Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph.D., practices psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and medical hypnosis in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine, and on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Centre of Philadelphia. He has published over 250 scientific papers and book chapters. His recent book, Shelter from the Storm (2013), an exploration of a compassionate approach to the abreaction of trauma, won the 2013 Written Media Award of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. He has edited several books; he and Catherine G. Fine, Ph.D., co-edited Clinical Perspectives on Multiple Personality Disorder. Dr Kluft was Editor-in-Chief of the journal DISSOCIATION for ten years. He has presented over 1,000 scientific papers and workshops. He was a co-founder and an early President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and has been President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He has received numerous awards for his published research and his clinical and teaching contributions. These include four Erickson Awards for the best scientific paper of the year in hypnosis. Dr Kluft served as a consultant to Dreamworks’ and Showtime’s series, “The United States of Tara.” He was featured in the Showtime documentary, “What Is DID? With Richard P. Kluft, M.D,” which won the 2009 Media Award of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Dr Kluft is currently writing a series of books about the treatment of chronic complex dissociative disorders. His first novel, Good Shrink/Bad Shrink, and a novella, How Fievel Stole the Moon: A Tale for Sweet Children and Sour Scholars, were published in 2014. His second novel, An Obituary to Die For, was published in 2016.