Wim van den Brink
Wim van den Brink (1952) received his medical degree in 1981 from the Free University in Amsterdam. After his training as a psychiatric epidemiologist in Groningen (1983-1986) and New York (1986-1987) he received his PhD degree form the State University of Groningen in 1989. Since 1992 he is full professor of Addiction Psychiatry at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. He is also the director of the Amsterdam Institute for Addiction Research (AIAR). In 2014 he received the lifetime achievement award for science from the Netherlands Association of Psychiatry and in 2015 he was granted the status of honorable member of the Spanish Society for Dual disorders. In 2017 he received the European Addiction Research Award from the European Federation of Addiction Societies (EUFAS). In 2020 he became a Doctor et Professor Honoris Causa at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. He is a (co)author of more than 600 international peer reviewed scientific papers (HIWoS=74; HIGoogle Scholar=103). He has been a thesis advisor of 75 PhD students. Until recently, he was an associate editor of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and a chief-editor of European Addiction Research. He has been the chair of the Workgroups that developed the Dutch Treatment Guidelines on Alcohol Use Disorders, Opiate Addiction and Drugs other than opioids. He is one of the founders and president of the International Collaboration of ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA). He was the chair of the Scientific Program Committee of European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP). His main scientific interests are related to the neurobiology of substance use disorders and behavioral addictions, the pharmacological treatment of substance use disorders and related comorbidities, and the reduction of stigma regarding patients with an addiction.
Arnt Schellekens has been working as a psychiatrist at Radboudumc since 2012 and has been appointed as full professor addiction and psychiatry at Radboud University/Radboudumc in 2020. Moreover, he is researcher at Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior. He became Scientific Director of the Nijmegen Institute for Scientist Practitioners in Addiction (NISPA) in 2015. The aim of his current research is to reduce the great societal, psychological, physical and economical impact of addictive behaviors. To do so, his research concentrates on three themes. First, to better understand basic neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms underlying these disorders. Second, to use these insights to explain the impressive co-morbidity of addiction and stress-related psychiatric disorders (e.g. ADHD & depression). Third, to develop new innovative strategies to treat these disorders. Arnt Schellekens created translational and multidisciplinary collaborations between the Nijmegen Institute for Scientist Practitioners (NISPA), the Radboud University Medical Centre, behavioral scientists from the Behavioral Science lnstitute (BSl) and neuroscience colleagues at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behvaviour, in order to reach his research aims.
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Patrick Corrigan is Distinguished Professor and Associate Chairperson for Research in the Department of Psychology at Illinois Tech. Previously, he was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago where he directed its Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Patrick is the Institute of Translational Medicine’s Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) Affiliate Leader. He is principal investigator of the National Consortium for Stigma and Empowerment, a collaboration of investigators and advocates from more than a dozen institutions. NCSE research has been supported by NIH for more than 20 years. He also heads projects examining integrated primary and behavioral health care in a health disparities framework, supported by PCORI and NIMHD. He has written more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, is editor emeritus of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and editor of a new journal published by the American Psychological Association, Stigma and Health. Corrigan has authored or edited seventeen books, most recently, The Stigma Effect published by Columbia University Press. He also headed the team that developed the Honest, Open, Proud series of anti-stigma programs. He was a 2019 recipient of the Presidential Medal from the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists in recognition of his work.
Patrick E. Boyle
Patrick E. Boyle, MSSA, PhD, LISW-S recently retired from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University, where he oversaw the services since its inception in 2000. The technical assistance included program consultation, clinical consultation, and training for service systems implementing evidence-based and emerging best practices, and other strategies that improve quality of life for people diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance use disorders (https://www.centerforebp.case.edu/).
Dr. Boyle has more than 30 years of teaching and 45 years in the fields of addiction and mental-health services, and employee-assistance programs. He shaped the technical-assistance services of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices to emphasize the importance of organizational and systems change that has assisted service providers in 29 American states, the Netherlands and Australia.
Boyle served as a lead consultant and trainer as part of the National Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Project, sponsored by SAMHSA in 2002. One of his primary messages to all healthcare professionals emphasizes the relationship among systems change, organizational change, and clinical change: the three processes being equally important and interdependent. His dissertation focused on provider optimism about consumer recovery. Dr. Boyle has authored and co-authored numerous publications related to implementation of evidence-based practices, including a chapter about Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment in Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice: A Textbook. He has also authored and co-authored many training and technical-assistance modules and manuals, including “Implementing IDDT: A Step-By-Step Guide to Stages of Organizational Change,”. He was co-investigator of a research study that investigated the impact of evidence-based Supported Employment services for people diagnosed with co-occurring severe mental and substance use disorders who were also receiving evidence-based Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment.
Patrick maintains a private counseling practice in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and earned a master’s degree from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and a doctorate of philosophy at Case Western Reserve University.
Stefan Bogaerts is a full Professor in developmental psychopathology and forensic psychology in the department of Developmental Psychology at Tilburg University, where he is also the chair of the department. He is trained and certified as a psychotherapist (GPP) and is affiliated with the Forensic Psychiatric Center Fivoor. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and has co-developed multiple forensic treatment programs over the past decade aimed at reducing aggression, improving emotion and aggression regulation, and reducing sexually deviant behavior. His expertise lies mainly in developmental psychopathology and forensic psychology, longitudinal research and single case research into the development and changes of disturbed emotions, cognitions and behavior, risk assessment, effectiveness of treatment, and the rehabilitation of forensic psychiatric patients in society. In his research and clinical practice, innovative technologies, such as virtual reality, neurofeedback, wearables, are important as supportive tools.