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.