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MAMFT Annual Conference

The 2020 Annual Conference took place online and the workshop recordings are still available to purchase as a package for CE credit!   See workshop descriptions below.

                                                                                                    Thank you to Bridging Hope Counseling for sponsoring this year’s conference! 

Self-Compassion and Empathy: The Superheroes of Fighting Shame in Family

Presented by Jamie Mosley, LPCC, CDWF, ACS

Viewers will increase their knowledge around shame triggers and how to educate families on self-conscious affects (shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment).  Viewers will also learn how people can have unwanted identities and how those identities may affect family dynamics.  Lastly, viewers will learn effective tools for moving through shame utilizing self-compassion and empathy.

*Approved for 1.5 CEs

Stay At Home Order, Not Safer for Some: Facts, Effects and Resources for Domestic Violence

Presented by Melanie Aleman, MA, LMFT, Rule 114 Qualified Neutral

Viewers will learn the basic facets of domestic violence including forms of abusive behaviors and gain awareness about how telehealth services might be impacted by domestic violence and vice versa.  Viewers will also gain knowledge of resources and interventions that can be used with families that have experienced domestic violence.

*Approved for 1.5 CEs

Getting to the Heart of It: Family Therapy Steps to Convene Difficult Conversations Between Teens and Parents in Pandemic Times

Presented by Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT, Approved Consultant in EMDR

Viewers will take stock of their own observations of pandemic dynamics on family systems and examine how current realities are shaping their family therapy practice; increase their methods to enhance protective, nurturing and wisdom resources in teens and parents co-existing with COVID restrictions; gain narrative and experiential strategies to engage conflicted youth and their caregivers through push pull to relational reengagement, enlisting tools of Internal Family Systems and Attachment Focused Family Therapy; AND reflect on our fields’ call to be agents of change in this moment through reimagining self as a choreographer of “new dance steps” in essential family relationships during times that are uprooting the familiar and provoking adaptation.

*Approved for 1.5 Ethics CEs

Relational Ethics in the Time of Global Uprising: De-Centering White Privilege in our Discipline and Practice

Presented by Amy DiGennaro, MFA, MA, ATR, LMFT+

A conversation on Relational Ethics between five longtime colleagues and friends who have deep experience with the Narrative Therapy worldview and practices (not a curated “panel of experts”). Tzu-Ping Cheng, Amy DiGennaro, Josh Mark, and Matt Mooney have been talking together for years, often weekly, to share experiences, consult, and strengthen their commitment to and practice of therapeutic conversations that stand up to oppression and marginalization. The self-named “Tiny Narrative Group” come together here to talk about relational ethics, in contrast to traditional/legal ethics and how relational ethics is a justice-doing mindset that contributes to the work of de-centering whiteness/white supremacy, and standing up to oppressive/marginalizing practices implicit and invisibilized in traditional/dominant discourses of “professionalism” and ethics.

*Approved for 1.5 Ethics CEs


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