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. Most recently, they co-wrote Acceptance-based behavioral therapy: Treating anxiety and related challenges, a clinician’s guide to flexibly using acceptance-based behavioral therapy in practice. Together they also co-edited Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Anxiety: Conceptualization and Treatment. They offer these self-help books in the hopes of being of direct benefit to people struggling with anxiety. Dr. Roemer also blogs for Psychology Today at Mindfully Doing What Matters.
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.