Open Forums

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Open Forums - 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Open forums are informal discussions among MFTs who share an interest in a topic.  The facilitator will encourage networking and sharing of ideas among those who participate.  Continuing education is not available for these discussion groups.

Accreditation Forum

Designed for programs seeking initial or renewal of COAMFTE accreditation. Join the Commissioners and accreditation staff in a one-hour discussion on COAMFTE-accreditation related issues. Ask questions and share your experience with outcomes based Version 11 Accreditation Standards and hear more about the new Version 12 Accreditation Standards. 

Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Trauma in the Family
Jeffrey L. Todahl, Moderator
Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Trauma in the Family focuses on issues of abuse in clinical practice. This open conversation is an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from many regions toward an increased understanding of common challenges, solutions, and abuse and trauma healing resources.  Topics generally include universal screening for intimate partner violence, innovations in trauma healing, systemic perspectives on abuse, working with people who behave abusively, and community-based prevention.

AALANA - African, Asian, Latin American, Native American
Brent Taylor, Moderator
Students, faculty, supervisors, mentors, and other practitioners: Join us as we discuss Embracing Diversity Throughout the Spectrum of MFT. We warmly welcome you to explore with us meaningful ways we can enrich our profession and our lives. Your input is welcomed, valued, and needed.

Queer Affirmative Caucus
Kristen E. Benson, Moderator
The purpose of the Queer Affirmative Caucus is to provide an open and inclusive space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and allied AAMFT members and affiliates to challenge discrimination, advance affirmative research, and develop supportive and affirmative clinical work with LGBTQI clients.  The Queer Affirmative Caucus meets annually during the AAMFT conference, and corresponds using various social networking mediums throughout the year.

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