Patrick Luyten, PhD is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Psychoanalysis Unit at the Department of Psychology, University of Leuven (Belgium), and Senior Lecturer at the Research Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology, University College London (UK). His main research interest focuses on the role of personality, attachment and stress in depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. He is currently also involved in studies on mentalization based treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder. He is a member of the Research Advisory Board and the Conceptual and Empirical Research Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals, including Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. He is the recipient of the 2009 Psychoanalytic Research Exceptional Contributions Award from the International Psychoanalytical Association. He also has a private practice.