Dr. Arthur Trotzky
Dr. Arthur Trotzky, an internationally known treatment professional, developed a web-based support network for psychotherapy and is a pioneer in the field of providing therapy via the Internet. After becoming certified in Distance Counseling, Dr Trotzky developed a secure and encrypted treatment and support service and founded Online Group Therapy in 2010 and the first group therapy and support program for recovering professionals conducted on the Internet through a videoconference program.
Dr. Trotzky was a Senior Staff Therapist at The Child and Family Clinic of the Kibbutz Movement at Seminar Oranim, Kiryat Tivon for twenty seven years and taught courses in Psychology at Seminar Oranim and in the academic department of the University of Haifa. He was a therapist at the Psychological Counseling Center at Haifa University and supervisor of social workers at the masters’ level.
Dr. Trotzky developed a specialty in trauma after serving in the Medical Corps of the Israel Defense Force in a mobile unit for the treatment of combat reaction and trauma (PTSD) for fourteen years (reserves) in addition to contracting with Israel Ministry of Defense for treating victims of terrorist attacks.
Dr. Trotzky was the Clinical Director of Israel’s first, twelve-step treatment facility for drug addiction and he was instrumental in the development of “HaDerech”, a recovery center where he also served as the first Clinical Director. The facility started with four beds and today is one of the largest rehabilitation institutions in Israel with over seventy beds. Dr. Trotzky also contributed to the beginnings of NA and AA in Israel as well as presenting the twelve-step, addiction treatment methodology to that country’s professionals.
Dr. Trotzky founded The Israel Counseling and Treatment Center, a private clinic which provided ambulatory services for drug, alcohol, food, gambling, work, sex and relationship addictions, and codependency. The Israel Center offered family and individual counseling, legal assistance, diagnosis and referral to primary care facilities in Israel and abroad. The Center’s eating disorders’ addiction program became the largest and most successful ambulatory facility in Israel.
In 2005, Dr. Trotzky took a position in Smyrna, Georgia in the Recovering Professionals’ Program at Ridgeview Institute and also conducted the Trauma Survivors’ Group. As part of his private clinical practice, he began to transition to the Internet and today practices exclusively over the Internet providing individual, couples’ and group therapy.
Dr. Trotzky holds a B.A. in Psychology from New York University, an M.A. in Counseling and Psychology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychology from Oregon State University as well as post-doctoral work in addiction treatment from Mercer University and Charter Medical. Dr. Trotzky presents and lectures at national, and international, professional conferences and is a board member of the International Society for Mental Health Online.
Dr. Marie S. Dezelic
Dr. Marie S. Dezelic, PhD, MS, LMHC, CCTP, NCLC, CFRC, NCAIP,
Diplomate in Logotherapy, is an author, workshop presenter and educator, and has a private psychotherapy practice in South Florida. Dr. Dezelic sees adolescents, adults, couples, and families, and travels nationally and internationally for crisis intervention.
Dr. Dezelic holds a PhD in psychology, a Master of Science degree in mental health counseling, a Diplomate in Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified in EMDR treatment, holds a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies, is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, a Certified Life Coach/ Family Recovery Coach/ and Interventionist, is an internationally accredited member of the Viktor Frankl Institute in Vienna, Austria, and holds several advanced training certifications in various therapy modalities, including Couples and Family Systems. She offers numerous psychology and healthcare presentations on mental health topics, staff education, and implementing programs and support teams on the holistic patient-centered approach to patient care such as: Mental Health in Healthcare, Trauma-Informed Treatment, Meaning within Illness, Positive Psychology, Palliative Care, Psycho- Spiritual Oncology Treatment, Compassion Fatigue, Grief and Loss Support, Traumatic Grief, Dimensions of Pain, Pastoral Care, Staff Motivation, and Spirituality. Dr. Dezelic also offers workshops on Relationships, Parenting, and Mind-Body-Spirit Integrative Health.
She treats a variety of issues in her clinical practice such as Trauma Related Disorders, Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders and Addictions, Sexual Dysfunctions, Relationship/Marital and Family Difficulties and Crisis, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Grief and Loss, Traumatic Grief, Neurocognitive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Palliative Care, Burnout & Compassion Fatigue, and Spiritual/Existential Distress, and offers Life, Relationship and Business Coaching. Her main focus of clinical research lies in trauma, grief and spirituality through an integrative Existential and Humanistic framework, incorporating multicultural awareness.
Dr. Dezelic has published a Workbook on Existential Psychology titled: Meaning- Centered Therapy: Based on Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy & Existential Analysis; and has co-authored Meaning-Centered Therapy Manual: Logotherapy & Existential Analysis Brief Therapy Protocol for Group & Individual Sessions. Her new publications on Trauma Treatment and a Treatment Manual for Palliative Care are due out in 2016. Dr. Dezelic has also published a book of poetry, has designed several clinical treatment models, a bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment instrument, writes articles and presents in various venues nationally and internationally on mental health and spirituality topics.
Additionally, Dr. Dezelic assists with clinical psychoeducation initiatives for Camillus House and Health in Miami, FL. Dr. Dezelic is the past Vice President of the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization, FACES- Foundation Advancing Cultural and Economic Survival Inc. She continues to be an active member in promoting cultural awareness, education, and psychological and medical support for cultures and groups facing extreme poverty around the world.
Dr. Dezelic holds current memberships in the following organizations: Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy (VFIL); Viktor Frankl Institute of Vienna, Austria; International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS); International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP); EMDR International Association (EMDRIA); International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT); and The International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM); Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA); Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County (MHAPBC); American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS); International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS).
