“How come no one can help us?” How MFTs Can Begin Treating Families with a Disability

Parents, partners, siblings, and extended family members are all impacted by a disability and struggle with adapting to the various challenges and behaviors. MFTs are specifically trained to treat the relationships within a family and the larger community.
Brie Turns, PhD and Paul Springer, PhD  AAMFT members only

Top 5 Favorite Interventions for Treating a Family with a Disability

Working with families living with a disability can often feel overwhelming for beginning and seasoned clinicians. Discover these five easily adaptable interventions for treating a family living with a physical, intellectual, or developmental disability.
Brie Turns, PhD and Paul Springer, PhD

Disability and Stigma

Disability is often perceived by society as a negative experience and something unwanted. As systemic therapists, we are accountable for our stigmas and biases towards disabled clients and their families.
Briana Mills, MSMFT

Disability should not be viewed as a negative, but just as part of a person’s life. It is helpful to strive for an understanding of how disabled people see themselves.

Recent Issues

Working with Trans Clients and Their Families
MARCH / APRIL 2021

Working with Trans Clients and Their Families

Topics including body dysmorphia, trans youth and their parents, and trans feminine clients.

Hope, Healing and Moving On
JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2021

Hope, Healing and Moving On

Topics including hope as a natural compliment to MFT, therapeutic activism, and impacts of the pandemic and systemic racism on foster youth.

Getting to Know Your AAMFT Governance
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2020

Getting to Know Your AAMFT Governance

The AAMFT Board of Directors presents insights on the inner workings of AAMFT’s governance and encourages members to participate in leadership roles.


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