Leadership Conference Overview
The AAMFT Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for AAMFT Division Leaders to network and enhance various facets of their leadership through division management training, state and national level advocacy initiatives, and open collaboration. Components of the training received by division leaders include: division advocacy, use of social media, membership engagement, membership recruitment and retention, operational handbooks, staff recruitment and division finance. Components of the state and national level advocacy initiatives relevant for the conference include: Medicare MFT Coverage, Veteran Affairs-MFT Jobs and MFT Student and Faculty Funding.
MFP Fellow/Alumni Overview
The MFP, pursuant to its goal of advancing the MFT and wider behavioral health profession through workforce development and culturally competent service and research provision, has provided support to 6 Fellows/Alumni to attend the 2013 AAMFT Leadership Conference. These Fellows/Alumni were selected based on noted achievements and outlined/demonstrated interest in advocacy efforts, the MFT field, and advancing their professional goals. Attendance to the leadership conference will provide them an opportunity to make advancements in these areas.
MFP Fellows/Alumni not only gain from their experiences at the conference but also contribute their knowledge, expertise and positions to all discussions in which their divisions are involved. MFP Fellows/Alumni engage with Divisional Leaders during congressional visits, in group sessions/discussions on Medicare/Veterans Affairs, via email prior toand after the conference, on Divisional or National AAMFT policy issues, etc.
The following AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program Alumni and Current Fellows were able to attend this Leadership Conference with the support of the AAMFT MFP.