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2015 Code of Ethics: Emerging Issues in MFT Practice

CE Credits: 1.50 Speaker(s): Waymon R. Hinson, PhD; James P. Morris, PhD This webinar will provide attendees with information about the following Standards in the AAMFT Code of Ethics: Standard III: Professional Responsibility; Standard VI: Technology-Assisted Professional Services; Standart VII: Professional Evaluations Lead presenter, Waymon Hinson, PhD, will be joined by Roberta Graham, MMFT, to discuss the revisions Standards III, as well as the new additions to the Code, Standard VI and Standard VII, and to address your questions on what the revisions might mean for your practice.
$25.00
$35.00

2022 Institutes for Advanced Systemic Family Therapy

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Take a break and join AAMFT in Boston, Massachusetts as we gather together to earn continuing education, network and study under an expert in the field of systemic family therapy. The Institutes are designed with the experienced clinician in mind and are presented by experts in the field. Participants study in one of four intensive courses that reflect the clinical challenges mental health professionals face today. Classes are intentionally kept small to create a personal and interactive setting. In addition, our opening and closing keynotes offer a wonderful opportunity to meet with the instructors and your fellow participants to exchange ideas and discuss today’s issues at length. Daily breakfast and lunch gatherings offer an excellent opportunity for networking with participants from across the globe.  We will also be hosting a Supervision Refresher for those that need to fulfill the required course for all approved Supervisors. The institutes are approved to provide 12 hours of continuing education with an additional 6 for those registering for the Supervision Refresher Course.
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
Friday, July 08, 2022
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
296 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
UNITED STATES
$275.00 - $870.00
$375.00 - $1,070.00


AAMFT Presents: Alzheimer's and the Family

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Part One:

This presentation will walk participants through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease, describing changes in the person experiencing the disease; changes and needs of family members living with the person; and interventions and resources needed by the family during each stage. A brief overview of the disease process and interventions that may slow the progress of the disease will also be given. Suggestions for life style changes to prevent Alzheimer’s disease will be summarized. 1 hour of continuing education is available.

Learning Objectives:  

1. Understand the Alzheimer’s Disease process and its effect on individuals .

2. Understand the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and how to help families cope with each stage.

3. Understand how to minimize the chances of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.

Part Two:

The percentage of Americans aged 65 and older is estimated to increase to over one in five within the next ten years. However, under the current regulations, these Americans are denied Medicare insurance coverage for over 40% of the therapy providers in the country. In a recent study conducted by AAMFT, over 85% of Americans aged 65 and older surveyed indicated that inclusion of LMFTs and LMHCs as Medicare providers would help seniors.

Join AAMFT for this special bonus interactive advocacy session where we highlight other findings from the study and together, we take action urging our members of Congress to ask for their support in LMFT inclusion in Medicare. .5 hours of continuing education is available.

Learning Objectives:

In this session, participants will:

1. Learn more about the outcomes of a recent study of older Americans and their attitudes, needs, and encountered barriers to mental health treatment.

2. Find out the most self-identified clinical issues facing older Americans today.

3. Learn more about potential inclusion of MFTs in Medicare.

4. Understand policy advocacy for the MFT profession.

Harvey Joanning, PhD is a dual licensed psychologist and family therapist who specializes in neuropsychology and treating Alzheimer's families. He now co-directs the Neurobiology of Relationships Study in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Alabama, and formerly founded accredited doctoral programs in Couples and Family Therapy at Texas Tech University and Iowa State University.

 

Thursday, May 26, 2022
$20.00
$40.00


Addressing Suicide among LGBTQ+ Youth

CE credits: 1 Speaker: Judy Russon

Suicide is a growing public health issue among adolescents and young adults. Due to discrimination, stigma, and experiences of rejection, LGBTQ+ youth are disproportionately affected by suicide. While the majority of LGBTQ+ youth are healthy, resilient and have strong support systems, many experience significant distress without support. The purpose of this webinar is to provide family therapists with an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to approach this clinical population with a balance of sensitivity, humility, and self-assuredness. First, two theories will be presented to explain the disproportionate rates of suicide among LGBTQ+ youth. Next, a brief review of prominent risk and protective factors will be described. Finally, treatment approaches, designed or adapted for LGBTQ+ youth, will be discussed and illustrated with case examples. Special attention will be paid to systemic models targeting suicidality.
$15.00
$25.00

Adolescent and Family Therapy: Evidence Based Treatment

CE Credits: 4.50 Speaker(s): Howard A. Liddle, EdD Therapists often view evidence-based therapies with skepticism or trepidation. Some consider these approaches as irrelevant to real world clinical work. Addressing these issues head-on and in a practical way, this presentation describes a modular approach to understanding and using an evidence-based treatment. Using a new training video, the presentation illustrates the four core modules of multidimensional family therapy (MDFT), an evidence-based approach for adolescents. We cover the needed knowledge base, change theory, clinical methods, and desirable during-treatment processes within the adolescent, parent, family, and extrafamilial modules of MDFT.
$75.00
$90.00

Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships

This primer on assessing and treating alcohol problems in couple and family therapy settings is the result of a collaboration between the AAMFT and the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The book contains information on the significance and prevalence of alcohol problems, state of the art screening and assessment materials, brief intervention strategies to engage clients who are misusing alcohol, and empirically validated treatment guidelines.
$9.95
$12.95

Approved Supervisor Refresher Hybrid Course: May 24

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To maintain the highest quality systemic/relational supervisors in the field, AAMFT requires that the Approved Supervisors take a comprehensive refresher course prior to the renewal of their designation. This 6-hour course is designed specifically to meet that requirement, and to keep practitioners up-to-date on the practice of relational/systemic clinical supervision. This course will include case examples, didactic and interactional instruction methods. It will focus on current resources available to supervisors, management of ethical and legal issues likely to arise during supervision, utilization of supervision contracts, cultural competence in supervision and therapy, and discussion of the current AAMFT Approved Supervisor requirements.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
$275.00
$375.00


Approved Supervisor Refresher Virtual Course: June 11

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To maintain the highest quality systemic/relational supervisors in the field, AAMFT requires that the Approved Supervisors take a comprehensive refresher course prior to the renewal of their designation. This 6-hour course is designed specifically to meet that requirement, and to keep practitioners up-to-date on the practice of relational/systemic clinical supervision. This course will include case examples, didactic and interactional instruction methods. It will focus on current resources available to supervisors, management of ethical and legal issues likely to arise during supervision, utilization of supervision contracts, cultural competence in supervision and therapy, and discussion of the current AAMFT Approved Supervisor requirements.
Saturday, June 11, 2022
$275.00
$375.00


At home Series: Historical Trauma Theory

CE: 1.00
Speakers: Do Hee Kim and Jonathan Appel

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.

**No handouts provided**
$15.00
$25.00

Brief Assessment: Working Effectively with Sex Issues

Speaker: Martha Kauppi Sex issues are often complex, overlapping, distressing, and confusing for all. This forum will introduce an original brief assessment tool that offers a concise, elegant method of sorting information, understanding interconnected symptoms, identifying potentially dangerous medical issues, making skilled referrals, and prioritizing treatment. In this skills-based presentation, demonstration and Q&A will help increase confidence by applying the material right away.
$15.00
$25.00