Gene G. Abel, M.D.
Dr. Abel is a distinguished board-certified psychiatrist with a national and international reputation for diagnosing and treating sexual problems. He is considered by many of his colleagues to be the leading psychophysiology researcher in studies of sexual behavior problems in the United States.
Known for his innovative research, Dr. Abel is the inventor of the Abel Assessment for sexual interest™, a diagnostic test that discriminates between people who have a high sexual interest in children and adolescents, and those who do not. Designed for large-scale screening, the test is both portable and noninvasive.
He has directed six National Institute of Mental Health research projects that have uncovered new information about the evaluation of sexual problems. Through these federal research projects he has developed effective treatment methods. Dr. Abel has published over 130 medical articles in scientific journals.
In addition, Dr. Abel is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, who was for many years a professor at Columbia University School of Medicine, and currently teaches at both Morehouse School of Medicine and at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a past president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, a Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Abel was honored with the 1990 Society for Sex Therapy and Research Masters and Johnson Award and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuser's 1991 Significant Achievement Award.
Sarah Gregg, R.N., C.A.R.N.
Sarah Gregg, RN, CARN is a registered nurse and certified in the treatment of addictions. She has 17 years experience working with medical and psychiatric patients.
Ms. Gregg has worked extensively with patients who have multiple medical problems or long-term chronic illnesses compounded by behavioral problems and a high degree of resistance to following doctor's orders. She has eleven years experience working with Dr. Abel and specializing in the treatment of sexual behavior problems.
She is very knowledgeable about the use of medications, the treatment of alcohol, drug and sexual addictions, and behavioral management.
Funmilayo C. Rachal, M.D.
Dr. Rachal is a board certified psychiatrist who received her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed her general psychiatry residency at Baylor University in Houston, Texas. She then completed her forensic psychiatry fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine.
She is a co-author of the 2011 book Professionalism in Psychiatry and a contributing author of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice published in the 2nd Edition of Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. Dr. Rachal has experience conducting interdisciplinary evaluations of clergy, professionals, and complicated diagnostic psychiatric cases at the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic. She has presented at scientific conferences including the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and the American Psychiatric Association.
In addition, she has experience conducting independent medical evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations.
Markus Wiegel, Ph.D.
Markus Wiegel, Ph.D. is a therapist at the Behavioral Medicine Institute of Atlanta. Dr. Wiegel received his Ph.D. from Boston University, and his dissertation focused on the characteristics of female sexual abusers of children. He has worked with the Jump Start Juvenile Sex Offender program at the UMDNJ University Behavioral Healthcare. Previously, he contributed to research on the pharmacological treatment of sexual dysfunction at the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Psychiatry. He also completed a practicum at New England Forensic Associates in Boston, MA. Dr. Wiegel was the Assistant Director of the Sexuality Research and Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has conducted therapy and research as well as published in the areas of child sexual abusers, sexual dysfunction, and anxiety disorders.
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