James Furrow joined Fuller’s faculty in 1995 and serves as Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy and chair of the School of Psychology’s Department of Marriage and Family.
With a background in marriage and family therapy, Furrow's 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 has published articles in Developmental Psychology, the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and the Journal of Men’s Studies, among others. Furrow is co-author of 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. His current research projects include a three-year grant from the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities entitled Sexuality, Coping, and Moral Decision Making in Christian Adolescence.
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching
Interpersonal relationships, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, and positive youth development