Rokelle Lerner

Rokelle is the author of, The Object of My Affection is in My Reflection, a well-received and highly regarded book about narcissism.

Rokelle Lerner is a pioneer in the development cutting edge treatment for children and adult children of alcoholics and a renowned author and lecturer in the field of addiction and relationship issues. She has trained counselors, psychologists, teachers and social workers throughout the world in healing the family from the ravages of addiction. Rokelle is the Senior Clinical Adviser for Crossroads Recovery Center in Antigua. She has received numerous awards for her work including the National Association for Children of Alcoholic’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Esquire magazine’s “Top 100 Women in the US Who are Changing the Nation.” She has appeared on OprahGood Morning America and 20/20. Her articles and interviews have been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, TIME, People Magazine and Parents Magazine.

Dr. Valerie Batts

Co-founder and Vice President of Training and Development for VISIONS. Dr. Batts leads the consultation and training components of VISIONS and is the originator of VISIONS’ training model and experiential workshops. She has written and presented extensively on the use of a multicultural/inclusion lens on individual and organizational change, both in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Batts is the author of, Modern Racism: New Melody for the Same Old Tunes and Is Reconciliation Possible, as well as other articles. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University and is a licensed clinical psychologist.

Dr. Graham Barnes

Graham Barnes, Ph.D., CGP, TSTA, FRSA, is a psychotherapist licensed by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. He is best known within transactional analysis for his study describing the emergence, after Berne’s death, of three schools of TA. He documented their theoretical and social patterns and brought their major proponents together in Transactional Analysis After Eric Berne (Barnes, 1977).

He became a Teaching Member in 1972 and was a member of the ITAA Board of Trustees during most of the 1970s, including a term as vice president. Graham also brought the ITAA into his work on racial equality and used script theory in his work on white racism. At the Southeast Institute, which he founded, he devised an experimental graduate program in psychotherapy and an education program for counselors in historically African-American colleges that included transactional analysis.

He is guest lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Zagreb, where he founded the School for the Cybernetics of Psychotherapy. He also is adviser to Foundation 2020, a Croatian think tank promoting democracy in Croatia.

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