James S. Wayne, BCD, LCSW (Founder/President)
James (Jim) Wayne is founder and president of Wayne Corporation and a practicing clinical social worker. He earned his MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, having completed his internships at Cincinnati Family Service Agency and Dallas Child Guidance Clinic. He also holds a M.A. in theology and M.F.A. in writing. During his career he has served as director of a rural mental health facility, practiced at the Bingham Child Guidance Clinic in Louisville and participated on the psychiatric consultation team serving Jewish, Kosair-Children’s, Norton and University of Louisville hospitals. He is committed to improving his own clinical practice and supporting the development of superior training in psychotherapy for all disciplines within the mental health field.
Patricia Gianotti, Psy.D. (Academic Director)
Dr. Patricia Gianotti is a clinical psychologist and managing partner of Woodland Psychological Services, a private group practice in North Hampton, NH. She also provides supervisory consultation to individuals and small private practice groups both locally and nationally. Dr. Gianotti earned a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University, and a Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. A seasoned presenter and facilitator, she conducts workshops and psycho-educational presentations on issues relating to: treating the spectrum of narcissistic injury, stages of growth-in- relationship throughout the life span, and exploring the integration of psychological and spiritual aspects of ourselves into daily living. Dr. Gianotti is published in various professional journals and has recently co-authored two books with Jack Danielian, titled Listening with Purpose: Entry points into Shame and Narcissistic Vulnerability (Jason Aronson 2012) and Uncovering the Resilient Core: A Workbook on the Treatment of Narcissistic Defenses, Shame, and Emerging Authenticity (Routledge 2017). Patricia is also featured in a 12-part YouTube series titled Hiding Behind the Mask: Conversations on Shame and Narcissism, in which she explores the connection between narcissism and the underlying feelings of shame that often drive narcissistic behaviors with the Rt. Rev. Rob Hirschfield, the Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire.
Domenica (Donna) Knudsen, Psy.D.
Dr. Donna Knudsen is a clinical psychologist in private practice, treating adults and couples in a general practice setting, outside of Philadelphia, PA. She earned her doctorate at The Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and is a trained Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and certified consultant. Dr. Knudsen is also a group facilitator for the EMDR Training Institute, and provides ongoing group and individual case consultation to therapists in post EMDR training and other clinical settings. A particular specialty is the treatment of PTSD, including one-time and multiple traumas and other disturbing material. Dr. Knudsen has been an adjunct teacher at various institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania Continuing Education Department, Immaculata College and Penn State graduate programs and Colombia College. Dr. Knudsen is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator: a highly experiential methodology, based on Brene´ Brown’s research on shame, designed to teach behaviors that increase vulnerability and authentic behavior while reducing the effect and impact of shameful emotions.
Lenita Newberg, MSW, LCSW
Lenita Newberg runs a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in St. Louis, MO. She is a faculty member of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, as well as the current director of their Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program. Additionally, Ms. Newberg is an adjunct professor at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her MSW degree from Washington University in Saint Louis, and has spent more than 20 years focusing on teaching critical therapeutic skills. Optimizing mind/body/spirit experience and integration in a therapeutic setting is a longstanding interest, especially addressing the breadth and depth of each unique individual.
Guy du Plessis, MA, PhD Candidate
Guy du Plessis holds a BA in Psychological Counseling (cum laude), BA Honors in Psychology (cum laude), and MA in Psychology (cum laude) degrees from the University of South Africa, and is PhD Candidate at Stellenbosch University. He is a registered psychological counsellor with the HPCSA, and has worked in the addiction treatment milieu for over 15 years as an addictions counsellor, head of treatment, program & clinical director, trainer, and researcher. He is the author of the books An Integral Guide to Recovery: Twelve Steps and Beyond, and An Integral Foundation of Addiction and its Treatment, co-author of Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction: Effective Tools for Relapse Prevention and Recovery, and has published numerous academic articles in the fields of addiction treatment and studies, theoretical psychology and philosophy. He is a Faculty Mentor in the School of Behavioral Sciences at California Southern University, Faculty member at the Wayne Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy at Bellarmine University, Researcher at Momentum Mental Healthcare SA, and Executive Director of the Mind-Body Bridging Institute.
Ken Cohen, M.D.
