Leadership development is a lifelong journey requiring intentionality, vulnerability, and adaptability. 

In recent years, the crucible of global events has underscored the need for resilient leadership capable of navigating the complexities of life, fostering harmony at home, and driving innovation in the workplace. The marriage and family therapy profession is calling for visionaries who can rise to this occasion. In response to this imperative call, AAMFT takes pride in unveiling a re-envisioned approach for our leadership training and development programs—a strategic response poised to confront challenges head-on.

With our continued focus on leadership development, this program is specifically designed to cultivate leadership excellence. The program is structured to facilitate dynamic interactions with fellow trailblazers and thought leaders, enabling you to confront and surmount the unique challenges and prospects that emerge in your professional journey.

We invite you to delve into the details of our Leadership Symposium, scheduled for March 13 - 16 in Phoenix, AZ. Embrace the opportunity to ally with us as we embark on a collective mission to elevate your leadership trajectory in 2024. Your commitment to personal and professional development starts here, and we are eager to support you every step of the way.

About the Leadership Symposium

Join us for AAMFT's Leadership Symposium—an essential experience for those navigating the dynamic landscape of MFTs in leadership. This exceptional event is not merely a conference; it provides access to fostering connections with influential figures in the MFT community, paving the way for your professional ascent. 

Engage with MFTs, draw inspiration from insightful keynote speakers who have excelled in leadership, and immerse yourself in purposeful breakout sessions crafted around the pressing issues faced by MFTs and those in leadership. This symposium is not just about networking; it is about creating bonds that resonate within the fabric of MFT advocacy. 

Earn up to 11.5 CE credits, amplifying not only your knowledge but your commitment to advancing the profession. Take it a step further by participating in the Approved Supervision Refresher course, earning an additional 6 CEs to stay at the forefront of supervisory practices in MFT. 

Join us at the AAMFT Leadership Symposium—an investment in your growth, your impact, and the collective progress of MFTs in leadership. Secure your place in this unique journey where connections flourish, ideas thrive, and your leadership potential in the mental health realm takes center stage. Register now to redefine your impact on the MFT profession!

Community Engagement with the Minority Fellowship Program:

Join the FAHS MFP Fellows in a special track as they discuss low-impact community projects designed to help mitigate the influence of external factors on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) targeted populations. Learn how these important projects can help identify pathways to improve mental health and substance use services to communities as practitioners (direct service), researchers, and teachers.

The MFP program is made possible by generous donations through the FAHS and a SAMHSA grant.

I came for CE-Credits, and gained so much more than I expected. The networking opportunities were amazing. I enjoyed every session, and valued every encounter.                                                                                                                                                 - 2023 Leadership Symposium attendee

Invest Further in Your Leadership Journey with the Certificate of Leadership

Interested in a more intensive leadership training experience? Check out our Certificate of Leadership track with even more in-depth training, personal assessment and focus, mentor development, and more! Up to five scholarships based on merit and need will be awarded to members with high potential to develop as leaders in the profession.