…Promoting the well being of marital and family life through research, education, and special projects in marriage and family therapy, family policy and family science.
In their daily work with families, marriage and family therapists are acutely aware of the changing social trends and pressures affecting families and the impact of larger systems on family functioning and well-being. They also know from their practice that marriage and family therapy makes a positive difference in the lives of many families.
Advancing research, scholarship, and education related to the practice of relational and systemic therapies by:
AAMFT Research and Education Bylaws (Members Only)
- Offering credentialing to a multidisciplinary group of researchers who investigate treatment effectiveness, theory development, pedagogy, supervision, and training;
- Supporting well-designed studies that provide a research-derived basis for best practices;
- Offering opportunities to foundation researchers for collaboration with colleagues, presentation of findings to clinicians and supervisors, and sharing of knowledge with students, clinicians, and new researchers in the field; and
- Providing avenues for dissemination of information to the public.