Dr Denise Guy is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with clinical
expertise in infancy and early childhood. She is currently involved in
contractual work related to infant and child mental health, the provision of
clinical supervision, establishing the New Zealand Affiliate of the World
Infant Mental Health Association and is a Trustee in the recently
established Incredible Families Charitable Trust.
As a child psychiatrist Denise has established services focusing on infants
and preschoolers in Sydney, Australia and New Zealand. Denise was a senior
trainee in Dunedin when she had the opportunity to work with Elizabeth Muir
and Angela Stupples on the pilot project for Watch, Wait and Wonder a dyadic
infant-led psychotherapeutic intervention. This began her interest in
attachment and she has been able to pursue this with training in the Strange
Situation and Preschool Attachment System with Bob Marvin and has
reliability in The Adult Attachment Interview [Pederson and Pederson, Sydney
Denise maintains interests in transgenerational issues in parenting and
attachment, developmental disorders, assessment and intervention processes,
promoting the development of knowledge and skills for clinicians and
advocacy for families and clinicians in the infant mental health field. She
has a strong commitment to education and training, especially in the area of
infancy and preschoolers. Denise has been the Chair of the New Zealand
Branch of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a founding
member of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health.

Dr. Karleen Gribble, BRurSc, PhD is an adjunct Research Fellow at the
University of Western Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include:
caring for newly adopted children, the non-nutritional impact of
breastfeeding, long-term breastfeeding, infant feeding in emergencies and
relactation and adoptive breastfeeding. She speaks and writes on these
subjects for professional and parent audiences. I've had papers published in
Journal of Human Lactation, Breastfeeding Review, International
Breastfeeding Journal, Birth Issues, Journal of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health,
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health...I think that's all the
breastfeeding and adoption ones. I've also written articles for ABA's
Essence, LLL Leaven, Families with Children from China Ni Hao Newsletter and
a couple of sections in a book called Adoption Parenting; Creating a
Toolbox. Karleen is mother to two children, one born to her and one adopted
as a toddler from China.

Dr Sarah J Buckley is a GP (family physician) with training in
GP-obstetrics, an internationally-acclaimed writer on pregnancy, birth and
parenting and mother of four children. Sarah¹s writing has been published in
parenting and professional journals worldwide including Mothering (US),
Midwifery Today (US), The Practising Midwife (UK) MIDIRS Midwifery Digest
(UK), Byron Child (Aus), Natural Parenting (Aus), Wellbeing (Aus/NZ), Nexus
(Aus/NZ), Living Now (Aus), and The Complete Mother (Canada).
Sarah¹s writing critiques current practices in pregnancy, birth and
parenting from a scientific as well as a personal viewpoint. She encourages
parents to be fully informed in their decision-making; to listen to their
hearts and intuition; and to claim their rightful role as the real experts
in their bodies, babies and children. She has a special interest in ecstatic
and undisturbed birth, cord clamping, long-term breastfeeding, co-sleeping,
lotus birth, and the risks and benefits in areas such as ultrasound,
prenatal testing, epidurals, caesarean surgery, breech birth and homebirth.
Her book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: the wisdom and science of gentle
choices in pregnancy, birth and parenting has been welcomed by parents and
professionals world-wide as an essential resource for informed choice. Sarah
is currently full-time to her four children, all born at home 1990-2000 in
Brisbane, Australia. For more about Sarah and her writing, see

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist, International Board
Certified Lactation Consultant, and Research Associate Professor of
Psychology at the Family Research Lab, University of New Hampshire. She is a
Fellow of the American Psychological Association in both the Divisions of
Health Psychology and Trauma Psychology.  Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a La Leche
League leader, chair of the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Taskforce, and the
Area Coordinator of Leaders for La Leche League of Maine and New Hampshire.
Her consulting and education work has taken her across the country, and she
has worked with such diverse groups as the American Psychological
Association, the Cherokee Tribe, the U.S. Air Force, the Urban Men¹s Health
Project (a study of gay men¹s health), Martek Biosciences Corporation, and
the Whirlpool Corporation.
Dr. Kendall-Tackett is author or editor of 15 books including The Hidden
Feelings of Motherhood (2005, Hale Publications), Depression in New Mothers
(2005, Haworth), and Breastfeeding Made Simple, co-authored with Nancy
Mohrbacher (2005, New Harbinger).
Dr. Kendall-Tackett received a Bachelor¹s and Master¹s degree in psychology
from California State University, Chico, and a Ph.D. from Brandeis
University in social and developmental psychology.  She has won several
awards including the Outstanding Research Study Award from the American
Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and was named 2003
Distinguished Alumna, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, California
State University, Chico.

Sue Lennox is currently working on her PhD on mentoring at the Graduate
School of Nursing and Midwifery and as a Midwife Consultant. In this latter
role she participates in a number of activities from working as a mentor for
new graduate midwives, a midwife locum, an independent educator, an expert
adviser and as a professional supervisor for colleagues in practice.
Sue has been a midwife for 35 years with 20 of these years being in self
employed practice attending home and hospital births. Recently she has spent
5 years as a lecturer in the Graduate Programme for Nurses and Midwives at
Victoria University of Wellington. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand with
her husband and has two wonderful adult children.

Dr. Allan Zuckoff, Ph.D., received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State
University of New York at Binghamton in 1984, and remained to pursue
graduate studies in contemporary European philosophy. He obtained his
doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania.  In 2001, he was appointed to the psychiatry faculty of
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of the University of
Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he currently holds the rank of
assistant professor. He is also trained in Relationship Enhancement Couples Therapy with its creator, Bernard Guerney, Jr., Ph.D.

