One of the marks of a profession's vitality is the presence of institutionalized structures that support the people who promote the ongoing advancement of the profession and its contribution to society. Delta Kappa, the International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society, is such an institution for the profession of marriage and family therapy. The purpose of Delta Kappa is to provide marriage and family therapy professionals a face- to-face, ongoing scholarly forum for the exchange of ideas related to the development of research, theory, and clinical practice. To this end, members are received and local chapters chartered to create symposia, seminars, workshops, and other activities through which such professional leadership is encouraged and supported.