'This book, which comprises contributions from many well-known authors, takes an important step in the field of family therapy towards linking many fruitful approaches. Sheila McNamee (2004) recently suggested that we have reached the point when we should be promiscuous rather than remaining faithful to one pure approach. This allows us to enrich our skills rather than confining them. Nevertheless, we still need a shared focus. What better place to start than by exploring the space between the therapist and client. So much of our thinking has centred on both what therapists do, or what families are . However, there is now an increasing interest in how family and therapists mutually influence each other in the therapeutic relationship.'- John Byng-Hall, from the Foreword
About the Author
Barry Mason is a former Director of the Institute of Family Therapy. He has been involved in the training of systemic therapists and practitioners since 1983, as well as in developing post-qualifying training programmes in supervision, and co-developing criteria for the registration of supervisors and supervision courses in the UK.