Rudi Dallos is a psychologist who has been involved in systemic family therapy for over 20 years. He was previously with the Open University where he had written various texts on family life and relationships. He is currently Programme Director and Reader in Clinical Psychology on the Plymouth University doctoral training course in clinical psychology. He is also consultant clinical psychologist specializing in therapeutic work with adolescents and their families in Somerset. He teaches on several family therapy training courses and is extensively involved in research and supervision. He has written several previous books utilizing both his research and clinical experiences, including: Working Systemically with Families, Researching Psychotherapy and Counselling, Formulation in Clinical Psychology and Counselling, Family Belief Systems, Couples, Sex and Power and Interacting Stories.
Ros Draper is a therapist and teacher who has made major contributions to the development of family therapy in Britain over the last 30 years. As Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic, London, and the Institute of Family Therapy, London, she has worked in both adult and child psychiatric settings. In 1988 Ros co-founded the influential Systemic Thinking and Practice Book Series and her title Teaching Family Therapy (1993) remains a key text in the field. More recently Ros has developed ways of working systemically in primary care, educational settings and eating disorder services. Ros chairs the Institute of Family Therapy and Birkbeck College, University of London, course in a Systemic Approach to Management and Consultation, and has a private practice in Hampshire where she works with individuals, couples, families and organizations.