Annette Schaub This book is to honor Michael J. Goldstein Ph. D. , Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, who passed away in 1997. Mike was known for his caring, humanistic, and hope-inspiring approach to helping patients and their relatives cope with severe psychiatric illnesses, and for the support, warmth, and open-mindedness he showed in his relationships with col leagues and visitors from all over the world. Mike's humor, his optimism that social science could be used to better the human condition, and his conviction that patients, relatives, and clinicians could work collaboratively to manage psychiatric illness and improve the lives of all involved, were an inspiration to everyone he touched. Furthermore, because of the nature of Mike's work, his research has had a tremendous influence on many who never knew him, and the clinical innovations he helped develop have improved the lives of countless patients and families, and will no doubt continue to help many in the future. While Mike's work lives on, we and many others will miss his friendship and uplifting spirit he engendered in all of us. On April 28, 1997, the faculty center at the University of California, Los Angeles organized a program in memory of Mike. After this meeting it was suggested that a symposium be dedicated to Mike at the next World conference. He had initiated, organized and supported many studies in clinical psychology and psychiatry, so it seemed fitting that one should be organized in his memory.