Uwe P. Gielen, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and director of the Institute for International and Cross-cultural Psychology at St. Francis College, where he served previously as chair of the psychology department. He received his PhD in social psychology from Harvard University. His work has centered on cross-cultural and international psychology, Tibetan studies, international family therapy, and moral development. Dr. Gielen is the editor or coeditor of 14 volumes, including 2 volumes on international family therapy that were published in Italy. He is a former president of both the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) and the Society for Cross- Cultural Research (SCCR). He has done fieldwork in the Himalayas and published research conducted in North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the Arab world. Recent coedited volumes include Migration: Immigration and Emigration in International Perspective (2003) and Families in Global Perspective (2004).
Jefferson M. Fish, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University, where he served previously as director of clinical psychology and as chair of the department of psychology. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Columbia University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. An American Board of Professional Psychology diplomate in both clinical and family psychology and a fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, he has been a Fulbright scholar in Brazil and China, and speaks Portuguese, French, and Spanish. Dr. Fish's main interests are in brief therapy and cross-cultural psychology. He is the author of two books, editor of three (coeditor of another), and has published numerous articles, chapters, and other works. His most recent books are Culture and Therapy: An Integrative Approach (Jason Aronson, 1996) and Race and Intelligence: Separating Science from Myth (Erlbaum, 2002).
Juris G. Draguns, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of clinical psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. He has coauthored and coedited several books on cross-cultural psychology—predominantly psychopathology, counseling and psychotherapeutic systems, and personality—including five editions of Counseling Across Cultures, Volume 6: Psychopathology in the six-volume Handbook of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Personality and Person Perception Across Cultures. He is author or coauthor of 130 publications on microgenesis, cognitive style, models of psychopathology, and culture and personality. Dr. Draguns has held visiting appointments in Germany, Australia, Taiwan, Latvia, and Hawaii, and is the recipient of the 2001 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology by the American Psychological Association.