Dr Barbara McKay is a social worker, systemic psychotherapist, supervisor, and trainer. She has held positions in statutory and voluntary sector organisations. She has held leadership positions in two major charities in the UK and until 2019 she was the Director of the Institute of Family Therapy, a post she held for 13 years through a transformation period. Barbara holds qualifications from several universities in the UK and has continued to work in higher education delivering training in systemic therapy. Since 2019, Barbara has moved into independent consultancy practice delivering therapy, supervision, coaching and consultations to individuals and groups in health and social care sectors. She continues to teach leadership programmes blending relational approaches with business research. More recently, Barbara has joined the Board of Trustees of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and the Board of the CMMI, Institute for personal and social evolution. Barbara is the author of several articles and book chapters on transformational change as well as more traditional themes of systemic therapy and supervision.