Richard Gilbert received his B.A. from Princeton University and his PhD from the Clinical Psychology Program at UCLA. He is currently Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University where he teaches a variety of classes related to clinical and developmental psychology and directs a research lab that investigates the personal impact of leading-edge digital technologies such as social media, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. Clinically, Richard was the former Director of the Graduate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy at LMU and has a private practice in Beverly Hills where he works with individuals using a contemporary psychodynamic approach and with couples using Integrative Couples Therapy, a model that combines principles of acceptance with efforts at behavior change. In addition to his work in psychology, Richard has a background in the creative arts as a Grammy-award winning songwriter and a published novelist.