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Mission

The University of Central Florida Marriage and Family Research Institute was created in 2003 to support and strengthen healthy relationships for individuals, couples and families.


Our Commitment

We are committed to conducting and disseminating rigorous research that contributes to the understanding of relationships and provides useful clinical applications. We are invested in collaborating with our community partners to enrich the lives of individuals, couples and families. It is our goal to make our services inclusive and accessible to the widest reach of people across race, ethnicity, ability, religion, class, culture, and sexual orientation. We are also committed to the continuous care, development and support of our Institute team, as we know that passion and compassion must begin with ourselves.


Our Goals

  1. To secure external funding for inquiry and evaluation to better understand and support individuals, couples and families.
  2. To generate pioneering knowledge and skills to inform evidenced based practice related to individuals, couples and families.
  3. To disseminate impactful scholarship and sustain a vibrant learning organization.
  4. To build and maintain strong community engaged partnerships that support the greater Orlando community.
  5. To promote diversity and provide accessible and inclusive services to all individuals, couples and families.

Our Values

  1. Excellence through Teamwork
  2. Driven by Quality Service & Performance
  3. Focus on Honesty & Respect
  4. Passion for Community
  5. Commitment to Personal & Professional Growth
  6. Dedication to Diversity

Administrative Contact Information:

Telephone: 407.823.1748 | Fax: 407.823.1749 | Email: mfri@ucf.edu

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If you are interested in receiving more information about Project Harmony, please fill out the inquiry form at this link and one of our team members will be happy to contact you: http://mfri.ucf.edu/contact-us/
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute5 days ago
“You can come together with anyone at any moment, simply by giving them your attention, affection, or love. It is when we choose to be fully present with our loved ones in “the old-fashioned way” that we build our most profound and beautiful connections”
https://www.gottman.com/blog/weekend-homework-assignment-choosing-better/
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute2 weeks ago
“We can choose to focus on our mistakes and internalize that there is little hope for change within ourselves or our relationship. Or we can acknowledge our mistakes, explore their roots, make repairs, and move on to continue the dance.”
https://www.gottman.com/blog/moving-beyond-mistakes-marriage/
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute3 weeks ago
“Generosity involves willingly sacrificing time and emotional energy on behalf of your relationship. It gives more than is expected, without expecting anything in return.”
https://www.gottman.com/blog/james-sheridan-on-generosity/