What is FPI?

The Family Process Institute oversees the Family Process journal and creates initiatives that promote family and systems theory, practice, research, and policy, with a commitment to social justice.

Family Process Journal

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Family Process is a peer-reviewed journal of original articles, including theory, practice as well as qualitative and quantitative research, focused on family interaction and family relationships with larger systems. Sign up for a
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Our Core Initiatives

New Writers’ Initiative

The New Writers’ Workshop occurs annually prior to the October FPI Board meeting in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Evan Imber-Black, a former editor of the Family Process journal, currently leads these workshops.

Grants Initiative

The FPI Grants Initiative is comprised of three awards: Early Scholars Research Grant; Early Career Training/Clinical Grant; and the Dissertation Grant. The FPI Grants Initiative began as a pilot program in 2011 and continues to the present.

International Initiative

The International Initiative seeks to foster opportunities for bringing together US-based and international family and systems oriented professionals to promote mutual growth and understanding..

Webinar Series

FPI is in partnership with the Ackerman Institute offering live webinars for CEUs eight times a year; these are also available as pay-per-view. The webinars feature family therapy scholars who are published in the Family Process journal.