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AAMFT elections and bylaws changes are not available. You should have received a notice if you are a member of AAMFT. Please check out the changes and the candidates on the AAMFT website.  VOTE!!!!!

Please check copactoregon.com's homepage, lower left, for the latest on telemental health and returning to the office questions.

CE Event: August 15, 2020, 3CE's, 9am-12pm: Supervision: Cultural Affinity-- David Manock, PhD will be the speaker. He has been training supervisors for many years and is a gifted speaker. More information will be posted on the link under events soon. 
 This will be as interactive as we can make it in a zoom meeting. You need to register at AAMFT, a link should be posted shortly.  To get CE's you have to register even though on the site it may look like you don't. All LPC's and LMFT's can receive supervision CE's for this event.

We will also be hosting a CE event on September 17, from 5-7pm. David Manock will again facilitate this event. The topic will be Ethical Integration, and will count for 2 CE's towards the six yearly units needed.



A Response to the Murder of George Floyd

America is in a state of grief, anxiety, and high tension due to the Covid19 situation and the murder of George Floyd. Both of these are systemic in nature and need a systemic response.
OAMFT stands with the Black community. We stand with all those who are touched by systemic oppression in Oregon and throughout this country. We extend our condolences to the families affected by police and racial violence. As therapists, we understand the trauma of persistent and pervasive violence and centuries of racism and hope we are part of the solution.

While we do not condone violence, we acknowledge the roots of it. We stand with those trying to change the minds and hearts of racism. We stand with our fellow Black therapists.

We fully support what AAMFT has stated:

"Our members, our clients, and our society are hurting deeply and we must stand together and in solidarity against injustice. There is no room in our society for inequality and it is vital that we use our platform, relationships, and training to enact change. It is a core value in AAMFT to support, promote, and protect diversity, to value all individuals and groups as free from prejudice and oppression as possible, and to foster a climate where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic.
Marriage and family therapists have a direct responsibility to counter racism. We are uniquely positioned to understand and recognize the systemic effect that oppression, inequity, and overt and covert racism have on individuals in marginalized communities and have a role in fostering healing and growth. Therefore, AAMFT stands in support of our members dedicated to advancing the fundamental rights, health, safety, and well-being of all individuals, relationships, and communities. We encourage all members to have authentic dialogue to advance systemic change. As an organization, we will continue to advocate against societal inequalities and seek solutions in our clinical, research, community, and policy work to ensure that vital change is occurring."

THE OAMFT BOARD


Get involved with Oregon Interest Network - OAMFT
                 
Please contact us at oamftboard@gmail.com to RSVP and get more information.
We are currently looking for a few more members to add to our advisory group, the leadership team of OAMFT. If you are interested, please drop an email to Steve Rodgers, the Chair, at stephen.rodgers57@gmail.com.  Thanks

About Oregon AAMFT

OAMFT is a network of Oregon Marriage and Family Therapists working together to advance the profession through:

  • Advocacy
  • Continuing Education
  • Networking

Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy

News & Updates

Mid-term Legislative Session
As you probably heard, the legislative session ended with a significant number of bills left on the table because the Republicans refused to show up due to the cap and trade bill which they opposed. There were several bills around mental health issues. It remains to be seen what will happen to those. They may be tabled until the next legislative session in 2021. We will keep you posted.

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  • Discounts on Liability Insurance, EHRs and more
  • Subscription to the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
  • And many additional benefits

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We continue to work with WAMFT and with the state of Washington to grant permission for therapists in Oregon to communicate with their clients in Washington via telehealth. WAMFT is supportive of this and have asked their lobbyist to help with the situation. Rules and laws are structured differently in Washington, but we continue to work on this for the benefit of all therapists.