E. Thomas Dowd, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology at Kent State University, and previously taught at Florida State University and the University of Nebraska. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in two divisions, is President of the American Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, and is former president and currently on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Inc. His research interests are in cognitive behaviorial/developmental therapy, hypnosis and hypnotherapy and its integration into CBT, the effect of individual differences in psychological reactance on the therapy process, and memory processes and tacit knowledge structures in psychological functioning and malfunctioning.
Dr. Dowd is the author or editor of countless articles, book chapters, and books, including The Psychologies of Religion: Working with the Religious Client (co-edited with S.L. Nielsen--Springer Publishing Company, 2006), and Clinical Advances in Cognitive Psychotherapy: Theory and Application (co-edited with Robert Leahy--Springer Publishing Company, 2002).
Loreen Rugle, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has focused on treatment and research of pathological gambling since 1984. Currently, Dr. Rugle is coordinator of the Gambling Treatment Program at the Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Brecksville Division in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also clinical and research director for Trimeridian, Inc., a company dedicated to the treatment and research of problem and pathological gambling. She has participated in research on neuroimaging, pharmacotherapy and genetic studies of pathological gamblers.
Dr. Rugle received her doctorate from Kent State University. She was Deputy Director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center (VARC) for several years at the Brecksville Unit of the Cleveland Department of Veterans Administration Medical Center.