2024 WAMFT June Webinar

Friday, June 21, 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Can it really do that? Artificial intelligence (AI) in the therapist's office

Membership Level Registration Fee
Network Students $15
AAMFT Students $25
Board Members $0
Network Members $35
AAMFT Members $45
Non-Members $55


Registration Opens May 1, 2024 & Closes June 20, 2024

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Dr. Heather Hessel, LMFT

Dr. Heather Hessel (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Human Services department at UW-Stout. Her research interests include the young adult life stage, extended family relationships, and the role of technology in family relationships. She maintains a small online clinical practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in MN and WI and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Dr. Hessel's clinical interests include parent-child relationships, mindfulness, and Buddhist Psychology.

Dr. Kevin Hynes, LMFT

Kevin Hynes [they/them] is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Human Services department and the Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. They are an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor. Broadly, Dr. Hynes investigates how the field of MFT engages with clients, particularly marginalized populations. Most recently, Dr. Hynes has been looking at the use of 21st technology and social media by MFTs. They also maintain a small clinical practice, mostly seeing LGBTQ and racial/ethnic minority clients.

Can it really do that? Artificial intelligence (AI) in the therapist's office

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a popular buzzword, as online applications like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard receive considerable attention in the popular media. There is a diversity of opinions about how AI will change the way different professions work, and therapy is no exception. Will therapists be replaced by “chatbots”? Or maybe the better question is, “How can we use the best that AI has to offer to enhance services to our clients?” AI is a tool like other technologies and how we decide to configure, utilize, and harness the power of AI tools is up to us. 

Building on the interest in AI from the WAMFT 2023 conference, this hands-on, interactive webinar will be useful to MFTs who are new to learning about AI, as well as therapists who have some experience with AI tools. Ethical issues, such as privacy, confidentiality, and bias will be discussed.


Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn what artificial intelligence (AI) is and how it can be relevant to our work as therapists.
  2. Participants will about recent projects that connect AI with therapy and explore existing tools.
  3. Participants will debate and discuss ethical issues connected to using AI with clinical work.

Continuing Education Units

You can receive up to 2.0 CEs for this webinar series. Click Here for information on CEs. Approved for LMFTs, LPCs, and LCSWs in Wisconsin.


Non-members wishing to register for events will need to create a prospective member account. This will provide you with an AAMFT account but you will not have to pay dues. This way you can register for any event with us in the future!

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