Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

  • Charles CheesebroughEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_621


The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), founded in 1938, is the oldest multidisciplinary organization focused solely on family research, practice, and education. NCFR is a professional association comprising scholars and family professionals from sociology, psychology, family science, therapy and counseling, human development, social work, and other areas.

NCFR supports family research, education, and outreach through its scholarly journals, annual conference, information resources, member forums, career development, networking activities, and the Certified Family Life Educator credential.


Minneapolis, MN

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Adolph Meyer

Ernest Groves

Margaret Mead

Evelyn Mills Duvall

Aaron Rutledge

David Fulcomer

David and Vera Mace

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William J. Doherty

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Andrew Cherlin

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Council on Family RelationsMinneapolisUSA

Section editors and affiliations

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