Edward A. Selby, PhD, is an assistant professor in the clinical psychology program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Selby has sought, through extensive research and clinical experience, to improve the understanding and treatment of psychopathology. He has written more than 47 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, many of which examine various forms of psychopathology, including personality disorders and eating disorders. Much of his work is aimed at understanding the emotional experiences that precede the onset of maladaptive behaviors, such as nonsuicidal self-injury and binge eating episodes, as well as the negative emotional and social consequences that result from such behavior. He and his colleagues have also been investigators and proponents for the inclusion of a nonsuicidal self-injury disorder in a future version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Dr. Selby’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Selby has been extensively trained in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. Dr. Selby’s recent work has expanded to include developing new treatments for emotional and behavioral problems using daily digital assessment via smart phones. At Rutgers, Dr. Selby regularly teaches graduate- and undergraduate-level courses on psychopathology and diagnostic assessment.
Amy Hasselkus, MA, CCC-SLP, is a licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. Amy obtained her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Georgia and worked in a hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, providing services to children and adults with speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. She then went to work for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), before getting a second master’s degree in communication (with a focus on health communication) from George Mason University. She now teaches as an adjunct instructor at George Mason and a local community college, and works on continuing education programs for speech-language pathologists.
Financial – The authors received an honorarium from Western Schools for this work.
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