Steven Hendlin has been in private practice for over 40 years, currently in Newport Beach, California. He is an APA Fellow of Divisions 29, 32, and 42 and serves on the Editorial Board of "Practice Innovations," the APA journal of Division 42. He is the author of four books and hundreds of articles, chapters, reviews, papers, and columns for both professional and lay audiences. His column, "Shrink Rap," was the first and only weekly column by a psychologist on TheStreet.Com. He is considered by the media to be one of the foremost experts in the country on the topics of perfectionism, the psychology of financial inheritance, and mindfulness meditation. Long before it became popular, he was one of the pioneering psychologists in the mid-seventies integrating mindfulness and other forms of meditation into the psychotherapy process. He has a sub-specialty as a sport psychologist.