WAMFT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Each year WAMFT hosts an annual conference to provide an opportunity to educate and connect our members.
The theme for this year's conference will be "Back to the Future: Critically Deconstructing Systemic Theories in MFT Practice."
If you would like to present at WAMFT's 2021 Annual Conference, proposals are being accepted now!
SUMMARY OF PAST CONFERENCES
WAMFT hosted our annual fall conference to support the continuing education of its members. This year so as not to miss out on this important learning and networking opportunity due to COVID, we hosted the entire annual conference virtually! The theme of this year’s conference was Crisis across the Lifespan: Systemic Assessment and Intervention in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a pre-conference workshop on the topic of Suicidality.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we were more acutely aware and reminded of how crisis, including a global crisis, affects individuals, couples, and families. We hoped to bring our community together to learn more about how crises, like COVID-19, affect people across the lifespan and how we as MFTs and other mental health professionals can work effectively with clients during these times.
The annual conference was a great opportunity for continuing education, especially for those who had anticipated earning CEs at spring events that were canceled due to the pandemic. Participants had an opportunity to earn up to 13 CEs during the event if a person participated in the Pre-Conference workshop and Main Conference! WAMFT also hosted virtual networking events and other ways to connect with colleagues online throughout the event.
2020 Annual Conference
Crisis Across the Lifespan: Systemic Assessment and Intervention in Marriage and Family Therapy
Held virtually, Friday Sept 25th - Saturday Sept 26th
Summary from the 2019 Conference
2019 Annual Conference
WAMFT hosted its 2019 Fall Conference to support the continuing education of our members. The theme of the conference was “Expanding Relationship Paradigms: Practicing Inclusivity in Couple and Family Therapy.” The conference included a pre-conference workshop, in addition to the full conference event.
The event included 7 CEs for the main conference event, including two “tracks” for attendees- an ethics track and a sex therapy track. The conference planning committee applied for CE approval from the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), which allowed the CE credits to count toward AASECT Sex Therapy Certification and Renewal.
The keynote presenters were Dr. Steve Harris, who spoke on the topic of discernment counseling, and Dossie Easton, LMFT co-author of The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love.
We received such positive reviews from our members and we are thankful for everyone’s participation.
Our goal is to continue to offer a pre-conference option and curate content that our members can immediately apply in clinical practice.