Richard F. Summers, MD, is Senior Residency Advisor and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a nationally recognized educator, author, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Dr. Summers served as Co-Director of Residency Training at Penn and is currently Trustee-at-Large on the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association. He maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and psychiatry. Dr. Summers’ book, Psychodynamic Therapy: A Guide to Evidence Based Practice (2009), co-authored with Jacques Barber, is currently used in many psychiatry, psychology and social work training programs and was followed by Practicing Psychodynamic Therapy: A Casebook in 2014. Most recently, he co-edited Positive Psychiatry: A Casebook (2018), with Dilip V. Jeste, and Combating Burnout: A Guide for Psychiatrists (2019), with Sheila Loboprabhu and Steve Moffic.
Victor Welzant, PsyD, is the director of the Sheppard Pratt Health System Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Trauma. He is the Director of Education and Training and a past member of the Board of Directors of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, based in Ellicott City, MD. Currently he serves on the board of directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and is immediate past director and faculty of the ISSTD psychotherapy training program. Dr. Welzant maintains a private clinical practice in Towson, MD, where he specializes in the treatment of trauma and stress related conditions, suicide, clinical supervision, consultation and training. He is the editor in chief of Crisis, Stress and Human Resilience: An International Journal and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, and Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma and Dissociation. Dr. Welzant lectures and consults internationally on the topics Crisis Intervention, Suicide, and the impact and treatment of trauma.