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Gender-specific parent-child relationship factors and substance use among at-risk adolescents
Perceptions of stigma in meeting partners online: implications for marriage and family therapists
Use of family life review with older adults and families adjusting to the late life transition of relocation
Coming in and coming out: navigating the spaces between cultural and sexual identity
Common factors as motivational interviewing elements
The social, relational and political contexts of eating disorders: a feminist-informed grounded theory analysis
How award-winning family therapy educators engage their students in meaningful family therapy education
Using Face-negotiation Theory to understand the roles of gender, commitment and culture in coping strategies toward a partner’s infidelity
Crohn's disease and the young adult couple: an interpretive phenomenological study
Faith of Our Mothers: religiosity in Adult Daughter-Mother Relationships
Roles and responsibilities of behavioral science faculty within family medicine residencies in inpatient medicine teaching services
Contribution of common factors to therapeutic outcomes from the clinician's perspective: a mixed method study to explore common mechanisms of change
Online behavioral boundaries: an investigation of how engaged couples negotiate agreements regarding what is considered online infidelity
Couple and family therapy clients’ perceptions of how therapy productivity impacts intended retention: a common factors informed mixed methods analysis
Expressed emotion in families with mild cognitive impairment
Getting them in: an exploratory mixed methods study with implications towards marketing Marriage and Family Therapy
Boundary ambiguity and ambivalence in military family reintegration
How couples raising children on the autism spectrum negotiate intimacy: a grounded theory study
Uncovering messages of intimacy in urban, educated, and middle-income married Indian couples: a phenomenological study using pictures as metaphors
Ambiguous freedom: a grounded theoretical analysis of life outside prison
A cross-cultural study of never-married adults’ mate selection perceptions and criteria
Young women's anger in romantic relationships
Parental involvement in family therapy for adolescents who sexually offend
The Mindful Transition to Parenthood Program: developing and evaluating a psychoeducational-experiential intervention for couples
Life after bariatric surgery: men's perspectives on self-concept, intimate relationships, and social support
An exploration of feminist family therapists' resistance to and collusion with oppression
"Making it work": a grounded theory of how mixed orientation married couples commit, sexually identify, and gender themselves
Understanding postpartum depression from a structural family theory perspective: examining risk and protective factors
Black lesbian families and their relationships with their families of origin
Influential client factors: understanding and organizing therapists' perceptions of client factors that influence reported outcome of therapy
Mental health clinicians' perceptions, knowledge, level of training, and utilization of evidence based practices with a specific focus on dialectical behavior therapy
Parent and child influences on the development of a Black-White biracial identity
An ecological approach to understanding the stigma associated with receiving mental health services: the role of social proximity
Sexual addiction and MFT: therapists' perspectives on facilitating individual and relationship healing
Family and clinician effects on costs of psychiatric emergency services dispositions
Family business consultation: a Delphi study to develop a model curriculum for marriage and family therapists
Gender identity and the family story: a critical analysis
Region as a cultural context in family therapy
Attachment styles and enneagram types
Development of the multicultural competency inventory-client version
An examination of the impact of studying abroad with AFS on level of differentiation
Culturally appropriate Indian applications of marriage and family therapy interventions explored through an HIV example 
Gender and diversity topics taught in COAMFTE programs
The development of the solution building inventory
A cybernetic analysis of the United States of America's relationship with Iraq
Using metaphors to explore the experiences of powerlessness among women in twelve-step substance abuse recovery
Common and model-specific factors: what marital therapy model developers, their former students, and their clients say about change
Childhood experiences of sibling abuse: an investigation into learned helplessness
Internet infidelity: an examination of family therapist treatment decisions and gender biases
Bilateral art: an integration of marriage and family therapy, art therapy, and neuroscience 
Trauma resolution treatment as an adjunct to standard treatment for sexual offenders
Students and faculty members in marriage and family therapy programs: navigating successful non-sexual dual relationships 
Clients' views regarding the inclusion of religious issues in couple therapy
Family experiences concerning adopting a previously institutionalized child from Russia or Romania
Acquired hearing impairment in older couple relationships: an exploration of couple resilience processes
Biblical family systems
The current use of self-of-the-therapist training in COAMFTE accredited doctoral programs: a survey
Filial therapy with court-ordered parents of maltreated children
Managing depression: stories of patients and their families pursuing mental health after psychiatric hospitalization
Resilience in Arab American couples in the wake of the terrorist attacks on New York City: a family systems perspective 
Women's experiences of rage towards their intimate partners: diverse voices within the criminal justice system 
Flow: family dynamics and adolescent experiences in soccer
Career and relationship satisfaction among female faculty in MFT programs
Coming out: one family's story
Conflict resolution among Latino couples
Emotion focused couples therapy as a treatment of somatoform disorders: an outcome study
Examining the individual and dyadic coping processes of men and women in infertile couples and their relationship to infertility stress, marital adjustment, and depression
Transforming performances: an intern-researcher's hypertextual journey in a postmodern community
The essential elements of multi-family group therapy: a Delphi study
What do women in therapy for an eating disorder find helpful: a qualitative study
