Medical Family Therapy

Current Happenings in MedFT

  • New Topical Interest Network for Family Therapists working in healthcare settings has been created! This provides support and connections with other family therapists with an interest in healthcare settings. Click below to find more information.



Recent MedFT Research

  • Williams-Reade, J., Lobo, E., Whittemore, A. A., Parra, L., & Baerg, J. (2018). Enhancing residents’ compassionate communication to family members: A family systems breaking bad news simulation. Families, Systems & Health: The Journal Of Collaborative Family Healthcare.

  • Hughes, R. L., Damin, C., & Heiden-Rootes, K. (2017). Where’s the LGBT in integrated care research? A systematic review. Families, Systems & Health: The Journal Of Collaborative Family Healthcare35(3), 308–319.

  • Delbridge, E., Zubatsky, M., & Fowler, J. (2017). Integrating mental health professionals in residencies to reduce health disparities. International Journal Of Psychiatry In Medicine52(3), 286–297.

  • Zubatsky, M., Harris, S. M., & Mendenhall, T. J. (2017). Clinical Training and Practice Patterns of Medical Family Therapists: A National Survey. Journal Of Marital And Family Therapy43(2), 264–275.

  • Kim, L., Hernandez, B. C., Lavery, A., & Denmark, T. K. (2016). Stimulating reflective practice using collaborative reflective training in breaking bad news simulations. Families, Systems & Health: The Journal Of Collaborative Family Healthcare34(2), 83–91.

  • Prouty, A. M., Fischer, J., Purdom, A., Cobos, E., & Helmeke, K. B. (2016). Spiritual Coping: A Gateway to Enhancing Family Communication During Cancer Treatment. Journal Of Religion And Health55(1), 269–287.

  • Falke, S. I., & D’Arrigo-Patrick, E. (2015). Medical Family Therapists in Action: Embracing Multiple Roles. Journal Of Marital And Family Therapy41(4), 428–442.

  • Williams-Reade, J., Freitas, C., & Lawson, L. (2014). Narrative-informed medical family therapy: using narrative therapy practices in brief medical encounters. Families, Systems & Health: The Journal Of Collaborative Family Healthcare32(4), 416–425.


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