Board of Directors
D. A. BRADY, DBA, DCH, Ph.D., Ed.D, M.Inst.Psy
Dr. Brady was the founder and director of The Volusia Health Center, PA in Deland, Florida where he operated his private practice and taught for over 10 years. Doc Brady holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy, a Doctorate in Business Administration and In October of 2010 Doc Brady earned his Doctorate in Education, Ed.D. Doc graduated top of his class, Summa Cum Laude. Doc is certified in NLP and is state trained and certified as an Advanced Forensic Hypnosis Investigator and a Criminal Psychological Profiler. Doc is the Regional Director for the US and Canada for The Institute of Professional Psychologists. He is the current President of the US Chapter of The Professional Board of Hypnotherapy. Doc was recently nominated for inclusion in Cambridge's Who's Who, the executive professional directory. He has hosted a live radio talk show on WALE and teaches classes on the power of positive thinking, hypnosis and business. Doc Brady founded The Greater Volusia County Chamber of Commerce / Better Business Council in Central FL in 1994. Doc, as he prefers to be called, is one of the founding directors of The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards..., an organization that certifies qualified hypnotherapists from around the world.
He is a published scholar, nationally certified motivational instructor and a business consultant. He has been quoted by such magazines as Red Book, Woman's World and interviewed by a Polish T.V. news show, the equivalent of our 60 Minutes as well as several national newspapers. He is a noted speaker and is paid by colleges to appear. He is a sought after speaker for many conventions. He often volunteers to speak at such groups as The Retired Educators Assoc., Cancer survivor groups, local hospitals, and high schools. In December of 2002 Doc Brady was asked by a local Police Chief to deliver the graduation speech as the keynote speaker at the annual Cit. Police Academy graduating class. Guests included the Mayor, several councilmen the town manger and honor guard. Doc Brady is a member of that department.
He is frequently asked by Police and Sheriff's Departments all
over the U.S. to help solve major cases including homicides, using his extensive forensic
knowledge. Doc was asked to be the Honorary Chairman in special reference to the
2003 President's Dinner and NRCC's Business Advisory Council Annual Board Meeting, in
Washington, DC. He is the author of several books and is considered a world renowned
expert in business, hypnosis, hypnotherapy, forensics and in crime prevention.
In 2010 Doc was awarded, by the US Presidents office, the very prestigious US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedicated lifetime of public service to his country. In November of 2010, Doc received a commission as an Admiral from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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President Board of Directors / Chairman of the Ethics Committee
Dwight Hood, MHt
Following in the footsteps of the founder and CEO, Dr. Brady,...and as President of the National Board of Professional & Ethical Standards which feels so strongly about doing the right thing that it includes "Professional & Ethical" in its name, Dwight has spoken many times on the importance of its members being Ambassadors for Hypnosis.
A retired Assistant Chief of Police in Collierville, Tn., (a suburb city of Memphis) Dwight retired from law enforcement after thirty-four successful years in this honorable profession. He served his last thirty years with the Collierville Police Department, before that a year with the State of Tennessee Department of Correction where he was part of a special unit responsible for tracking down and arresting escapees and he began his career with three and a half years with the Germantown Police Department as a patrolman. As a Senior Administrator of one of the safest cities, located in the largest county in Tennessee.
Dwight is well qualified in what it takes to lead a professional and ethical organization. Dwight is a Master Clinical Hypnotherapist. He is also certified as a Criminal Profiler. He holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies Degree in Public & Police Administration from the University of Memphis; an Associates of Science Degree in Sociology and a Associates of Applied Science Degree in Criminology both from Shelby State Community College. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy as well as having earned several thousand hours of specialized training over his 34+ career in many areas of law enforcement. Dwight is a member and President of the National Board of Professional & Ethical Standards where he holds the position of Chairman of the board of ethics with sole authority and independence to oversee any and all complaints against any member. This committee has sole decision and its decisions can not be over turned.
Dwight uses NLP and has done so for many years with his work as a detective with the police department. Dwight is a strong believer in the mind-body connection and is a very spiritual person.
