What We Do

The mission of the Intervention Research in Systemic Family Therapy topical interest network is to create a community of Systemic Family Therapy (SFT) researchers through online networking and research conferences, and to disseminate research findings to therapists, policy makers, and the public in order to inform policy related to healthcare and mental healthcare.

Members in this Network will benefit from:

  • Quarterly webinars on key topics including innovative methods, grant funding, and statistics
  • Annual research conference with speakers from the SFT community
  • Online community for networking, discussions and profiles of scholars
  • White papers, research briefs, and blogs with the aim of disseminating SFT knowledge to the field, policy makers, and the public

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What We Value

It is a core value of the Intervention Research in Systemic Family Therapy Topic Interest Network to affirm and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion by challenging structural prejudice and oppression and fostering a climate where all individuals experience intrinsic mutual respect and freedom to exist without fearing harm. We enact this value through policies and practices, not just within our organization, but throughout the mental health services we provide and the systemic research we conduct. Specifically, we view it central to the practice of ethical systemic research to:

  • create spaces that are inviting and welcoming to diverse populations;
  • recruit and mentor diverse research team members;
  • reduce barriers to participation and amplify voices that have been historically silenced;
  • seek input from, and collaborate with, community stakeholders impacted by the research we conduct;
  • provide inclusive options for participants to self-identify;
  • increase access to the resulting knowledge of research by making data accessible; and translating results into forms relevant to the communities who can benefit from the information.

Research Conference

Our 4th annual conference will be held in conjunction with the AAMFT Systemic Family Therapy Conference

AAMFT has invited us to integrate our research conference into this year's in person AAMFT conference in Orlando, Florida, November 4-7, 2024. As part of the larger conference, IRSFT will sponsor a poster session and eight one-hour breakout sessions devoted to intervention research, with a specific focus on our theme of Translating Research into Advocacy. Consistent with our past Intervention Research conferences, our breakout sessions will be a combination of research workshops and research paper presentations. The TIN research team will extend invitations for the research workshops, while all systemic family therapy researchers are invited to submit an abstract for paper and poster presentations. AAMFT is offering free or reduced registration for student presenters. See our Events page for more information and to submit a proposal!!.

The proposal submission portal will be open April 10th-May 8th and acceptance decisions will be communicated by the middle of May.

How To Join

During your join or renewal process:
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Questions? Call AAMFT at 703-838-9808 or email central@aamft.org.

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