Ted Braude is an integral psychologist and the founder of BoysWork™. A popular speaker and former columnist in the The Detroit Free Press “Body and Mind” section, he writes a monthly column on BoysWork™ for the sensational website Menstuff.org. He works with boys and their families at his office, is a consultant to parents and educators, trains professionals, and has run groups with teenage boys blending Aikido and psychology
Jim Windell, M.A., is a parent trainer, family counselor and author specializing in work with children and their parents for 40 years. He is a court clinical psychologist with the Oakland County Circuit Court’s Psychological Clinic, where he conducts group therapy with delinquent adolescents and runs the high-conflict post-divorce group ADEPT. In past years as a psychotherapist, he specialized in work with disruptive and oppositional children and teens. (more…)
Steven Craig, Psy.D.
Dr. Steven Craig
As a therapist, corporate coach, and author, Dr. Steven Craig extends his expertise in clinical psychology and business consulting across a broad range of areas. His rare mix of talents have made him a highly sought-after clinical psychologist and corporate coach and he has appeared in the media numerous times including ABC World News Tonight with Charles Gibson. (more…)
Tom Fitzpatrick is a men’s and couples’ therapist with the Center for Creative Living in Royal Oak. His purpose is to help men become excellent husbands and fathers by putting more passion, power, and purpose in their lives. He is co-founder of the Midwest Fathers Conference and Fathers Forum. In 2007 Tom established Father Fest, now an annual event for families to honor dads on Fathers Day. Click here to see what Tom had to say at the 2010 conference,
Ronna Smith-Craig, Psy. D.
Dr Ronna Smith-Craig
Dr. Ronna Smith-Craig is a fully licensed clinical psychologist at Craig Counseling Services in Birmingham. She provides therapy to adults, adolescents and children who may be experiencing troubling symptoms or challenging life issues. She works with her patients to achieve meaningful behavioral change and tangible symptom relief. Dr. Smith-Craig has presented at local conferences on topics such as women’s health and parenting issues and has made several appearances on local television.
Carole Lapidos is the co-founder and director of Raising Strong and Confident Daughters, an organization dedicated to helping young girls develop a strong sense of self-esteem. The organization collaborates with the University of Michigan’s Office of Multicultural Initiatives to administer a mentoring program that matches undergraduate women with middle school girls. The program creates a supportive environment where girls and their mentors can talk about and strategize around issues that affect their self-esteem.
Larry Herren is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Social Work with nearly 20 years of clinical experience in family and adolescent therapy. He is a featured blogger on TheDetroitNews.com Michigan Dads page.
Kevin O’Shea is a longtime parent educator, author, and columnist who spent 14 years as a full-time father to his three children before returing to the practice of law in 2010. Kevin has spoken before dozens of parenting groups, wrote the Fathering column for Metro Parent magazine for several years, served as President of Building Better Families through Action (BBFA), and was named Educator of the Year by Dads and Moms of Michigan in 2007. (more…)
Bernie Les, Ph.D.
Bernie Les, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist in private practice in Birmingham and Adjunct Faculty Member at Wayne State University and Schoolcraft College, teaching Educational, General, and Abnormal Psychology. Dr. Les earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Wayne State University with an emphasis in the areas of Clinical, Developmental and Educational Psychology. There, he has done research in the areas of family dynamics, positive thinking styles and how these relate to confidence and resiliency. For the past several years, Dr. Les has spoken at self-help seminars, parenting groups and in mental health agencies on topics including parenting, psychopathology, motivation and cultural diversity.
Chris Edwards is a co-founder of Partnership for Dads, a passionate advocate for involved fathering since before his first child was born in 1996. He has researched and instituted rituals in family life for more than ten years. Chris has tirelessly pursued the evolving wisdom of the father-daughter relationship since his daughter was born 11 years ago. He is also a meteorologist for WXYZ Channel 7 News.