Joseph G. Winger, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Winger's research focuses on developing and testing novel psychosocial interventions for patients facing life-limiting illnesses. His work emphasizes addressing spiritual and existential aspects of coping with debilitating symptoms, particularly maintaining a sense of meaning and purpose in life. Grants from the American Cancer Society and National Palliative Care Research Center have supported his research. Dr. Winger also serves as co-director of the Cognitive Behaviorally Informed Skills Training (CBIST) Program for Physical and Occupational Therapists. The CBIST program trains non-behavioral health specialists, specifically PTs and OTs, to integrate evidence-based cognitive and behavioral skills into their clinical practice to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. To date, more than 300 PTs and OTs have completed the CBIST program.