Golan Shahar, Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical-Health and Developmental-Health Psychology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, where he directs the Stress, Self, and Health Lab. Dr. Shahar serves as Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, and as the Chief Editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, published by the American Psychological Association. He is the author of over 130 publications/book chapters in the fields of personality, stress, psychopathology, psychosomatics, and psychotherapy and currently serves as the Chief Editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. His first academic book, Erosion: The Psychopathology of Self-Criticism, has just been published by Oxford University Press. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Shahar runs a part-time clinic treating adolescents and young adults suffering from affective, eating, and psychosomatic disorders.