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About the Authors

John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP is distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Scranton, clinical professor at The Commonwealth Medical College, and a board-certified clinical psychologist. Author of more than 400 scholarly publications, Dr. Norcross has written or coedited 16 books. The most recent include Psychotherapy Relationships that Work, Psychologists’ Desk Reference, Self-Help that Works, Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health: Debate and Dialogue, Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, the acclaimed self-help book, Changeology, and Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis, now it its eighth edition. He has served as president the American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Clinical Psychology, the APA Division of Psychotherapy, and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Dr. Norcross has also served on the editorial boards of a dozen journals and on multiple professional committees, including the APA Presidential Task Force on Evidence-Based Practices. An engaging teacher and clinician, John has conducted workshops and lectures in 30 countries.

Thomas P. Hogan, PhD is professor of psychology and Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton, where he also served as dean of the Graduate School and director of research, as well as interim provost/academic vice president. He served previously as associate vice chancellor for Graduate and Professional Programs at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. Dr. Hogan authored three textbooks—Psychological Testing: A Practical Introduction, Educational Assessment, and Bare-bones R: A Brief Introductory guide — and coauthored several nationally standardized tests, including the Survey of School Attitudes three editions of the Metropolitan Achievement Tests. He has authored numerous articles on measurement practices in such journals as Educational and Psychological Measurement, Mathematical Thinking and Learning, and Journal of Educational Measurement; and he is a regular contributor to the Mental Measurements Yearbook. Tom is a former member of the Exercise Development Advisory Committee for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP is professor of psychology and dean of the College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago, and editor of the journal Ethics & Behavior. He served as the 2006 president of the APA and, before that, as president of the Massachusetts and New England Psychological Associations as well as four APA divisions. Dr. Koocher formerly served as editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and The Clinical Psychologist. He has authored or coauthored more than 250 articles and chapters, in addition to 16 books. His text (with Patricia Keith-Spiegel) Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions: Professional Standards and Cases is the best-selling textbook in its field, and his coedited Psychologists’ Desk Reference is now in its third edition. Gerry holds specialty certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology in five specialty areas (clinical, child and adolescent, family, forensic, and health psychology).

Lauren A. Maggio, PhD is associate professor of medicine and associate director of graduate programs in health professions education at the Uniformed Health Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. Previously, Dr. Maggio served as the director of research and instruction at Stanford University School of Medicine where she co-directed the evidence-based practice (EBP) curriculum for medical students and provided EBP training for faculty and residents. Lauren has authored or co-authored more than 40 articles and chapters, including recent publications focused on best practices for teaching EBP.

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