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2012 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty

Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.
Founder, Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI) and Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina, Bluffton, South Carolina; Co-founder and Advisory Board Member the National Association for Children of Alcoholics; author and lecturer

Ellen J. Anderson, Ph.D., PCC-S
Clinical Counselor, Person to Person Resources, Inc., Perrysburg, Ohio; lecturer

Raymond T. Brannon, M.Ed.
Professor, Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania; media consultant, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania; lecturer

Shannon Cossaboom, B.S.
Child Interview Specialist, PinnacleHealth Children’s Resource Center, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; lecturer

Dennis C. Daley, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Social Work and Chief of Addiction Medicine Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Principal Investigator, Appalachian Tri-State Node, Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute of Drug Abuse; author and lecturer

Robert B. Heasley, Ph.D., CMFT
Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York; Adjunct Professor of Human Sexuality, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania; private clinical practice, Media, Pennsylvania; Marriage and Family Therapy Senior Intern, Council of Relationships, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer

John D. Massella, Ed.D., LPC, CCS, CCDP, NCC
Assistant Professor and Clinician, Wellness Center, California University of Pennsylvania, California, Pennsylvania; and Part-time Therapist and Educator, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; lecturer

John T. McCarthy, Ph.D., NCC
Professor of Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and licensed professional counselor, Indiana, Pennsylvania; consultant, author and lecturer

Carl E. Robertson, M.A., MDiv
Program Manager, Smart Choices Program: youth problem gambling prevention, Council of Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Training Specialist for the Customer Assistance Program training for (responsible gambling) for all casino employees in Pennsylvania; lecturer

Teresa M. Smith, Ph.D., LSW
Outreach and Training Coordinator, Northeast Region Children’s Advocacy Center, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; Co-founder, Children’s Resource Center, a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center, PinnacleHealth System, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Accreditation Site Reviewer for the National Children’s Alliance; lecturer

Melissa L. Swauger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; lecturer

Douglas A. Wentz, M.A., OCPS II
Community Services Director, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, a subsidiary of Gateway Rehabilitation Center, and prevention specialist, Youngstown, Ohio; lecturer

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