Louis R. Ormont. Ph.D. was a foremost group analyst, speaker, teacher and writer. The Technique of Group Treatment is a collection of his journal articles and records his insights into resistance, countertransference, conjoint therapy, bridging, aggression, emotional isolation, conjoint therapy and immediacy in groups - documenting the work of a lifetime. Dr. Yvonne Agazarian, an international scholar and the Founder of Systems Centered Therapy, says, "there is a richness in content and easy style which brings the reader directly into contact with both the person and the professional Ormont, who has developed Modern Group Analysis into an art..." Lou, as he was known to his patients, worked with eight to ten groups a week, 12 to 16 members in each, for almost 50 years. His articles reflect his experience. He lectured across America, Canada and in many European countries. Among his most adopted contributions is the concept of bridging -- It is a technique designed to develop connections between members that did not exist before, or to strengthen those that already exist. It is a powerful tool to deepen the bonds between members. Dr. Ormont founded and directed The Center for the Advancement of Group Studies which teaches psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers the fundamentals of Modern Group Therapy.