Leadership Conference Overview
The AAMFT Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for AAMFT Division Leaders to network and enhance various facets of their leadership skill sets 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, division management, membership engagement, membership recruitment and retention, 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 3 Fellows to attend the 2014 AAMFT Leadership Conference. These Fellows 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 provided them with an opportunity to make advancements in these areas.
MFP Fellows not only gained from their experiences at the conference but also contributed their knowledge, expertise and positions to all discussions in which their divisions are involved. MFP Fellows/Alumni engaged with Divisional Leaders during congressional visits, in group sessions/discussions on Medicare/Veterans Affairs, 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.