Because relationships matter

Because relationships matter


Welcome to PAMFT

The Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (PAMFT) is a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).  We are dedicated to the advancement of the marriage and family speciality, enriching the professional lives of our members, and the lives of the clients they serve.

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Effective

Effective

In some cases, marriage and family therapy is more effective* than standard and/or individual treatments for many mental health issues such as:

  • Mood disorders, like depression and bipolar
  • Autism
  • Children's behavioral issues
  • Marital conflict and distress
  • Adolescent and adult drug and alcohol abuse
  • Anorexia
  • Chronic physical illness

*Sprenkle, DH (Ed.) (2002).  Effectiveness Research in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Alexandria, VA; AAMFT

 

Efficient

Efficient

Marriage and family therapy is often brief; the average length of treatment is 12 sessions. Marriage and family therapy is:

  • Strength-based
  • Focused on solutions
  • Concerned with specific issues and attainable goals
  • Designed with the "end in mind"
  • Respectful of the entire family
  • Helpful for individuals, couples, families and groups

 

Exceptional

Exceptional

Marriage and family therapists are the relationship experts. They know how to make change happen when treating a wide range of issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Marital concerns
  • Parent-child relationships and behavioral issues
  • Extended family relationships
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • And many more...