The Solid Ground of Integrated Ethical Practice

There is an expectation, a written and unwritten rule, a personal and professional imperative, that in order for couple and family therapists to practice from an ethical foundation, we stand on the solid ground of five principles
Toni Zimmerman, PhD and Marj Castronova, PhD

Family Therapy Ethics with Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest employer in the world, thus it is highly likely that MFTs, whether intentional or not, will have the opportunity to work with service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF) throughout their career.
Meghan Lacks, PhD and Jessica Goodman, PhD

Professional Competence and Integrity

The competence and integrity of the MFT may well be the most important and fundamental components of ethical behavior and practice. Ethical standards, such as the AAMFT Code of Ethics, define professional expectations and rules of practice.
James Morris, PhD and George Stone, MA

When we begin to consider relational ethics in all our relationships, we are held to a higher standard of authenticity.

Recent Issues

Body Image and Food Challenges in the Black Community
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2021

Body Image and Food Challenges in the Black Community


Topics including black families & body image, the impact of diet culture & weight stigma, and destructive consequences.

Climate Change & Natural Disasters: A Call to Action for Systemic Therapists
JULY / AUGUST 2021

Climate Change & Natural Disasters: A Call to Action for Systemic Therapists


Topics including eco-informed family therapy, MFTs and climate change, and helping families cope with disasters.

Disability and the Family
MAY / JUNE 2021

Disability and the Family


Topics including interventions, disability & stigma, and neurodiversity.


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