Dr. Diane R. Gehart is Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling Programs at California State University, Northridge. Having practiced, taught, and supervised for nearly 20 years, she has authored or edited: MINDFULNESS AND ACCEPTANCE IN COUPLE AND FAMILY THERAPY, COLLABORATIVE THERAPY: RELATIONSHIPS AND CONVERSATIONS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE (co-edited), THEORY AND TREATMENT PLANNING IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY, THE COMPLETE MFT CORE COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT SYSTEM, THE COMPLETE COUNSELING ASSESSMENT SYSTEM, and THEORY-BASED TREATMENT PLANNING FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS (co-authored). She has also written extensively on postmodern therapies, mindfulness, mental health recovery, sexual abuse treatment, gender issues, children and adolescents, client advocacy, qualitative research, and counselor and MFT education. She speaks internationally, having given workshops to professional and general audiences in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico. Her work has been featured in newspapers, radio shows, and television worldwide, including the BBC, National Public Radio, Oprah's O Magazine, and Ladies Home Journal. She is an associate faculty member at three international post-graduate training institutes: the Houston Galveston Institute, Taos Institute, and the Marburg Institute for Collaborative Studies in Germany. Additionally, she is an active leader in state and national professional organizations. She maintains a private practice in Thousand Oaks, California, specializing in couples, families, women's issues, trauma, life transitions, and difficult to treat cases. More can be learned about her work at www.dianegehart.com.