Dr Lusia Stopa is the Director of the Cognitive Therapy Programmes that are run in the School of Psychology at the University of Southampton, which train mental health professionals to become effective cognitive behavioural therapists. She also holds an honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist post with Southern Health NHS Trust and has been researching, teaching, and practising cognitive therapy for over twenty years. Her research focuses on the role of imagery in anxiety disorders and she has published widely on imagery in social phobia. Her recent book, "Imagery and the threatened self: Perspectives on the self and mental imagery in cognitive therapy”, has brought together work on imagery and on the self. She has recently edited a special issue of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy on imagery rescripting. Her current clinical practice concentrates on the anxiety disorders and in particular on social phobia and the role imagery plays in treatment.