'The passion to continually be on the move to seek new understanding is a characteristic of the field of family therapy and systemic thinking over the last forty years. Many professionals have moved around, more or less freely, in and out of this field. Some have made footprints that will last for a long time. One of these is Tom Andersen. From a position as professor in social psychiatry at the University of Tromso in northern Norway he has moved around the world participating with other professionals in their efforts to develop their work and seek wider horizons.' - Harlene Anderson and Per Jensen, from the Preface
Harlene Anderson (USA) is a Founding Member of the Houston Galveston Institute and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University, Houston. She is internationally recognised as a leader in the field of family therapy and for her postmodern collaborative approach to therapy and education. Per Jensen (Norway) is an Associate Professor, Masters Programme in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, Diakonhjemmet University College, Oslo, Norway.