Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice®
Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice® (CFP) is a scholarly journal publishing peer-reviewed papers representing the science and practice of family psychology. CFP is the official publication of the Society for Family Psychology (APA Division 43) and is intended to be a forum for scholarly dialogue regarding the most important emerging issues in the field, a primary outlet for research particularly as it impacts practice and for papers regarding education, public policy, and the identity of the profession of family psychology.
As the official journal for the Society, CFP will provide a home for the members of the division and those in other fields interested in the most cutting edge issues in family psychology. Unlike other journals in the field, CFP is focused specifically on family psychology as a specialty practice, unique scientific domain, and critical element of psychological knowledge.
CFP will seek and publish scholarly manuscripts that make a contribution to the knowledge base of family psychology specifically, and the science and practice of working with individuals, couples and families from a family systems perspective in general.
The journal is designed in format and in vision with the following goals:
- To provide a mechanism to promote the integration of the science and practice of family psychology;
- Make a strong contribution to the scholarship of family psychology;
- Promote the interdisciplinary nature of family psychology;
- Enhance the international focus on family psychology;
- Promote education and training in family psychology; and
- Promote the issues of social justice and multicultural competence as they relate to family psychology.