MOKAN 2020 Annual Conference

The Business of MFT: Surviving and Thriving in Private Practice, Agencies, and Academia

The AAMFT Missouri Kansas Interest Network (MO/KAN) invites researchers and clinicians from around the country to submit abstracts for presentation at our 2020 annual conference in Saint Louis, MO, USA. The meeting will feature a wide range of exciting talks, discussions, and networking opportunities with clinicians, experts, researchers, and up-and-coming leaders in the field of family therapy.

Conference Postponed to the Fall!

Keynote Speaker

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Ernesto Segismundo, LMFT

Ernesto Segismundo is a licensed marriage and family therapist, social media consultant, videographer and group practice owner. Ernesto received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Biola University and received his Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University. Ernesto has over 15 years of clinical counseling experience working in settings such as group homes, domestic violence shelters, churches, and outpatient programs. 

Along with Ernesto’s counseling experience, he has conducted various workshops pertaining to relationships and mental health related topics, private practice building, and social media and video marketing for mental health therapist. Ernesto owns a group practice called CAV Family Therapy with offices located in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Fullerton California. As an internationally recognized videographer, Ernesto owns a company called where he creates promotional videos for therapists in private practice.

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Ben has made a career out of changing the rules. In his advocacy work with the California Division of AAMFT, he contributed language to the state's first-in-the-nation ban on reparative therapy for minors -- a bill that became a model for more than a dozen other states that have since enacted similar laws. In his clinical work as a licensed marriage and family therapist, he helps couples restore and redefine their relationships by carefully examining the rules and roles that guide their interactions. In his teaching for California State University Northridge, he helps graduate students understand not only the legal and ethical rules guiding our work, but also the process of changing them when necessary.

Now, in his role as Education Director for SimplePractice Learning, he is reshaping our expectations and experiences of online continuing education, offering unique and advanced content that can't be found anywhere else. He served on the task force that developed changes to the AAMFT Code of Ethics in 2012, edited the User's Guide to the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics, led the workgroup that developed Best Practices in the Online Practice of Couple and Family Therapy, and served a three-year term on the AAMFT Ethics Committee.

March 27-28, 2020
Saint Louis University
Il Monastero Banquet Center
3050 Olive St
St. Louis, MO 63103

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