Organizing Committee Members - MENTAL HEALTH 2020
Professor of Finance and Psychology
Southern Federal University
Sam Vaknin is Visiting Professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited and other books about personality disorders. His work is cited in hundreds of books and dozens of academic papers. He spent the past 6 years developing Cold Therapy: a treatment modality for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Over the years, with dozens of volunteers, he found that it was effective with clients suffering from a major depressive episode as well.
Sam Vaknin(Research Area)
Vice President ~ South East Asia, Global Goodwill Ambassadors
MS. SUCHI is an experienced International Pre School Principal/Manager who picked up Laughter exercises from many coaches around the world. She then designed â€˜Laughter Therapy' which is being used in many places such as hospitals and Senior Activity Centres. She provides individual and group therapy in educational and home settings. A former Manager / Trainer is now engages in building social awareness about Holistic approach for recovery. Be it Depression, Anxiety caused by physical or emotional pain, Death in the family and the harm the unhappiness brings to people, families and communities. Her aim is to encourage people to seek help early and get on the path to recovery. Her works has been featured in local press, TV and Radio and has been an invited speaker at various community clubs and educational Institutions. She has also been awarded by MINDS and various community clubs in recognition of her social work.
MS. SUCHI(Research Area)
Neurology/Psychiatry /Public Health
Virginia Commonwealth University
Everett L. Worthington, Jr.(Biography)
Everett Worthington, Ph.D., is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus working from the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a Faculty Affiliate appointment at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University (Human Flourishing Program). He continues to be active in research and speaking around the world. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia. He has published over 40 books and over 475 articles and scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, humility positive psychology, marriage, and family topics and religion and spirituality. He also has developed the REACH Forgiveness model (see www.EvWorthington-forgiveness.com) being tested currently in a global grant-funded randomized controlled trials in 6 countries, and he has developed other positive psychological interventions.
Everett L. Worthington, Jr.(Research Area)
His research interests include forgiveness and other virtues, religion and spirituality in clinical practice, and the hope-focused approach to counseling couples
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Zeinab Hamzehgardeshi is Researcher and Consultant in Infertility Stress Management at Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. She is associate professor in reproductive health and midwifery counseling. She has PhD in reproductive health from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and MSc in Midwifery at Tarbiat Modarres University. She is Registered Midwife in Iran. Zeinab trained infertility counseling. She designed several Midwifery Led Counseling projects about infertility stress management for improving infertility treatment outcome and quality of life among infertile couples. She is Vice-Dean for Research and head of department of reproductive health and midwifery counseling, Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
Zeinab Hamzehgardeshi(Research Area)
Zeinab Hamzehgardeshi is Researcher and Consultant in Infertility Stress Management at Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.