After more than three decades, Behind the One-Way Mirror is as an essential resource now as ever. Why a revised edition? Because Cloé Madanes is a singular voice in strategic therapy, whose clarity and intellect can light the way for everyone working on the front lines of human relations — therapists and life coaches.
Ms Madanes has updated this important contribution to reflect an evolution in her own thinking: “I realized that now we possess a body of knowledge that can help millions of people and that we need to share this knowledge so that everyone can benefit from it, instead of limiting it to a small group of people who belong to the therapy professions. We are all related and we are here to help each other.” And it is with some urgency that she proffers a democratization of therapeutic advocacy: “ … we need to break up the illusion of separate identities that is the cause of so much intolerance.”
Ms Madanes’ clear observations, precise strategies, and nuanced understandings are brought to life in vivid case excerpts that allow therapists and coaches to identify the key steps in moving from idea to action with their own clients.
About the Author:
Cloé Madanes, HDL, LIC is a world-renowned innovator and teacher of family and strategic therapy and one of the originators of the strategic approach to family therapy. She has authored eight books that are classics in the field: Strategic Family Therapy; Behind the One-Way Mirror; Sex, Love and Violence; The Violence of Men; The Secret Meaning of Money; The Therapist as Humanist, Social Activist and Systemic Thinker; Relationship Breakthrough and Changing Relationships.
She has presented her work at professional conferences all over the world and has given keynote addresses for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Association of Social Workers, the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, the Erickson Foundation, the California Psychological Association, and many other national and international organizations.
Madanes has won several awards for distinguished contribution to psychology and has counseled outstanding individuals from all walks of life. She has been featured in Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe. Her books have been translated to more than twenty languages.