Joseph Burgo, Ph.D., has practiced psychotherapy for more than 30 years, holding licenses as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist. He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA and his masters and doctorate at California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles. He is also a graduate psychoanalyst and has served as a board member, officer and instructor at a component society of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He is the author, most recently, of WHY DO I DO THAT? Psychology Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives (New Rise Press, October 2012). He currently writes the popular blog "After Psychotherapy," where he discusses personal growth issues from a psychodynamic perspective.