Author Category: Nonfiction/Business

Joseph Burgo

Joseph Burgo, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and the author of Why Do I Do That? Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives (2012) and The Narcissist You Know: Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-About-Me World (Touchstone, 2015). Joe’s blog, AfterPsychotherapy, draws more than 30,000 visits per months. Joe is a regular writer and commentator for news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and NPR and is the voice behind the Psychology Today blog “Shame.” He lives in Chapel Hill, NC.


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