Conference Info


Trauma Threads: Advancing the Treatment of Trauma Through a Systemic Lens

Join CTAMFT as we celebrate the return of our in-person two-day conference September 23rd and 24th, 2022! 

CTAMFT is excited to welcome you back to our annual in-person conference. This year we will be diving into trauma through a systemic lens. We are excited to share a variety of workshops, networking opportunities, and a poster session. Breakfast and lunch included with registration. 

Date: September 23rd & 24th, 2022
Location: Water's Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook, CT

Registration Prices

1-Day Only (Friday or Saturday)

CTAMFT Students: $50

CTAMFT Members: $100

AAMFT Students: $100

Non-CTAMFT Members: $200

2-Day Full Conference 

CTAMFT Students: $75

CTAMFT Members: $150

AAMFT Students: $150

Non-CTAMFT Members: $300

*CTAMFT is still seeking volunteers for the conference. Volunteers receive a reduced conference rate and those interested should contact our Education Chair, Briana Hansen at for more information. 


This years conference can earn you up to 16 CEs towards your licensure renewal. Select from various workshops to expand your knowledge and ability to help treat clients. New this year are select "tracks", which will follow a specific model/topic throughout the conference. For more information, visit our Conference Workshops page. 

Keynote Presenter: Terry Real

  • Best-selling author of "I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression", "How Can I Get Through to You?: Reconnecting Men and Women", and the to be released "Us: Getting Past You & Me to Build a More Loving Relationship".
  • Founder of the Relational Life Institute (RLI) , which provides workshops for couples and families; as well as training for professionals in his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology.
  • Terry is a renowned speaker and has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20/20, Oprah and the New York Times.
  • Leader in the field of family therapy, providing innovative approaches to helping couples create connection in their relationships.

Our Keynote presentation will be held during the second day of our conference, Saturday, September 24th. 

Poster Presentation

Our field is ever growing and learning. Our poster presentation will be held during our networking happy hour on the first day of our conference, Friday, September 23rd. Join us in celebrating student research projects during our student poster presentation.