He is on the Board Directors for the American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation. An Associate member of the Institute of Professional Psychologists. A member of the FBI NA; the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police. Dwight was recognized as the Knights of Columbus Officer of the Year in 1985. From the Collierville Police Department he has received their Medal for Dedicated & Distinguished Service in 2002 and the Departments Commendation Bar & Certificate in 1999. He was recognized and received a Certificate of Appreciation from Shelby County Commissioner Tommy Hart in 1996 as well as receiving numerous letters of appreciation from other local public leaders, churches, schools, charity organizations such as Special Olympics, civic clubs and citizens throughout his career.
In 1995 Dwight was the original Accreditation Manager when his Department achieved "Accredited" status through CALEA. Since that time he has helped manage each re-accreditation inspection in 2000, 2003 and 2005. An outstanding achievement for both he and his Department.
Dwight is uniquely qualified in the areas of ethical leadership, organizational communication, stress management and strategic planning. He has authored numerous documents of all kinds in his thirty-four years of service including organizational policies, procedure manuals, mission statements as well as many training outlines on most police related topics, including ethics.
Vice President / Director Academic Programs
Prof. Erantha De Mel Ph.D., D.Sc.
Prof. Erantha De Mel is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, holding a PhD, and a D.Sc. in Applied Psychology. As a practicing psychologist and researcher, in both psychology and parapsychology; he is engaged in extensive research in both fields and is a scholar with original research into Altered States of Consciousness and Psycho-Cybernetics.
Prof. De Mel is the founder of the psychological theories – Neural Optimization Technique (NOT) and Collaborative Techniques in Counseling and Therapy (CTCT).
After many years of research and development on Computer Based Psychometric Assessment, he successfully formulated and designed the QNET Personality Predictor™ and the QNET Career Aptitude Test™, which are both state-of-the-art computer based personality-testing tools, and which design rights he holds.
He has studied widely alternative therapies related to Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, and holds Diplomas in Auriculaotherapy, Moxibustion, as well as in Laser Therapy. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Counseling Psychology by the Wigan & Leigh College - UK.
Having fulfilled the requirements of the World Health Organization syllabus of the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Beijing (1974), governing the training and practice of International Acupuncturists, he was elected to the membership of the International College of Acupuncture, and holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture by the International University Medicina Alternativa in conformity with the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) stipulations.
He is a Member of the Acupuncture Federation, International Lasertherapy Association, and of the Homeopathic Foundation.In the field of Applied Psychology, he has recently concluded a three-year research project on Emotional Intelligence, Group Emotional Competence, and Effectiveness of Corporate Customer Care and Human Service Teams. His research interests in the fields of Psychology and Parapsychology are – Past Life Regression and Past Life Therapy, Forensic Hypnosis, Extra Sensory Perception (ESP), Psycho-kinesis, and Human Behavior Analysis Tools. Currently he is engaged in research on Music Therapy as well.
He also is actively involved in research work on Tele-Medicine Systems, Remote Diagnostic Tools, Computer-Based Medical Record Keeping Systems, and Image Repository Systems.
He is a certified member of The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards in Hypnosis Education and Certification (USA), The Professional Board of Hypnotherapy (Canada), The International Council of Psychologists, and The British Association of Therapeutical Hypnotists. Currently he is functioning as the president of the Institute of Professional Psychologists (IPP) and the MindTherapy Foundation – Sri Lanka.
Prof. De Mel is the recipient of the Cambridge Blue Book Man of the Year award – 2005.
Director / Medical Sciences
Dr. Ira Price, MD
Dr. Price has had a long and established medical career. He is an active Medical Doctor in Florida, specializing in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. He has earned Fellow and Diplomat status. He has worked no less than 11 times as chief of staff of a hospital. He has also been Chief of Medicine, Medical Director, Consultant to Joint Commission of Accreditation, Disability Examiner, Hypertension Investigator, and on the Board of Directors at a hospital. He has worked at some of the most prestigious hospitals in the world, including Walter Read Army Hospital in Washington, DC. He has written no less than 12 papers including; The Armed Forces Medical Journal, Walter Reed Institute of Research, and the Journal of the Medical Association.
