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Mary Lamia, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who works with adults, couples, adolescents, and preteens in her Marin County private practice. She is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Extending psychological knowledge to the public has been her endeavor for many years. Lamia's opinion has been sought in hundreds of television, radio, and print media interviews and discussions, and for nearly a decade she hosted a weekly call-in talk show, KidTalk with Dr. Mary, on Radio Disney stations. Her books include: Emotions! Making Sense of Your Feelings; Understanding Myself: A Kid's Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings; The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself From Your Need to Rescue Others; What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Sucess; and The Upside of Shame: Therapeutic Interventions Using the Positive Aspects of a "Negative" Emotion.

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