All of us at the Institute were saddened to learn of the recent death of Dr John Byng-Hall. John was one of the founders of the Institute of Family Therapy. His vision and foresight has set the tone for our development and is embedded in the very fabric of the Institute. He made a substantial contribution to the way our training has been delivered now over many decades. Indeed, his influence shaped family therapy training in this country. He aimed to make the ideas accessible and useful to trainees at all levels of practice. Those of us who knew him personally were blessed by his generous and loving spirit. John was best known for his 1995 book Re-writing Family Scripts. He has also left numerous journal articles and chapters. His work remains highly relevant and practical. John was endlessly creative and used his creativity to inspire his many students, supervisees and colleagues over the years.
He will remain in our hearts and minds and his legacy will live on. We send our love to Sue, his wife, and his three sons, their partners and children.