Douglas R. Ramm, Ph.D.
Dr. Ramm is a self-employed board certified clinical psychologist
who operates a successful group practice in suburban Pittsburgh. He studied
philosophy and religion at Ithaca College and psychology at Cornell and
Duquesne universities. He is past president of the local chapter of the
National Mental Health Association in Westmoreland County, PA where he lives
with his family and where he has practiced his profession for nearly thirty
years. His pioneering research on the relationship between happiness and
human behavior has attracted worldwide interest since it was introduced to
the scientific community in New Ideas in Psychology: An International
Journal of Innovative Theory in Psychology in 1996. He has also been
published in the American Psychologist, the journal of record for the
American Psychological Association.
Dr. Ramm is certified by the American Board of Professional
Psychology, he is listed on the National Register of Healthcare Providers in
Psychology and he holds a certificate in professional qualification from the
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. He is a member of
both the American Psychological and the American Philosophical Associations
as well as the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, the Society for
Personality Assessment, and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug
Abuse Counselors. He is listed in Marquee's Who's Who in America, Who's Who
is Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
Dr. Ramm's clinical practice has involved working with children,
adolescents and adults in individual and family therapy. In addition to
therapeutic services, he regularly evaluates individuals for government
agencies and the court. He also provides consultation to small businesses,
nonprofit organizations and a variety of community groups.
Dr. Ramm has lectured on psychology at Duquesne University, the
University of Pittsburgh, and Saint Vincent College. He has conducted
workshops for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Pennsylvania
Association of Parole, Probation and Corrections Officers and a number of
community groups and business organizations. In addition, he has been a
trainer and consultant with Mangini Consulting Group, a sales, marketing,
and management consulting firm specializing in the travel industry with
clients including Holland America Cruise Line, Club Med and Vacation.com.
Steven N. Czetli
Co-author Steven Czetli is a self-employed professional writer
and former Executive Business Editor of the Pittsburgh Press. In addition to
magazine articles, he is co-author of Silent Witness, The Story of a Psychic
Detective. His newspaper experiences span 25 years and includes work as a
reporter, writer and editor. In 1983 he was named editor of the Pittsburgh
Business Times, and in 1986 was recruited to Executive Business Editor of
the Pittsburgh Press.
In 1992, he left the Press to complete work on Silent Witness
and take over active management of Editor's Aide, Inc., a successful media
consulting firm. Editor's Aide produces weekly financial features for
newspapers, provides consulting and editorial support for publishing
ventures and manages two publications for the Pittsburgh Technology Council.
He is also a trainer and consultant with Mangini Consulting Group.
Mr. Czetli has lectured on media and entrepreneurship at
Carnegie Mellon University and The Pennsylvania State University from which
he holds a bachelor's degree in English. His own writing, as well as
projects he has managed and sometimes co-wrote for the press have received
numerous awards. In 2003, the Small Business Administration recognized him
as a regional journalist of the year.