Alan S. Gurman, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Family Therapy Training at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He has authored or edited a number of highly acclaimed books, including [i]Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy[/i] and [i]Theory and Practice of Brief Therapy[/i]. A past editor of the [i]Journal of Marital and Family Therapy[/i] and past president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Dr. Gurman is a pioneer in the development of integrative approaches to marital therapy, and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the family therapy field. He practices psychotherapy in Madison, Wisconsin. Stanley B. Messer, PhD, is Professor II and Dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He is coauthor of [i]Models of Brief Psychodynamic Therapy: A Comparative Approach[/i] and coeditor of several volumes, including [i]Theories of Psychotherapy: Origins and Evolution[/i], [i]History of Psychotherapy: A Century of Change[/i], [i]Hermeneutics and Psychological Theory[/i], and [i]Psychoanalytic Therapy and Behavior Therapy: Is Integration Possible?[/i]. Dr. Messer has also written many articles on psychotherapy integration, brief psychodynamic therapy, and evidence-based practice, among other topics, and has conducted empirical research on the process of psychotherapy. He was Associate Editor of [i]American Psychologist[/i] and is currently Associate Editor of the online journal [i]Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy[/i]. Dr. Messer practices psychotherapy in Highland Park, New Jersey.