Dr. Price has successfully used hypnosis in his practice since 1957 some 50 years. He is Alumni of The National Board...
Director / Child Development
Del H. Morrill, M.S., C.C.H.
Del Morrill is a counseling hypnotherapist, who has been using hypnosis as a major counseling tool in her practice since 1986. She has been active in personal and social development for over 30 years in Seattle, Japan, New York City, Chicago, and now in Tacoma, Washington.
Del has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Hypnotherapy. She She is certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a Hypnobirther by St. John's University.
Del was nominated "Woman of the Year" and "Hypnosis Woman of the Century" by the International Hypnosis Hall of Fame, and is honored in the National Registry of WHO'S WHO. She also sits on the advisory board of the Professional Board of Hypnotherapy and she is an active director of The National Board...
In addition, Del scripts and produces the "New Beginnings" series of tapes and CD's featured on this site, and is the author of the Great Escapes volumes of therapeutic scripts.
Director / Educational Support
Andrew Neblett, Ph.D.
Andrew Neblett is a Board Certified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, practitioner of related major alternative health specialties, trainer, and author. His private practice, Neblett Hypnosis & Wellness Group L.L.C., operates client care centers in New England and New York. He is the creator of Integrated Meta-Hypno-Energetics. And, in association with Dr. Dennis Maness, Dr. Neblett provides corporate personnel NeuroSound Therapy for stress management.
Dr. Neblett is also recognized for his work as an intuitive counselor, natural health consultant, hypnosynergist, reiki master, and in helping students achieve better grades through hypnosis. His practice also includes aromatherapy, reflexology, radiesthesia, E.F.T., and iridology.
In addition to being a director on The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards, Dr. Neblett is a member of The Professional Board of Hypnotherapy, The Integral Hypnotherapy Institute, The British Association of Therapeutical Hypnotists, and The American Board of Hypnotherapy.
In combination with Dr. Neblett's doctoral studies, he has also received training from: Keene State College, Clayton College of Natural Health, Reiki Blessings Academy, La Source, The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards, American Board of Hypnotherapy, Integral Hypnotherapy Institute, Modern Hypnosis.
Director / Professional Standards
Dr. Jose Luis Gomez M.D.
Dr. Gomez started his very distinguished career working as a medical doctor in 1956 in Columbia, SA, where he was the head of the department of surgery at Boaota Hospital and was the director of Surgery at Children's Hospital for sick children in London, England. He worked at the University of Columbia as a director of the board and as President of the Board of directors of the medical department. He was the Dean of the University of Columbia for 18 years with a student body of 25,000.
He was Co-Founder of the UDCA University of Columbia (Universidad de ciencias ambientales) where he was a member of the board of founders. He was also a director of the school of continuing studies at the Koubek Center - University of Miami.
Dr. Tom Verso
Dr. Tom Verso is a licensed Texas Board Certified Physician, where he has been in private practice since 1984. Dr. Verso served as a Lt. Col. in the US Air Force (1967-1988). He served as a fighter pilot where he received numerous awards including: 1 Silver Star, 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 11 Air medals.
As a physician and a therapist, he utilizes Hypnotherapy on his patients regularly to enhance the efficacy of his treatment.
Director / International Ambassador
Dr. Jean Murton, BHC, BAThH, NATH
Jean is the director of the Belmont Center for Hypnotherapy UK. She is the trainer for the British Association of Therapeutical Hypnotists (established in 1951). Her school is accredited with the The National Council of Hypnotherapy UK. Both are founder members of UKCHO an umbrella organization for regulating Hypnotherapy. Jean is a member of NATH (National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy) Jean is a member of the UK Guild of Hypnotists: A Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Her course is accredited with the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association and the American Board of Hypnotherapy USA. She is a member of the National Spiritualist Healer UK. A Reiki Master and is an accredited Medium with the Spiritual Center of Great Britain. She is a healing leader and has given workshops for the International Spiritual Federation. She has traveled internationally and has been on TV and radio many times. She is the author of "Hypnotherapy in Healthcare". She has done training in PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and CID (Critical Incident Debriefing).
