About the Authors

Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist in private practice providing Inner Humanism psychotherapy and consultation to other mental health professionals. William J. Pieper, M.D. (1929-2014) was a psychiatrist in private practice for over forty years. The Piepers are co-authors of numerous articles and books, including: Intrapsychic Humanism: An Introduction to a Comprehensive Psychology and Philosophy of Mind (Falcon II Press, 1990), Smart Love: The Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Regulating, and Enjoying Your Child (Smart Love Press, LLC), and Addicted to Unhappiness: Free Yourself from Moods and Behaviors that Undermine Relationships, Work, and the Life You Want (McGraw-Hill, 2002, 2004). Martha Heineman Pieper is the author of Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream! (Smart Love Press, LLC) and Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums (Smart Love Press, LLC).

Martha Heineman Pieper

Martha Heineman Pieper graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Radcliffe College, and received her Ph.D. in clinical social work from the University of Chicago. She has served on the editorial board of professional journals such as Social Work, Illinois Child Welfare, and Smith College Studies in Social Work. In addition to her clinical writings she has published extensively on the topic of philosophy of research.

William J. Pieper (1929-2014)

William J. Pieper received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Illinois. He completed residencies in adult psychiatry at the University of Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute in Chicago and in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Institute for Juvenile Research in Chicago. In 1975, he graduated from the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis with certificates in child and adult psychoanalysis. He taught at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and in the Institute for Psychoanalysis adult and child psychotherapy programs.