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2023 Research Conference- Expanding Our Reach: Engaging Underrepresented Groups in Systemic Research

Building upon the successful conference last fall at Michigan State University, the 2023 annual research conference will be held September 21-22 in Provo, Utah with a focus on Expanding our Reach: Engaging Underrepresented Groups in Systemic Research

Registration Fees 

Dates Students AAMFT members AAMFT non-members
Early Bird June 15th - August 15th $75 $150 $200
Regular August 16th - August 30th $95 $200 $250


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Thursday, Sept. 21st (7 CEUs)

9:00-10:45 Plenary Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Early Stage Implementation Research by Dr. Alicia Bunger
10:45-12:00 Plenary Part II: Engaging Underrepresented Groups using Implementation Research by Dr. Ruben Parra-Cardona
12:00-1:30 Lunch and networking on own or in groups
1:30-3:00 Panel: Lessons from the Field: Building a Research Trajectory with Underrepresented Groups by Drs. Elizabeth Wieling, Lekie Dwanyen, and Mona Mittal
3:15-4:30 Concurrent Sessions: brief research paper presentations
4:45-6:00 Poster Session and Reception with cash bar & hors d'oeuvres

Dinner on own (will supply a list of recommended restaurants) 

Friday, Sept. 22nd (6 CEUs)

9:00-10:30 Panel: Expanding our Reach: Representing Systemic Family Therapy Research in Different Fields by Drs. Angela Lamson, Amber Vennum, Sarah Woods, and Keeley Pratt
10:45-12:15 Concurrent Sessions: brief research paper presentations
12:15-1:30 Lunch and networking on own or in groups

Concurrent Sessions: research methods workshops 

2:45-3:45 Concurrent Sessions: research methods workshops 
4:00-5:00 Faculty program development and graduate student professional development workshops
Closing Banquet at the Skyroom

Presenter Instructions

Paper Presentation Instructions: Sessions will include 4 papers presenting for 15 minutes each using a PowerPoint of their study that follows the basic outline of an academic manuscript (background, Methods, results, discussion & conclusion). The session moderator will help keep time and facilitate questions either after each presentation or after all the presentations. Each room will have a projector, but in case there isn't a laptop, please bring one to plug in.

Poster Presentation Instructions: Please prepare a poster of your research that is about 48” by 36”.  Your poster doesn’t need to be exactly those dimensions, but please be close to those dimensions.  We will have materials on hand to hang your poster. 

Lodging & Transportation

Hotel: Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center: 101 W 100 N, Provo, UT 8460, (801) 377-4700

  • Guest rooms are available for the conference for $139 a night. The deadline for making your hotel reservation at the group rate is August 30, 2023. Click the link below to make your reservation at the conference rate.

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Transportation: Fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport 45 miles south to the hotel in Provo.

  • BYU MFT graduate students will help transport conference attendees from and to the airport. Once you make your plane reservations, please email Rick Miller (rick_miller@byu.edu) your itinerary so we will know when to meet you at the airport. We will also take conference participants back to the airport on Saturday, September 23rd (The conference doesn’t end until Friday night, so please arrange to fly home on Saturday.)

Questions? If you have questions, feel free to contact Rick Miller (rick_miller@byu.edu) or Keeley Pratt (pratt.192@osu.edu) or another member of the TIN leadership team.