'This book is a remarkable tribute to the memory of Pat de Mare. You will find in these pages a selection of his work that represents his new and different understanding of groups, both large and small, that has t only had a significant impact on the practice of group therapy in his lifetime, but also a potential for revolutionizing current thinking both w and in the future. The editors are owed a great debt of gratitude for putting so much important work together. They have organized the book around three sections on the small, median and large groups. What is particularly moving is that each section is introduced by some of Pat's closest friends and colleagues. These introductions are t only invaluable preparation for reading the articles by Pat that follow, but are also a poignant tribute to the writers' lives, work, their thinking and much happiness that came from their close relationship with Pat. The book ends with Pat's more recent work addressing the philosophical aspects of mind written in conjunction with his colleague Roberto Schoellberger: as Socrates has formulated the soul, Descartes the thinking mind, Pat the mind .'- Yvonne Agazarian
Rachel Lenn, M.A., Ph.D., CGP, is a psychologist in private practice in Potomac, Maryland where she works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is also a consultant to government agencies, educational institutions and private corporations. She was a founding member of the Median Group at the Washington School of Psychiatry (2000-2006) following her completion of the National Group Psychotherapy Institute and Advanced Group Psychotherapy Program. She is a member of the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the American Psychological Association. She is an alumna of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC and a former board member of The Washington Society for Jungian Psychology. Karen Stefano, EdM, M.A., L.P.C., is a practicing psychotherapist and bioenergetic analyst. She is co-founder of DuVersity, a non-profit, educational organization through which she has convened Median Groups in the US, the UK, Mexico and China. She is a graduate of the Washington School of Psychiatry, National Group Psychotherapy Institute and the Analytic-Somatic Psychotherapy Program in Berkley, California. She is a member of the American and International Group Psychotherapy Associations and the American Counseling Association. She is also an artist and leads art therapy groups drawing on the synergy of group psychotherapy and expressive arts therapies. She is in private practice in Charles Town, West Virginia and works with individuals, couples, families and groups.