James Furrow joined Fuller’s faculty in 1995 and serves as Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy and the chair and program director of the School of Psychology’s Department of Marriage and Family. His research interests focus on couples therapy, interpersonal relationships, and positive youth development. He is a clinical member and an approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the National Council on Family Relations, and a Certified Family Life Educator. He is also a certified practitioner, supervisor, and trainer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).
Furrow is co-author of Preparing Couples for Love and Marriage: A Pastor’s Resource and Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist: The Workbook, which is regarded as a primary training resource in the use of this empirically supported approach to couple therapy, and is co-developer of theEFTzone, a training program in the EFT approach. Recent research projects include a Thrive Foundation for Youth grant on the use of Thriving Principles with At-Risk Youth, a Tyndale Foundation grant with the Family Spiritual Formation Initiative, and the study Evolutionary Psychology and Christian Views on Human Thriving.