Panel of Experts
James Lehman

James Lehman, MSW

James Lehman, who dedicated his life to behaviorally troubled youth, created The Total Transformation® Program, The Complete Guide to Consequences™, Getting Through To Your Child™, and Two Parents One Plan™, from a place of professional and personal experience. Having had severe behavioral problems himself as a child, he was inspired to focus on behavioral management professionally. Together with his wife, Janet Lehman, he developed an approach to managing children and teens that challenges them to solve their own problems without hiding behind disrespectful, obnoxious or abusive behavior. Empowering Parents now brings this insightful and impactful program directly to homes around the globe.

Janet Lehman

Janet Lehman, MSW

Janet Lehman, MSW, has worked with troubled children and teens for over 30 years. A veteran social worker, she specializes in child behavior issues — ranging from anger management and oppositional defiance to more serious criminal behavior in teens. In addition, Janet gained a personal understanding of child learning and behavior challenges from her son, who struggled with learning disabilities in school. She is co-creator of The Total Transformation® Program, The Complete Guide To Consequences™, Getting Through To Your Child™, and Two Parents One Plan™.

Dr. Robert Myers

Robert Myers, PhD

Dr. Robert Myers is a child psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working with children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and learning disabilities. He is the creator of Total Focus®, and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Debbie Pincus, MS LMHC

Debbie Pincus, MS LMHC

For over 25 years, Debbie Pincus, MS LMHC, has offered therapy and coaching to individuals, couples and parents, helping them heal their relationships using Bowen Family Systems Theory. Debbie is the creator of The Calm Parent AM & PM™, and has authored numerous books for children and young adults on interpersonal relationships.

Kimberly Abraham, LMSW & Marney Studaker-Cordner, LMSW

Kimberly Abraham, LMSW & Marney Studaker-Cordner, LMSW

Kim and Marney are co-authors of Life Over The Influence™ and The ODD Lifeline®. Kimberly Abraham, LMSW, has worked with struggling children and their families for more than 25 years, and has clinical and personal experience in coping with addiction issues. Marney Studaker-Cordner, LMSW, has been a behavioral and cognitive therapist for over 15 years.

Dr. Joseph Melnick

Joseph Melnick, PhD

Dr. Joseph Melnick has worked as a couples and family therapist for over 25 years. He’s taught worldwide and is co-editor of Gestalt Review, published by the Gestalt International Study Center. Joe is author of numerous articles and books on intimacy, ethics, and organizational development and is the creator of The Us Factor®