AATBS Instructors

Michael J. Kerner, PhD EPPP & CPLEE Instructor
Dr. Kerner is the Educational Director and Lead Lecturer at the Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences in Ventura, California.
Marie Fox, PhD EPPP Instructor
Dr. Marie Fox brings 24 years of experience of developing and providing live lectures, tutorials, online workshops, and private consultation for EPPP candidates in the USA and Canada.
Kaynor Heineck, MS LCSW & MFT Instructor
Kaynor Heineck, MS, has been coaching licensing exam candidates and teaching workshops for exam preparation for over 20 years.
Lynn R. Surrey, PhD EPPP Instructor
Dr. Lynn R. Surrey has been a lead instructor with AATBS since 1991. He is a licensed psychologist in clinical practice, and he also provides clinical services for nursing homes in southeast Michigan.
Holly Walrod-Whitehurst, MA Counseling Instructor
Holly Walrod-Whitehurst, MA, has developed a broad base of experience and expertise in the licensing exam process for Psychology, Social Work, and National Counseling Examinations as an Instructor and Educational Consultant for the last 7 years.
Mitch Handelsman, PhD EPPP Instructor
Mitch Handelsman received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas in 1981. He is currently professor of psychology and a CU President's Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado.
Annie Kotok, LMFT MFT Instructor
Andrea Kotok, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist in Los Angeles and the Executive Director of Harbor Area Counseling Services, Inc. a non-profit counseling agency in San Pedro, CA.
Jennifer DeFeo, PhD DSM-5 Instructor
Dr. DeFeo is one of the leading experts of the DSM-5 in the State of California. She has conducted over 30 trainings worldwide on the topic.
Melissa Mendoza, MA, BCBA Instructor/ Consultant
Melissa Mendoza is an educational consultant for AATBS and has significant experience in working one-on-one with candidates preparing for several different exams.