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Meaningfully Engaging
Multiracial Individuals, Couples, and Families in Therapy:
A Brief Workshop Overview

Featuring Dr. Dana Stone

2017 Spring Conference of the

March 18, 2017

at the
UW Health at The American Center
4602 Eastpark Blvd. | Madison, WI 53708

Our Diversity and Social Justice committee wants to hear from YOU. We are currently accepting writing submissions from our membership around their experiences in working with diverse populations. If your submission is selected, we will share your work in our upcoming newsletters. Let your voice be heard, and share your expertise with our members! Email: Diversity Committee



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

AAMFT Videos

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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.