W. Robert Nay, Ph.D. Clinical Associate Professor This Emotional Life - PBS

Experts Biography

Awards and Credentials

  1. "Master Therapist" Invited Speaker, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2003, 2006, 2010
  2. Associate Editor of academic journal Behavior Therapy

W. Robert Nay, Ph.D.


Dr. Nay is a Clinical Associate Professor and a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in McLean, Virginia, and Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Nay has written two graduate textbooks and numerous invited book chapters and articles in professional journals. He has also served as an associate professor at the University of Illinois.

For the past 20 years he has specialized in assessing and treating clients of all ages who have problems controlling their anger. He has trained over 3,000 mental health professionals across the country in anger management techniques for the American Healthcare Institute and other agencies and universities. His book Taking Charge of Anger: Resolving Conflict, Sustaining Relationships and Communicating Effectively Without Losing Control (Guilford Press, 2004) has received very positive reviews. His new book, When Someone You Love Is Angry (Guilford, 2010), has recently been published.

Dr. Nay has appeared as an expert on Entertainment Tonight, CNN-FN, Fox News with Geraldo Rivera, and Associated Press Radio. His research has also been covered by WEB-MD, Child magazine’s Child.com, ABC News, Cosmopolitan magazine, Natural Health, the Washington Post, and USA Weekend magazine.