What's New, What's News

2015 WAMFT Conference
Featuring Liana Lowenstein, MSW
April 19 & 20, 2015
New Venue - Hilton Garden Inn in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Creative Family Therapy Techniques

We wanted to extend an invitation to our membership to participate in current discussions taking place at AAMFT.  You may recall receiving an email from AAMFT on Friday, May 23.  We encourage you to have a voice by completing the survey attached to the email, as this is your opportunity to share your voice in these negotiations.

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.

Governor Scott Walker recently signed seven bills related to mental health services.

“Far too many Wisconsinites are in need of mental health care and because of circumstance or location, are unable to access the care they desperately need,” Governor Walker said. “These bills, which I am proud to sign today, are a huge step forward in the cause to ensure every individual living with mental illness gets the care they need. I thank the members of the Legislature for their bipartisan work on these bills.”

Our Annual Spring Conference is Monday, April 7 in Pewaukee.  We are very fortunate to have as our keynote speaker, Dr. Evan Imber-Black.  To get a feel for what to expect on the special day in April, here are some thoughts she is sharing with us in advance of her appearance:

AAMFT Videos

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AAMFT Executive Director Tracy Todd gives some highlights from the "AAMFT Scorecard," which covers the second quarter of 2013.
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On July 18, 2013, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) announced a jointly commissioned, independent economic impact study to examine the cost and savings factors for Medicare Part B coverage of private-practice licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs).
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The "2013 AAMFT: First Quarter" provides members a snapshot of the organization's financial health and status as well as accomplishments, activities, and social media engagements. Questions and comments can be posted in the AAMFT Community.
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Executive Director Tracy Todd discusses the AAMFT discusses the AAMFT Scorecard, a periodic update to the membership on the health and activities of the Association.
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AAMFT President Michael Chafin gives an overview of the topics discussed at the Spring 2013 Board of Directors meeting.