Networking Events

WAMFT’s mission highlights education - both for the enrichment of members and the advancement of the profession. Volunteers organize networking events each month, bringing together systemically-minded clinicians for community, connection, and education.

Coming in 2018: Continuing Education credits will be available for many presentations!

If you are interested in starting a WAMFT networking event in your area, please contact Kate Reeves: or 425-998-8059

  • Bellevue
  • Seattle
  • Federal Way


Brown Bag Lunch 

Our meetings are held the 3rd Friday of the month from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at:
Campus Office Park
1611 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Look for the WAMFT meeting signs at the entrance to the building. 


October 20, 11:00am-12:30pm

Brittany Steffen, MS, LMFT "Trans 101 for Providers"

-Review commonly used (and brand new!) language and definitions

-Discuss best practices and WPATH guidelines for transitioning clients

-Clarify the current approach to trans* affirmative therapy

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Reeves: 425-998-8059 or


Our meetings are held the first Friday of the month from 9:30am -11 a.m.

600 N 36th Street

Suite #212 (2nd floor conference room)

Seattle, WA 98103

If you have questions or to RSVP, please contact Kimberly Slagle, our volunteer Seattle Coffee, Treats, & Networking meeting host and coordinator, at 206-499-4613 or Thanks! 

Patricia Elmer, CDFA®

Presenting: Nov 3rd, 2017

“The many financial considerations of divorce. How a Divorce Financial Planner can help clients during this emotionally charged time.” 

Divorce can be one of the biggest financial transactions one will ever make - an emotionally draining time, where even the most financially savvy individuals need critical advice.  Whether a client is considering or in the midst of a divorce, a Divorce Financial Planner is an excellent resource for divorcing couples when they choose to go their separate ways. While attorneys provide guidance regarding the legal process of divorce, there is often a void when it comes to thoroughly understanding the financial side of the equation and negotiating with confidence.


In this talk, Tricia Elmer (Founder of Creative Divorce Solutions) examines:


• Navigating the often complex financial issues that arise before, during and post-divorce.

• The various do’s and don’ts.

• The short and long-term financial considerations that can have far reaching consequences during this challenging time.


Tricia Elmer is a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) in the State of Washington, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) and a Member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA™). She formed Creative Divorce Solutions in 2014 to advise individuals, couples, attorneys, and mediators on the intricate financial aspects of divorce and other significant lifestyle changes.   Tricia is also the founder of Pacific Horizon Investment Management, a boutique financial advisory firm that provides investment services for individuals, families and related entities. She has 30+ years experience as a financial professional, having managed or co-managed investment accounts for multi-billion dollar institutions, family offices and individual investors. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Forbes magazine – and for several years was a regular contributor to the KIRO Money Minute and a panelist for the MoneyShow®. She is a Trustee for Norwich University and member of the university’s investment committee.


December: No Meeting

Introducing a regular monthly networking meeting in South King County!

Friday October 20th 10:00am - 11:30am
Federal Way Central Library Conference Room
34200 1st Way S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Please RSVP to Alan Barclay at 206-854-7349 or

Host a Networking Event in Your Community 

Would you like to attend a networking coffee or lunch, but don't see one in your community?  We always welcome members to volunteer as hosts.  It's easier than you may think!  To find out more email