While many family therapists receive their training in a Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program, others come to the field via master’s or doctoral degrees in social work, professional counseling, and clinical or counseling psychology. Each discipline has its own training track and its own funding, conferences, and travel opportunities.
For those coming via the psychology world, this list of psychology scholarship resources may be helpful to you. Take particular note of the Roy Scrivner Research Grants:
Offered by the American Psychological Foundation (APF), the Roy Scrivner Research Grant supports graduate-level, applied and empirical research in the field of lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and therapy. Students planning to use human participants in their research must receive approval from their psychology program’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to receiving this psychology scholarship.
This grant is geared towards graduate students or recently licensed psychologists just beginning their career. It is also open to researchers working in any of the behavioral or social science fields, although preference is given to dissertation candidates.
How have you found funding for your family therapy education? Or are you aware of any scholarships that might be of interested to family therapists?