Thursday, March 9, 2017
Wellesley College Club, Wellesley, MA
MAMFT members and conference attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship at our annual pre-conference reception.
Join us in recognizing our 2017 award winners:
- Individual Lifetime Achievement for Marriage and Family Therapy in Massachusetts
- Organization Supporting Families in Massachusetts
- Outstanding Student in Marriage and Family Therapy
We will have two speakers for the pre-conference event. Jeremiah Gibson, current MAMFT President-Elect, will speak about current initiatives of MAMFT, catering specifically to those considering running for a board or committee position for MAMFT. Jeremiah will discuss some of the specific goals of our strategic plan and describe the roles and function of our numerous committees, including our advocacy, membership, and public relations committees. Jeremiah will provide specific steps for you to get involved in supporting the practice of systems theory in Massachusetts in 2017.
Rick Hendricks, current MAMFT President, will then discuss some of the potential ways that systems therapists in Massachusetts can vote for the future of our professional organization in an upcoming referendum by AAMFT. Members will be able to vote this summer, and Rick will describe that process in more detail. Rick will also present our award winners, including our outstanding students, our recognition of the outstanding organization supporting families in Massachusetts, and our individual lifetime achievement award.
The Wellesley College Club will have a wonderful dinner prepared and a cash bar. Entrance to the Pre-Conference Evening Reception is $35 with admission to Friday’s Annual Conference, and $45 as a separate event.