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|Betsy Gard, Ph.D.
Betsy Gard, Ph.D.,
is a child and family therapist at the Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry
Clinic. She also works as a psychologist at the Scottish Rite
Childrens Medical Clinic and at Ridgeview Hospital, both
in Atlanta. When she is not counseling families, she is teaching
counseling to students at Emory University. Dr. Gard received
her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in
St. Louis, Missouri. She has three children: a 26-year-old stepdaughter,
a 13-year-old daughter, and a 6-year-old son whom she recently
adopted from Russia.
||Marilyn Montgomery, Ph.D.
Marilyn Montgomery, Ph.D., is the director and a counselor at
the Wellspring Center for Family Development in Lubbock, Texas.
She is also a professor of Counselor and Early Childhood Education
at Texas Tech University. Dr. Montgomery heads several community
organizations and leads Active Parenting classes. She received
her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech.
Her children are ages 16, 13, and 10.
|Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D.
Michael H. Popkin,
Ph.D., is one of the nations foremost experts on parent
education. A former child and family therapist, Dr. Popkin has
written more than twenty books, including seven best-selling
video-based discussion programs. Dr. Popkins experience
as an expert in the field of parent education includes serving
on the panel Parenting as Prevention for the US Government
Office of Substance Abuse Prevention. Dr. Popkin received his
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University.
For more about Dr. Popkin and the programs he has written, see
our About Dr. Popkin page.
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