In my research work and own continuing education as a clinical psychologist I have always sought out novel and useful ideas from diverse areas, orientations, and fields. My primary research focus is on the nature of ego-threat (e.g., as seen in feelings of shame) and how people cope with it (e.g., self-deception vs. self-compassion). This work allows me to integrate my interests in clinical, social, and personality psychology. Another interest relates to clinical supervision - how supervisors develop and what competencies are involved in it. I recently published a short book that offers guidance to both supervisors and supervisees on how to carry out their mutual responsibilities in ways that are likely to be most successful and consistent with ethical standards, best practices, and professional guidelines (Johnson, 2017).