Thomas Ellis Joiner, Jr., PhD, attended Princeton University in Priceton, NJ, and received his PhD in clinical psychology in 1993 from the University of Texas at Austin. He is Bright-Burton Professor of Psychology and director of the University Psychology Clinic at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. His recent papers on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of depression, suicidal behavior, anxiety, and eating disorders have received international attention. He is regarded as the current leading expert in interpersonal approaches to depression. Author of over 185 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 conference presentations, he has served as associate editor of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and sits on ten editorial boards, including those of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.
Jeremy W. Pettit, PhD, is assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston in Houston, TX. He completed his doctoral training at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. His primary area of interest centers on etiological and maintaining factors in depression spectrum disorders. His secondary interests include treatment of depression and biopsychosocial approaches to understanding and preventing suicide. He has published over thirty-five scientific journal articles and edited book chapters on these topics.
Foreword writer Lynn P. Rehm, PhD, ABPP, is professor of psychology at the University of Houston in Houston, TX, and president-elect of the Division of Clinical and Community Psychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology.