Paolo Bertrando MD, PhD, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, has been on the faculty of the Milan Centre for Family Therapy since 1993. He is the Director of the Episteme Association in Turin, and teaches psychodynamics of family relationships at the Vita-Salute University in Milan. Dr Bertrando is Associate Editor for Italy of the British 'Journal of Family Therapy'. He is the author of several scientific articles and books including 'The Times of Time' (1993) and 'Systemic Therapy with Individuals'(1996), both with Luigi Boscolo. His current interests are in the dynamics of systemic therapy, the broader implications of systemic theory, and the use of systemic individual therapy with specific populations.