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Exceptionally reliable, readable and helpful.
on February 7, 2007
This is the long awaited text for the first year of Dr. Gilbert's 3 year leadership seminars. Here leadership is grounded in a solidly scientific theory of human relationships. As such, it scintilates with insight. Like her other presentations of Bowen Family Systems Theory, this slim tome is exceptionally applicable, faithful to theory, engaging and succinct, without sacrificing depth. It is hard to beat Dr. Gilbert's introductions for reliable, pithy and helpful interpretation of a most original coherent theory of human functioning. For the novice to Family Systems theory, any of Dr. Gilbert's books are good places to start. Keep Bowen's "Family Therapy in Clinical Practice" in one hand, and one of Dr. Gilbert's books in the other.