Various chapters trace developments in clinical thought over the past three decades, including the noxious impact of the noxious-family theories and the current emphasis on family strengths and resilience. Froma Walsh, a prominent family therapist, notes the family's crucial role in caregiving, problem solving, and ongoing support. She states that family therapy has been "tilting away from the earlier deficit-skew and power-based strategies." We are coming to recognize, Walsh says, "that successful interventions rest as much on the resources of the family as on the skills of the therapist, and that the most effective therapeutic relationships are collaborative partnerships." This is a model long sought by families, and one underlying current practice guidelines in schizophrenia.