Marge Witty, Ph.D. I continue to love my work as a teacher of graduate students in clinical psychology. I have been teaching in a variety of settings since 1969. My good fortune to have linked up with the Chicago Counseling and Psychotherapy Research Center, when I moved to Chicago in 1969, led me to the practice of client-centered psychotherapy which I have pursued since graduating with my Master's degree in 1974. Coming out as a lesbian and member of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union in 1971 opened up a host of new perspectives, challenges, and life changes. I came from a small town in Massachusetts which was almost completely white and conservative. Suddenly I was on my own in Chicago with an intrepid group of women activists, gay activists and antiwar protesters! A high point was playing electric bass with a women's rock band called "Motheright." Eventually, I made the choice to pursue my academic path and the work of becoming a therapist. These were the best choices I could have made, and I have the joy of knowing that I am now and continue to become the person I wanted to be in high school: a person who can love and serve others. The work of the therapist is a path with a heart, and the personal rewards of being present with another person as he or she wrestles with difficulties, illness, and suffering and witnessing the growth of an empowered self is immeasurable. Similarly, seeing my students' growth as critical thinkers, researchers, and clinicians contributes to my well-being and hopefulness for the future.