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Despite the importance of research in clinical work, a gap between research and practice occurs in psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy (MFT) training programs. Many therapists, particularly at the master's level, display ambivalent attitudes toward incorporating research into their practices and do not produce research (Brems, Johnson, & Gallucci, 1996). Johnson, Sandberg, and Miller (1999) found that although approximately 60% of a sample of MFT practitioners indicated a willingness to participate in a hypothetical research study, only about 40% indicated they empirically studied the outcomes of their clinical work, with most indicating the use of an exit satisfaction survey. Although Gelso (2006) proposed that graduate training is the most appropriate time to shape and develop counseling students' attitudes towards research, concern has been raised about the lack of research incorporation in all training models, including MFT and clinical psychology. Due to the shared research-practice training gap problem across program types, integrating the current research from different fields is warranted. This article examines the literature on barriers and solutions to the problem of integrated research-practice training in the fields of MFT and counseling and clinical psychology, and presents a qualitative study exploring the proposed solution of a master's student-led research and practice team.