Congratulations on your exciting choice to pursue a career as a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. Although the road is not easy, we are dedicated to your success. At WAMFT, our goal is to provide a one-stop information source to the resources you'll need to accomplish your goals along your journey.
WAMFT is here to help you advance your career through networking, education, and advocacy for the health of our community.
Welcome to the rewarding profession of Marriage and Family therapy.
What do you need from WAMFT?
We want to know!
The Lifecycle Stages of MFT Grad Students
MFT graduate students experience unique phases on their journey to becoming licensed therapists.
Adjusting to Grad school
Finding an internship:
Discerning between community mental health agencies & private practice
Life during internship:
Tips & Tricks for staying sane
How to use best practice research
Treatment planning resources
Normalizing the anxiety
Graduation & Beyond:
Studying for the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) exam
Washington State Licensing information (link?)
Applying for jobs
Resume & Cover letter writing
Finding a niche
Going for more?
The WAMFT student committee is a team of MFT students from various universities in the area. Connecting with the committee brings many opportunities such as leadership skills building, networking, and professional development. As a volunteer, you would help plan the student socials, create resources for other student members, and help at WAMFT events! There are various other committees that could use your help too, learn more about the many opportunities for student involvement with WAMFT.
Standards & Ethics
"What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make"
WAMFT Annual Student Scholarship
As a WAMFT Student Member, you are invited to apply for a 2021 WAMFT Annual Conference Student Scholarship. Qualifying students who are selected will receive a $500 scholarship and attendance at the annual conference.
You are eligible for a scholarship if you were/will be enrolled in a master’s level program during at least one of the Winter 2021-Fall 2021 quarters or semesters.
Scholarship recipients will be honored at our WAMFT Fall Conference. The conference is a great way to learn from leaders in our field and to make connections in our professional community.
Application Deadline is June 1, 2021
Funds for scholarships come from direct donations of WAMFT members and friends.
Application: Updated Application will be posted April 2021
Rene Bogan: Is a graduate student at Seattle University and clinical intern at Therapeutic Health Services.
"I gravitate to a social constructionist - integrative approach. I believe opportunities for change occur in safe, compassionate environments where individuals and families can share their stories and explore past and current distresses, personal identity, and life's meaning. As a professional woman of color raised in Seattle who has experienced both empowering and systemic oppressive aspects in corporate America. I have particular interest in assisting clients of color to recognize their value and discover ways to be seen and heard. In addition, I am committed to mental wellness by advocating for greater access to care for people of color."
Noemí Correa: Is a graduate student at Seattle University in their Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy Program and a clinical intern at Lanthorn Counseling & Forensic Evaluation, Inc., in Yakima, WA, serving children, youth, and families. Previously Noemi was a bilingual (English and Spanish) clinical intern at The Child and Family Mental Health Program of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington (CCSWW).
Her future plans involve providing continued therapy services in the Yakima Valley, a predominantly Spanish-speaking, Latinx, agricultural and farm working community.
Simone Ebright: Is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Couples & Family Therapy at Seattle University and a clinical intern at Next Level Therapy.
"As a first-generation, independent student, I am very passionate about supporting underrepresented and underserved communities and hope to continue to support as many clients as I can through my clinical internship as well as into my career."
Nedra Robertson: Is currently enrolled as a third year student at Saint Martin's University in the Masters of Counseling program. Nedra has worked over 20 years in the field of Human Resources, where she helps to resolve conflicts, encourage employees to find their voice. This life experience has led Nedra to believe that a career in counseling is a natural transition to fulfilling her purpose. Nedra plans to be a Therapist in BIPOC populations with a concentration in couples, woman and adolescents.
“As an African American woman I believe there is a strong need for more diversity to include People of Color in the field of counseling. As the oldest of seven children and a “preacher's kid”, I've witnessed my parents working in public service all of my life. Through this experience I have watched them listen to people without judgement. “Through the information I have been learning in the Masters in Counseling Program as well as WAMFT, I have learned how to better communicate with others and listen to others without judgement." .
Liane Whang: Is a second-generation Korean American born and raised in Seattle. She is completing her final year in the MFT program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). She currently interns at the SPU Student Counseling Center, providing individual and couples counseling to college students. She is also an intern and workshop leader at the Unity Collective, a new non-profit counseling, training, and educational center focused on the intersections of race, faith, and mental health. Liane’s clinical interests include racial trauma, cultural identity formation, intergenerational trauma and healing, somatic psychology, and embodiment.
WAMFT members have access to the AAMFT Approved Supervisor Directory to find supervisors with the very highest qualifications in relational therapy supervision.
WAMFT wants to create space for our Student Members to share resources.
We would love to hear about what you are finding helpful, or of other clinical topics you'd like us to add. Please submit and help us grow this resource!
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