It’s here! We have just launched our new Decade in Review special issue of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT). This once in a decade review is the journal’s fourth special issue. It assesses the efficacy and effectiveness of couple and family therapy by reviewing rigorous studies published over the 10-year period from 2010-2019.
The first 12 articles focus on couple and family interventions for prevailing mental health and behavioral disorders and health conditions. The final article reviews the past decade of research with the goal of assessing progress and identifying areas where advances in research are needed to decrease mental health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse populations.
This review provides the profession with a solid benchmark of the work that has been done, but also an understanding of what has been proven to work well and what areas need more research.
The issue covers the following topics:
● Infant and early childhood mental health
● Disruptive behavior problems
● Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
● Anxiety and mood disorders
● Suicidal ideation and behavior
● Substance use disorders
● Violence and traumatic event exposure
● Couple relationship distress and education
● Health conditions
● Mental health disparities
Given the importance of this content to the profession, systemic therapists, and society at large, we are pleased to share that all articles in this issue will be available free of charge to members and the general public for one year.
Also, head over to the FTM Online website to see content highlights of the Special Issue!