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Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP - Executive Director

Phone: +1-619-861-2237 (ACEP)

Dr. Schwarz was appointed to the position of Executive Director in September of 2008. Prior to this he was on ACEP's Board of Directors for three years and served as Conference Director. During that time he also helped steward many of ACEP's key initiatives focused on improving operational and financial aspects of ACEP.     Bob has continued to be the ACEP conference director for 12 conference since 2005 training over 5800 therapists in energy psychology approaches.  He writes the majority of blogs at He designed and orchestrated ACEP's online course: The Science of Energy Healing. 

He is a licensed psychologist and coach based in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and is author of Tools for Transforming Trauma (2002), Posttramatic Stress Disorder: A Clinicians Guide (1991), and We're No Fun Anymore: Helping Couples Cultivate Joyful Marriages Through The Power of Play (2011).


From 1989-1996 he was president of the Institute for Advanced Clinical Training, where he organized 11 conferences on trauma, Ericksonian Hypnosis and Brief Therapy, training over 10,000 therapists. He is a clinical member of AAMFT, an approved consultant for the ASCH and is diagnostically trained in TFT.

Bob has presented numerous workshops internationally on energy psychology, Ericksonian therapy and treating trauma. He has numerous videos including: The neuroscience of the effectiveness of EP.  and Energy Psychology as a brief approach for Treating Trauma.  He balances work with writing songs and playing guitar in a rock-and-roll band and he is 1/2 of the acoustic duo the Keynoters that have performed at the ACEP conferences in 2014 -2017 and the 2015 IONS conference. 

Phil Mollon, PhD, DCEP - President


Phil Mollon qualified in clinical psychology at Leeds University in the UK in 1976. He subsequently trained in psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic, qualifying in 1985. Later, he trained as a psychoanalyst with the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. He is the author of ten professional books, on a range of psychoanalytically oriented topics, including shame, trauma, dissociation, and self-psychology.

Over the last ten years he has been immersed in the study and development of energy psychology approaches. His most recent book is Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy, exploring the interface between energy psychology and psychoanalytic perspectives. He is a Diplomate and Certification Consultant for ACEP. Through his background in clinical psychology and psychoanalysis, he has been able to introduce many of those in more traditional fields to the possibilities of energy psychology. He works in psychiatric settings within the British National Health Service, as well as privately.


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ACEP Staff

Cynthia Joba 
Director, Outreach & Communications

Cynthia joined ACEP in 2013, and comes to us with an extensive background in marketing, communications and member development. She has worked in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. For over 25 years Cynthia has also maintained a private practice, helping clients live with greater clarity, inspiration and peace. In addition, she is an artist and singer. Her paintings and photographs help people live with greater clarity and peace.



Leslie Primavera
Office Manager

Leslie joined ACEP in early 2009. She handles most administrative aspects of ACEP's training and certification programs in CEP and EFT and is the magician behind making sure annual conference registration goes smoothly. Leslie has a Business Degree from Penn State University.

Phone: +1-619-861-2237



Alyson D'Alessandro

Administrative Assistant

Alyson joined ACEP in 2016. She comes

to us from Youth Education in the Arts, where she was the volunteer coordinator for The Cadets drum corps for the last year. Her past professional experience includes stints as a journalist, a magazine editor, and a membership director for her local Chamber of Commerce.







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