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.”
Article reviewers consider impact, originality, and quality of the scholarship in each manuscript. 

2018 Award Winners

Tabitha Webster, Mount Mercy University (Iowa),
Article of the Year, co-author pictured
with JMFT Editor Steve Harris

JMFT's 2018 “Article of the Year” goes to authors Robb E. Clawson, Stephanie Y. Davis, Richard B. Miller, and Tabitha N. Webster (2018) for their article, The Case for Insurance Reimbursement of Couples Therapy. One of the committee members noted that this article “reads well with both academically and clinically oriented audiences.” Another indicated “This article addresses a critically important topic for our profession. The authors provide a strong rationale for advocating for expanded reimbursement, and their work can be used immediately to advocate to insurers.”

There were honorable mentions that made contributions to the advancement of family therapy's research base and future. They are, in no specific order, Family Focused Care for Refugees and Displaced Populations: Global Opportunities for Family Therapists, by Jo Ellen Patterson, Hana H. Abu‐Hassan, Susanna Vakili, and Ashley King (2018); Commitment, Forgiveness, and Relationship Self‐Regulation: An Actor Partner Interdependence Model of Relationship Virtues and Relationship Effort in Couple Relationships by Joshua R. Novak, Heather M. Smith, Jeffry H. Larson, and D. Russell Crane (2018); and Dyadic Supervision Evaluation: An Actor-Partner Relational Model by Adrian Avila, Brian Distelberg, Ana Estrada, Lauren Foster, Mary Moline, and Douglas Huenergardt (2018). 


Josh Novak, Auburn University, 
Article Honorable Mention, co-author on 
Commitment, Forgiveness,
and Relationship Self‐Regulation:
An Actor Partner Interdependence
Model of Relationship
Virtues and Relationship Effort
in Couple Relationships 

Adrian Avila, Article Honorable Mention,
lead author on 
Dyadic Supervision Evaluation:
An Actor‐Partner Relational Model


Cydney Schleiden, Texas Tech, 
Apprentice Reviewer of the Year


Heather Love, University of Alabama, 
Apprentice Reviewer of the Year


Peter Jankowski, Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, 
Reviewer of the Year

Jared Anderson, Kansas State, 
Reviewer of the Year

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