Lenore McWey, Ph.D., LMFT, was selected as editor-elect of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy announced January 13. McWey is a professor and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy doctoral program at the College of Health and Human Sciences. She will officially take over duties of the journal in January 2024.
The journal publishes quarterly issues (January, April, July, and October) and seeks to advance the professional understanding and practice of systemic family therapy through articles based on research, theory, clinical practice, and training in marital and family therapy.
“I look forward to serving as the next editor of JMFT, building upon our journal’s excellent reputation and working to actualize the important goals set forth in our strategic plan,” she told the AAMFT.
McWey’s work focuses on underserved children and families, particularly families involved with the child welfare system. Results from her funded program of research has been published widely in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals. She currently serves as a scientific reviewer for the Health, Behavior, and Context subcommittee of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is a leader of the AAMFT Intervention Research in Systemic Family Therapy Network.