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ACEP Presidents
Phil Mollon, PhD, DCEP - Immediate Past President (Jan 2017 - Dec 2018)

Phil Mollon qualified in clinical psychology at Leeds University in the UK in 1976. He subsequently trained in psychotherapy at 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's been able to introduce many of those in more traditional fields to the possibilities of EP. He works in psychiatric settings within the British National Health Service, as well as privately.

Fred P. Gallo, PhD, DCEP - (Jan 2015 - Dec 2016)

Fred P. Gallo, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and manuals.  He has also authored and co-authored eight books, including Energy PsychologyEnergy Diagnostic and Treatment MethodsEnergy Tapping (with H. Vincenzi); and Energy Tapping for Trauma. He coined the term energy psychology and published the first professional book in the field. Since 1980, he has been training professionals in various therapeutic approaches. Since 1993, he has been offering training internationally in Advanced Energy Psychology: energy diagnostic and treatment methods (EDxTM™), energy consciousness therapy (ECT™), and the identity method (IM™). He has presented on EP throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, in addition to parts of the Pacific Rim, China, and Africa.

Dr. Gallo studied with Dr. Roger J. Callahan, founder of thought field therapy (TFT), and Dr. John Diamond, founder of behavioral kinesiology (BK). He also studied and practiced cognitive behavioral therapy, Gestalt Therapy, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), and Ericksonian hypnotherapy.  
He began his professional career as a teacher and counselor after undergraduate and graduate study in philosophy at Duquesne University. He later attended training in clinical psychology and child development, receiving an MA from the University of Dayton and a Ph.D from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been on the faculty of Penn State University and has also worked in the fields of corrections, mental retardation, child welfare, chemical dependency, and hospital psychology. In addition to private practice, he is associated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Meadville Medical Center, Mind-Body Wellness Center, North Star Behavioral Health, and Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County.

Dr. Gallo is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He and his wife, Carolyn, live in New Wilmington, PA. To learn more, visit his energy psychology website:

Debby Vajda, LCSW, DCEP - (Jan 2013 - Dec 2014)

Debby Vajda is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Corvallis, Oregon. She has been practicing energy psychology for sixteen years and is trained in TFT, EFT, TAT, BSFF, Allergy Antidotes, and NeuroModulation Technique, among others.

She is chair of the ACEP Development Committee and has been on the board for seven years. She is also the developer and past-coordinator of the Energy Therapy Network of the Mid-Atlantic States.

Carole Stern, MS, RNC, DCEP - (Jan 2011 - Dec 2012)

Carole is a Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse, and Certified Trauma Specialist. In addition to maintaining a private practice, she is founder and executive director of The Stern Center for Developmental Health, which serves six counties in western Pennsylvania providing in-home services for children and adolescents at risk for out-of-home placement. She specializes in trauma-related and Reactive Attachment Disorders.

Carole also previously served as ACEP’s Education Director for six years.



Greg Nicosia, PhD, DCEP - (Jan 2009 - Dec 2010)

Dr. Nicosia is the originator of Thought Energy Synchronization Therapy, EP applications to physical and emotional trauma, and pain cognitive dysfunction in adults and children. With extensive research background and interest in EMDR and energy psychology, he is a substance abuse professional, certified neurofeedback provider, certified forensic examiner, and EMDR consultant.





Larry Stoler, PsyD, DCEP - (May 2006 - Dec 2008) 

Dr. Stoler is a leader in the integration of Eastern and Western healing practices.  A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Stoler is a life-long student of healers and healing.  He is a pioneer the energy psychology movement and a past president of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, an international non-profit organization dedicated to the practice, research and education about energy psychology. In that role, he led efforts that led to the American Psychological Association granting continuing education credits for energy psychology. Dr. Stoler is a co-developer of ACEP’s certification programs




Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP (May 2004 - May 2006)



Mary T. Sise, LCSW, DCEP is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology with a private practice in the Albany NY area. In addition to being traditionally trained she integrates energy therapies into her work and has trained hundreds of therapists in these methods. Past President of ACEP she presents at conferences and has produced numerous training videos. Mary is co-author of the book: The Energy of Belief:Psychology’s Power Tools to Focus Intention & Release Blocking Beliefs. She is the program director for Sai Maa's Transformational Healers Program and teaches on the spiritual dimension of health and healing.

Gloria Arenson, MFT, DCEP (May 2003 - May 2004)


Gloria Arenson, MFT, DCEP, past president of ACEP, is author of the award winning How to Stop Playing the Weighting Game, Born to Spend, Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing, Desserts Is Stressed Spelled Backwards, Freedom At Your Fingertips, and EFT For Procrastination.







Dorothea Hover Kramer, Ed.D., RN, DCEP (1941-2013) - (May 2002 - May 2003)

Dorothea was an active practitioner of energy-oriented therapies for more than thirty years. Her background, both in nursing and as a psychotherapist, made her a pioneer in developing creative approaches for healing mind, body, and spirit.

She was a founding elder in Healing Touch, an instructor for over a decade, and a conference presenter. In 1999, she cofounded the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, served as its president, continued on its certification committee, and presented regularly at conferences.

Dorothea authored eight additional books about energy therapies, including Second Chance at Your Dream and Healing Touch Guidebook. She was also a performing pianist and visual artist. She lived with her husband on the north Olympic Peninsula in Washington state and, as much as possible, kept up with the families of her three grown children and seven grandchildren.

David Gruder, PhD, DCEP - (Sept 1998 - May 2002)


Psychologist and eight-award-winning author, David Gruder, PhD, DCEP was ACEP’s first president and a CEP certification program co-architect. He speaks, trains and consults for helping professionals, businesses and leaders worldwide in integrity, accountability, authenticity, relationship effectiveness and energy psychology.












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