Career practices and training perspectives of marriage and family therapy program graduates
Differentiation as a predictor of extramarital involvement
Resolving attachment injuries in couples using emotionally focused therapy: a process study
Women recreating their lives: challenges and resilience in midlife
Attitudes and moral development during a college course on human sexuality
Levels of self-control, partner fusion, and marital egalitarianism in men as predictors of male-to-female partner violence
Using an integrated competency-based group therapy approach in building adult caregiver strengths
Exploration of session perceptions in the words of clients and therapists
Family members' experiences of saturation, bonding, and leisure : a feminist perspective
Narratives about God and gender: women's experiences
Family conversations about sexual orientation: interviews with heterosexually married parents
Solution-focused leadership: the development and evaluation of a marriage and family therapy-based leadership training program
Towards a theory of family therapy : rediscovering the influence of Don D. Jackson
In their own words: an analysis of personal narratives from fathers' perspectives on the death of a child
Online support groups: extending communities of concern
Walk-in single session therapy: a study of client satisfaction
Ethics education in marriage and family therapy graduate programs
Levels of personal disclosure and engagement in communication of later-life couples coping with chronic illness
Significant events and themes in the development of marriage and family therapists: a qualitative study
The effects of family communication patterns during the middle phase of Alzheimer's disease
Pain, courage, and wisdom: stories of women living with HIV
A multi-modal evaluation of an integrated treatment program for college women with eating problems
Projective and introjective identification in a couple therapy case study: a hermeneutical examination
 The ties that bind: relationship attachment between former spouses
An investigation of second-person narratives: the positioning of "you" in a therapy relationship
Sexual attitudes and behaviors of married Christian college alumni
Adult new readers: the impact on family
Analysis of an adventure-based marriage enrichment program
Family ties and growing up to be: late adolescent career development and intergenerational family relationships
Reflecting team supervision (RTS): reflexivity in therapy, supervision and research
Religious orientation in marriage and family therapy
The relationships of marital satisfaction, forgiveness, and religiosity
Feminists and marriage: a qualitative analysis
The experiences of marriage and family therapy supervisors and supervisees
Mothers' and fathers' self reports of marital satisfaction and perceptions of their children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
An exploration of boundaries of families in treatment for father-daughter incest: a comparison with other clinical families
From cohabitation to marriage: couples' perceptions of the transition stage II of the family life cycle
Systemic concepts in literature and art
Family of origin, dyadic relationship and the level of codependences: a comparison of alcoholic and non-alcoholic couples
The effects of intrafamilial ritualistic child abuse on an adult survivor: a systemic perspective on recovery
Uncommon sports psychology: a qualitative study of the process of utilizing family therapy theory and techniques with an athletic team
The evolution of family myths: a qualitative analysis of mid- life married men
Fathers and young-adult children: factors affecting relationship strength
Planning for long-term care: filial behavior and relationship quality of adult children with independent parents
Rehearsal for survivorship: a qualitative analysis of later life husbands and wives
Strengths and weaknesses of the spousal relationship following a stroke
Ego identity development in black college students :the effects of self-esteem, ethnic identity and family environment
Humor and the problem solving behavior of married couples
Mothers' adaptation to childhood cancer: an analysis of family process stressors, family system resources, parental coping patterns, and parental adaptation...
Social provisions in adult friendship
Stressors, coping strategies and marital adjustment of parents of fullterm and preterm infants in the adjustment to parenthood : a comparative study
Intergenerational family relationships as perceived by adult children of alcoholics
Adolescent substance use and family dynamics
Family adaptability and cohesion in remarried families
Family adaptability, cohesion and conflict in families with rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain and depression
Fathers and daughters: an assessment of the individuation and strength of their relationship
From their daughters' eyes: parent/daughter relationships and college adjustment in young women
The image of marriage and family therapy
Intergenerational dynamics of adult offspring living in the parental home
The relationship of psychosexual factors and eating disorders
Alcoholism and family relations
Alcoholism and family structure
Black adolescent identity development: effects of self-esteem and family structure
Grandparent-adolescent relationships as mediated by lineage and gender
Hopelessness and suicidal ideation in adolescents as related to life stress, self-esteem and friendship
Self-images of selected groups of adopted and non-adopted adolescents
Adolescents whose parents are divorced: an interview study and ethnographic analysis
An ethnographic analysis of the family dynamics of the obese adolescent
Marital therapists' own marital distress and its perceived impact on their clinical work
Predictors of bulimia among university women
Premenstrual syndrome and marital satisfaction
Psychosocial factors affecting adaptation of patients and spouses to myocardial infarction
An empirical study of the double bind
Family cohesion in remarried families
A survey of family therapists concerning the inclusion of young children in family therapy
The influence of stress and child factors on families with educable mentally retarded children: the mother's viewpoint
A comparison of family environment between problem and non-problem school children
Eriksonian ego identity and intimacy in marital relationships
Family relations and chronic renal disease
The effects on adult children of placing a parent in a nursing home
Perception of control and marital adjustment
Ego identity, egocentrism, and formal operations
Desired behavior change, irrationality, and anger arousal as related to marital stress, conflict and instability