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Rabbi Zalman Abraham

Rabbi Zalman Abraham

Rabbi Zalman Abraham is a member of the leadership team of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), author of several JLI courses and Director of The Wellness Institute — a division of JLI dedicated to youth mental health. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Cultivating Resilience, a groundbreaking Jewish social-emotional learning curriculum designed to empower middle- and high-school students with essential life skills for emotional well-being. Rabbi Abraham previously served as a writer and editor at Kehot Publication Society and as Editor-in-Chief at AskMoses.com. He lives with his wife, Leah, and children in Brooklyn, New York.

Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, ABPP

Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers — The Whole Brain Child (Random House 2011), and No-Drama Discipline (Random House 2014). The Whole Brain Child has sold more than 1 million copies.

Dr. Bryson is a psychotherapist and the Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and of The Play Strong Institute, a center devoted to the study, research and practice of play therapy through a neurodevelopmental lens. Dr. Bryson serves as a keynote speaker at conferences and conducts workshops for children, parents, educators, clinicians and industry leaders all over the world. Additionally, she makes frequent media appearances. A graduate of Baylor University, she earned her LCSW and PhD from the University of Southern California.

Lisa Miller, PhD

Lisa Miller, PhD

Lisa Miller, PhD, is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spiritual Child and a professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the Founder and Director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program and research institute in spirituality and psychology, and has held over a decade of joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical School. Her innovative research has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, including Cerebral Cortex, The American Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Miller is Editor of the Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality, Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the APA journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice, an elected Fellow of The American Psychological Association (APA) and the two-time President of the APA Society for Psychology and Spirituality. A graduate of Yale University and University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her doctorate under the founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, she has served as Principal Investigator on multiple grant-funded research studies. Dr. Miller speaks and consults around The Awakened Brain and The Spiritual Child for the US Military, businesses (including tech, finance, HR and sales), personal development, faith-based organizations, schools and universities and for mental health and wellness initiatives.

David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP

David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP

David H. Rosmarin, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, a Program Director at McLean Hospital and Founder of Center for Anxiety, which services more than 1,000 patients annually in multiple states. He is an international expert on spirituality and mental health, whose work has been featured in Scientific American, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Through his work as a clinical psychologist, scientist, educator and author, Dr. Rosmarin has helped thousands of patients live happier and more productive lives. His most recent book is Thriving with Anxiety: 9 Tools to Make Your Anxiety Work for You.

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