Title

The Marriage and Family Therapy Practice Research Network (MFT‐PRN): Creating a More Perfect Union Between Practice and Research

Keywords

unify researchers and clinicians, clinical study, family and marriage

Abstract

This article describes the Marriage and Family Therapy Practice Research Network (MFT‐PRN). The MFT‐PRN is designed to build a professional community based on practice‐informed research and research‐informed practice, increase the diversity of participants in MFT research, and unify researchers and clinicians. Clinics choose measures from a list that best represent their clinic needs. Clients' outcomes are assessed regularly, and therapists receive immediate graphical feedback on how clients are progressing or digressing. Data are pooled to create a large and diverse database, while improving client outcomes. We will discuss advantages of the MFT‐PRN for researchers, therapists, clients, and agencies, and provide one model that we hope will inform other collaborative clinical‐research models in the field of marriage and family therapy.

Original Publication Citation

Johnson, L. N., Miller, R. B, Bradford, A. B., & Anderson, S. R. (2017). The Marriage and Family Therapy Practice Research Network (MFT-PRN): Creating a more perfect union between practice and research. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 43, 561-572. (DOI) 10.1111/jmft.12238

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017-04-20

Publisher

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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