Lawrence Riso, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC (ASPP, Washington DC). He completed his clinical internship at Brown University and a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) postdoctoral research fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Prior to joining ASPP, Washington DC, Dr. Riso served as a faculty member in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the departments of psychology at Georgia State University and the University of Georgia. He has broad interests in psychotherapy and psychopathology. His research interests include the mechanisms of cognitive therapy, cognitive and personality factors psychopathology (particularly depression and anxiety), couples therapy, suicidal behavior, and grief and bereavement. Dr. Riso has authored or co-authored more than 50 articles and book chapters on psychopathology and psychotherapy and he has received federal funding from NIMH as a principal investigator for his research. His edited book, "Cognitive Schemas and Core Beliefs in Psychological Problems" applies an integrative form of cognitive therapy to difficult-to-treat clinical problems. He has extensive experience as a psychotherapy trainer, supervisor, and psychotherapy workshop presenter. Dr. Riso is active in mental health advocacy through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and has met with members of the House and Senate as part of his lobbying efforts.