Journal of Marital and Family Therapy Award Winners


Each year, the editor of Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, in consultation with the advisory council, selects an article to honor as the “Article of the Year.” This year, two articles have been selected. Article reviewers consider impact, originality, and quality of the scholarship in each manuscript.

2022 Award Winners

Article of the Year

JMFT’s 2022 “Article of the Year” goes to authors Shayne Anderson, and Lee Johnson (2022) for their article, “The Couple Relationship Scale: A Brief Measure to Facilitate Routine Outcome Monitoring in Couple Therapy” and Quintin Hunt for “Family Relationships and the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide in a Clinically Suicidal Sample of Adolescents”

Shayne Anderson, Lee Johnson, and Quintin Hunt
Brigham Young University





Apprentice Reviewers of the Year

Dania Tawfiq
Florida State University

Zachary Trevino
Texas Tech University

Reviewers of the Year

Suzanne Bartle-Haring
Ohio State University

Jared Durtschi
Kansas State University

Other articles

Gray Divorce: Splitting Up Later in Life

What Is “Science-based” Therapy and How Do I Practice It?

After a decade of working with clients, there are important questions I’m asking myself. Why do I use the theories I use? What makes therapy effective? Why do some clients fail to meet treatment goals? And how do I practice science-based therapy? These questions are related, but the very last question is the one I’ll be focusing on most in this article.
Julia Harkleroad, MS

Meaning of Aging in a Time of Crisis

Maybe I Was Overreacting: A MedFT’s Role with Autism Spectrum Disorder

One in 44 children was diagnosed with autism in 2020 (Maenner et al., 2021), or approximately 1.7% of children in the United States (Bridgemohan et al., 2019). Despite increasing autism awareness, parents still express dissatisfaction with care from their primary care physician (PCP; Carbone et al., 2010). One-third of parents expressed concerns with the diagnostic delivery (Crane et al., 2015). PCPs rarely administer ASD screening tools (Carbone et al., 2020).
Justin Romney, PhD and Randall Reitz, PhD

Gray Divorce: Splitting Up Later in Life

All Hands on Deck: Let Us Serve With Those Who Serve

“Thank you for your service” is a statement that those currently serving, or who have served, in the U.S. military receive from family, friends, and strangers. Additionally, Thank You For Your Service is the title of a movie that was released in 2017, which depicts U.S. soldiers returning home from Iraq and their struggles to reintegrate into the civilian world, displaying symptoms of PTSD, and their struggles to find mental health resources.
Sean Surber, PhD