Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Family Process Institute

  • Beatrice WoodEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_618


The Family Process Institute (FPI) (http://www.familyprocess.org/) is an independent, multidisciplinary, transnational organization dedicated to the development and exchange of new theory, research, applied practice, and policy related to families and systems. The institute was established in the 1970s as a nonprofit organization whose mission was to oversee the pioneer family therapy journal, Family Process. The journal was launched by Don D. Jackson and Nathan Ackerman in 1962, with Jay Haley as editor. The Mental Research Institute at Palo Alto, California and the Ackerman Institute in New York were initial sponsors. Once the journal become financially self-sustaining through subscriptions, the FPI was established to support and sustain the independent status and excellence of the journal and to facilitate the growth of the nascent field of family therapy. Initially, this mission was fulfilled through an internationally distributed monthly paper journal and periodic...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Thorana Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Utah State UniversitySanta FeUSA