My teaching, like my clinical practice, is grounded in the development of psychotherapeutic theory and technique which values the fundamental power of relationship in our development and in healing. I have done my own part in furthering this vitalizing development of theory and technique. I’ve studied and written on gender, sexuality and shame – themes which are both specific to my gay male clients and also are universal themes for all my clients. I co-edited a book on psychotherapy with gay men in the age of AIDS which extended therapy to meet specific challenges of HIV and extended the therapy in broader ways for everyone. I’ve led workshops and groups supporting caregivers overwhelmed by the traumas of HIV. In all this work, I’ve tracked how to stay connected to clients and tap the healing power of relationship.