I have conveyed my thanks to my Army colleagues in the text. Here I want to express my sincere gratitude to those colleagues who co-operate with me since the end of the war.
They are practising Group Therapy in their various Hospitals and elsewhere, where most of them have actually introduced this form of Treatment -- an arduous task. I must refrain from mentioning their names individually for the following reasons: while their preference is for the group-analytic approach and their work is thus oriented, it would be premature to commit them at this stage to the opinions expressed in this book, for which I must take sole responsibility. Furthermore, we have been working as a group, and it would appear to me difficult as well as unfair to single out individual contributions. As a group, however, they have implicitly contributed a great deal, more than they would likely be ready to admit. Many of the more essential formulations have emerged as a result of our lively discussions and the interesting clinical observations and technical problems which were raised. As a token of my gratitude it is to them that this book is dedicated.
Dr. Martin James, M.R.C.P., D.P.M., belongs to both of the above-mentioned categories. He was one of the first to take interest in this work while at Northfield, and after returning to civilian life has been always in close co-operation with me. He has since been introducing group-analytic treatment at the Middlesex Hospital, London, and has thus opened up a field of independent experience in this Method.
He has been actively assisting in the writing of this book, for which I want to express my special gratitude here. He has contributed a number of valuable clinical illustrations and helped throughout in the clarification of formulations. Apart from this share in the actual content of this book, he has spared no time or effort to render most valuable assistance in a great number of details and in practical ways.