Welcome from our President

Welcome to Div. 43 (Society of Couple and Family Psychology).

APA's Div. 43 is one of the three organizations that represent the specialty of couple and family psychology at the Council of Specialties in Professional Psychology. The mission of Division 43 is to promote people’s wellbeing through the production, publication and application of evidence-based knowledge about the influence of diverse systems (i.e., intrapersonal, relational and social) on human behaviors. We support research that advances our systemic understanding of couple and family dynamics, how they influence mental and physical health, and how they develop from broader societal processes such as gender norms and poverty. We also support specialty training and education, and disseminate critical information about couples and families through our journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, our website, and other social media.

The Couple and Family Psychologist Blog

The Couple and Family Psychologist blog is a publication of Div. 43 to allow members to share insights, research, news and other updates. Launched in April 2020, the blog features articles written by Div. 43 members focused on topics related to education, research, practice and public interest. Members may submit articles for review and publication.

Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice

Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice is a scholarly journal publishing peer-reviewed papers representing the science and practice of family psychology. The journal is the official publication of the Society for Couple and Family Psychology 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.