2022 ALAMFT Annual Conference

Starts:  Feb 4, 2022 08:00 AM (CT)
Ends:  Feb 5, 2022 04:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  AAMFT Alabama

Child Development Research Center - The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Alabama

Thank you for your interest in our conference!  The purpose of this program is to provide a continuing education opportunity for Alabama therapists to meet the state-required hours of ongoing training and to enhance the proficiencies of therapists with this annually offered conference. 

This year our conference's theme is Professional Development with a focus on ethics. We have 4 spectacular speakers scheduled for this event!

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2/2/2022 @ 11:59PM.


**Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and 13 CEs if you attend both days!**
Full Conference - Both Days Early Bird Regular Late
Alabama Network Students $40.00 $60.00 $80.00
Alabama Network Members $175.00 $200.00 $225.00
AAMFT Students $80.00 $100.00 $120.00
AAMFT Members $265.00 $290.00 $315.00
Non-Members $315.00 $340.00 $365.00
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One Day Only Early Bird Regular Late
Alabama Network Students $20.00 $30.00 $40.00
Alabama Network Members $87.50 $100.00 $112.50
AAMFT Students $40.00 $50.00 $60.00
AAMFT Members $132.50 $145.00 $157.50
Non-Members $157.50 $170.00 $182.50
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AAMFT is pre-approved as a continuing education sponsor for: National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): AAMFT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5209. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AAMFT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Many regulatory boards accept AAMFT event attendance to fulfill CE requirements, but do not have a pre-approval process. If in doubt, check with your board.

Note: AAMFT members can save up to $40.00 in conference registration fees by joining ALAMFT Network before registering for the conference. To sign up to be an ALAMFT Network member click this link: Join Now!

DAY 1 - February 4th, 2022

7:45 - 8:30 am Registration/Breakfast

8:30am - 11:45am
Balancing Roles: Addressing Power and Privilege as a Supervisor and Clinician

3 CEs

This workshop will provide attendees with practical knowledge for leaders who struggle with acknowledging and holding themselves accountable for the ways in which they may misuse their power and privilege in dealing with those who are in a subordinate position.

Presenter: Isha Williams, Ph.D, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Isha Williams

Isha D. Williams, PhD, LMFT is the Site Director of the Raleigh-Durham (RDU) Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) Program and an Assistant Professor in the RDU MMFT Program. She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in North Carolina. Dr. Williams also serves as a director on the AAMFT Board of Directors and is in her second year of service.

Dr. Williams graduated with her BA in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She obtained her NC Secondary Science Education license and taught in the NC public school system for two and a half years before deciding to return to school where she went on to earn her MS in Cell Biology at East Carolina University. After working in both the private and public sector, Dr. Williams shifted course and pursued her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, which she earned from East Carolina University in 2007 and continued her education in the field by earning her PhD in Human Development with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2018 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).  

Dr. Williams is an experienced clinician, supervisor, and teacher. Her research interests are multicultural and international supervision, training, and teaching.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify the ethical responsibility supervisors and therapists have to protect supervisees and clients from misuse and abuse of power.
  • Identify the ways in which power over versus power to can contribute to injury of other.
  • Identify the position from which you should occupy in conversation with other as a leader.
  • Identify how to facilitate and move a conversation forward towards relational repair.
  • Identify where the ethical responsibility of addressing the power dynamic lies as accountability shifts across the developmental trajectory.

 

11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch provided on site.
(Students, MFT Interns, and MFT Associates meet over lunch.)  

 

12:45pm-2:45pm Mandatory Reporting

2 CEs

This workshop will provide attendees with practical, state law policies and procedures regarding Mandatory Reporting. It will cover principles and screening tools on how to fairly report across the board and how to make an actual report, as well as it will teach skills to assess when mandatory reporting is applicable.

Presenter: Toney Hunter, MSW, Jefferson County, DHR

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain what persons/professions are mandatory reporters and the Legal Base from the Code of Alabama regarding mandatory reporting.
  • Understand the three most common reports of child abuse (physical abuse, neglect and sexual abuse) and know what situations constitutes each category.
  • Understand how to receive a mandatory reporting form and complete one with knowledge of relevant information needed for the Department of Human Resources to be able to assess child safety.

 

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Ethics: The “Golden Thread” of Psychotherapy and Counseling

2 CEs

This workshop will explain how all licensed clinicians have legal and ethical standards that guide their practice and record keeping.  This course provides best practices guidelines for record keeping (using the Golden Thread of treatment), provides an understanding of Electronic Health Records (EHR), explores general concerns about risk management for mental health professionals.