From 2000-2005, Dr. Zuckoff was on staff at WPIC's Panic, Anxiety, and
Complicated Grief program; there he worked with Katherine Shear, MD, the
developer of Complicated Grief Treatment, to refine the therapy, provide it
to patients in a randomized controlled trial, and train other professionals
in the approach. 

In 1998 he completed his Training for Motivational Interviewing Trainers
with William R. Miller, Ph.D. & Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D, and as a member of
the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) he
has conducted MI training throughout the USA and in Canada, Australia, and
New Zealand. 

 He has co-authored (with Dennis C. Daley, Ph.D.) the book "Improving
Treatment Compliance: Counseling and Systems Strategies for Substance Abuse
and Dual Disorders" (Hazelden, 1999) and the chapters "Motivational
Interviewing and Treatment Adherence" (with Allen Zweben, DSW) in the second
edition of Miller & Rollnick's "Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People
for Change" (Guilford, 2002); "The Syndrome of Traumatic Grief and its
Treatment" (with Katherine Shear, MD, Nadine Melhem, PhD, and Bonnie J.
Gorscak, PhD) in Schein, Spitz, Burlingame, & Muskin's Psychological Effects
of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment (Haworth, 2006);
and "Motivational Interviewing as Prelude to Psychotherapy of Depression"
(with Holly A. Swartz, MD, and Nancy K. Grote, PhD) in Arkowitz, Westra,
Miller, & Rollnick's forthcoming Motivational Interviewing and Mental Health
(Guilford, in press). He has also published a number of articles on topics
including treatment engagement and adherence in persons with dual disorders,
engagement of depressed women into psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy for
cognitively impaired depressed elders, and psychotherapy of complicated
grief and substance use disorders.

Lysa Parker, M.S., CFLE , Atachment Parenting International Founder &
Director Emeritus
Lysa Parker has her masters in Human Development and Family Studies, is a
Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and is a trained facilitator for the
Nurturing Parenting Program. Ms. Parker is the co-founder and served as the
executive director of Attachment Parenting International (API) from
1994-2007. She managed program development and public relations, and
continues to speak to various groups and conferences about parenting as a
prevention model for societal violence. With a bachelor's degree in
education, specializing in Special Education, she taught in California,
Tennessee and Alabama during her twenty-year career, working with multiply
handicapped and learning disabled children. Other experience includes
several years of volunteer work with La Leche League International, a
nonprofit organization that provides breastfeeding education and support, as
well as an API parent-support group leader. She is the mother of two adult
sons and an adult stepdaughter, and grandmother to twin grandsons. She lives
with her husband in Madison, Alabama.

Steve Chadwick is a Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Rotorua
since 1999.  She is a member of the NZ Labour Party.  Prior to entering
politics, she worked as a nurse and midwife for 30 years and was a founding
member of the NZ College of Midwives.  She has supported the MOH development of the Breastfeeding Action Plan of 2002 and sponsored the NZ Smokefree Enviornment Amendment Act of 2003. She helped to establish the first Family Planning Clinic in Rotorua, as well as the first Women's Regue. She is a patron of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the NZ Guilliain Barre Society.

Wendy Middlemiss, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Human Development and
Family Studies at Penn State Shenango, USA.  She directs the Community
Service Program in which she provides instruction on agency prevention and
intervention programs.  She also conducts extensive research, with much
current research focusing on infant sleep.  She has a background in family
research with a focus on helping parents adapt sleep routines that are safe,
nurturing for their infants, and likely to build secure attachments. She has
her doctorate in Educational Psychology with a focus on development of child
competencies. Selected publications include:

Middlemiss, W. (2005).  How do sleep arrangements impact nurse
practitioners' assessment of development?  Journal of the American Academy
of Nurse Practitioners, 17, 33-40.

Middlemiss, W. (2004).  Work in progress:  Defining problematic infant
sleep:  Shifting focus from deviance to difference.  Zero to Three, 24,

Rothrauff, T., Middlemiss, W. & Jacobson, L. (2004).  Comparison of American
and Austrian infants' and toddlers' sleep habits:  A retrospective,
exploratory study.  North American Journal of Psychology, 6, 125-144.

McGuigan, W. M. & Middlemiss, W. (in press).  Sexual abuse in childhood and
interpersonal violence in adulthood:  A cumulative impact on maternal
depression.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Middlemiss, W. (2004).  Infant sleep:  A review of normative and problematic
sleep and interventions.  Early Child Development and Care, 174, 99-122.

Anne Manne is a social commentator who has been a regular columnist and
writer for The Australian and The Age, while her longer essays have appeared
in The Australian¹s Review of Books, Quadrant Magazine, Arena Magazine,
Arena Journal, Monash University Journal People and Place, and The Monthly.
She was a contributor to Cries Unheard: A New Look at Attention Deficit and
Hyperactivity Disorder, Common Ground, 2002, edited by child psychiatrist
George Halasz. Prior to writing full time she taught in the Politics
Departments of Melbourne and Latrobe Universities. Her book Motherhood: How
should we care for our children? Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2005, won the Alex
Buzo prize for literature, was short-listed for the Westfield/ Waverly
Library Award for literature and was a finalist in the Walkley Award for
Best Non-Fiction Book of 2006.  She lives in Melbourne and is a mother of