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Meet the Directors

Roger J. Callahan
Chairman of the Board

 Founder and developer of the Callahan Techniques® Thought Field Therapy, Roger  J. Callahan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist. A graduate of the University of Michigan,  he received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Syracuse University. Dr. Callahan is  author of It Can Happen to You: The Practical Guide to Romantic Love (a   Book-of-the-Month Club selection), The Callahan Anxiety Pictures (a projective test to measure anxiety), the Five Minute Phobia Cure (published in USA - Enterprise, France & Germany), The Anxiety Addiction Connection (published in USA, France & Germany), The Rapid Treatment of Panic, Agoraphobia and Anxiety, and Why Do I Eat When I'm Not Hungry? (Doubleday and Avon), Stop the Nightmares of Trauma (Professional Press), with Forward by Jack Canfield, co-author Chicken Soup for Soul® Series, and the newly released Tapping lodge cast iron cheap Within (Contemporary/McGraw-Hill). This latest book is soon to be released in the United Kingdom and Japan.

Past President of the American Academy of Psychologists in Marital and Family Therapy and the Michigan Society of School Psychologists, Dr. Callahan has taught at the University of Michigan and Syracuse University. He was an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University, a Research and Clinical Psychologists at Michigan's Wayne County Training School, and he is a current Fellow of the American Academy of Psychotherapists Treating Addiction. Dr. Callahan has had private psychotherapy practices in Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Indian Wells, and La Quinta, California.

Dr. Callahan has demonstrated the Callahan Techniques® Thought Field Therapy on Radio and Television shows all over the country including Good Morning America, Cable Network News(CNN) and Evening Magazine, Regis Philbin, Tom Snyder, and LEEZA as well as many others. Phil Donahue devoted an entire program to Dr. Callahan and his work on "amouraphobia".

Currently licensed in New York and California, Dr. Callahan heads the cast iron cookware sale in La Quinta, California (a Palm Springs community). The TFT Training Center conducts trainings in Callahan Techniques® TFT and publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Thought Field.  Dr. Callahan is Chairman of the Board for the professional organization Association for Thought Field Therapy.

Rhoda Draper
BA, DipCH, TFT- Dx

Rhoda Draper was born and educated in Ireland, and worked in television in Lodge LPGI3, London, and RTE, Dublin. In order to develop her interest in how the mind works, she left her long and successful career as a television director to study at Trinity College, Dublin, where she graduated with an honours degree in psychology. After further certification in psychotherapy, counseling, clinical hypnotherapy and NLP she developed her skills as a tutor in these subjects
With her colleague, Dr. Sean Collins, she later became involved in research in the field of applied behavioural medicine and, in 2004, they co-authored a book on the subject, ‘The Key Model – A new dutch oven for cancer recovery’. She now works in private practice specialising in life-threatening illness and anxiety-related conditions.

Since she was first introduced to Thought Field Therapy in 1998 and became certified as a Diagnostics practitioner, Rhoda uses TFT extensively in her practice and is also CT approved Algorithms Trainer.

 Carolyn Sakai

Caroline Sakai has 36 years of clinical practice, and served as Chief Psychologist at Hawaii Kaiser Behavioral Health Services. She has a published a study on Thought Field Therapy. She presented on TFT at the 17th World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the 7th Annual International Energy Psychology Conference. Dr. Sakai is currently in private practice, and is an authorized trainer of Thought Field Therapy. She has led volunteer clinical teams working with TFT with Katrina first responders and survivors, and genocide survivors in Rwanda.

   Lois Sugarman 
  PhD, RN, FT, TFT-Adv, TFT-RCT 

  Lois Sugarman started her professional career as a Registered Nurse having
  graduated from St Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in New York City.  Graduating
  from the School of  Education, she received her Bachelor of Science degree from
  Syracuse University. As a Master's prepared Clinical Nurse Specialist in
  Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, she also holds a doctoral degree in Child and
  Family Studies with a Minor in Women's Studies, both from Syracuse University.

