THE PRACTICE OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN ACCREDITED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY PROGRAMS

Authors


  • Lenore M. McWey, Stacy Hemandez West, Nikki M. Ruble, Amy K. Handy, David G. Handy, Mathen Koshy, and Kathleen Mills, Interdivisional Program for Marriage and Family Therapy, College of Human Sciences and School of Social Work, Florida State University.

  • This project was a collaborative effort between the authors and the Intedivisional faculty at Florida State University. We would like to acknowledge Dr. Tom Cornille and all faculty who contributed to this endeavor.

*Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Lenore McWey, 230 Sandals Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1491. E-mail: Lsfmcwey@aol.com

Abstract

This study aims to explore the prevalence of clinic-based research among accredited marriage and family therapy (MFT) programs and reveal rationales explaining why academic settings may or may not be conducting clinical research. Findings of this project are the result of electronic-mail surveys completed by 26 accredited MFT programs. Approximately one-half of the respondents reported currently conducting clinic-based research. Open-ended responses reveal factors that lead to research success and failure, as well as reasons was not being conducted at training programs.

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