Steven Fishman, Ph.D is one of the founders of the Institute and is currently its Administrative Director. Dr. Fishman has practiced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the past 45 years and is considered an expert in the treatment of the spectrum of anxiety disorders (e.g.GAD, OCD, social anxiety, panic, simple phobias, etc.) and depression. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed audio series on the Multiform Treatment of Panic and Agoraphobia. Dr. Fishman has lectured extensively and has authored many professional articles on Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He has served on the editorial board for a number of professional journals. He was a founding member of the American Board of Behavioral Psychology where he served as a Director and the Secretary/Treasurer for 16 years (1985-2001). He was the first President of the American Academy of Behavioral Psychology ((1998-2001). Dr. Fishman is Board Certified in both Clinical and Behavioral Psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology.