Jenny S Svebeck

Jenny Svebeck is a licensed psychotherapist, supervisor and teacher of psychotherapy in Stockholm, Sweden. She is a IEDTA-certified therapist,  trainer and Supervisor.

She is a part-time lecturer in psychotherapy at Stockholm University, and also a consultant supervisor and teacher in various psychotherapy education-programs in Sweden. Jenny is a therapist and researcher involved in affect phobia research.

In addition to her private clinical psychotherapy practice, she is a supervisor at many different treatment centers and medical teams in Sweden.

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Jakob Støre-Valen

Jakob Støre-Valen is a licensed psychologist, co-founder of CheckWare, and farmer. He co-authored research articles with Leigh McCullough on ATOS. He was supervised by the Harvard Medical School’s Psychotherapy Research group in 2005. Before he started his private practice, he worked for hospitals in Modum, Trondheim, Namsos, and Levanger. Jakob has taught clinical students at NTNU for a number of years and supervised psychologists from various hospitals.

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Pål Ulvenes

Pål Ulvenes, Ph.D is a psychologist who works as a supervisor for the STDP unit Modum Bad Psychiatric Hospital in Vikersund, Norway and has an affliation with the University of Oslo. He is currently working on a research project that started under the direction of Leigh McCullough when she was the Director of Research at Modum Bad  and is now led by Dr. Asle Hoffart and Dr. Bruce Wampold. He has presented his work internationally and co-led APT-Core Training with Kristin Osborn. He offers individual and group therapy.

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Elke Schlager

Elke Schlager PhD is licensed psychologist and co-founder of The Center for Emotional Health in Reston, Virginia. She worked closely with Leigh McCullough as a research assistant for Harvard Medical School’s Psychotherapy Research Program was faculty adjunct at Herbert Benson’s Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard Medical School and taught mind-body approaches. She has also conducted research on personality and psychosocial factors affecting women’s vulnerability to postpartum depression. She currently specializes in ISTDP and Affect Phobia Therapy and integrates mind-body approaches in her work with adolescents and adults.

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Elisabeth Schanche

Elisabeth Schanche Ph.D. is a psychologist and an Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, at the University of Bergen in Norway. She worked very closely with Leigh McCullough and co-authored several publications in research and training.

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Kristin A.R. Osborn

Kristin A. R. Osborn, LMHC, LPCC is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, researcher, author, Associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and appointed Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. She is also Chief of Training and Organizational Consulting at Strategic Psychotherapeutics, LLC in Glastonbury, CT. She is an acclaimed trainer conducting workshops on Affect Phobia Therapy (APT), depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and physician self-care. Kristin has trained over a thousand psychotherapists and mental health providers. She is also certified in Surf Therapy.

She is the founder of Certified APT™-Training, a rigorous evidence-based program that teaches how to assess and resolve affect phobias. Kristin has conducted Certified APT training internationally including Boston, Stockholm, London, Amsterdam, Venice, Dublin, and San Diego. She encourages psychotherapists to videotape their sessions, as a way to conduct research and enhance their clinical skills. She co-authored Paraverbal Communication in Psychotherapy: Beyond the Words, and serves on the board of the Society for the Exploration and Integration of Psychotherapy. She is also a board member and President Emeritus of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association. Kristin is currently pursuing her doctorate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Additional information on other publications, talks, keynotes and workshops are available at

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Nat Kuhn

Nat Kuhn, MD is a licensed psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the founder of ISTDP Boston. He has almost 20 years’ experience practicing, supervising, and teaching EDT, beginning with his close association with Leigh McCullough. He is the author of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: A Reference (2014), and co-author of Treating Affect Phobia: A Manual for Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (2003).  He has a private practice in Belmont, MA, is a Lecturer (Part-Time) in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and serves on the Board of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association.

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Birgitta Elmquist

Birgitta Elmquist is a certified psychotherapist and the former Co-Director of SAPU in Stockholm, Sweden. She worked closely with Leigh McCullough and played a pivotal role in introducing Affect Phobia Therapy in Sweden. She created, organised and offered the first Stockholm APT-Core Training. She has over 30 years experience in the supervision and teaching of psychotherapist. She is very interested in offering effective training and supervision for integrative psychotherapy approaches that focus on emotion.

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Maneet Bhatia

Maneet Bhatia PhD is a licensed psychologist and the owner of Bhatia Psychological Services in Toronto, Canada. He is a graduate of McGill University and was a member of the McGill Psychotherapy Process Research Group. Since 2006, he has been a research assistant for Harvard Medical School’s Psychotherapy Research Program and co-authored numerous publications with Leigh McCullough in the areas of process research, training and supervision.  He presents his work internationally and has co-led APT-Core Training with Kristin Osborn. He is interested in raising awareness in the importance of emotions and well-being, particularly as it pertains to men and sports and he writes for many popular magazines and offers interviews for the media.

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Stuart Andrews

Stuart Andrews PhD is a licensed psychologist, co-founder of The Center for Emotional Health in Reston, Virginia and adjunct faculty at George Mason University. He is a co-author of Treating Affect Phobia: A Manual for Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy and has written numerous articles on psychotherapy and psychotherapy research. He worked closely with Leigh McCullough and was the Assistant Director of Harvard Medical School’s Psychotherapy Research Program. He was a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School where he taught psychology interns and fourth-year psychiatry residents at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He currently specializes in ISTDP for adolescents, adults and couples.

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