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2022 MAMFT Annual Conference Thursday October 6th

Keynote: "Toxic Parents or Inspired Geniuses? Examining the Role of our Foundational Models in a Contemporary World" Steve Harris, PhD, LMFT and Zamzam Dini, MA, LAMFT

Description: The original family therapy theories and theorists challenged the ideas of contemporary psychology back in their day. They revolutionized the way mental health professionals thought about change and their role as agents of change. But the world has changed considerably since the 1970s and 80s when these ideas were new.  And, most of the people who were putting forth these ideas represented the majority culture and were men. What is the value of these ideas today? Should we be passing these theories on to new members of our field? We now live in a world with many more voices, representing differing views of what is healthy, normal, or desirable. Our speakers ask these questions and provide some thoughts on the value of family therapy's past as we navigate the mental health and relational needs of a contemporary society that is more open to seeing, understanding, and honoring the diversity of our human family.

Thursday ONLY registration is $60 for members, $75 for non-members, and students are FREE  with discount code* STUDENT22

*discount is good for students that register for THURSDAY ONLY

*This has been awarded 2 CEUs by the MN Board of MFT but if purchased as a recording after October 7th, it will be approved for 1.5 CEUs because we will not have the in-person discussion.

Thursday Agenda

4-6p Keynote with Steve Harris, PhD, LMFT and Zamzam Dini, MA, LAMFT

6:00-6:15 Break (appetizers available)

6:15-6:45 Graduate recognition, raffle, and Member Meeting

6:45-8:00 Social event (hosted by External Affairs Committee)

We are having a raffle on Thursday evening!  Everyone who attends the keynote gets 1 free raffle ticket.  Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase on Thursday evening for $3 or $5 for 2 tickets.  Please bring cash for your raffle tickets! If your company would like to donate a raffle basket, please contact Megan at ExecutiveDirector@mamft.net.  Baskets must have a minimum value of $50.  


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