Gina Pera and Arthur Robin, PhD, are honored to have worked with these valuable contributors in producing Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions:
Barbara Easterlin, PhD
Barbara Easterlin, PhD, is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in ADHD diagnosis and treatment. She completed her MA at the University of California, Irvine, and her PhD at the California Institute of Integral Studies. From 2004 to 2013, she served as an assistant clinical professor at the Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems (HALP) Clinic, within the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Easterlin performed ADHD assessments as part of the clinic team and mentored postdoctoral fellows in psychoeducational evaluation, Parent Management Training, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children with anxiety disorders.
She trained parents and learning specialists in San Francisco Bay Area school districts on identifying ADHD symptoms in students and deploying behavioral interventions. As a licensed psychologist in private practice, she provides individual and couple therapy as well as parenting consultation. In 2004, Dr. Easterlin founded Authentica Center, a psychosocial group therapy program primarily targeted at helping girls with ADHD develop and maintain friendships. She lectures frequently on ADHD, the social world of girls, and parenting children with ADHD and other disruptive behavior disorders.
J. Russell Ramsay, PhD
J. Russell (“Russ”) Ramsay, PhD, is co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After earning his PhD from Palo Alto University, Dr. Ramsay completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramsay has authored numerous professional and scientific articles and book chapters, and has lectured internationally on various issues related to Adult ADHD. He is author of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach (Routledge, 2008) and Nonmedication Treatments for Adult ADHD: Evaluating Impact on Daily Functioning and Well-Being (American Psychological Association, 2010).
He is also author of the second edition of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD and its companion patient guidebook, The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out (both Routledge, 2015). Dr. Ramsay serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Attention Disorders, as co-chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, and on the Professional Advisory Board of ADHD Aware.
Carol Ann Robbins, PhD
Carol Ann Robbins, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in ADHD. She works closely with Kathleen Nadeau, PhD, a leading expert in the field, at the Chesapeake ADHD Center of Maryland. She is also the clinical director of the Annapolis ADHD Center. As adjunct faculty at Anne Arundel Community College, she teaches about ADHD. Dr. Robbins has presented on ADHD locally to the American Psychological Association, schools, and various public and private entities, and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences.
She authored an article on ADHD and relationships in a 2005 issue of In Session: Journal of Clinical Psychology, and co-authored a chapter on treating ADHD and Learning Disorders in Learning and Attention Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood: Assessment and Treatment, Second Edition (Wiley, 2011). Dr. Robbins earned her doctorate from the University of Miami and completed her internship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is a trained Imago Relationship therapist. Personally, she is married to a man who has ADHD and is raising two children with ADHD. As a volunteer, Robbins has served as coordinator of the Anne Arundel County Maryland Chapter of CHADD since 2002.
Kevin Roberts, MA
Kevin Roberts holds a Master’s degree in ADHD Studies and is an ADHD coach who also helps clients worldwide who are struggling with cyber addiction. Roberts has trained parents, doctors, nurses, therapists, and teachers on cyber addiction and ADHD. Fluent in several foreign languages, he has also given trainings and seminars internationally on the topic. He regularly talks to audiences of young people, warning them of excessive dependence on “the screen.” As a self-described recovering cyber addict, as well as an adult with ADHD, Roberts has a strong personal interest in this area. He has been interviewed as an expert on cyber addiction on television and radio in the United States and abroad, including NBC, ABC, Fox News, and the BBC. Roberts is the author of two books: Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap (Hazelden, 2010) and Movers, Dreamers, and Risk-Takers: Unlocking the Power of ADHD (Hazelden, 2012).