Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Sefydliad y Teulu ∣ The Family Institute

Sefydliad y Teulu, Cymru ∣ The Family Institute, Wales
  • Mary MorrisEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_1128

Writing this chapter has been both an honor and a challenge. There are many people who have contributed to the shaping of the Family Institute and to the development of family therapy in the UK, and it will be impossible to do justice to all their contributions. The Family Institute has touched the lives of many people – staff, students, colleagues, and clients – in ways which have been immensely positive and transformative. The story of the Family Institute as constructed here is just one story, drawing on memories and written accounts but nevertheless only one way of telling the story of the Family Institute.

Early Days and Theoretical Roots

In true ecological and interactional style, what became known as the Family Institute, Cardiff (subsequently Wales), evolved out of conversations and connections between several mental health professionals working in South Wales, UK. Significant among those were Harvey Jones (1934–1983), Consultant Psychiatrist, and Mary Brueton, Psychiatric...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Family Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences and EducationUniversity of South WalesPontypriddUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Douglas C. Breunlin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Family InstituteNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA