In my view, the book harks back to an earlier movement in psychology, exemplified by Maslow, as well as by neo-Freudians, that attempted to deal with human behavioral problems by focusing on positives, such as people's strengths and assets, rather than, as the classical Freudians did, on their negatives and their pathologies. This counter-Freudian approach, unfortunately, has come to be neglected. Attachment theory reengages it and thereby fulfills a profound need. The editors of this book have done well in ensuring that, whenever possible, recommended therapeutic interventions are data based. Clinicians will find parts 2 and 3 immediately helpful, for their focus on the problem families that most of us find most difficult—for example, adoptive families, families with depressed adolescents, families with adverse marital outcomes, and families with older adults.