Dr. David Cohen is a professor of social work at
Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He is recognized as an expert on the adverse effects of psychotropic
drugs and on psychiatric drug withdrawal. He has authored over 100 articles in journals of psychology, sociology,
social work, medicine, health policy, and law. Dr. Cohen has lectured widely throughout the world. He has edited
or co-authored eight books including, Challenging the Therapeutic State, Tardive Dyskinesia and Cognitive Dysfunction,
Critical Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs, and most recently, Your Drug May Be Your Problem. Dr. Cohen consults
regularly on psychiatric drug issues with individuals, families, and organizations.
Dr. Barry Duncan is a trainer and therapist with over 17,000 hour of face-to-face
experiece with clients. He is co-director of the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change (ISTC) and in private
practice in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Duncan has over 100 publications including thirteen books.
Because of his self-help books, he has appeared on "Oprah," "The View," and several other
national TV programs and has been featured in Psychology Today and USA Today.
His latest self help book, What's Right With You, due out in April, 2005, challenges the business as usual mentality
of "What's wrong with you" and instead demonstrates how to rally natural resources and resiliencies to overcome
life challenges. Dr. Duncan conducts seminars internationally and speaks out against practices that diminish clients
and their choices.
Marcia Barbacki, OTR has been a practicing occupational therapist for 22 years with experience working
with children, families, and older adults primarily in the home health setting. She is founder of Global Opportunities, Inc.,
a 501(C)3 charitable organization that promotes training programs in medicine, human services, and education.