Drs. Orsillo and Roemer have written and published extensively about mindfulness, anxiety, and psychotherapy, and have been involved in anxiety disorders research and treatment for over 25 years. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, they spent over a decade developing the treatment approach that is the basis of these self-help books. Together they also co-edited Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Anxiety: Conceptualization and Treatment and co-authored Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies in Practice.
Susan M. Orsillo, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Suffolk University in Boston. In collaboration with her doctoral students in clinical psychology, she has developed a number of prevention and treatment programs that integrate acceptance and mindfulness with evidence-based behavioral approaches. She lives in the Boston area with her spouse, Paul, and two children.
Lizabeth Roemer, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she is actively involved in research and clinical training of doctoral students in clinical psychology. With her doctoral students, she explores the role of mindfulness, acceptance, and skillful action in promoting optimal functioning in response to external and internal stressors. She lives in the Boston area with her partner, Josh Bartok. Josh is a Zen priest, and a Buddhist pastoral counselor.