Edna B. Foa, PhD, is a professor of clinical psychology in
psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of
the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Dr. Foa has
devoted her academic career to the study of the psychopathology and
treatment of anxiety disorders, primarily obsessive-compulsive
disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social
phobia, and is currently one of the world's leading experts in
these areas. She was the chair of the DSM-IV subcommittee
for OCD and cochaired the DSM-IV subcommittee for PTSD. Dr.
Foa has published several books and more than 250 articles and book
chapters and has lectured extensively around the world. Her work
has been recognized with numerous awards and honors. Among them are
the Distinguished Professor Award under the Fulbright Program for
International Exchange of Scholars; the Distinguished Scientist
Award from the American Psychological Association, Society for a
Science of Clinical Psychology; the first annual Outstanding
Research Contribution Award presented by the Association for the
Advancement of Behavior Therapy; the Distinguished Scientific
Contributions to Clinical Psychology Award from the American
Psychological Association; and a Lifetime Achievement Award
presented by the International Society for Traumatic Stress
Reid Wilson, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina. He is also adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He designed American Airlines' first national program for the fearful flier and currently serves as the expert for WebMD's Mental Health Community. Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The Katie Show, A&E's Hoarders, and MTV's True Life. He is a founding clinical fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. In 2014 he was honored with the highest national award given in his field, by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
David H. Barlow, PhD, is the founder and director emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has published more than five hundred articles and sixty books and manuals on anxiety and emotional disorders.
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- Albert Ellis, Ph.D., author of A New Guide to Rational Living