Course Instructors

Fundamentals of Supervision Course Instructors

Georgie Winter, PhD

Georgie Winter, Ph.D., LCMFT, has been an AAMFT Supervision Fundamentals course facilitator since 2015, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor since 1995. She has had an online presence for over twenty years and presented numerous times on the ethical use of technology for therapy and supervision. One of her favorite free-time activities is to take long walks by the ocean in Long Beach, CA, usually accompanied by Nikke, her little poodle.


Mike Fitzgerald, LMFT

Mike is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Fellow and Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He also has 40 years’ experience as a trainer and supervisor of family therapists, including as adjunct faculty for several accredited Masters programs. Currently Mike is working part-time at Seattle Counseling Services for Sexual Minorities as a supervisor for staff working on licensing and with interns. He also is adjunct faculty at Seattle University teaching clinical classes for student in their internships. He has been teaching the Fundamentals of Supervision for 20 years, both in-person and online for WAMFT and AAMFT.

Mike also teaches Refresher Courses!


John Robbins, LMFT

Dr. John Robbins, LMFT is a Core Faculty member for Walden University's Clinical Mental Health Program. He is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, providing clinical supervision for professionals seeking licensure. Dr. Robbins’ professional passion is twofold: training student and Associate mental health professionals in the practice of marriage and family therapy and training supervisors in working with new counselors in the mental health field. Prior to joining Walden, he served as the Director of Clinical Training for the MS-MFT program at Argosy University - Salt Lake City. Dr. Robbins has done extensive work and training for mental health professionals in self-care, creative ways of practice, expanding maneuverability and range in the counseling room, and maintaining a self-reflective habit as a clinician. He has over 100 presentations focusing on these topics, as well as counselor self-care, at-risk adolescents, and suicide prevention. In 2000, he received national acclaim in USA Today for his cutting-edge work in the area of integrating spirituality and psychotherapy. His book with Haworth Press, entitled The Power of Spirituality in Therapy: Integrating Spiritual and Religious Beliefs in Mental Health Practice, was published in 2004.

Reo Leslie, Jr., LMFT, LPC, LAC, MAC, RPT-S, ACS  

Dr. Reo Leslie is the Director of the Colorado School for Family Therapy. He has been an AAMFT Approved Supervisor since 1996 and is a LPC, a LAC, and is a LMFT in Colorado, Hawaii, and Louisiana. Dr. Leslie has taught MFT on the Masters and Doctoral level at Argosy University. Along with his wife, Dr. Evelyn Leslie, he helped rewrite the Colorado Mental Practice Act (12-245) at the State Capitol in 2019. Dr. Leslie is a three time Gubernatorial appointee in Colorado. He has helped draft legislation since 2007 and authored two bills related to the mental profession, HB14-1271 and HB17-1011, that were passed unanimously by both houses of the Colorado General Assembly. On January 22, 2018 Dr. Leslie received an award from the Speaker of the Colorado House, President of the Colorado Senate, and the Black Democratic Caucus for his legislative and community service. In October 2021 Dr. Leslie was appointed Colorado Family TEAM Leader.

Anthony Pennant, LMFT, PhD

Anthony earned his Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Drexel University in 2012 and is a licensed marriage and family therapist and approved supervisor through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Antioch New England and is full time teaching faculty in the Couple and Family Therapy department at Antioch University-Seattle. Anthony has extensive experience in working with individuals, couples and families including Neurodiversity in children. In addition to his work with family, he has served on various nonprofit organizations including the Minuchin Center for the Family and is the President-Elect of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. At this time, Anthony maintains a private practice in Seattle supporting people of color, blended families, special needs children and their families as well as the the LGBT+ community.  In his free time, Anthony loves cook, play RPG video games, travel and surf.

Selenga Gürmen, LMFT

Assistant Professor Dr. Selenga Gürmen graduated summa cum laude from Bogazici University with a BA in Psychology in 2010. She obtained her Masters and PhD in in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Connecticut in 2012 and 2015, respectively. Currently, she is an assistant professor in Psychology department at Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey. She is teaching both undergraduate and graduate classes and supervising MFT trainees.

Her research on Marriage and Family Therapy field focuses mostly on issues around co-parenting, divorce, and high-conflict therapy. Dr. Gürmen adapts the family systems approach to macro-level complex societal problems (climate change, energy and resource crisis, gender inequality, violence etc.) to assess the dynamics of collective behavior change and develop models for intervention and prevention strategies.

