Gerald P. Koocher, Ph.D., LP, ABPP
Dr. Gerald P. Koocher earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Missouri. He previously served as Chief of Psychology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and as health sciences dean at Simmons and DePaul Universities. In August, 2022, he joined Capella University as director of their clinical and school psychology programs. He retains appointments as a Senior Attending Psychologist at Children’s Hospital, Lecturer at Harvard Medical School in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and faculty member at the Harvard Bioethics Center.
Dr. Koocher is the founding Editor of the journal Ethics & Behavior, and previously served as Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and The Clinical Psychologist. He is currently Associate Editor of Practice Innovations. He has published more than 350 articles and book chapters and authored or edited 17 books including Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions, the Psychologists’ Desk Reference, and The Parent’s Guide to Psychological First Aid.
He earned five specialty diplomas from the American Board of Professional Psychology (Clinical, Clinical Child /Adolescent, Family, Forensic, and Health Psychology) and holds active psychology licenses in Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. Dr. Koocher has served in many state and national professional leadership roles including as APA President in 2006.
Lynette M. Abrams-Silva, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Lynette Abrams-Silva is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist licensed in both New Mexico and Illinois. She is the Director of the Psychology Department Clinic at the University of New Mexico, overseeing clinical training experiences of graduate students as well as teaching several graduate-level courses through the Psychology Department. Dr. Abrams-Silva also provides comprehensive clinical and forensic neuropsychological evaluations for adults in private practice in Albuquerque.
Dr. Abrams-Silva earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico and completed her pre-doctoral internship and 2-year fellowship in Chicago, at the University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago, respectively. Prior to her current positions in New Mexico, Dr. Abrams-Silva held the position of Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, serving concurrently as Director of Assessment for the Parkland Hospital Psychology Service. She is chair of the Ethnic Minority Affairs committee of APA Division 40 (SCN), through which she continues to pursue mentorship opportunities for developing neuropsychologists. She has also been elected to the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN), serving a term on the Board of Directors from 2023 to 2028.
Carrie H. Kennedy, Ph.D., ABPP
Carrie H. Kennedy, Ph.D., ABPP is a Captain in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Navy and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. She is board certified in both clinical and police and public safety psychology and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Dr. Kennedy currently serves as Member-at-Large, American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology, and as Division 19 (Society for Military Psychology) Representative, APA Council of Representatives. Her awards include the Charles S. Gersoni and Robert S. Nichols Awards from APA Division 19, and she is a two-time Navy Psychologist of the Year winner. Dr. Kennedy has more than 70 publications in the areas of military psychology, aeromedical psychology, and neuropsychology. She is the author or editor of six books, which have been translated into four languages.
Philip Stahl, Ph.D., ABPP
Philip Stahl, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist based out of San Diego, California, though his work has taken him all over the country for over 30 years. Dr. Stahl is a practitioner, teacher, and author, specializing in high conflict families of divorce. He has served on numerous committees and task forces designed to improve the quality of work in his field. In addition, Dr. Stahl teaches judges, attorneys, psychologists and other mental health professionals about issues affecting families and children.
Dr. Stahl typically serves in any one of the three capacities, consultant, expert witness, or custody evaluator in high conflict families of divorce, relocation cases, and parenting after divorce. Dr. Stahl received his B.S. in Psychology in 1972 and his Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Michigan. Dr. Stahl began his work in child guidance clinics in Michigan where he began to develop his interest in divorce. His dissertation thesis was a study on attitudes and beliefs on joint custody.