2010 marks the sixth decade in which Stanton has been publishing books and articles on addiction, alcoholism, and related areas of social science, psychology, mental health, and alcohol consumption. His publications now number over 250. His first article appeared in 1969. In the more than 40 years since then, his writing has appeared in the major social scientific, psychological, and addiction journals. Not only has he written for Psychology Today and had articles and books excerpted in airline magazines and Cosmopolitan, but he has even published three pamphlets with the 12-step publishing houses CompCare and Hazelden. Today, Stanton writes blogs for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. He appears on network TV programs like Fox & Friends. At the same time, he has published articles in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Public Health, and several articles in American Psychologist. His writings and books, such as The Meaning of Addiction, continue to be actively used in university courses to convey major new directions in addiction thought and treatment.
Sam Vaknin is the author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" and other books about personality disorders. His work is cited in hundreds of books and dozens of academic papers. 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 spent the past 6 years developing a treatment modality for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Over the years, with volunteers, it was found to be effective with clients suffering from a major depressive episode as well.
Dongil Kim is a full professor in Department of Education at Seoul National University
(SNU) where he is also a Director of Student Counseling Center at SNU, a director of
Special Education Research Institute(SERI), and a director of Multiple Intelligence and
Multiple Creativity (MIMC) Research Center. Currently, he is serving as a president of
Korean Child Adolescent Counseling Association and a president of Korean Educational
Psychology Association. He is the author of more than 50 books and 200 articles on the
education and counseling for children and adolescents with diverse needs. He has been
working on the national level Scale development and intervention of Internet Addiction in
Korea since 2002, and received the Ministry of Public Administration and Security
(Government) Citation for his distinguished service of the prevention of Internet
Addiction in 2008.
Abraham Rudnick is a philosopher and a psychiatrist. His academic interests center on the ethics, epistemology and metaphysics of health care and related research and on interventions – particularly psychosocial – for people with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia. Abraham has published about dialogue in bioethics, capacity to make decisions about treatment, and health as self-organization, among other topics. Some of Abraham’s most recent work challenges widely accepted notions such as (medical) invasiveness and standard principles of bioethics. He is the founder of the Canadian Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa), which focuses on development, evaluation and dissemination of bioethics education. Abraham’s work is motivated by the belief that philosophical inquiry is beneficial for health care practice, research, education and administration, both in relation to mental health and in relation to other areas of health.
Margarita Bakracheva is full professor in psychology and Vice Dean for Research, project, and international affairs of the Faculty of Educational Studies and the Arts, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. She is also member of the editorial boards of Bulgarian Journal of Psychology, Rhetoric and Communications, Psychology, and Behavioral Sciences journals. Her 11 books and more than 100 scientific publications are focused on psychosocial identity, well-being, lifelong development, stress management and coping strategies, flourishing and mindfulness. Tutor and reviewer of dissertation theses on typology of addictions. She has a consulting programme for coping with the identity crises and has realized a number of trainings: personal and group efficacy, leadership and leadership skills, attitudes towards people with disabilities and marginalized groups, teamworking skills, and motivational programmes. Expert and evaluator of national and international projects. More than 750 participations as guest expert in media news and programmes.
My long-term research interest is to understand mechanisms underlying drug addiction and to find possible treatment. We use behavioral, genetic, anatomical and molecular biological methods. One major research project is to identify mechanisms and neuronal circuits associated with reconsolidation and extinction of cocaine-induced reward memory. Another project is to develop a novel method of using skin stem cells to deliver therapeutic genes to combat the abuse of cocaine, ethanol, nicotine and their co-abuse.