It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our esteemed Board Director, Al Gurman., on September 6, 2013. Al joined the FPI Board of Directors in 2011, and was an enthusiastic participant in the Grants Initiative, as well as the Young Writer’s Initiative. He was well known in the field of family therapy for his work on couples and marital therapy. A true scholar, he edited several of the classical texts in the area of family and marital therapy; mentored numerous trainees in the fields of psychology, psychiatry and marital and family therapy; and provided experienced and expert clinical supervision to a number of training programs. Al lived a life of celebration, enjoying his family, friends and work fully up to his final breath. We will miss his smile and laughter, his astute observations and editorial comments, and his friendship.
Family Process Institute is an independent, multidisciplinary, transnational organization dedicated to developing, exchanging and promoting theory, research, practice, and policy related to families and systems. We oversee the journal, Family Process, and ensure the coordination of the operations between Family Process and our publishing partner, Wiley/Blackwell.
Family Process Institute develops and implements initiatives integrated with and separate from the Journal that promote family and systems theory, practice, research, and policy. Our other missions include:
• Creation and dissemination of knowledge about families and systems
• Career development
• Collaboration to promote and advocate for families and systems
• Professional support and nurturance
Please check out our website to see updates about our initiatives.
Marianne Wamboldt, M.D.
President of Family Process Institute