Expanding our Reach: Engaging Underrepresented Groups in Systemic Research

Starts:  Sep 21, 2023 09:00 AM (MT)
Ends:  Oct 3, 2023 08:00 PM (MT)

The theme for the 2023 annual conference is around Expanding our Reach: Engaging Underrepresented Groups in Systemic Research. As such, keynotes, plenaries, and breakouts will be around this topic. The conference will feature high-quality systemic family therapy-related research, with the aims of advancing systemic research and clinical care, creating a supportive community of scholars, developing collaborative networks among researchers, and ultimately advancing our field. The conference will feature keynote speakers, a panel discussion, breakout sessions, brief research presentations, and a poster session. 

The agenda for the conference is as follows: 


September 21 (Thursday) 

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       Brief research paper presentations

4:45-6:00      Poster session and reception  (cash bar, hors d'oeuvres)

6:00                Dinner on own (will supply a list of recommended restaurants) 


September 22 (Friday) 

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    Brief research paper presentations

12:15-1:30      Lunch and networking on own or in groups

1:30-2:30       Concurrent break out research methods workshops

2:45-3:45       Concurrent break out research methods workshops

4:00-5:00      Faculty program development and graduate student professional development workshops

6:00                Closing banquet at the Skyroom

Pricing Information

Registration Early Bird Regular
Intervention Research Members $150.00 $200.00
Intervention Research Network Students $75.00 $95.00
AAMFT Students $75.00 $95.00
AAMFT Members $150.00 $200.00
Non-Members $200.00 $250.00
Special Waived Waived
Volunteer $150.00 $150.00


Keeley Pratt