It is with gratitude and appreciation that the authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of the following individuals for their time, energy, feedback, and support during the process of writing this book:
Robert Carkhuff, Sr., Ph.D., for laying the foundation for the work presented here and for his personal support of this project.
Jack Blakeman, Ph.D., for his long-time mentoring and modeling of these skills.
Jan Sampson, Steve’s life partner, whose patience and commitment to the values of partnership and family taught Steve what is really important.
Kerrie Warren Sampson for her help and support in preparing the manuscript.
All the researchers and scientists who have worked (and are still working tirelessly) toward ...