Debra Theobald McClendon currently was working in private practice when this was written and has also been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at BYU. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Utah and has a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her clinical work is primarily with young adults and adults through individual, couple, and group therapy. She often treats depression, anxiety, marriage/relationships, and trauma/crisis issues. She has published research in the areas of group psychotherapy and the use of outcome measures for children and adolescents in outpatient psychological treatment.