"I was hesitant to write anything for submission to SPA without Gene having the opportunity to edit my grammar, a service he graciously offered (and I usually accepted) for over thirty years. Marvin Acklin said it best when he noted that Gene always came to SPA with a bag filled with presents to give to all of us. While the items were heartfelt, they do not compare to the love that came from his heart. Gene selflessly mentored scores of us and the SPA is a stronger organization for it. Gene’s generosity knew no bounds and his legacy will last well beyond the current membership of SPA due to (or is it “because of?” – Gene would know) the countless hours Gene invested in taping the sessions. My only solace in participating in the first SPA meeting Gene will be missing is knowing that the sessions are not going unrecorded. Rest in peace, my friend."
RAYMOND E. KING, Psy.D., J.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist