|Dr. Kay Bradford
A group of researchers set out to better understand not only what factors contribute the most to success in marriage and family therapy, but how those aspects interact for best results. Their ideas resulted in the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy’s Article of the Year for 2014. JMFT is the most influential peer-reviewed journal in the field.
The therapeutic pyramid: A common factors synthesis of techniques, alliance and way of being
represented out-of-the box thinking and promise for advancing the field, according to comments from the editorial board.
Dr. Kay Bradford is a co-recipient of the award and an associate professor in the Family, Consumer, and Human Development department. Below, he explains how the article came about and what he hopes it will contribute to his classroom and the field.
"Some years ago, my friends and I were talking about our experiences as directors of marriage and family therapy programs at our respective universities. Being in the business of training—and doing research about training—family therapists, we discussed “what is it about the best therapists that makes them good?” Read more on the EEJ Ed Notes blog.