Director / Student Support
Susan P. Murphy, PhD, MDiv, MHt, MSN/ED, NLPP, BSN, RN
Dr. Murphy has worked as an RN for more than 10 years incorporating her expertise in clinical hypnotherapy in her work with patients with many types of disease processes. Dr. Murphy has worked in hospitals in both Virginia and Florida, in skilled and long-term care facilities as a Nursing Supervisor, in Home Health as a Case Manager, and as a Palliative Nursing Specialist in Hospice. Her work in Clinical Hypnotherapy is culminating this year with the writing of a Survival Manual for Caregivers for family caregivers as well as for those who work in the medical profession. This manual will be used as the basis for Caregiver Burnout Support Groups nationwide as well providing important guidance for individuals. It will describe ways to recognize the symptoms of burnout, avoid situations that it may cause, and recover from its effects. The manual will also provide references for referrals that provide respite care, information on dealing with financial issues and insurance reimbursements, and many other relative issues. The Manual will be ready for publishing in the early part of 2011
Director / Forensic Studies
Louis Griffin, PhD
Lou is an officer with the Killeen Police Department in Texas where he is a State Certified Trainer of Forensic Hypnosis Investigation. Lou was past Vice President of The National Board were he served as Director of Ethics for a previous term. Lou is proficient in hypnosis and EFT, and teaches both in Texas as well as at conventions nationally.
Dorothea O'Regan, BS
Dorothea O'Regan is a Magna Cum Laude alumnus, with B.S. degrees in Psychology, Mathematics and Secondary Education-Certified Massachusetts Educator. She is the owner of Quantum Hypnosis & Wellness Center in Wakefield, MA. Dorothea is a Certified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist and International Instructor of Hypnosis for The National Board of Professional & Ethical Standards in Hypnosis, (NBPES), a member of its Board of Directors, a member of The British Association of Therapeutical Hypnotists and The Professional Board of Hypnotherrapy (Canada), The Australian Hypnotherapist's Assoc.,The Spanish Hypnotherapy / Psychotherapy Assoc., The UK’s Psychological Society and Pebble Hills University.
She is a Certified Reiki Master/Teacher and a Professional Feng Shui Consultant and Instructor. Dorothea has developed and presented numerous "enlightening and fun" workshops and seminars, is a popular public speaker having appeared on local television programs, and has been recognized as an International Speaker by NBPES. She is a widely-recognized intuitive medium with more than 20 years experience, providing her services at private, corporate and college events. Utilizing her skills in Hypnotherapy and Reiki, she offers Holistic Counseling Services to adults and children. She has mentored many bereavement-healing programs, donates her time as a Hospice Volunteer, and is a member of The Board of Directors of the Council on Aging in her hometown of Stoneham, MA. She is currently working on the development of a new course for The National Board of Professional & Ethical Standards called "Moving Through and Beyond Grief" and is a candidate for certification as an Anodyne Therapist & Instructor and Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy with NBPES.
Jean-Luc D'Abreau enables people to create their lives exactly the way they want it. His diverse experience and experiential training background combined with more than twenty years as a Therapist, Certified Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Certified Trainer of Hypnosis. Jean-Luc serves as CEO of D’Abreau Foundation, for Human Development. He is Manager, Research and Development of peakform, an on line store providing self-improvement products. He focuses his presentation and training to further the goals and objectives of individuals and organizations. A draftee during the Vietnam conflict Jean-Luc retired as a Colonel of the United States Military. A Renaissance man, catalyst of world peace and champion of a green environment, he is a student, researcher and respected teacher of the Healing and Integral Programming, “arima”.
Dr. Richard McDowell, MD
Dr. McDowell believes strongly in the mind and body connection. Dr. McDowell is in private practice as an OB-GYN specialist and an advisor to the board.
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