The patient presented himself for screening in December 1957 as an applicant for psychotherapy in the Ford Project for the Study of the Psychotherapeutic Process. He was a thirty-five-year-old, married, white, Protestant male, who had two sons, one aged four years and the other fifteen months. He had a brother one year older, and a sister seven years younger. During the past seven years he had been employed as a psychologist in various clinics. He was meticulously dressed, well-groomed, and clean-cut in features. He radiated a nervous high-pitched vitality. He was articulate, superior in intelligence, and psychologically sophisticated. His mood reflected much self-dissatisfaction. His complaints referred both to emotional and physical insufficiencies, and he professed a strong urge to get help.