The Marriage and Family Therapy Practice Research Network (MFT‐PRN): Creating a More Perfect Union Between Practice and Research
unify researchers and clinicians, clinical study, family and marriage
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
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Johnson, Lee N.; Miller, Richard B.; Bradford, Angela B.; and Anderson, Shayne, "The Marriage and Family Therapy Practice Research Network (MFT‐PRN): Creating a More Perfect Union Between Practice and Research" (2017). All Faculty Publications. 2516.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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