B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D., Anthony Rostain M.D.

B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D., LMFT, is a recognized authority on family issues, with a focus on parent-child and partner relationships. Dr. Hibbs’ combined academic, clinical and commercial writing backgrounds blend seamlessly in engaging public and professional talks. Her presentations draw on 25 years of expert clinical experience treating individuals, couples, and families, and she provides effective strategies for coping with the many issues–including stress–that parents and students face. Dually licensed as a psychologist and family therapist, Dr. Hibbs holds the highest credential in the marriage and family therapy field, as an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. 

She and Dr. Anthony Rostain wrote The Stressed Years of Their Lives, a guide for parents of college students who want to help support their kids’ mental health. Dr. Hibbs is also the author of Try to See It My Way: Being Fair in Love and Marriage. She is a popular radio talk show guest, with appearances on The Diane Riehm show, WHYY, NPR’s “Voices in the Family” and “Radio Times,” and on regional TV. She has been quoted in national newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Dr. Hibbs honed her presentation skills during 15 years of graduate teaching experience on the faculties of Hahnemann (Drexel) University, the Family Institute, and Widener University. Prior professional public speaking engagements include The Smithsonian Institute Speakers series, national professional conferences, and regional community groups.

Anthony Rostain, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA. His clinical focus is “lifespan neurodevelopmental psychiatry,” which includes patients of all ages with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Learning Disabilities (verbal and nonverbal) and related social learning disorders. He treats patients at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he is the co-director of the Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry Service, and at Penn Medicine / Behavioral Health where he is Medical Director of the Adult Development Disorders Unit which includes the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and the Adult Social Learning Disorders Program. 

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The Stressed Years of Their Lives

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