Presenter: Tony Watkins, MA, LMFT  (AL & KY)



Tony is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Alabama and Kentucky. Tony is an AAMFT clinical fellow and AAMFT approved clinical supervisor. Tony is the clinical director of the masters in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Campbellsville University. Tony also provides clinical services through his private practice, Comprehensive Counseling Solutions, LLC, https://comprehensivecounselingsolutions.org/, located in Arab, AL. Tony utilizes his seventeen-plus years of clinical experience providing support for clients with suicidal ideation, couples with conflicted relationships, adolescents and adults with varying relationship, mental health and substance abuse disorders and children with behavioral problems.

As a trainer and consultant, Tony is a Master Trainer for Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). Tony has provided AMSR training to thousands of mental health professionals and as a Master Trainer and provides T4T's to train new trainers. Tony consults with communities and organizations to create suicide-safer communities and provides training for professionals and non-professionals across the county.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the ethical mandate to insure continuity “Golden Thread” of your patient records
  • Discuss risk management concerns in record keeping to ensure ethical practice
  • Review and evaluate current record-keeping practices


DAY 2 - February 5th, 2022

7:45 - 8:30 am Registration/Breakfast

8:30am – 4:30pm (Lunch provided)
ALAMFT Business Meeting 11:45am-1:15pm)

"What's Love Got to Do with It? Polyvagal Theory Trauma Informed Patient and Self Care"

6 CEs

This workshop will explain Trauma informed care and interventions, Polyvagal Theory, Appeasement vs, Stockholm Syndrome, Animal assisted therapy, and the importance of self care.

Presenter: Rebecca Bailey, PhD



Rebecca Bailey, PhD is a leading family psychologist and equestrian who has become a world-renowned professional teacher, speaker, author, and entrepreneur.

Rebecca is the former director of the Sonoma Police Departments Youth and family services program, was a therapist educator for programs such as Marin County’s DUI Program, and is the founder of Transitioning Families, a group of independently licensed mental health practitioners dedicated to Bailey’s innovative ideas for helping families through crisis and difficult change. She is best known for her work with survivors of non -familial abduction.

She is the creator of the Polyvagal Equine institute an organization dedicated to Equine assisted psychotherapy and education with a focus on applying Dr. Stephan Porges’s research on the autonomic nervous system to a variety of populations. She believes that understanding the interaction between the nervous system and our thoughts and actions is key to compassionately responding and addressing the complexities of todays societal demands. Educating with the assistance of equine interventions allows for less defensive and more engaged learning. She has taught throughout the United States and Europe to a variety of populations including NCJFC and local law enforcement organizations. She has appeared on numerous Network shows including Andersen Cooper and ABC’s 20/20.

A graduate of The Wright Institute in Berkley, CA, Dr. Bailey was raised in the Boston area, but relocated to California 35 years ago. She now lives in Northern California with her loving husband, five children, and countless animals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate what is Trauma informed care, identify three trauma informed interventions and their importance
  • Comprehend the main components of the Polyvagal theory, understand application with clients, create awareness of physiological aspects of PVT, and identify challenges and obstacles identified to practicing polyvagal informed practices.
  • Describe appeasement concept accurately, identify main issues of disagreement in the description of Stockholm syndrome, and increase awareness of the importance of avoiding labels
  • Identify origins of animal assisted therapy and application, clarify risks and benefits of alternate interventions, understand equine based interventions both live and virtual
  • Clarify the role of self -care for marriage and family therapists and identify the ethical importance of practicing self-care​


Registration Dates

Early Registration - Register Before Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Regular Registration - Register Before Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Late Registration - Register Before Thursday, February 3, 2022

Location

Child Development Research Center
651 Peter Bryce Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-7455

Pricing Information

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Full Conference - Both Days Early Bird Regular Late
Alabama Network Students $40.00 $60.00 $80.00
Alabama Network Members $175.00 $200.00 $225.00
AAMFT Students $80.00 $100.00 $120.00
AAMFT Members $265.00 $290.00 $315.00
Non-Members $315.00 $340.00 $365.00
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Friday Only Early Bird Regular Late
Alabama Network Students $20.00 $30.00 $40.00
Alabama Network Members $87.50 $100.00 $112.50
AAMFT Students $40.00 $50.00 $60.00
AAMFT Members $132.50 $145.00 $157.50
Non-Members $157.50 $170.00 $182.50
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Saturday Only Early Bird Regular Late
Alabama Network Students $20.00 $30.00 $40.00
Alabama Network Members $87.50 $100.00 $112.50
AAMFT Students $40.00 $50.00 $60.00
AAMFT Members $132.50 $145.00 $157.50
Non-Members $157.50 $170.00 $182.50
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Contact

Need your registration reset? Have a question?
Starr Culpepper
alabamamft@gmail.com