About the author
Matthew McKay is the author of 40 books with combined sales of more than 4.5 million copies. He is a psychologist, and professor at the Wright Institute, whose fiction and non-fiction have explored the effects of trauma, abuse, and overwhelming emotions -- as well as paths to recovery. Previous novels include "Wawona Hotel" and "Us" from Boaz Press; more than 100 of his poems have been appeared in literary magazines, and were collected in "Lucifer in the Rest Home" and "Yosemite Poems" from Plum Branch Press. McKay's best selling psychology books include "Thoughts & Feelings," "Self-Esteem," "The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook," "The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook," "Messages," "Couple Skills," and the just released "Healing Emotional Pain Workbook." His spiritually oriented books include "Seeking Jordan," "The Luminous Landscape of the Afterlife," "Love in the Time of Impermanence," and "The New Happiness."His clinical research has resulted in the development of new therapies including Emotion Efficacy Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Interpersonal Problems, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Couples, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Depression and Shame, and Post Trauma Growth and Recovery. McKay is the co-director of Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinical Services, a low fee clinic dedicated to serving victims of trauma and PTSD. In private Practice he specializes in the treatment of trauma and anxiety. Dr. McKay lives with his wife in Berkeley, California.