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Minority Fellowship Program
Winter Training Institute Presenter Application

The MFP would like to invite the submission of workshop/presentation proposals for consideration at its upcoming 2014 Winter Training Institute (WTI) (February 5-8, 2014).

MFP WTI Overview
MFP Winter Training Institutes feature interactive seminars and advanced workshops with distinguished scholars and clinicians in the behavioral health field of marriage and family therapy. MFP Fellows gain an opportunity to learn from, and interact with, presenters in the areas of cultural sensitive interventions with ethnic minority populations, as well as, the integration of advanced quantitative research modalities.

The Minority Fellowship Program is a national workforce development program that seeks to- through collaboration with federal agencies like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and leading behavioral health professional associations like AAMFT- increase the number of culturally competent behavioral health practitioners who provide substance abuse and other mental health services to underserved minority populations.

Call for Presenters
If you or someone you know is interested in presenting at the upcoming 2014 WTI you are invited to submit a Presenter Application (located below). Selected MFP Presenters will have an opportunity to help shape future cohorts of behavioral health services leaders and practitioners, and contribute to the advancement of the marriage and family therapy and wider behavioral health professions. All Presenter Applications should be submitted no later than October 15, 2013.

Review Criteria
The MFP Staff will evaluate all submissions based on the following criteria:
  • Quality
  • Congruency with SAMHSA Initiatives
  • Congruency with MFP Training Plan
  • Feasibility of proposed workshop/presentation within WTI format
  • Relevance to MFT and wider behavioral health field.
Strong applications will clearly speak to the evaluation criteria as indicated above with clearly outlined congruency with SAMHSA Strategic Initiatives, the mission of the AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) and format of the MFP Winter Training Institute (WTI). Please note that only one presenter per application can be accepted.

Final selections will be made by October 31, 2013- all presenter applicants will be notified of the status of their individual applications on or before that day.

Presentation Details
The following provides additional information on presentation format and details required for the MFP Winter Training Institute.

Presentation Length:
  • 1.5 hours
  • his Includes Q&A
Presentation Material Requirements:
  • PowerPoint copy of presentation, handouts, and additional reading materials must be provided to MFP no later than November 20,2013
  • Note that internet service cannot be guaranteed in the presentation room
Presenter Availability Requirements:
  • All presenters must be available for brief online discussions with MFP Fellows one week before and after the WTI (dates: January 29 - February 12, 2014)
Compensation & Reimbursable Expenses
Presenters who are not Alumni of the MFP are eligible for a presenter honorarium consistent with AAMFT’s presenter remuneration rates. For more information please feel free to contact us at mfp@aamft.org.

Upon request, the AAMFT MFP will provide one round trip airline ticket and hotel accommodations for the duration of the required presentation engagement. AMMFT MFP will be billed directly for the cost of the ticket which must be booked at least 30 days prior to travel. Additional expenses related to travel for the WTI can also be reimbursed consistent with AAMFT reimbursement policies. These expenses include:
  • Meal purchases
  • Checked baggage charges
  • Taxi (ground transport)