Wendy K. Silverman, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Directory of the Child and Family Psychosocial Research Center at Florida State University. Dr. Silverman conducts research on phobic and anxiety disorders in children, with a particular interest in designing and evaluating psychosocial interventions, and teaches courses in developmental/clinical child psychology and graduate courses in mental health (e.g., program evaluation, psychotherapy, ethics). She is the author of four books and over 100 research articles and book chapters. She is currently editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and serves on the editorial board of eight other journals. Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University. She has held positions as Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinical Research Service at the Child Study Center of New York University Medical Center, as an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Louisville, and as Assistant Director of the Phobia and Anxiety Disorders Clinic of the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Albano received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the SUNY Phobia Clinic. Dr. Albano has served in editorial positions for Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. She is the former Chair of the Continuing Education Issues Committee for AABT. Her main clinical and research interests are in the development and dissemination of empirically supported assessment and treatment protocols for youth. In addition to school refusal, she and her colleagues have developed cognitive behavioral treatment programs for social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and mixed anxiety and depression.