Dr. Karen Skerrett is a licensed clinical psychologist, Advanced Practice Registers Nurse, and faculty member at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Dr. Skerrett maintains a clinical and consulting practice specializing in the treatment of couples and families, particularly those challenged by illness and disability. She also teaches in the Counseling Psychology program and is a clinical supervisor for the postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Skerrett received her Ph.D in Human Development and Psychology at the University of Chicago in 1988. She has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Adler Institute and has been a long-time faculty member at the Chicago Center for Family Health. Most recently, she developed the first doctoral program in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in southern California at the University of San Diego.Dr. Skerrett has written numerous articles in professional journals and is co-authoring two forthcoming books on enhancing relational resilience across the couple lifespan. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.
Dr. Jefferson A. Singer, Ph.D is the Elizabeth H. Faulk Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College, in New London, Connecticut, and is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in West Hartford, Connecticut. He has authored four books, The Remembered Self: Emotion and Memory in Personality (With Peter Salovey); Message in a Bottle: Stories of Men and Addiction; Personality and Psychotherapy: Treating the Whole Person; and Memories that Matter, as well as numerous articles, chapters, and reviews on clinical psychology and personality and memory. Dr. Singer, a past recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and past associate editor of the Journal of Personality. He was the 2010 recipient of the Henry A. Murray Award from the Society of Personality & Social Psychology of the American Psychological Association, as well as the 2005 recipient of the Theodore R. Sarbin Award for his work in Narrative Psychology, presented by Division 24 (Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.