Giovanni Andrea Fava earned his medical degree from the University of Padova in 1977. In Padova he also completed his residency training in psychiatry. After working for several years in the United States (Albuquerque and Buffalo, N.Y.), he returned to Italy in 1988, where he established an Affective Disorders Program in the Department of Psychology of the University of Bologna. He is currently Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Bologna and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has authored more than 500 scientific papers and performed groundbreaking research in several fields. Since 1992, he has been editor-in-chief of the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. His latest book is Well-Being Therapy: Treatment Manual and Clinical Applications.