Main Stage

Therapist to Consultant: Exciting New Career Paths for the MFT

Thursday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Chris Hoff, PhD, LMFT

Some estimates put leadership development spending by organizations as high as $50 billion annually. Historically, organizational consulting and leadership development has been the domain of organizational psychologists well versed in testing and assessment. But as organizations are now prioritizing mental health, well-being, social and emotional competency, and conflict management skills, what are the opportunities for MFT’s in this fast-growing market? This interactive workshop will examine how MFT’s can leverage their systemic and relational training and open exciting new opportunities in organizational consulting and leadership development.


Chris Hoff, LMFT, PhD is the Founder and Executive Director of the California Family Institute. The California Family Institute provides affordable therapy to the community and serves as a training site for MFT’s. Chris is also the CEO of Hoff Consulting Group, a boutique consultancy in workplace mental health. Additionally he has served on several nonprofit boards supporting both the arts and issues of social justice and has presented across the country on the topics of conflict resolution, teaching & learning in MFT, and social entrepreneurship. Chris has also been an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalist, and was twice recognized for Excellence in Entrepreneurship by the Orange County Business Journal.

Local Work, Global Impact: MFTs and the COVID-19 Pandemic

sponsored by CPH & Associates

Friday, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET

Michelle W. Karume
Diane Hanly
Renu Malaviya
Marvarene Oliver
Viviana Cheng
Irene Kam
Senem Zeytinoglu-Saydam

Join us as we listen to colleagues from around the world as they discuss the clinical impact the pandemic has had on themselves, their clients and communities. Systemic family therapists across the globe have been working tirelessly since the beginning of 2020, whether working with first responders, the impact of family separation by closed borders or increased client anxiety and trauma all have had to adjust, change and re-focus. The speakers will share their perspectives and first-hand experiences on how they have been impacted and issues that arose with clients as the pandemic progressed that will show how truly global these impacts were and how we, as a profession, can come together to learn and grow from our shared experiences.