Lusia StopaLusia Stopa, DPhil, is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Dr. Stopa established Southampton as a center of excellence for cognitive therapy training and has directed both cognitive therapy and clinical psychology programs in the School of Psychology. She teaches and supervises mental health practitioners in evidence-based treatments, with a particular emphasis on imagery, and has a private cognitive therapy practice. She studied English literature before psychology and has always been interested in the narratives people create about their lives. Her innovative research focuses on how mental images can represent the self, and she has published widely on imagery and the self in social anxiety and other disorders. She is also examining how imagery can promote recovery and is investigating mechanisms to explain the effectiveness of imagery rescripting. In recognition of her contributions to the field of cognitive therapy, Dr. Stopa was invited to become a scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in 2015.