The senior author of Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy, Eva C. Ritvo, M.D., is chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami. Her coauthor, Ira D. Glick, M.D., is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. Their book is designed for "psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, and medical students working in a variety of treatment settings." The authors state that the book is designed "to succinctly encapsulate the core material needed by a student (or a seasoned practitioner) in the diverse settings of current family treatment practiced around the world." However, it seems that the book would be most useful as a how-to primer for the beginning family therapist. For example, there is little focus on cross-cultural, racial, or class issues.