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Alan S. Gurman, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. A pioneer in the development of integrative approaches to couple therapy, he has edited and written many influential books; is a past two-term editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy; and is former President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Dr. Gurman has received numerous awards for his contributions to couple and family therapy, including the Distinguished Achievement in Family Therapy Research Award from the American Family Therapy Academy and the Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association. He is also a recipient of the Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching and Training from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.