Dr. Cohen graduated from Weill-Cornell Medical School and completed his psychiatric residencies at the Beth Israel and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston. He has practiced in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for 36 years and had been the Medical Director for Behavioral Health for Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic, Southern Division. Dr. Cohen has been trained in psychodynamic therapy and psychopharmacology. He has evolved an understanding of medication management that integrates medication around the complete patient’s emotional and biological profile. His current interests include attachment and various relational theoretical applications, the mind-brain continuum and the realms of emotional consciousness.
Dru Kemp, LCSW, Ph.D
Dr. Dru Kemp, Louisville, Kentucky is a clinical social worker who has been in private practice 30 years. She has a doctorate in social work from Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville and has been an adjunct faculty member there since 2002, teaching advanced practice skills, psychopathology, group therapy and Motivational Interviewing. In addition, she is a partner with Drs. Patrick McKiernan and Richard Cloud in Carebetter Addiction Services; which provides online relapse prevention programming. She provides clinical supervision, training in nonprofit agencies in Motivational Interviewing, psychopathology, and group therapy clinical psychologist. Her practice has focused on work with high-conflict professional couples and management of grief and trauma. She has used EMDR in treatment of trauma since 1994. In addition, as an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church, she consults on systems issues within congregations and with clergy in Kentucky.
Sundeep Jayaprabhu, M.D.
Dr. Jayaprabhu graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Louis University (SLU) in psychiatry. He completed the two year Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program (APP) and is currently an Advanced Candidate in the Adult Psychoanalytic Training program at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Jayaprabhu’s private practice ranges from psychopharmacology to psychotherapy to psychoanalysis. His employments have included Attending Physician at SLU for their inpatient, consultation-liaison and forensic services, a local psychiatric ER, consultation service for a local hospital and several community clinics. He continues to supervise psychiatry residents and teaches the Termination class for the APP program. Dr. Jayaprabhu’s lectures include topics on psychopharmacology, existentialism and music and it’s relationship to the art of listening.
Jacquelyn Casey, LCSW
Jacquelyn Casey is a licensed social worker with over 20 years of experience. A graduate of Penn State and Loyola University, Jacqui received a certificate in Advanced Psychodynamic Therapy from Nashville Psychoanalytic. In addition she has been involved with the Hospice program as a therapist and facilitator since 2001. She received a Fellowship in Thanatology with the Association for Death Educators and Counselors, and has been a guest lecturer on the topic of death, dying and bereavement at numerous university settings. She is currently a Bereavement Counselor with Hospice in Chattanooga, TN. In addition Jacqui is an outpatient therapist in private practice in Chattanooga, Tenn., with a specialization in End of Life Care, Bereavement, and Loss.
Bob Taseff, LCPC
Bob Taseff has been in a group private practice for more than 10 years. He received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill., graduating with highest honors. His professional practice focuses on individual and marital treatment. Bob studied at the Wayne Institute Advanced Psychotherapy Program in 2016-2017, and he is currently being trained as a group consultant and supervisor in the program. Prior to his clinical career, Bob spent over 20 years in the investment and trading industry, owning and managing his own equity trading company for more than 10 years. He currently lives in a suburb outside of Chicago.
Theodore Burnes, PhD
Dr. Theodore Burnes is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed professional clinical counselor in Los Angeles, California. He is the Director of Training and Education for the Los Angeles Gender Center, as well as an Affiliate Full Professor at Antioch University's Los Angeles Campus. Dr. Burnes also provides supervisory consultation to individuals and small private practice groups both locally and nationally. Dr. Burnes earned a M.A. in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. An experienced educator and facilitator of learning, he conducts workshops and psycho-educational presentations on issues relating to: human sexuality and sexual expression; gender identity and providing mental health services to transgender and gender nonconforming people; human development and adolescent psychologies; clinical supervision for pre-licensed mental health workers; law and ethics in mental health service delivery. Dr. Burnes is published in various professional journals, has co-edited two books titled Teaching LGBTQ Psychology: Queering Innovative Pedagogy and Practice (APA Books, 2017) and Cases in Multicultural Clinical Supervision: Models, Concepts, and Applications Routledge 2017). He is currently working on a human sexuality textbook under contract with Cambridge University press to be published in 2020.