Merle A. Fossum, ACSW, is co-founder of the Family Therapy Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he is director of training. He has been a family therapist for twenty-five years. Marilyn M. Mason, Ph.D., is a family therapist at the Family Therapy Institute in St. Paul. She is also clinical assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
"A sensitive book, rich in understanding. . . . As the authors teach us how to fill the emotional void that shame creates-providing a positive therapeutic alternative to the blame-shame game-they also fill a void that has long existed in the field." -- M. Duncan Stanton, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Division of Family Programs, University of Rochester Medical School