The first contribution from the pioneering and innovative Marlborough Family Service to the 'Systemic Thinking and Practice' Series. The authors - each with over twenty years experience in the field - set out a timely and systematic account of their creatively developed work and its informing principles. They provide an absorbing and stimulating description, written in a clear and accessible style, of the evolution of their multiple family therapy and its applications.
Eia Asen is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, and is clinical director of the Marlborough Family Service, London. Neil Dawson is a psychologist, teacher and family psychotherapist. He founded the Family School at Marlborough, as well as working in mainstream schools. He a systemic therapist for over thirty years, and is now a senior clinical supervisor and family therapy trainer. Brenda McHugh worked as a Drama and English teacher, before switching professions and joining the Marlborough team in 1979, co-founding the Family School with Neil Dawson. She is now a senior family-therapy trainer.