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MAMFT 2022

Annual Conference

October 6th & 7th 2022


Thursday October 6th 4-6p

"Toxic Parents or Inspired Geniuses? Examining the Role of our Foundational Models in a Contemporary World"

with Steve Harris, PhD, LMFT and Zamzam Dini, MA, LAMFT

The original family therapy theories and theorists challenged the ideas of contemporary psychology back in their day. They revolutionized the way mental health professionals thought about change and their role as agents of change. But the world has changed considerably since the 1970s and 80s when these ideas were new.  And, most of the people who were putting forth these ideas represented the majority culture and were men. What is the value of these ideas today? Should we be passing these theories on to new members of our field? We now live in a world with many more voices, representing differing views of what is healthy, normal, or desirable. Our speakers ask these questions and provide some thoughts on the value of family therapy's past as we navigate the mental health and relational needs of a contemporary society that is more open to seeing, understanding, and honoring the diversity of our human family.

**This will be a watch party at the Westin Galleria.  This means that the webinar will be pre-recorded and then we will watch it all together at the Westin from 4-5:30p and then follow it with a facilitated discussion from 5:30p-6p.  This event has been approved for a total of 2 CEUs from the BMFT and the BBHT.  It will be available for purchase after October 7th for those that cannot attend the watch party and then will be approved for 1.5 CEUs (no discussion involved).


4-6 p Keynote

6-6:15 Break/appetizers 

6:15-6:45 Graduation recognition, raffle,  and Member Meeting

6:45-8:00 Trivia Night


7:45-8:30 check-in and light breakfast

8:30-10:00am Session I

10:00-10:15 morning break

10:15-11:45am Session II

11:45-1:15p lunch

1:15-2:45 Session III

2:45-3:00 afternoon break

3-4:30 Session IV

*Friday has been approved for 6 CEUs by the MN BMFT and MN BBHT.  

Click HERE to register. Online registration will close on Monday October 3rd and walk-in registration fees will be assessed after that time based on availability.

The last few years have been difficult in the mental health field and we are especially aware that students have not gotten the recognition they deserve for attending and graduating from an MFT program during a pandemic.  WE WANT TO HONOR YOU!  If you are a recent graduate or if you know someone who has graduated since 2022, please have them contact Megan at executivedirector@mamft.net so we can add them to the recognition list.

We are looking for basket donations for our raffle on Thursday night.  Baskets need to have a $50 value minimum.  Basket themes of all kinds are welcome but may include: self-care, movie night, candy lovers, wine and dine, sports theme, or your own company swag!  Please contact Megan at executivedirector@mamft.net if you would like to donate a basket.  Please bring cash to purchase raffle tickets!


We are grateful to be meeting in-person but we are also aware that COVID is still impacting our community, especially those that are most vulnerable.  As of 9/26/22, masks will be recommended for all attendees.  While masks may not be required, we are asking everyone to respect the decisions of those to wear masks as well as those that would still like to remain socially distanced from others.  Furthermore, we will grant full refunds on the registrations of anyone that is displaying COVID symptoms.  You are REQUIRED to stay home if you are feeling ill.

We will have masks available for anyone that needs one and we will have hand sanitizer throughout the conference area.

Annual Conference Sponsorship Opportunities!

We are looking for sponsors for our Annual Conference.  Please click here for more information.

A big heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our sponsors!


Sankalpa Therapy and Wellness Center

Center for Rural Behavioral Health at Minnesota University Mankato


Rogers Behavioral Health

Hotel Information

The Westin Edina Galleria-3201 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435

FREE parking ramp in the back of the hotel or limited spots in front of the hotel

Limited discounted rooms are available until September 27th, 2022. Click HERE to make your reservation now! 

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