Monica McGoldrick, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., is co-founder and director of the Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, New Jersey, and adjunct faculty at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her books include Ethnicity and Family Therapy, Third Edition, Genograms: Assessment and Intervention, Second Edition, The Expanded Family Life Cycle, Third Edition and The Genogram Journey. Randy Gerson, Ph.D., was Director of Atlanta College for Systemic Thinking until his death in 1995. Sueli Petry, Ph.D., is an Associate Faculty Member of the Multicultural Family Institute and is in private practice.
Monica McGoldrick is our most important and trusted voice on the
subject of families. Her splendid new book unwraps famous families
as no one has done before, while giving us a hopeful and
transforming perspective on the 'ordinary' families we come from.
This book should be stamped 'Not for professionals only' because it
will teach all readers to reconnect with the past and invent a new
future. Every man and woman in therapy can hope that their
therapist has discovered this book.--Harriet Lerner, PhD, author,
The Dance of Anger, The Dance of Intimacy and The Dance of
With searching insight and compassion, master clinician McGoldrick and her coauthors have done it again! By providing a crucial framework for understanding family experience in the context of history, and offering helpful questions to ask family members when constructing genograms, McGoldrick explores the power of stories to promote change. All in all, a delightfully wise, elegant, helpful, and practical clinical book.--Maureen Leahey, RN, PhD, Manager, Calgary Health Region Outpatient Mental Health, Calgary, Alberta