Saturday, October 19, 2013
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.
AALANA – African, Asian, Latin American, Native American
Norma Mtume, Brent Taylor, Moderators
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.
Join the Commissioners and the accreditation staff at the forum for a public hearing on the proposed Accreditation Standards Version 12. Anyone with an interest in the quality of Graduate & Post-Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy Training Programs is encouraged to attend. To view the proposed Accreditation Standards Version 12 go to www.aamft.org/Version12.
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.
Elizabeth Dear, Moderator
Discuss the most recent trends in the field of eating disorders, such as the increased incidence in children, adult women, men, and diverse populations as well as treatment controversies.Format is a Q/A discussion so the audience shapes the agenda.
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.
MFT National Examination and Supervision for Licensure
Lois Paff Bergen, Moderator
This forum provides an opportunity for candidates seeking an MFT state license to ask questions about the MFT national examination and to engage in interactive discussion about standards to consider for supervisees and supervisors involved in post degree supervision leading to licensure.
Military Marriage and Family Collaborative
Angela Lamson, Moderator
This forum will discuss the Alliance for Military and Veteran Family Behavioral Health Providers, its current initiatives, and how MFTs can join this Alliance. The Alliance seeks to optimize the preparedness of MFTs and other providers working to enhance the resilience, recovery and reintegration of Service members, Veterans, and their Family members and communities throughout the military, post-military, and family life. Attendees interested in military behavioral health issues, or who are interested in working as providers with the military and VA are encouraged to attend this forum.