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The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the eld of marriage and family therapy. We represent the professional interests of more than 50,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

Since our founding in 1942, AAMFT has been involved with the problems, needs and changing patterns of couples and family relationships. The association leads the way to increasing understanding, research and education in the eld of marriage and family therapy, and ensuring that the public’s needs are met by trained practitioners. AAMFT provides individuals with the tools and resources they need to succeed as marriage and family therapists.

Through AAMFT, members receive exclusive access to:
• Key industry publications such as
Family Therapy magazine, the Journal for Marital and Family Therapy, and AAMFT’s Family Therap-eNews

• Discounts on key services such as professional liability insurance, life and disability insurance, electronic  health record, website development, and more!

• AAMFT’s ethics and legal consultation services
• Continuing education and training services for MFTs both online and in-person

• And much more!

About the Carl Whitaker Award:
The Carl Whitaker Award is given to a WAMFT member who has distinguished themselves by contributing to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy in creative or innovative ways. It is named after Carl Whitaker because he was a pioneer in the marriage and family therapy field. Through his experiential family therapy, he was personally engaged in helping families bring about change and flexibility in the family system.

About our Winner:
Dr. Don Norman has been in practice since 1983. His background is varied, featuring pastoral duties across several denominations, training and practice as a pastoral counselor, clinical director of a metropolitan hospital pastoral counseling service, and the last two decades as an assistant and then tenured associate professor in the Counselor Education Department at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Chuck Barnard Scholarship Award Recipients. Please plan to attend the annual conference on April 3 to congratulate:

Joseph Dara - UW Stout
Nate Olson - Edgewood
Kelly Mixdorf - Northcentral
Caroline Scheidler - Edgewood

In Madison on April 3!   Get this one on your calendar.

Join your fellow colleagues during a special One-Day-Only WAMFT Spring Conference held on April 3, 2016 at the Promega Corporation in Madison, WI.  Starting at 8 a.m., enjoy a continental breakfast during check-in but don't be late for the first round of workshops beginning at 9:00am. Registration will begin online in early March 2016. Click here for directions to Promega.

AAMFT Videos

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Dr. Thorana Nelson is a recognized expert in family therapy and enjoys the opportunity to share her knowledge with students and seasoned professionals alike. Whether you're looking to gain knowledge for the MFT licensing exam or want to enhance your work with families in any discipline, this is an opportunity not to be missed. AAMFT.org recently interviewed her about learning the art and science of family therapy, as well as the fun to be had in Santa Fe. Interested in learning more? Join Dr. Nelson for 20 hours of intensive training at the 2013 AAMFT Institutes in Santa Fe, NM this March! www.AAMFT.org/Institutes
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Drs. Shumway and Kimball are the authors of the recent book Six Essentials to Achieve Lasting Recovery, and are eager to help their fellow MFTs do great work with adolescents struggling with drug abuse, addiction, and recovery. AAMFT.org recently interviewed them about this challenging topic. Interested in learning more? Join Drs. Kimball and Shumway for 20 hours of intensive training at the 2013 AAMFT Institutes in Santa Fe, NM this March! www.AAMFT.org/Institutes
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Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg delivers the closing keynote at the AAMFT 2013 Annual Conference on raising resilient children. To view the entire presentation visit www.aamft.org/learning.
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Medicare coverage is important for Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and the Medicare beneficiaries they will potentially serve. Learn more about this and what AAMFT is doing to gain Medicare coverage for MFTs. Read more about this on at http://www.aamft.org/iMIS15/AAMFT/Content/Advocacy/Medicare.aspx.