Journal of Family Therapy

Cover image for Vol. 38 Issue 3

Edited By: Reenee Singh

Impact Factor: 1.434

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 19/43 (Family Studies); 70/121 (Psychology Clinical)

Online ISSN: 1467-6427


'We are very fortunate in the UK to have such an excellent Journal that reflects important aspects of research and practice in family therapy, couple therapy and systemic practice. The papers are accessible but of the highest academic calibre. The inclusion of clinical learning points helps the practitioner to make good theory/research/practice links. It is refreshing that there is a range of international contributions, and the Journal, through the commissioning of papers, engages with, and responds to, current issues in the field. In the UKCP College of Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy, regular reading of the journal is a key component of the requirements for Continuing Professional Development and meets the needs of Family and Systemic Psychotherapists. Training courses include a range of JFT papers in their curriculum and reading lists, and colleagues from other disciplines can confidently look to the journal to inform themselves on family practice issues. It is not a journal that remains on the shelf!'
Judith Lask
Family and Couple Psychotherapist
Chair of the College of Family, Couple and Systemic therapy (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)

'Journal of Family Therapy is one of the foremost journals devoted to family therapy in the World. It is always filled with cutting-edge interesting articles about families and family therapy that help move forward practice in the field. Based in the pluralistic perspective that fits best with our times, JFT extends its coverage across diverse methods and populations. I often look to Journal of Family Therapy to see what is new and emerging.'
Jay Lebow, Ph.D.
Editor, Family Process, Handbook of Family Therapy, and Clinical Handbook of Couple therapy
Family Institute at Northwestern

'JFT has kept systemic thinking and the family therapy flame alive for decades. It is still one of my preferred journals in the field. Theory and practice have equal weight in what are often articles that my students or any seasoned family therapy clinician or scholar should read. Its collection of articles on a special content is cutting edge. The variety of authors and point of views is also refreshing. Must have journal for anyone doing scholarly or clinical systemic work.'
Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD, MPH Professor
Department of Counseling Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston,

'What fascinates me most about JFT is its ability to balance openness towards new hypotheses and ideas, without which psychotherapy would wane, with academic rigor. In each issue the need to document points of view, intuitions and concepts with empirical evidence does not suffocate the search for divergent ways of thinking and discussion of difficult to prove clinical hypotheses. For this reason JFT is a global point of reference for family therapists involved in research, as well as for professionals always seeking new stimuli for clinical practice. This is certainly the reason why I always find articles which I read with eagerness and pleasure.'
Professor Valeria Ugazio
Director of European Institute of Systemic-relational Therapies in Milano and full professor of Clinical Psychology,University of Bergamo, Italy

'Where there is a gap in the field, JFT is a bridge. JFT has found a good balance between academic content and practice orientation.'
Peter Rober
Professor of Family Therapy - University of Leuven, Belgium, and family therapy trainer at Context: The Center for Marital and Family Therapy (UPC KU Leuven, Belgium).

'What a fabulous journal! Informative, inspiring, and thought provoking.'
Wai Yung
Private practitioner and Clinical Director of the Asian Academy of Family Therapy