Years of clinical practice and extensive research provided the background for The Science of Shame. Dr. Fishkin earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and has been in private practice since 1970. He has authored three other books including American Dream, American Burnout: How to Cope When It All Gets to Be Too Much, Police Burnout, and Firefighter and Paramedic Burnout. An expert in clinical and forensic hypnosis, Dr. Fishkin has worked with witnesses of violent crimes in scene reconstruction as well as aided in suspect identification. Fishkin has appeared on hundreds of nationally syndicated radio and television shows.