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(p. xv) Acknowledgments 

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Subscriber: null; date: 20 September 2017

We want to explicitly acknowledge and thank all the contributors to this book. They worked hard presenting their knowledge and experience in a way that is accessible to mental health professionals with different backgrounds and experiences. Many of them made it clear that their chapter was their way of offering a tribute to Steve Walfish. This book also could not have been completed without the support, encouragement, and flexibility of our friends at Oxford University Press. When Steve passed they reached out to Steve’s wife and assured us that even though our contracted date to deliver the manuscript was literally around the corner, we had as much time as we needed to grieve, adjust, and deliver the manuscript. We know of few major publishers who would offer that flexibility when they have a publication schedule to honor and a business to run. Thank you.

In particular, we express our deep thanks to our publisher at Oxford University Press, Sarah Harrington. Sarah has been with us since the beginning of this project and was our publisher for several other book projects. Sarah has been the consummate professional and has assisted us to consistently do our best work. We also express our appreciation to the editorial team at Oxford University Press, who each contributed to this book being published in its best possible form. This includes Devasena Vedamurthi at Newgen Knowledge Works, who handled the production and Wendy Walker, who handled the copyediting.

Lastly, we want to acknowledge the professionals, patients, and clients who have shaped the work you will read about. Their contributions, while often seeming to be invisible, need to be recognized as they have done the hard work of together creating an environment to foster growth, healing, and change.

Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP

Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP

Postscript: While it is highly unusual to have a postscript to an acknowledgments section, I wanted to take a moment to also dedicate this book to Jeff Barnett for the incredible job he did reaching out to authors and pulling this book together after Steve died. Jeff jumped in with both feet, (p. xvi) immediately taking on the complicated task of picking up where Steve left off so that we could get this book to production. Nothing interfered with Jeff’s relentless drive to do whatever needed to be done as he reached out to authors, rapidly turned around the revisions of chapter manuscripts, and submitted the complete manuscript to Oxford University Press, only slightly behind our original schedule. Steve and I could not have asked for a better co-editor or colleague.

Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP