Don't miss out on these special educational and networking events

AAMFT14 has even more free networking and ticketed continuing education events you can add to your registration to maximize your conference experience. Space for some events is limited so, when registering please be sure to indicate if you wish to attend.
  • First Time Attendee Orientation (Thursday, October 16; 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.): FREE

    Calling all first time attendees - join us for this orientation designed just for you! Find out everything you need to know to make the most of your Annual Conference experience and meet and network with other first time attendees.
  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening (Thursday, October 16; 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.): FREE

    Join fellow conference participants to kick-off AAMFT14 with fun, prizes and complimentary refreshments as we officially open the exhibit hall. This year's hall features great publications, excellent resources and must-have products. Meet representatives from MFT programs and universities. And don't forget to stop by the AAMFT Learning Booth for information and tools to help you continue your education after AAMFT14!
  • AAMFT Showcase – A Spotlight on Divisions and COAMFTE Accredited Programs (Thursday, October, 16; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.): FREE

    Meet with division leaders to discuss the latest news and information regarding your home state or province, and find out how you can get more involved. Also, visit with representatives from COAMFTE accredited and candidacy status MFT programs to learn more about educational opportunities they offer.
  • Yoga (Friday, October, 17; 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.): FREE Sold Out

    Begin your day with a refreshing morning yoga session hosted by Mark Michell.
  • Cutting Edge Conversations (Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18; 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.): $18/morning session

    Start your day off right - join a rich conversation with a selection of our 2014 Cutting Edge Poster awardees. These posters, selected for their innovation and potential impact on the profession and policy decision makers, highlight the wonderful work being done to demonstrate marriage and family therapy as a viable treatment option on a macro-systemic level. Earn 1 hour of continuing education credit each morning and enjoy a continental breakfast.

  • Friday's featured posters:
    Discussion area 1:                    
    Meaning in Illness, Medical Concerns, and Care of Cancer Survivors                                                                                    
    Patterns in Eating Disorder Treatment Across the Lifespan                                                                            
    Discussion area 2:
    Evidence Base on Behavioral Treatments for Adolescent Substance Use                        
    Discussion area 3:
    Growth Trajectories of Delinquency Among Minority Youth                      
    Childhood Exposure to Violence: a Meta-Analysis                     
    Saturday's featured posters:
    Discussion area 1:
    Four Group SEM Comparing Differences Among Military Wives                           
    Discussion area 2:
    Attachment Style and Behaviors Predict Marital Problems                      
    Personality Predictors of Marital Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis                      
    Discussion area 3:
    The Impact of Technology on Face-to-Face Communication                      
    Cost Effectiveness of Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults                     
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy Networking Luncheon (Friday, October 17; 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.): $38

    Enjoy, eat, and enthuse in the revelry of AAMFT's Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Networking Luncheon. Generations of SFBT's have contributed to this model's integration into a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Hear our keynote speakers share inside stories about those contributing and advancing what may be the last of the public domain models. Earn 1.5 hours of continuing education for attending.
  • Discussion Groups (Friday, October 17; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 18, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.): Free

  •  Join us in the exhibit hall for these discussions and network with attendees with similar interests. Maximize your time and purchase a box lunch during registration to enjoy while participating.

    Friday's featured discussion groups:
    Discussion area 1: Military Families
    Discussion area 2: Approved Supervision Program
    Discussion area 3: Ethics
    Saturday's featured discussion groups:
    Discussion area 1: Pre-clinical Fellow Experience
    Discussion area 2: Minority Fellowship Program
    Discussion area 3: LGBTQ Issues
  • Presenter Networking Reception (Friday, October 17; (6:15 – 7:15 p.m.): FREE

    Come meet our AAMFT14 presenters and discuss their presentation topics further. Bring your favorite books, authored by the presenters, for autographs. Enjoy complimentary refreshments as you network and make invaluable connections with our experts.
  • Fun Night – Bikers and Brats (Friday, October 17; 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.): FREE

    Join us for a celebration of two of the richest and most vibrant aspects of the culture of Milwaukee: its Germanic heritage and its role as the home of Harley-Davidson, one of the leading motorcycle manufacturing companies in the world. Featuring German treats, motorcycle memorabilia, games, music, and more, come find out why Milwaukee has been dubbed the "City of Festivals." Dust off your lederhosen or create your best "Easy Rider" outfit for this year's costume contest! Prizes to be awarded.
  • Meet and Greet with Patrick J. Kennedy (Saturday, October 18; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.): $50

    Join us for a reception with former congressional representative Patrick J. Kennedy to discuss the issues raised in his keynote presentation, take photos, and network with one of the leading behavioral health policy advocates in the country today. Light refreshments will be served. Proceeds benefit the AAMFT Research and Education Foundation.
  • Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Social Hour (Saturday, October 18; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.): FREE

    This event will bring together Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fellows from across the country along with mentors, advisory committee members, and program directors. The MFP seeks to increase the level of culturally competent doctoral level marriage and family therapists who provide mental health and substance abuse services to undeserved and minority populations. Attendees interested in research, training and practice in these areas are welcome to join us. For more information on this event, please contact

  • Annual Business Meeting – A Conversation with AAMFT (Saturday, October 18; 4:30 p.m – 6:00 p.m.): FREE; AAMFT membership only

    As a result of positive feedback from the 2013 meeting, AAMFT will again be featuring our new format designed to create a vibrant and engaging environment for members to dialogue and interact with the Association's leadership. Learn about our 2013 accomplishments, financial benchmarks, and Board news as well as the exciting initiatives for 2014 and beyond. Freely ask questions and express concerns related to its business planning as we continue to focus on relevancy, innovation, and communication. AAMFT is YOUR organization - come join the conversation! Event is open to AAMFT membership only.
  • Research Poster Session (Saturday, October 18; 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.): FREE

    The research poster session is an opportunity to view and discuss the latest work in the marriage and family therapy field. Poster authors will be available to discuss their research and answer questions. Preview the poster session by stopping by the AAMFT Exhibit Hall at any point during the conference.

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