State University of Londrina | Brazil
Maria Elizabeth Barreto Tavares dos Reis is a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a member of the Psychology and Psychoanalysis Department of the State University of Londrina (UEL/Brazil). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology and Multi-professional Residency in Women's Health and joins research and extension projects. For three years, she has participated as a volunteer in the Amor Exigente (AE) program, a non-governmental entity that assists drug addicts and their families. The AE aims at changing behaviors related to drug addiction, however the author analyzes the emotional experiences of the participants based on the theoretical reference of psychoanalysis
University of Hong Kong | Hong Kong
Dr. Albert KK Chung has research interests reside in clinical psychopharmacology, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in substance misuse psychiatry. He is currently the director of the Substance misuse To Psychiatric disorders Program—“SToP Program" at the University of Hong Kong, which encompasses studies involving cannabis, ketamine, and stimulants misuses.
Residential Treatment Institution Planina | Slovenia
Dr. Leonida Zalokar is quickly establishing herself as a global authority in the fields of juvenile delinquency, personality and behavioral disorders. She has worked with troubled youth for 25 years, first as a counselor and educator in different residential institutions and student homes, and later as the director of the Residential Treatment Institution Planina (which is now in the process of being transformed into a residential treatment and consulting center in Slovenia), home to the most dangerous and neglected children and adolescents with a variety of severe mental and personality disorders, violent and destructive behavior and criminal behavior in the country. Her competences include not just working with these children, but also training and directing people working with them. Her work has set new foundations and guidelines for improving existing practice in Slovenian residential treatment institutions, for which she has received numerous awards of excellence and special appointments by the ministry of education, ministry of health, ministry of justice and ministry of social affairs. She is also a certified and practicing psychotherapist, focusing on the treatment of persons with behavioural, emotional, and personality disorders, taking special interest in identifying early symptoms of psychopathy. She is leading the charge in improving existing practices in education and training systems.
AlAmal Complex for Mental Health | Saudi Arabia
Ala Saeed has MSc in Psychiatry from Cardiff University – United Kingdom, then completed his residency training in the Egyptian Board in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He has expertise in the field of Addiction Medicine and hold the posts of Head of Detoxification Department, Dual diagnosis, Vice Director of the Addiction Medicine Unit at Al-Abbassia Mental Hospital in Egypt. currently works as Addiction Consultant and Medical Director at Al Amal Complex for Mental Health Najran, Kingdom Saudi Arabia