“Along the journey, all paths lead toward meaning and a meaningful existence.”
Antti Järventaus is an award-winning expert in the field of online prevention of addictive behavior. Antti has an MA in Social Ethics and has worked, among other assignments, as an Expert Consultant for the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe since 2004. His current work includes building an online brief intervention platform for drug users in the Balkans region as well as finding ways to reduce drug related harm caused by the drugs sold in the anonymous marketplaces in the Internet.
Antti’s best known works include the Virtual Drug Information Bus, which has served young people in the Habbo Hotel virtual world since 2002. The Bus concept has been replicated to a number of countries and received many international awards. Another well known service designed by Antti was the Shadow World, an anonymous manga-style story-sharing platform for children suffering from parental substance misuse. The Shadow World was the 2008 a winner of the eInclusion award, nominated by the European Commission.
In addition to his substance misuse related work, Antti has extensive experience with combatting the social exclusion of young people in Europe and several developing countries in Africa and Latin America. He has worked with many global brands such as Nokia, Deloitte, Rovio Entertainment, Sulake Corporation and Cirque du Soleil.
Ms. Olga Fedorova is an internationally known, independent consultant who has developed and published several treatment protocols in use in Europe, the Russian Federation and States of the former Soviet Union. Since 2002, she has served as an expert consultant for the Pompidou Group, the Council of Europe’s Cooperation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs and specializes in the implementation of training and capacity building programs in the fields of social rehabilitation and drug prevention. At present, she is one of the lead professionals in the Pompidou Group’s executive training courses for drug policy managers targeting senior drug policy managers and administrators from thirty seven member States
Ms. Fedorova has been a trainer and facilitator in drug prevention seminars and conferences throughout Europe and Russia. She has demonstrated extensive international experience in her fields of expertise and has written a number of handbooks and manuals for professionals which were published in the Russian, English and German languages. The main areas of competence have been in change management, staff motivation, development of programs for children and families, social services delivery, inter-cultural work settings, work in residential care, and drug prevention. From 2007 to 2014 Ms. Fedorova was director of the Centre for Social Assistance to Children and Families in Russia.
Ms. Fedorova has a Master of Philosophy degree from Ural State University of Gorky, in Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, of the Russian Federation and advanced education in Governance from Ural State Service Academy. She has earned the distinct qualification of “Social Pedagogue of Family Profile”.
Ms. Fedorova’s publications include:
Country profiles (Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan) of Drug Situation and Drug Policy, Strasbourg, 2015.
Manual on Transcultural Drug Work, a handbook for practitioners working with drug users from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Strasbourg, 2012 (author).
Handbook on Law Education for Children, a legal game developed together with children, Ekaterinburg, 2010.
Planning and development of self-help groups on drug prevention, Strasbourg, 2006 (adaptation of handbook).
The Organization of Seminars on Drug Prevention: implementation of approach “Life Skills”, Strasbourg, 2005 (author).
Training Manual for Life Skills in Residential Care (Co-author, Strasbourg, 2003).
Dr. Jelena Jankovic
Dr. Jelena Jankovic, epidemiologist, is an expert and consultant for the prevention of drug use and works at the Ministry of Health of Serbia as the head of National monitoring center for drugs and drug addiction.
Dr. Jankovic previously worked at the Institute of Public Health of Serbia in the Department of Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases where she applied the Treatment Demand Indicator (TDI) program to collect data on addicts who had been treated for addiction. In 2014, the Program for collecting data on drug addicts had been installed in twenty six treatment centers and six prison hospitals throughout Serbia.
Recently, the Government of Serbia adopted the Strategy on the Prevention of Drug abuse for the years 2014 through 2021. In accordance with the Strategy and the accompanying Action Plan for the implementation of the Strategy, the Ministry of Health established the National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. The role of the National Monitoring Centre is to monitor the situation in the field of drugs and drug addiction on the national level and take measures to reduce the harmful consequences of drug abuse.
With the support of the World Health Organization and Mr John Illman, a consultant for media and health communication in London, Dr. Jankovic organized a training for medical workers entitled, “Media Communication Skills on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction” and she participated in writing the Manual “Handling the Media – Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals”. Dr Jankovic also represented Serbia, at the World Health Organization meeting in 2015, “WHO Regional Consultation on Prisons and Health”.
Dr. Jankovic was instrumental in strengthening the bilateral cooperation between Israel and Serbia in the field of health care and she organized a binational conference in Belgrade focused on treatment of drug addiction. As a result of her initiatives which fostered the exchange of best practices in the field of drug addiction treatment, the Ministry of Health plans to establish the program of rehabilitation of drug addicts in Serbia in cooperation with Israel.
Dr. Jankovic actively participates in the Council of Europe’s Pompidou Group working together with a number of European countries to deploy effective Internet based interventions for illicit drug users.
Dr. Jankovic received her medical degree from Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia (1988-1995), good practice on the Clinic of Neurology, Clinical Center of Serbia (1996-1998) and her epidemiolgy specialty from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2007-2011).
Chris Cambas MA, LMFT
Chris Cambas is the Founder and Director of Full Circle Ministries, Founder and CEO of National Marriage Seminars and Founder and CEO of Couplestrong. He obtained a Masters in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Chris is licensed in marriage & family therapy, certified in Gottman Couples Therapy and a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Other association affiliations include the National Association of Social Workers and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Most importantly, Chris has been married 20 years to his wife Lori and together they have one son, Austin.