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Contemporary Family Therapy

Contemporary Family Therapy

An International Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Russell Crane

ISSN: 0892-2764 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-3335 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10591

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D. Russell Crane

Professor Emeritus, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA


Editorial Advisory Board

Angela Abela, University of Malta, Malta

Darren W. Adamson, Northcentral University, San Diego, CA 

Harry J. Aponte, Philadelphia, PA

Eda Arduman, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Joyce Baptist, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

David Baptiste, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Jennie Barr, Austin Family Institute, Austin, TX

Roy A. BeanBrigham Young University, Provo, UT

Dorothy S. Becvar, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Raphael Becvar, Walden University, Minnesota

J. Maria Bermúdez, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Paolo Bertrando, Scuola sistemico-dialogica di Bergamo, Bergam, Italy

Maria Borcsa, University of Applied Sciences, Nordhausen, Germany

Spencer D. Bradshaw, Community Family and Addiction Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Kristina S. Brown, Adler University, Chicago

Benjamin E. Caldwell, Los Angeles CA

Alan Carr, University College Dublin, and Clanwilliam Institute, Ireland

Ronald Chenail, Nova Southeastern University, FL

Wentao ChaoNational Taipei University of Education, Taiwan

Jacob D. Christenson, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

Young Ju Chun, Dept. of Social Work, Silla University, Busan, S. Korea 

Suzanne M. Coyle, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN

Rudi DallosProfessor of Clinical Psychology and Research Director, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth, UK

Linyuan Deng, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, China  

Valentín Escudero, University of A Coruña, Spain

Xiaoyi Fang, Institute of Developmental Psychology, Beijing Normal University, China

Elizabeth FawcettUtah Valley University, Provo, UT

Lia Fernandes, MD, PhD, Faculty of Medicine - University of Porto, Portugal

Diane R. Gehart, California State University, Northridge

Tony Sam George, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, India

Lennart Lorås, Bergen University College, and VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway

Claudia Grauf-Grounds, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

Suzanne Bartle-Haring, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Branden Henline, Draper, UT

Cecile Herscovici, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Katherine M. Hertlein, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Harvey Hillin, University of Kansas, & Friends University, KS

Muchiri Karega, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Lana Kim, Lewis and Clark College, Portland OR

Zoltán KónyaCluj-Napoca, Romania

Barbara Józefik, Jagiellonian Univerwisty Medical College, Krakow, Poland

Carmen Knudson-Martin, Lewis and Clark College, OR

David D. Law, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Jay Lebow, The Family Institute at Northwestern, Evanston, IL

Joyce L. C. Ma, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Gianmarco ManfridaTraining Program in Psychotherapy, Centro Studie Applicazione della Psicologia Relazionale, Prato, Italy

Tai J. Mendenhall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Bobbi J. Miller, Regis University, Denver, CO

David J. Moultrop, Belmont, MA

Megan J. Murphy, Purdue University-Calumet, IN

Matthias Ochs, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Fulda, Germany

M. Graça Pereira, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal.

Wayne Perry, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Northcentral University, Millbrook, AL

Shruti Singh Poulsen, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

Dan Ratliff,  St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX

Ruediger Retzlaff, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany 

Clarissa Sammut Scerri, University of Malta, Malta

Jaakko Seikkula, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

David Skorunka, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Czech Republic

Peter Stratton, University of Leeds, UK

Kirsten von Sydow, Berlin School of Psychology (Psychologische Hochschule) Berlin, Germany

Rachel Tambling, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Valeria UgazioUniversity of Bergamo, Milano. Italy

William E. Utesch, IUPU-Fort Wayne, IN

Arlene Vetere, Diakonhjemmet University College, Oslo, Norway.

Linna Wang, Alliant International University, San Diego, CA

Mark B. White, Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ

Jason B. Whiting, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Amber Brewer-Willis, Salt Lake City, UT

Andrea K. Wittenborn, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Nathan D. Wood, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KT


Gerald H. Zuk, Founding Editor, 1979-1985

William C. Nichols, 1987-2006

Dorothy S. Becvar, 2007-2011


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    Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal (COFT) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication that presents the latest developments in practice, theory, research, and training in family and couple therapy.   Embracing international and multidisciplinary perspectives, COFT publishes applied and basic research with implications for theory, treatment, and policy. The overall goal is to understand couple and family functioning within their broader social contexts and throughout a multiplicity of forms.  The journal’s content is relevant to family practitioners, educators, marriage and family therapists, family psychologists, clinical social workers, researchers, and social policy specialists.

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