About The Authors

Robert F. Bornstein received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1986, completed an internship at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, and is Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University. Dr. Bornstein has published more than 150 articles and book chapters on personality dynamics, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. His research has been funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation, and he received the American Psychological Association's 2005 Theodore Millon Award for Excellence in Personality Research.

Mary A. Languirand received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1987, and completed an internship in clinical geropsychology at the R. H. Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Languirand is coauthor of The Thinking Skills Workbook (Charles C. Thomas, 1980, 1984, 2000), a treatment manual for cognitive remediation in older adults. She now practices full-time in Long Island, NY, providing clinical services to individuals and families, and consulting to multidisciplinary treatment teams in skilled nursing facilities.


Drs. Languirand and Bornstein co-authored When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care (Newmarket Press, 2002), which received the 2003 Caregiver Friendly Award from the National Association of Caregivers. The book is now in its 2nd edition (Newmarket Press, 2009). They are also the authors of Healthy Dependency: Leaning on Others Without Losing Yourself (Newmarket Press, 2003).

Drs. Languirand and Bornstein have extensive media experience, with national television appearances on The Discovery Channel and CNN Headline News, local television appearances in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington DC, interviews on National Public Radio and other regional and national outlets, interactive chats on WebMD, and print coverage in the New York Times, Chicago Sun Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Constitution, and Psychology Today.