All too often the experience of users of family therapy is neglected in the theory and practice of family therapy as well as in the literature itself. In Introducing User-Friendly Family Therapy the authors describe in detail how the results of an action research project helped the professionals involved to modify their practice. They draw out the implications of the research for providing a genuinely user-friendly service and set the arguments for a more humanistic approach in the wider context of contemporary social policy.
Thought-provoking and practical in emphasis, this book places the user at the centre of the stage and insists that family therapy can only flourish if it becomes genuinely empowering and user-friendly.
`... enormously interesting and valuable chapters ... "Congratulations on opening my eyes to machines, method and manner" - Jrnl of Social Work Practice.
`a welcome addition to the library of any team working in a systematic way with families or individuals, whatever the setting. It is also an extremely helpful and thought-provoking book to have available if you work with students or trainees of social work or systematic practice. I have read and re-read it several times and often refer to it when preparing to supervise trainees' Child and Family Social Work, Vol 1 1996
`This is more than an interesting read. It convincingly captures experience. I believe many therapists reading it will feel, as did I, `Yes, I have been there'.' - Issues in Social Work Education