At Home Series

Born during the initial fear and lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, AAMFT's At Home Series taught us that connections in our MFT community are possible even in the most isolating and uncertain of circumstances. We can find a professional home wherever we are through the values and vision we share. In 2021, the At Home series will continue with even more free sessions featuring new guest speakers; systemic thinkers sharing their insights from past cases, developmental work in various specialties, and professional anecdotes and personal reflections. As our profession continues to rise to the challenges of today's realities, we hope you will join us from your homes and offices to gather around what makes systemic therapy fundamental to our ever-changing world.

 
Thank you to CPH & Associates for being the exclusive sponsor of AAMFT's At Home series. CPH is a preferred vendor of AAMFT; offering a wide range of personal and professional liability coverage options to ensure your business is secure.

May 2021 At Home Series 


  Maurizio Andolfi: Intergenerational Couple Therapy
    Date: May 7, 2021
    Time:
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

 

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In recent years, three methodologies of Couple Therapy have grown significantly: Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychoanalytic and Emotionally Focused. Very different in theory as well as in practice, they deal with couple dysfunctional dynamics ignoring or dismissing the possibility of enlarging the frame to include in therapy other significant family members. Our intergenerational approach, following the seminal ideas of Bowen, Williamson, Boszormenyi, Nagy, and Framo aims to include either symbolically and physically members of the family of origin of each partner (parents and siblings) as well as their children in order to evaluate the quality of the intergenerational bonds and activate family resources.

Prof. Maurizio Andolfi is a Child Psychiatrist and internationally renowned Master Family Therapist. Born in Rome in 1942, he was a fellow in Social and Community Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Visiting Professor at the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, and studied at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic with Salvador Minuchin and Jay Haley, and was associated with Carl Whitaker at the Wisconsin-Madison University.

Andolfi has been Professor at the Dpt. of Clinical & Dynamic Psychology at La Sapienza-University of Rome. He is currently the director of the Accademia di Psicoterapia della Famiglia and president of the Silvano Andolfi Foundation in Rome, as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Italian journal, Terapia Familiare. Andolfi is a founding member of EFTA and SSPPR and was awarded for his special contribution to family therapy by AAMFT in 1999 and got a Lifetime Achievement Award from AFTA In 2016. Andolfi recently relocated to Australia where he got the title of Distinguish Talent from the Australian Government and continues to teach around the world.

He has published widely in English, Spanish and several other languages. His latest books are Teen Voices: Tales of Family Therapy with Anna Mascellani (2013), Multigenerational Family Therapy (2015), and Intimità di coppia e trame familiari con Anna Mascellani (2019). He appears in a collection of Video Lectures and Masters Sessions in the Multimedia Library of the Accademia di Psicoterapia della Famiglia.

Continuing Education
CE credits available: 1 Hour
Session code will be given at the end of the webinar. CE credit can only be obtained by attending the live session.

     Linna Wang: Grant Writing
     Date:
May 14, 2021
     Time:
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST


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Gaining external funding has gained significant importance in both educational and training institutes and direct service provider organizations. This workshop will cover the basics in grant writing process. It will cover topics in identifying funding sources, how to read grant RFP, how to organize the team and writing process, dos and don'ts in writing grant proposals, etc. Practice exercises are included in the workshop as well as post workshop "homework."

Dr. Linna Wang is a core faculty of Couple and Family Therapy Program of Alliant International University. In the past decade, she obtained over $3 million grants to fund in areas of public mental health workforce enhancement, such as MFT educational stipend for MFT graduate students, workforce pipeline projects, and leadership and management trainings to mental health managers.

Continuing Education
CE credits available: 1 Hour
Session code will be given at the end of the webinar. CE credit can only be obtained by attending the live session. 

DoHee Kim-Appel and Jonathan Appel: Historical Trauma Theory:
Implications for Family Therapy Research and Practice

 Date: May 21, 2021
 Time:
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST




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Interpersonal and intergenerational neurobiology can illuminate the development of emotional health within a social and cultural context. In recent years, Historical Trauma Theory has proposed that populations historically subjected to long-term, mass trauma—(such as slavery, war, genocide, and other forms of social oppression) exhibit a higher prevalence of health issues even across several generations removed from the original trauma(s). Understanding how historical trauma might influence the current mental health status of racial/ethnic populations may provide new directions and insights for understanding, treating and preventing mental health issues. This presentation will examine the model of Historical Trauma Theory and the research support to date. This framework will be applied to Family Therapy practice as well as research implications.

Dr. DoHee Kim-Appel is an Associate professor in the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) at Heidelberg University (Ohio). She has decades of experience in the field of behavioral health, working with diverse populations of clients across a spectrum of emotional and substance-related issues, including youth, individuals, couples, and families. She is an Independent Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Supervisor (Ohio).

Dr. Kim-Appel has presented papers and training sessions regionally, nationally, and internationally in such topics as mindfulness, ethics, supervision, creativity, and mental health, art therapy, substance abuse & mental illness, therapeutic jurisprudence, transdisciplinary practice, workplace violence, and family violence. She has co-authored numerous book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests include family differentiation, mindfulness, cultural competency, supervision, and international issues in behavioral health.

Dr. Kim-Appel is 2020-2021 President-Elect for OCA. Currently, she is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Counselor Practice (JCP) published by the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA). She was the 2019-2020 President for the Ohio Counselor Education and Supervision (OACES) and was the 2018-2020 Chairperson for the North West Ohio Counseling Association (NWOCA) Award Committee. She was one of the task force members to formalize the Ohio Substance Use Disorders Professionals (OSUDP) Interest Group within the OCA and served as a president. She is the founder and 2016-2018 Chairperson for the International Student and Faculty Interest Network (ISFIN) within the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

Dr. Jonathan Appel has worked in the field of behavioral health for three decades. Dr. Appel has degrees in Counseling, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. He has worked with individuals, groups, families, and organizations as a counselor, family therapist, and clinical supervisor, director of behavioral health services, consultant, researcher, department chair, and educator. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, within the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences at Tiffin University (Ohio). Dr. Appel has presented papers and training sessions regionally, nationally, and internationally in such topics as workplace violence, family violence, mindfulness, substance abuse & mental illness, the psychology of terrorism, and therapeutic jurisprudence. Dr. Appel also has co-authored numerous book chapters and papers and is currently on the editorial board for the International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction. Dr. Appel is an Independent Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Ohio).

Continuing Education
CE credits available: 1 Hour
Session code will be given at the end of the webinar. CE credit can only be obtained by attending the live session.

  Cloe Madanes: Stories of Psychotherapy

     Date: May 28, 2021
     Time:
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST





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Madanes will tell the stories of some of her favorite therapies that are memorable because of how challenging they were, or how creative and innovative were the interventions. In these cases, she was either the therapist herself, or the supervisor, observing the therapy through a one-way mirror.

A world-renowned innovator and teacher of family and strategic therapy, Cloe Madanes, HDL, LIC, was an originator of the strategic approach to family therapy. Her nine books – already classics in the field – have been translated into more than 20 languages. Madanes is a sought-after presenter and has spoken at professional conference all over the world. She has keynoted for the most prominent national and international organizations in the behavioral sciences, including the AAMFT, the NASW, the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, the Erickson Foundation, and the California Psychological Association. Featured in such publications as Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe, her work has also earned her numerous awards for outstanding contributions to the field. She is currently President of Robbins-Madanes Training and of Madanes Institute.

Continuing Education
CE credits available: 1 Hour
Session code will be given at the end of the webinar. CE credit can only be obtained by attending the live session.