Institute of Dallas. Ms. Castleman is a member of
C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich, C. G. Jung Institute of Dallas, the
International Association of Analytical Psychology, the American Association of
Group Psychotherapy, the C. G. Jung Society of North Texas, and the American
Association of Counselors.
Sarah Feuerbacher, Ph.D., LCSW
Bachelor and Master’s degree in Social Work and a Doctorate degree in
Educational Psychology from Baylor University. She is currently employed as the
Clinical Director at Collin Intervention to Youth-CITY House in Plano, TX and
provides supervision to 40 employees and the clinical and residential programs
for a Family Counseling Center, Transitional Living Program, Teen Shelter, and
My Friend’s House Children’s Shelter. In addition, she serves on the faculty of
Psychology in Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at
Dallas. She is a Practical Parent Education Certified Parent Educator and has
also taught in multiple positions of academia, including university, community
college, secondary, and elementary educational levels. Her previous social
service experience has allowed her to work as a domestic violence battering
program intake specialist and counselor; family preservation program therapist;
school case manager; and, residential care facility case worker. Dr.
Feuerbacher has participated in many program development and evaluation
opportunities, has been awarded multiple grant designations, and is a member of
a variety of professional associations. She has completed extensive
quantitative and qualitative research studies, presentations, and publications
in the area of holistic approaches to working with at-risk, multicultural youth
and their intrapersonal and environmental systems. Her current research and
public outreach focuses on multifaceted themes of family abuse.
Robert Good, LPChas received a M.A. and Th.M. from the Dallas Theological
Seminary and did post-graduate work in Counselor Education at the University of
south Florida. He is a co-founder of Stonebriar Counseling Associates with
offices in Frisco and Plano, Texas where he is a licensed professional counselor
and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. A counselor and seminar speaker, Mr.
Good has written extensively; topics include Counseling Intervention with
Couples, Relationship Networking in the Business World, Estate Planning, and Financial Planning for the Family.
Thomas L. Hartsell,
Jr., J.D. is an attorney/mediator and a fulltime
faculty member at Southern Methodist University teaching courses in the graduate
Counseling and Conflict Resolution Programs. He has extensive experience
representing mental health professionals in connection with licensing board
Jodi Hassler, LPC, RPT,
CCH has been a psychotherapist for 12 years in
Dallas, Texas. Before she began practicing psychotherapy in 1993, she was an
elementary school teacher. As a psychotherapist, she has worked extensively
with individuals, couples and families. One of her specialties is working with
children as a Registered Play Therapist. Jodi is a member of the American
Counseling Association, and the Association for Play Therapists. She is a
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Landreth, LPC, RPT-S, is internationally known for his writings and
work in promoting the development of child-centered play therapy and is a
Regents Professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of North
Texas. He is the founder of the Center for Play Therapy, the largest play
therapy training program in the country. Dr. Landreth is a frequent speaker at
play therapy conferences around the world. His more than 150 journal articles,
books and videos include his award-winning book Play Therapy: The Art of the
Relationship, which has been translated into five international languages.
His latest books are Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT): A 10-Session
Filial Therapy Model and an accompanying Child Parent Relationship
Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual. Dr. Landreth is Director Emeritus of the
Association for Play Therapy (APT) and received the APT Lifetime Achievement
Award and Research in Play Therapy Award.
Gay Thomas McAlister,
Ph.D., LPC, RED is currently Associate Director of Supervision of
the graduate level Counseling Program at SMU (Plano), serving as practicum
supervisor. Dr. McAlister received her B.S. in Elementary and Special
Education and M.ED. Supervision from Lamar University and her Ph.D. in Family
Studies from Texas Woman's University. Dr. McAlister also holds
certifications in Elementary and Special Education, all levels, Supervision,
Educational Diagnostician and Driver Education.
McCarley, LCSW, ATR-BC, RPT-S is a
founder/director of the Art Therapy Institute, a past president of the North
Texas Art Therapy Association and serves on the Educational Program Approval
Board of the American Art Therapy Association, which has about 4,000 members.
Janell Myers, Ph.D., LPC,
LMFT has been a mental health practitioner for over 20 years.
