Gender Distribution in COAMFTE-Accredited Programs

Aníbal Torres Bernal, Carissa D'aniello, William F. Vasquez

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This study examines gender distribution of faculty and students within a sample of COAMFTE-accredited marriage and family therapy training programs. The researchers' aim is to fill the existing research gap in understanding how females are represented in marriage and family therapy academic programs. A survey questionnaire and publically-available information was used to collect quantitative data. Student population results show a considerably higher percentage of females at both the master's and doctoral levels. Faculty data indicate a higher percentage of females in part-time positions but an underrepresentation of females at the highest academic ranks. This study provides an initial but important inquiry into gender distribution trends in marriage and family therapy academia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-111
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Feminist Family Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2013


  • demographical data
  • faculty rank
  • gender
  • gender distribution
  • higher education
  • marriage and family therapy
  • marriage and family therapy faculty
  • marriage and family therapy graduate students


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