We list here key British texts that have appeared in the three developmental phases we have identified. We mention only books published by British authors and not journal articles or journals. The Journal of Family Therapy, however, deserves mention as a journal that is currently rated by readers worldwide as one of the most popular. Where we have omitted to mention authors and/or publications, we acknowledge here the impossibility of being totally inclusive and ask for the forbearance of any authors we have accidentally omitted to mention.
Balint, M. (1957) The Doctor, His Patient, and the Illness. London: Pitman.
Laing, R.D. and Esterson, A. (1964) Sanity, Madness and the Family. London: Tavistock.
Howell, J.G. (1968) Theory and Practice of Family Psychiatry. London: Oliver and Boyd.
Laing, R.D. (1970) Knots. New York: Randolph House.
Skynner, R. (1976) One Flesh: Separate Persons: Principles of Family and Marital Psychotherapy. London: Constable.
Lieberman, S. (1978) Transgenerational Family Therapy. London: Croom Helm.
Waldrond-Skinner, S. (ed.) (1979) Family and Marital Psychotherapy: A Critical Approach. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.