Whether you are a current MFT student or an emerging professional, Mentor Day offers a fun and engaging opportunity to connect with experienced MFT professionals, explore areas of interest, and get your burning questions about the next steps in your career answered!  


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WAMFT Mentor Day 2021

May 8, 2021, 8:45am - 3pm

Featured Keynotes

Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez

'Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Therapy Room'


When it comes to racial bias, most people really do want to do “the right thing.” The challenge lies in recognizing what holds us back and developing the right tools to do it. This session will explore and identify unconscious bias and take intentional steps to mitigate their impact.

Nicole Arzt​, LMFT

'On Being a Modern Day Therapist'


It's no secret that many new therapists feel incompetent and insecure with their work. They face immense risk for burnout due to this phenomenon. Learning how to cope and tackle imposter syndrome can help you become a more confident and effective clinician.

Event Agenda:


8:45 AM - 9:00 AM - Virtual Check-In

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM - Welcome


9:20 - 10:20 AM - KEYNOTE: 'Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Therapy Room' by Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez (1 CE)


10:25 AM - 11:55 PM - Choosing a Work Setting Panel


11:55 - 12:30 PM - Lunch

12:30 - 1:05 PM - Let's Talk Supervision: Student and Pre-Clinical /Associate Tracks

1:15 - 2:00 PM - Breakout Rooms: Networking with Mentors

2:00 - 3:00 PM - KEYNOTE: 'On Being a Modern Day Therapist' presented by Nicole Arzt (1 CE)

3:00 PM - Closing Remarks

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You are not alone on your path to licensure.

- Kim McBride, LMFT

helpful for my context as a recent graduate

thought-provoking for new and seasoned therapists alike

instrumental in my formation as a student working toward licensure

it's getting better every year!




Mentor Day is a great opportunity for marriage and family therapy students and associates to come together for a day of learning, networking, and support as they meet dynamic and knowledgeable mentors who are currently practicing in the field. This year’s Mentor Day took place at the beautiful, accessible urban campus of Seattle University on Friday, March 22 and was attended by over 70 mentors, presenters, and attendees.

Laura Wallace, PhD, LMFT spoke on “The Benefits and Challenges of Starting and Working in Group Private Practice”

Kate Reeves, MA, LMFT talked about “Building a Successful Private Practice with Clients You Want”

Natalie Hillegas, MS, LMFTA shared “How to Excel in Community Mental Health”

Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD discussed the art of “Becoming a Master Clinician: The Art of Deliberate & Evidence-Based Practices”

Elizabeth Cabibi, MS, LMFT talked about “Navigating the Supervision and Licensure Process”

Panelists covered important topics in “Intentionally Expanding Cultural Competence and Inclusivity” and “Choosing a Specialty and Continuing Education”