Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of disaster and clinical traumatology, having trained thousands of professionals and paraprofessionals worldwide in the treatment of traumatic stress. His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley, one of the pioneers of traumatic stress. Dr. Gentry was one of the original faculty members of the Traumatology Institute and later became the co-director of the International Traumatology Institute at the University of Southern Florida. Dr. Gentry, along with Dr. Anna Baranowsky, is the co-author and co-owner of the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum – 17 courses in field and clinical traumatology leading to seven separate certifications.
Dr. Gentry has been a clinical member of several CISM teams and has provided assistance in many different disaster and critical incidents including Oklahoma City, New York City, and hurricanes in Florida. He was the developer of the Community Crisis Support Team, which began in Tampa, Florida, and has become a model for communities to integrate mental health services into their disaster response network.
Dr. Gentry is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery (Third Edition) (Hogrefe Publishing, 2014). His other books include Forward Facing Trauma Therapy (Compassion Unlimited, 2016) and the co-authored Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss: The 10 Core Competencies for Evidence-Based Treatment (PESI, 2017). Additionally, Dr. Gentry has published many research articles, book chapters, and periodicals in this maturing area of study.
He has a private clinical and consulting practice and is adjunct faculty at many universities. Dr. Gentry draws equally from his scientific study and from his rich history of 30+ years of clinical experience with trauma survivors to balance this training with current, empirically grounded information and experienced-based compassionate intervention skills. You will be challenged, inspired, and uplifted by Dr. Gentry and this unique training.
Financial: J. Eric Gentry receives compensation as Owner of Compassion Unlimited. He receives royalties as an author for Hogrefo & Huber Publishing. Dr. Gentry receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: J. Eric Gentry has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Mike Dubi, Ed.D., LMHC, is president of the International Trauma Training Institute (ITTI) and editor of the Trauma Online newsletter. He co-authored Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss: The 10 Core Competencies for Evidence-Based Treatment (PESI, 2017), several book chapters and various articles on trauma, power therapies, case conceptualization and supervision.
Mike is a former associate professor of Counselor Education and Supervision, Mental Health Counseling, Forensic Psychology and Counseling Psychology at Argosy University/Sarasota (1997 to 2014). He has been engaged in the practice of individual and group psychotherapy for over 40 years and is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor. He is certified in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Hypnosis, EMDR and Brainspotting. He is also an AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Trauma Counseling, Board Certified Expert and Diplomate in Traumatic Stress, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Trauma Specialist, Certified in Acute Traumatic Stress Management, trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Certified in Disaster Mental Health by the American Red Cross, Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Fellow of the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.
Over the course of his career, Mike has treated more than 3500 survivors of child and adult sexual abuse and is currently working with Vietnam and OEF/OIF veterans whom he treats pro bono.
Mike has been involved in the administration of various private agencies both in the United States and United Kingdom for almost 50 years. His businesses have provided consultation, program development and evaluation and grant writing services to mental health agencies. He is a passionate scuba diver, road cyclist and hill runner.
Financial: Michael Dubi maintains a private practice. He receives compensation as an Associate Professor at Argosy University. Mr. Dubi receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Michael Dubi has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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