Dr. Gürmen conducts therapy with individuals, couples, and families. She provides various seminars, workshops and training programs where she supports couples and parents during times of crisis and developmental transition processes. In addition to her clinical experiences, she is one of the few AAMFT-approved supervisors in Turkey.

Tia Crooms. LMFT

I have been an AAMFT Approved Supervisor since 2015. As a supervisor, I have helped train supervisees who are preparing to take the licensure exam, assisted associate licensed clinicians in receiving full licensure, and served as a supervisor mentor for those that are working toward becoming an AAMFT supervisor. I am a Gottman trained therapist with a clinical orientation for Experiential and Narrative Therapy. I am passionate about self as therapist, multicultural competency, and professional identity. I am also committed to developing quality future clinicians in the field of mental health and advancing the MFT profession!

Tia also teaches Refresher Courses!

Toni Zimmerman, PHD, LMFT

Toni is a Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at Colorado State University. She is a CSU University Distinguished Teaching Scholar and the Director for the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).  Toni is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor who has been teaching courses on supervision for over 25 years.  In addition to her passion for teaching and supervision, Toni is a dedicated researcher with over 100 published journal articles and chapters. Her areas of publication include Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice in Family Therapy Supervision, Training, and Practice.  An additional area that Toni and her colleagues are known for is the development and implementation of a youth mentoring program called Campus Connections: Therapeutic Youth Mentoring. This program utilizes a unique family systems model and provides integrated family therapy services to youth who have experienced adversity. Campus Connections is licensed to other Universities nationally and internationally. Toni and her colleagues have published outcomes for both undergraduate and clinical graduate college students and youth who participate in Campus Connections and they are honored to have received numerous local and national awards based on the impact of the program.

Heather_HL_photo.png Heather Katafiasz

Heather has been teaching the AAMFT Supervision Course since 2020, has been an AAMFT Approved Supervisor since 2015, and has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2011. In addition to teaching this course for AAMFT, Heather has a variety of teaching, clinical, and supervision experiences. Heather has been teaching in a COAMFTE accredited Masters and Doctoral Program since 2013. She also has clinical experience in community mental health and integrated primary care, and is currently clinically active in private practice. Her supervision experience has been with a variety of supervisees, including masters and doctoral students, psychiatry residents, and post-graduate licensees. She also engages in supervision mentorship for those pursuing the AAMFT Approved Supervision designation. Heather's philosophy of supervision focuses on three components: 1) Integrating a developmental perspective that involves understanding where the clinician is at and their individual needs for supervision, 2) Clinical conceptualization that involves highlighting systemic processing and helping the clinician develop their own theory of therapy, and 3) Self-of-the-therapist that involves exploring how who they are impacts their approach to therapy, their ability to intervene, and their relationships with clients.

Refresher Course Instructors

Kathie Laundy, PsyD, LMFT, MSW

Kathleen Laundy has been an AAMFT Approved Supervisor since 1990, and helped launch the on-line Refresher courses 10 years ago. She is retired from her 40 year private practice and currently a national consultant and lecturer, having served as the President of the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been an adjunct faculty member of the Family Therapy Master's program at Central Connecticut State University for twenty years, where she helped enact the first school certification program for MFTs in the US. She has been the Chair of the Family Therapy in Schools Topical Interest Network for the past three years, helping to highlight and promote systemic and collaborative clinical practice in schools across the US and Canada.
Dale Bertram, LMFT

PhD in Family Therapy-Nova Southeastern University (1995); MEd in General Counseling-The College of Idaho (1991); M.A. in Religion-Eastern New Mexico University (1983); B.A. in Religion and Speech Communication-Eastern New Mexico University (1981).

Dale E. Bertram is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Campbellsville University. Before arriving at Campbellsville University, Bertram served as the Chair of the Department of Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University. Earlier in his career, he was the Dean of the School of Human Services and the Director of the PhD Program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Amridge University. Bertram is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, and is also a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), and the Society of Clinical and Experiential Hypnosis (SCEH). Bertram’s research interests include the rhetorical aspects of family therapy dialogue, the integration of faith and learning, professional ethics, and technology assisted mental health services.

Helen G. Meek, MA, LMFT

Helen G. Meek is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, a CAMFT Certified Supervisor, and an online supervision instructor for AAMFT. She currently mentors applicants for the AAMFT and CAMFT supervisor designations. Meek has been adjunct faculty in family therapy programs at Pepperdine University, California State University at Northridge, and the Californias Family Study Center. She maintains a private practice and teaches workshops on clinical supervision.