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Shoba Sreenivasan earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA in 1986 and thereafter completed a forensic post-doctoral fellowship at USC. She is a Clinical Professor at Keck School of Medicine of USC, works as a Veterans Administration psychologist, and has a private forensic psychology practice. She has co-authored Totally American, a motivational book, and authored the Mattie Spyglass series. She has also written numerous scholarly publications and book chapters in the fields of forensic psychology, violence risk assessment, and veterans' issues.
Linda E. Weinberger earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston in 1979 and subsequently completed a postdoctoral forensic fellowship at USC.  She has been the Chief Psychologist at the USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law, and Behavioral Sciences, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Keck School of Medicine of USC for over three and a half decades. She is the author of numerous book chapters and scholarly publications in the fields of forensic psychology, suicide risk, and violence risk assessment.

Other Works by The Authors...

by Dan Smee and Shoba Sreenivasan; edited by Linda E. Weinberger

Can the ordinary American achieve success and fulfillment? The answer is yes. How do we know this? Americans are optimists. Americans are doers. Americans don’t give up at the first sign of failure.  (View at

by Richard H. Lamb and Linda E. Weinberger

Both the scope and effects of deinstitutionalization have been dramatic. This volume examines both positive and negative effects of this mass movement of persons with severe mental illness out of the state hospitals and into the community. This is the 90th issue of the Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Mental Health Services.  (View at

by Shoba Sreenivasan

"Strange and magical things sometimes happen on days that are completely, absolutely, and firmly ordinary..."  For Mattie who was eleven and just a frizzy red-haired fifth grader, magic wasn’t even a remote possibility. Not in the basement of Sears in Hackensack, New Jersey. But October 10, 1968, would end very differently than it had begun. A mysterious Spyglass would choose Mattie as its mistress and hurl her friends Eddie and Geeta and old Mr. Herman Biddle across the treacherous eight precious stones pursued by the evil Uri Gneezy..  (View at

by Shoba Sreenivasan

In Book Two of the Mattie Spyglass series, Mattie, Geeta, Eddie, and the wizard Herman Biddle are thrown apart on the treacherous Path of the Virtuous, as the journey upon the Third Stone begins.  (View at

by Shoba Sreenivasan

In Book Three of the Mattie Spyglass series, Mattie, Geeta, and the wizards Herman Biddle and Rufus Wigglesworth are on the Fourth Stone of Bitterness, as Eddie plunges into the Abyss of Blackness to find Trina.  (View at

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