About the Author
Gillian qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1976. Her work in Oxford University Department of Psychiatry helped to develop and evaluate cognitive-behavioural treatments for anxiety disorders. Later in the NHS she focused on extending these methods for helping people who suffered traumatic experiences during childhood. She has now retired from clinical practice, but continues to run training workshops and to make the products of research generally availablethrough her writing. Her books include Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness, and Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (co-authored with Freda McManus).Nick qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1996. His clinical work focuses on CBT for adults with PTSD and anxiety disorders. He is a member of the Wellcome Trust Anxiety Disorders Group further developing and disseminating cognitive therapy treatments. He is accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies as a practitioner, supervisor and trainer, and is a Fellow of the BABCP. He is the editor of A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Traumatic StressReactions and co-editor with Adrian Whittington of How to be a More Effective CBT Therapist.Tony's first degree was in philosophy and physiology. He carried out research in brain science for a PhD and then became a doctor specialising in psychiatry. He combined clinical work with research and teaching and co-authored the best-selling medical textbook: The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. In mid-career he became one of the pioneers in developing teaching in ethics for medical students and founded The Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford: a centre for research and teaching inclinical ethics. He was the first Professor of Medical Ethics at Oxford. He continued to work clinically in cognitive-behaviour therapy until his retirement in 2012.