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I would like to thank the members of my thesis committee: Drs. Harold Raush, Solis Kates, and Edward Tronick. Because of their different perspectives and areas of interest, each has made a unique and significant contribution to the development of the thesis. Special thanks go to Drs. Ann Greif and Alvin Winder and to Barbara Brooks, whose supervision of my work with Kate provided the support and guidance leading to a successful outcome. My greatest appreciation goes to Kate herself. Her drive for autonomy enabled her to stick with our work despite the concomitant pain. Our therapy together was a pleasure, a challenge, an inspiration, and very hard work. We both gained a great deal in the process. And for Kate's willingness to allow me to share our experience in my thesis I am deeply grateful.