Research Group of Couple and Family

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The Grup de Recerca de Parella i Família (GRPF) is recognized as a Research Group of the Generalitat de Catalunya 2009-2013, and renewed for 2014-2016.

GRPF was founded in 1998 when the Institut de Salut Mental Vidal i Barraquer and the Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i de l'Esport Blanquerna (FPCEE Blanquerna) signed an agreement so that the two research groups working in the same area, the Research Unit and the Couple and Family Study and Research Group of the Family, could converge on a single research unit. Since then, the unitary group emerged, the Couple and Family Research Group (Grup de Recerca de Parella i Família, GRPF) was raised in the Master Plan to further the shared research, joining forces with other Catalan and Spanish research groups and eventually collaborating with other international research groups.


 The group is made up by researchers with a long career of research in couple and family issues, coming from the field of clinical psychology, social psychology and pedagogy, resulting in an interdisciplinary group.  Taking into account the complexity of approching the family group, the main aims are emotional and communicative aspects, as the family is the first space for the maturation and education of all its members. From this perspective, we want to elaborate different models of intevention in both preventive and therapeutic levels.

The group is systematically organized around different sub-areas of research such as the quality of marital relationships (Marital quality), the impact of divorce, early intervention, family education as a social agent, family violence, migration, international adoption, addictions, marital therapy, etc.. 


The main goal of the GRPF is to study and do research about the internal and external aspects of the family group and to promote policies that will allow professionals to help families and their members to improve their personal and social development.

Dr. Carles Pérez-Testor is the main researcher of the group.

He is currently a Professor of the Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i de l'Esport, Blanquerna (FPCEE Blanquerna) and the Director of the Institut de Salud Mental Fundació Vidal i Barraquer (FVB).

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