Richard F. Summers, MD, is Clinical Professor and Co-Director of Residency Training in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He has written extensively on psychodynamic therapy, the therapeutic alliance, psychodynamic formulation, psychiatric education, and positive psychology, and is coauthor (with Jacques P. Barber) of Psychodynamic Therapy: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice. Dr. Summers is the recipient of numerous national and local teaching awards, serves as Chair of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning, and is a member of the Psychiatry Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Past president of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training, he maintains an active clinical practice.
Jacques P. Barber, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Dean of the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. He is also Professor Emeritus of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Psychology and Counseling, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. His research focuses on the outcome and process of psychodynamic and cognitive therapies for depression, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance dependence, and personality disorders. He has published more than 180 papers, chapters and books in the field of psychotherapy and personality, including The Therapeutic Alliance: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practice, coedited with Christopher Muran. Dr. Barber is past president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.