We acknowledge with gratitude the cooperation of the patients involved in entering a clinical research setting; consenting to the videotaping and scientific study of their psychotherapies; and their continued dedication to this effort to improve treatment by returning for evaluation sessions up to several years after the termination of treatment.
Extensive help was provided by the support of a clinical research center grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. The Center for the Study of Neuroses at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute was also supported by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. This work would not have been possible without the therapists at this clinical research center who, like their patients, allowed their work together to be recorded on videotape.
We are also grateful to the staff at the Center for the Study of Neuroses who helped greatly to bring the present work to its completion. Daniel Weiss, Kathryn DeWitt, Phyllis Cameron, JoLynne McSweeney, Tony Leong, Matthew Holden, Roy Gesley, Geri Krasner, and John Starkweather especially merit our thanks. The concluding work on this book was facilitated by a fellowship year provided for the first author by the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University under a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.