Dr. Charles Garfield serves as Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco (UCSF). A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He has been recognized internationally as the founder of Shanti, which has been at the forefront of a growing national movement to enhance the quality of life for persons living with life-threatening or chronic illnesses by providing volunteer-based emotional and practical support. His ten books include Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb: Love and Caregiving in a Time of AIDS and Stress and Survival: The Emotional Realities of Life Threatening Illness. He is a member of the Greater Good Science Center's editorial board.