January / February 2022 Volume 21, no. 1

global perspectives Family-based Intervention for Chinese Families with Children with ADHD AAMFT Professional Member Joyce L. C. Ma, PhD, reviewed the clinical utility of family-based treatment (FBT), comprised of multiple family therapy (MFT) and structural family therapy (SFT), in helping Hong Kong Chinese families with children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ma identifies the [...]

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November / December 2021 Volume 20, No. 6

Ethical Practice & Global Perspectives

data note global perspectives A Multifamily Therapy Model in Havana, Cuba Interfamily therapy (IFT) is a specific model for multifamily therapy of recent expansion in Latin American and European countries. The term multifamily therapy refers to a range of therapeutic interventions carried out in multifamily groups, which are therapeutic environments in which both patients and [...]

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September / October 2021 Volume 20, No. 5

Obesity, Nutrition, & Global Perspectives

data note therapy talk In “What MFTs Should Know About Nutrition, Psychosocial Health, and Collaborative Care with Nutrition Professionals,” by Josh R. Novak, Lindsey P. Robinson, and Leslie E. Korn, published July 15, 2021 in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the authors note that “MFTs should consider the client's sociocultural context when it [...]

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July / August 2021 Volume 20, No. 4

Nurturing Nature & Global Perspectives

therapy talk In the JMFT article “Nurturing Nature: Exploring Ecological Self-of-the-Therapist Issues,” authors Tracey A. Laszloffy and Sean D. Davis (2019) note that the field of family therapy has its roots in the systemic premise that context shapes our realities. We cannot understand individuals devoid of seeing them in their family context, and we cannot [...]

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May / June 2021 Volume 20, No. 3

Living with Disabilities

data note therapy talk From the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy—Expanding our international reach: Trends in the development of systemic family therapy training and implementation in Africa Authors Ronald Asiimwe, Elmien Lesch, Michelle Karume, and Adrian J. Blow discuss how family therapy is growing around the world, including in many parts of Africa. Although [...]

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March / April 2021 Volume 20, No.2

Data and Research on Transgender Populations

data note therapy talk “We’re just two people in a relationship”: A qualitative exploration of emotional bond and fairness experiences between transgender women and their cisgender partners: Appearing in JMFT Early View — Trans‐including couples experience systemic marginalization impacting their relationships, yet studies on these relationships or narratives of strength are few. AAFMT Clinical Fellow [...]

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January / February 2021 Volume 20, No. 1


therapy talk Recently on the AAMFT Blog, AAMFT Clinical Fellow Laurie L Charlés, PhD, LMFT, wrote: Multilateral, a term more utilized in international politics rather than family therapy, is about collaboration, and about working together across borders and sovereign states on global issues. Systemic thinkers are natural multilateralists—skilled at lateral engagement—able to work across multiple [...]

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November / December 2020 Volume 19, No. 6

Social Relationships

therapy talk Relationships Matter. Associations Matter. People who are more socially connected to community are happier, physically healthier and live longer, with fewer mental health problems than those less well connected. As a society and as individuals, we must invest in building and maintaining good relationships and tackling the barriers to forming them. Relationships not [...]

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September / October 2020 Volume 19, No. 5

Baby Boomers and the Demographic Shift

therapy talk Within 10 years, all of the nation’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older. The most senior among them will be on the cusp of 85. Experts say the U.S. isn’t prepared for this vast demographic shift and its far-reaching consequences. Never have so many people lived so long, entering the [...]

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July / August 2020 Volume 19, No. 4

Racial Justice

therapy talk We owe it to ourselves, and to the families and communities we serve, to work for racial justice not just at the ballot box on election day, but in our everyday interactions. Our privilege gives us voice in the larger culture. Speaking up is one of the most important ways we can use [...]

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