She holds a Masters in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Addiction
Studies. She has served as an Adjunct Professor of Counseling, Psychology,
and Human Development at Amberton University, and in Counseling and the School
of Addiction Studies at the University of North Texas. Dr. Myers was the
director of several mental health and chemical dependency in-patient,
out-patient, and residential treatment programs before starting private practice
with offices in Plano and Lake Highlands, specializing in family therapy,
difficult adolescents, and all addictive disorders. She is also a Licensed
Chemical Dependency Counselor, a Master Addiction Counselor, and a
state-approved supervisor for LPCs and LMFTs. Her interests are angry
adolescents and families affected by addictions. Dr. Myers has been a
trainer and speaker at local, national and international conferences. She
has a passion for sharing her expertise with those working the in the mental
health and addictions fields.
Beau A. Nelson, MA, LCSW
is President of Behavioral Health Consulting Solutions, a consulting
business specializing in working with mental health professionals to manage and
market their practice. He has worked for private behavioral health
businesses as a clinician and in marketing and business development. More
on his consulting activities is available at selfpaypractice.com. Mr.
Nelson has a private practice specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in
North Dallas. He is trained as a Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist and
provides individual, couples, and group counseling. More information about
his practice is available at improveyourmood.com. In addition to
consulting and counseling, he also teaches at local universities, lectures for a
variety of professional and other organizations, and offers supervision to
students deepening their practice of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
Kim Rockwell-Evans, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT has
25 years of experience as a psychotherapist for children, adolescents, adults,
and groups. She currently has a private practice specializing in the treatment
of anxiety disorders.
M.S. Applied Cognition and Neuroscience, 2005, University of Texas at Dallas
- Ph.D. Sociology and Social Work, 1991, University of North Texas
- Major: family life cycle, mental health/illness
- Minor: Clinical Sociology
- Dissertation: Parental and Children’s Experiences and Adjustment in Maternal
versus Joint Custody Families
- M.Ed. Counseling, 1984, University of North Texas
- M.M. Applied Music (flute performance), 1979, West Texas State University
- B.A. Music Education, 1977, University of Texas at the Permian Basin
Clinical Member, American Association for
Marriage and Family Therapy – 1986
Licensed Professional Counselor #08758, Texas –
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Texas, #003021-003102 – 1993
Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist #2012-0991, Texas – 1991 – 2003
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor #5336, Texas – 1992 – 2003 (inactive)
Certification in Clinical Hypnosis #0886, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Misty Solt, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC is currently
the Clinic Director of the Center for Family Counseling at SMU (Plano). Dr.
Solt is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapy
Supervisor, and National Certified Counselor. Dr. Solt received her Doctorate
at the University of North Texas and her Master’s at Eastern Illinois
University. Dr. Solt has been working in the field of Counseling since 1998 as
a counselor in the following areas: school crisis counseling, in-home
counseling, agency counseling, and private practice. Dr. Solt was the
Assistant Director of the Center for Play Therapy in Denton, TX for three
years. Dr. Solt has served as an Adjunct Professor for the Department of
Counseling at both Southern Methodist University and the University of North
Texas. Dr. Solt is published in the area of counseling and has a private
practice in Frisco, TX.
Ron Stone, Ph.D.,
LPC is a mental health professional with a long history of conducting social
studies and other evaluative and counseling services for courts and families
involved in legal proceedings. Dr. Stone is also an active mediator and serves
on the Adjunct Faculty for Southern Methodist University’s counseling program.
Tony Picchioni, Ph.D.,
LPC, LMFTis the Chair of the Conflict Resolution and Counseling
Programs at SMU (Plano). Dr. Picchioni received his Ph.D. in Counseling
from the University of North Texas. He has also done extensive
post-graduate work in Dispute Resolution at The Program on Negotiation at
Harvard Law School, Pepperdine Law School and CDR Associates in Boulder,
Vasavada, M.D. is a licensed psychiatrist in private practice located in
Lewisville, Texas. Dr. Vasavada serves on the adjunct faculty of Southern
Methodist University teaching classes in the graduate counseling program.