Melissa Elliott Griffith, M.S.N., C.S. is Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She has a private practice in the Church Street Center in Vienna, Virginia.

James L. Griffith, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he serves as Director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Director of Consultation-Liaison and Emergency Psychiatric Services.
 

No seu livro, "The Body Speaks: Therapeutic Dialogues for Mind-Body Problems", James e Melissa Griffith descrevem como a terapia narrativa pode ser conduzida em situações clínicas como doenças somatoformes, perturbações do comportamento alimentar, e doenças médicas crónicas que requerem que o clínico trabalhe a linguagem como ponte entre a mente e o corpo.