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The Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) began in 1976 and is an active Independent Affiliate of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Through the successful engagement of its members, WAMFT offers cutting-edge educational events and networking opportunities, protects and advances the profession of marriage and family therapy through strong advocacy efforts within Washington state, and prioritizes its students and emerging professionals with training, scholarship, and mentoring opportunities.  The annual conference is WAMFT’s most prominent event that brings systems together around seeking systemic excellence through research, presentations, networking, and more.

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Due: June 30th

Due: August 25th

The WAMFT 2023 Annual Conference, Entering into Fullness: Self of the Therapist will be held September 22-23 in Spokane.  New this year, we will be expanding to a two-day conference format, with a chance to earn up to 12.5 CEUs!  Returning again this year is the hybrid format with the option of the in-person connection and networking in Spokane or the accessibility of many sessions being streamed virtually. 

We are excited to present Dr. Harry Aponte’s work around being “wounded healers” in the Person of the Therapist model as the heart of our conference.  Aponte believes that helping professionals need to commit to their own personal journey of growth to relate to what it takes for clients to engage in the daunting journey of change. Providers must resonate with the pain their client’s experiences and personally engage through the therapeutic relationship, the family and associates, and any aspect of the client’s personal, institutional, governmental, and personal spirituality community.  To learn more about Aponte’s model, visit  Come learn how leaders in our field are stepping into their fullness through navigating provider burnout, engaging in creative ways to enter into fullness, and integrating modalities with self of the therapist.  Also, returning this year is an opportunity for medical, MFT, and the greater mental health community to come together through professional development and partnership.  Our systemic lens tells us our individual fullness is influenced by the strengths of our connections.

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