November / December 2022 Volume 21, No.6

AAMFT Announces New Chief Executive Officer: Christine Michaels

After a 10-month process, with the aid of world-class Consulting and Executive Search Firm Korn Ferry, the AAMFT Board of Directors is pleased to announce the successful hiring of the next AAMFT Chief Executive Officer Christine Michaels. Tracy Todd, CEO, will be retiring after 15 years of staff service with AAMFT, 10 of those years [...]

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November / December 2022 Volume 21, No.6

AAMFT Foundation Awardee Spotlight

The AAMFT Foundation can improve outcomes by supporting the groundbreaking work of licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs). One of the ways we do this, is through our awards program. To support future awards, consider a charitable gift. Today, we are highlighting a past awardee: Aimee Hubbard, MS, PhD, PLMFT Foundation: Which award did you [...]

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September / October 2022 Volume 21, No. 5

JMFT Awards Announced

  JMFT editor Steven M. Harris, PhD, in consultation with the JMFT advisory council, has announced the “Article of the Year.” This year’s 2021 “Article of the Year” goes to “An Evaluation of Mechanisms of Change in Multisystemic Therapy for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youths A Decade Following Treatment,” written by authors Kaitlin M. Sheerin, Charles M. [...]

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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

Multilateralism

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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