Delmonico is a Professor at Duquesne University in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Delmonico conducts research, consultation,
and training on topics such as cybersex, cyberoffense, and cybersafety.
Dr. Delmonico also lectures on topics such as general Internet psychology
and sexually addictive and compulsive behaviors. Dr. Delmonico is
co-author of In the Shadows of the Net and Cybersex
Unhooked. He has published numerous scholarly articles on a
variety of addiction and sexuality topics. Dr. Delmonico is Director
of the Online Behavior Research and Education Center (OBREC) at
Duquesne University and Editor-in-Chief of the Sexual Addiction
& Compulsivity journal. You
may link to David Delmonico's full vitae by clicking here.
Elizabeth Griffin, MA is
a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 25 years experience
treating individuals with problematic sexual behavior. Ms. Griffin
lectures and consults internationally on the assessment and treatment
of individuals, couples, and families struggling with problematic
online behaviors, sexually compulsive behaviors, and sexual offense
behaviors. Among others, Ms. Griffin has lectured and consulted
in legal/forensic, religious communities, HR/EAP and educational
settings. She co-authored In the Shadows of the Net and
Cybersex Unhooked - two texts related to breaking free
from problematic online behaviors. Ms. Griffin has also published
numerous academic articles on issues related to problematic sexual
behavior. You may link to Elizabeth
Griffin's full vitae by clicking here.
The following list of
professionals consult with IBC faculty on topics such as clergy
issues, law enforcement, interventions, etc. Their expertise in
these areas ensures that IBC clients receive current and accurate
information regarding their specific Internet related concern.
Michael Alvarez, M.S., M.F.T. is
a licensed therapist in California who has been working in the field
of addictions since 1981. As a graduate of the University of Southern
California, his focus was in chemical dependency with a specialty
in group and multi-family process. In 1991, he was invited by Dr.
Patrick Carnes to establish an in-patient program for the treatment
of sexual addicts and their families at Del Amo Hospital. In 1993,
Michael Alvarez and Elizabeth Griffin designed and integrated a
sex offenders tract for professionals who offend in the work place.
He also led a clinical team that provided forensic evaluations of
clergy and physicians. Presently, Michael Alvarez is in private
practice in Torrance, California. He provides consulting services
for the archdiocese of Southern California, California Medical Board,
California Board of Behavioral Sciences and businesses in the private
sector. He is also a national speaker and lecturer. Mr. Alvarez
consults with attorneys on various cases related to sexual issues
and has served as an expert witness in a number of these cases.
Rick Anderson (Commander-retired)
is a 25 year veteran of the St Paul Police Department in St. Paul,
Minnesota. Mr. Anderson was Commander of the Minnesota/South Dakota
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (MICAC) based in the
St Paul Police Department. The task force is funded by the Department
of Justice, Office for Juvenile Justice for Delinquency Prevention
(OJJDP), and is multi-jurisdictional organization that investigates
cases involving the possession/distribution of child pornography,
and the exploitation of children via the Internet. MICAC is a member
of a national Internet Crimes Against Children task force program
(ICAC). Mr. Anderson attended trainings at the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children on task force operations and responsibilities,
Protecting Children Online Course, Basic Computer Crime Investigation
by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and was a member
of the ICAC Working Group. This group consists of unit commanders
of the agencies participating in the ICAC Task Program and OJJDP.
The group oversees investigative policies, investigative techniques,
training, and cooperation amongst the member agencies. Mr. Anderson
continues serving the ICAC program as a training facilitator and
as an internal assessment team leader. He is currently on the board
of directors of Adult Saving Kids, a non-profit group whose mission
is to reduce the commercial sexual exploitation of children through
raising public awareness of the issue.
Marnie Ferree is a licensed
marriage and family therapist in Nashville, Tennessee. She directs
Bethesda Workshops, which provides intensive clinical workshops
(Christian based) for sex addicts and their spouses. The treatment
program for female sex addicts, established in 1997, was the first
of its kind in the country.
Marnie is an author and frequent lecturer at professional
and recovery conferences, churches, and schools. Her book, No
Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Shame, is unique in addressing
sexual addiction in women. Marnie has also published an accompanying
workbook, L.I.F.E. Guide for Women, as well as numerous articles
in clinical and Christian journals. http://www.bethesdaworkshops.org
Fjerkenstad, MA, LP is the creator of HERMES’
WEB and its Violence Prevention Curricula as well as TNT –
Toys n’ Tools For Core-Level Change. He has extensive teaching,
conference, and workshop presentation experience, nationally and
internationally. He currently serves as Executive Director of MASC
(Minnesotans Actively Seeking Community), a nonprofit corporation
providing violence prevention programming to the public schools
and worked for 16 years in Project Pathfinder, Inc.’s adult
outpatient sex offender treatment program, including four years
as Clinical Director. He is currently a psychologist in a maximum
security prison. He also provides training and consultation for
juvenile detention centers, addiction programs and federal prisons.
Harry Halden has extensive
experience in providing polygraph examinations to adolescent and
adult sex offenders in both in-patient and out-patient treatment
programs in Minnesota. He is a member of the American Polygraph
Association and has received advanced training in the testing of
sex offenders as recommended by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Mr. Halden is a former Special Agent with the Minnesota Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension and a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Hudson is an Atlanta-based sex addiction specialist
who runs intensive outpatient workshops that last a week or less.
Hudson Consulting’s workshops focus on restoring sexual health,
and improving family and couple relationships.http://www.hudsonconsulting.info/work.html
Mark Laaser, Ph.D. is an
internationally known author and speaker. His first book, Faithful
and True, was the first Christian book to address the issue
of sexual addiction. He has since written six other books including,
Talking to your Kids About Sex and the Pornography
Trap. Dr. Laaser has consulted with numerous churches, has
developed treatment programs for a variety of hospitals, and has
conducted workshops and seminars worldwide. http://www.faithfulandtrueministries.com