Previously a professor at Syracuse University and a clinician in the region's first group private nursing practice, Lois is a diagnostically certified (TFT-Adv) Optimal Health practitioner of Thought Field Therapy (TFT), and a Registered Certified Trainer (RCT). She is a thanatologist (Death, Dying, Bereavement) with the designation of Fellow (FT). Dr. Sugarman has worked in the mental health field since 1978. Approaches and protocols now common in hospitals for the appropriate care of women and their families who experience reproductive loss are substantially based on Dr. Sugarman's early work to improve care and change policies in a system then failing those persons it was intended to serve. Currently, she brings her expertise in thanatology, fetal and newborn death, and Thought Field Therapy together in her on-line private practice at www.personaltherapeuticresources.com .

A resident of North Carolina, here she resides with her husband a retired orthopedic surgeon, they are the parents of three grown children. They have one grandson. Lois enjoys her professional interests, physical fitness, travel, and reading. She is a long-time avid piano student. In 2007 Lois completed, as a walker, the full 26.2-mle Vancouver Marathon as part of an effort to raise funds in order to defeat blood cancers.

 Joanne M. Callahan

Co-developer of Thought Field Therapy with her husband Roger, and CEO of Callahan Techniques, Ltd., Joanne Callahan, is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara and received her MBA in Healthcare Administration from California State University San Marcos.

Joanne Callahan is Director of the Thought Field Therapy Training Center and publisher and co-editor of lodge cast iron, a quarterly newsletter. She is trained in TFT at the Advanced and Voice Technology levels and the only person other than Dr. Callahan certified to teach all levels of TFT.

Joanne Callahan co-authored Thought Field Therapy and Trauma: Treatment and Theory, and the recently revised Stop the Nightmares of Trauma (with Forward by Jack Canfield, co-author Chicken Soup for Soul® Series), and Chapter 12, Thought Field Therapy: Aiding the Bereavement Process, in Death and Trauma: The Traumatology of Grieving.  Joanne currently serves on the board and is an officer for the professional organization, Association for Thought Field Therapy.

Herb Ayers

Herb Ayers earned his Master of Arts Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Whitworth College and The Leadership Institute of Spokane and Seattle. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University. Herb is currently a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State. He's originally from New York City. Beginning at age 17, he spent 5 years in United States Air Force intelligence service in Japan, Hawaii, and Washington State.

He has been in practice for 14 years.  Herb began his career with the American Red Cross as a counselor in South Vietnam during the war. He has created and directed a number of programs to help the blind, disabled, mentally ill, and children who suffered from abuse. While with Red Cross, Herb was responsible for the management of a Red Cross chapter and a regional blood service, supervising 50 professional staff and 1,000 volunteers. Following his career with Red Cross, he worked as a counselor for employees in the nuclear construction industry. He is certified as a minority counselor for the state of Washington. He recently resumed his affiliation with Red Cross and now serves as a volunteer disaster mental health counselor for his local chapter and is on-call to the national organization to do both mental health and public affairs work. Locally, he serves as past-president of Senior Life Resources Northwest.

Herb is a certified compassion fatigue specialist and recently completed an assignment sponsored the University of Washington to train child protection supervisors in ways that help employees avoid compassion fatigue and burnout.

As a member of the ATFT Trauma Relief Committee, he joined other ATFT members in New Orleans to help medical staff and community members overcome the trauma of Hurricane Katrina.

"I believe the Association for Thought Field Therapy has an extremely important mission to share Dr. Roger Callahan's wonderful therapy with the world. Millions upon millions of people need this help. With this in mind, I'm excited about the future prospects we have for extending our knowledge, enthusiasm, and continuing research with the world."

   Sheila Waye

  Sheila Waye has been in Stress Management for 25years+ initially as a
  Hypnotherapist, also using NLP, later taking Master practitioner qualification with Dr.
  Richard Bandler and later with Dr. Jim Marr where she also added Time Line
  Therapy. Throughout the years she have updated her skills with 'Brain Gym' in
  educational kinesiology, also Thought Field Therapy with Ian Graham and Dr. Roger
  Callahan as Approved Causal Diagnosis Practitioner and Trainer. 

Ms. Waye has dealt for many years with the behavioural difficulties of young people and teenagers during the 20 years of fostering in South Wales, UK.  Memberships include:  GHC Senior Reg: BCMA: BTFTA & ATFT and MISMA.

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