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Washington Association for
Marriage and Family Therapy

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Our Vision:  We are a vibrant professional community and a leader in promoting healthy relationships and wellbeing for all individuals, couples, and families.


Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
P.O. Box 2276
Bellingham, Washington 98227
Phone: Toll-free 1-888-553-1228
Fax: 1-888-553-1228

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The Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) is a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the professional organization representing over 24,000 qualified marriage and family therapists in the United States, Canada, and abroad.  WAMFT represents the interests of its more than 1,000 members, as well as the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy within the state of Washington. The profession is licensed in the state to specialize in marital and family issues.



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    Mental Health Therapist- Behavioral Health Program

    Job Summary:  Muckleshoot Behavioral Health in Auburn is looking for a full-time Mental Health Therapist to provide comprehensive treatment services for adults, couples, and families. This individual will offer clinical services in an outpatient Tribal setting.
    Required:  Active Washington State License as a Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, or Psychologist. Minimum of three years post-graduate experience.
    Compensation/Hours: Full-time, $33.49/hr with benefits.
    Apply/Job Details: , select human resources tab/health division/search or contact Human Resources at 253-876-3135.


    ISEE’s Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR)
    course introduces participants to a variety of sexual behaviors, identities and orientations, and provides a basis for understanding deeper sexual concerns. This course will be offered in Seattle October 22 - 24. SAR is approved for 18 MFT CEUs & 18 AASECT CEs, and required for certification with AASECT.



    Addressing the Psychological Health of Warriors and their Families.
    Portland, OR (Metro Area)
    September 15-19, 2014.

    Training Opportunity for $95. CE credits (more than 30 are available). CDP’s mission is to prepare mental health providers to meet the needs of service members and their families. This one-week course provides training on deployment-spectrum behavioral health concerns facing the military population. Training feature sessions on:

    • Deployment cycle stress for service members and families
    • Identification and treatment of deployment-related depression and suicide
    • Substance abuse
    • Assessment & Treatment of PTSD
    • Ethics
    • CPT

    Fee includes all materials and CE credits (more than 30 are available). Registration fee $95. For additional information and to Register: Click Here


    Call for presentation proposals: The Washington Counseling Association is pleased to announce the call for presentation proposals for its annual conference to be held November 14-15 at Seattle's Seattle Pacific University. The WCA Executive Board welcomes presentation topics in the areas of marriage and family therapy, clinical mental health, child and adolescent counseling, continuing education and supervision, chemical dependency and school counseling. If you feel you have a topic from which others may learn, we encourage you to submit your ideas and help strengthen our field through collaboration of ideas and insight. Each lead presenter will enjoy a reduced conference registration for November 15 sessions. We ask that proposals be submitted no later than September 21, 2014, at Please email presidents Mollie Putyrae ( and Ashley Roth ( with any questions.


    Online Therapy Notes.  www.myclientsplus.comOver 60 intake and session note templates designed by professionals.


    Light filled office for rent in a classy suite at north end of Lake Union, next to Gas Works Park; Free parking & weekly case consultation.  $820 per month.  Possible sublet for $180 per day Wed., Fri., and Sat.  Call Ken Burr at 206-219-2553 or Peter Hunsberger at 206-547-1704.


    Downtown Seattle office for rent. Beautiful office sublet in downtown Seattle available starting January 1, 2014. Includes waiting room plus spacious session room fully furnished and tastefully decorated. Available 3 days a week, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $135 per day includes WiFi, water dispenser, coffee, tea supplies, etc. For more information contact Joy Oliver at