Thomas Ellis Joiner, Jr., Ph.D., attended Princeton University in Priceton, NJ, and received his Ph.D. 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.