About the Author

Lynn Zubernis, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an associate professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She has over 20 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings, including serving as the assistant director of a university counseling center and working as a school psychologist. Her experience also encompasses clinical work at inpatient psychiatric hospitals, community mental health organizations, eating disorder clinics, and juvenile detention facilities. She also served as the CACREP coordinator for West Chester University's fully accredited counselor education program. Dr. Zubernis has published numerous articles and books and presented at national conferences on counseling diverse populations, motivational interviewing, psychological understanding, positive psychology, and the psychology of being a fan.

Matthew Snyder, PhD, is a licensed professional counselor, an associate professor, and department chair of counselor education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He has practiced in a number of diverse settings working as a high school counselor, inpatient psychiatric specialist, university counselor, drug and alcohol counselor, university professor, and in private practice. Dr. Snyder has over 20 years of clinical, teaching, and supervision experience. He has written several articles and presented at national conferences on motivational interviewing, treating adolescent depression, and counseling diverse populations.