Michael Guy Thompson, Ph.D., received his psychoanalytic training from R. D. Laing and his associates at the Philadelphia Association in London in the 1970s and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute, Berkeley. Dr. Thompson is founder of Free Association, Inc., in San Francisco, a phenomenolgically oriented psychoanalytic salon modeled on his experiences in London with Laing. Dr. Thompson is also Personal and Supervising Analyst and Faculty Member at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, and on the faculty of the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, in San Francisco. He is former President of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE) and the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP), and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, Psychoanalytic Psychology, the European Journal of Psychoanalysis, and The Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis. He is also the author of THE DEATH OF DESIRE: A STUDY IN PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, THE TRUTH ABOUT FREUD'S TECHNIQUE: THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE REAL, and more recently THE ETHIC OF HONESTY: THE FUNDAMENTAL RULE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS (Rodopi), as well as over 100 journal articles and book reviews on psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and schizophrenia. Dr. Thompson has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Spain, and Australia, and is a member of numerous psychoanalytic and therapeutic organizations throughout the world, including the Philadelphia Association, Ltd. and the International Psychoanalytical Association. He practices psychoanalysis in San Francisco, where he lives.