|This track, presented by Jaime D. Goff, Ph.D. and Sara E. Blakeslee Salkil, Ph.D., is designed to aid students in studying for the AMFTRB MFT national licensing exam. Drs. Goff and Salkil will give a brief overview of the content of the six domains covered on the exam, including a review of the AAMFT Code of Ethics, DSM 5, models of marital and couple and family therapy, individual and theory-based therapy models, and specific test-taking strategies. This track is limited to full track participants to allow the presenters the opportunity to highlight and contrast the development of particular concepts throughout the history of MFT theory and practice.
To attend the following sessions, select the MFT Exam Prep Track option during registration.
The text for this course, LMFT Exam Preparation Workshop Manual, is included in your registration cost, a $175 value!
Thursday, October 5
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Attendees will recall the underlying premises of cybernetics and general systems theory while reviewing supportive and foundational models of the MFT field.
Friday, October 6
8:00am – 10:00am
Attendees will recognize how intrapsychic conflict manifests in couples’ distress.
1:45pm – 3:45pm
Attendees will identify the ways in which postmodernity has shaped the theories of marriage and family therapy.
Saturday, October 7
8:30am – 10:30am
Attendees will recall the postmodern MFT models and explore a feminist critique of the major MFT models.
2:45pm – 4:45pm
Attendees will recognize the influence of supportive theories and professional
standards in the field of marriage and family therapy.
Jaime Goff, PhD, LMFT, LPC, is the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Abilene Christian University Dallas. She received the Distinguished Service Award for her work in editing an AMFTRB exam preparation manual and providing exam preparation workshops. Jaime is currently a commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
Sara Blakeslee Salkil, Ph.D., LMFT, IMFT is the Program Director of Online Marriage and Family Therapy Programs at Abilene Christian University Dallas. She currently serves as a member of the AAMFT Elections Council and is a member of the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Board in Ohio.