2023 WAMFT September Conference

Continuing Education Units

You can receive up to 12.0 CEs for this conference. Click Here for information on CEs. Approved for LMFTs, LPCs, and LCSWs in Wisconsin.

3-Day Conference

Membership Level Registration Fee
Network Students $60
AAMFT Students $90
Presenters and Volunteers Members $0
Network Members $120
AAMFT Members $150
Non-Members $180


Registration Opens August 1, 2023 & Closes September 14, 2023

Additional Virtual and One-Day Options are Available for Registering

Conference Manual


Conference is occurring at the Radisson Hotel La Crosse. Saturday includes a plated lunch and Sunday includes a buffet breakfast.

WAMFT has a discounted ($135.00 a night for Standard King City View - Friday and Saturday nights) 25 room block at the Radisson Hotel La Crosse. Address is 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI, 54601. Call (608) 784-6680 and ask for the group block for WAMFT. Attendees must make their reservations by Friday, August 18, 2023. We look forward to seeing you there! You can also book HERE.


Friday, September 15, 2023 (4 CEs)

Keynote Presentation - 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm (15 min break from 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm)

Gender, Power, and Global Social Justice: The Healing Power of Psychotherapy by Dr. Manijeh Daneshpour, LMFT

Breakout Session 1 - 3:30 pm to 5:45 pm (15 min break from 4:30 pm to 4:45 pm)

Trauma Treatment: Resources and Reflections by Dr. Erika Smith-Marek, LMFT

Saturday, September 16, 2023 (5 CEs)

Self-Care Workshop 1 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Releasing Trauma by Tyler Van Zeeland, LMFT-IT

Breakout Session 2 - 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Building Relationship Between LGBTQ+ Youth and their Caregivers by Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba, LMFT-IT

Lunch and Carl A. Whitaker Award Ceremony - 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

Plated Lunch Provided in Event Room; 2024 Carl A. Whitaker Award Winner: Deb Polacek, LMFT

Breakout Session 3 - 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm (15 min break from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm)

Polyamory: A Clinical Toolkit through a Personal Lens by Martha Kauppi, LMFT

Ethics Workshop 1 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Intersections Between Artificial Intelligence and Therapy? Ethical Concerns and Potential Opportunities by Dr. Heather Hessel, LMFT

Networking Cocktail Hour - 5:00 pm

Hosted by WAMFT Leadership in the Radisson Hotel La Crosse Three Rivers Bar & Kitchen

Sunday, September 17, 2023 (3 CEs)

Breakfast - 8:30 am to 9 am

Hot Buffet Provided in Event Room

Ethics Workshop 2 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (Two 15 min breaks)

Practical Application of an Ethical Decision-Making Model (EDMM) by Dr. Tia Crooms, LMFT


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When you advertise with us, our members are seeing you throughout the conference. Your ad can be displayed in our conference manual that is emailed to our registered attendees prior to our events. Or you can choose to display your ad in our conference ad slideshow. Slideshow ads are showcased a minimum of two times before and after events. All ads can be in color or black and white.

Conference Manual Ads

Card Sized Ad – 2” x 3.5” $15
Quarter Page – 4”x5” or 8”x2.5” $30
Half Page – 8”x5” or 3.75” x 10” $45
Full Page – 8”x10” $60

Slideshow Ads

Card sized Photo Ad $15
Quarter Page Photo Ad $30
Half Page Photo Ad $45
Full Page Photo Ad $60
Full Page 30 sec. Video Ad $75

If you are interested in advertising or sponsoring with us, complete the following: Advertising/Sponsorship Form

Consider Sponsoring/Exhibiting with Us

Bronze Sponsor $100

Features one exhibitor table. Half page advertisement in slideshow presentation.

Silver Sponsor $220

Features one exhibitor table. Half-page advertisement in the Conference Manual and slideshow presentation. Includes one (1) WAMFT Conference registration.

Gold Sponsor $350

Features one exhibitor table. Full-page advertisement in Conference Manual and slideshow presentation. Includes two (2) WAMFT Conference registrations.

Platinum Sponsor $580

Features one exhibitor table. Full-page advertisement in Conference Manual and full-page 30 sec. video advertisement in slideshow presentation. Includes four (4) WAMFT Conference registrations.