In 2019, AAMFT
held the third annual Student Ethics Competition. This competition is designed
to encourage MFT students to foster an interest in ethics issues and enhance
their ability to analyze and respond to the various ethics issues that they
will undoubtedly encounter throughout their careers. In this team competition,
participants submitted an essay analyzing and responding to a hypothetical
scenario. There were two categories for the competition: a Doctoral category
and a Master’s/Post-Degree Institute (PDI) category.
AAMFT received 9 submissions in the Doctoral category and 43 submissions in the Master’s/PDI
category. The submissions were scored by current and former members of the
Ethics Committee and current and former members of the Judicial Committee.
After the final review of the score, the winning teams have been identified. The
submissions from each winning team in each category will be posted here after the Conference.
winners will receive a cash award and be recognized during the Thursday, August 29, 2019 keynote address during the AAMFT annual conference in Austin, TX. Conference
registration, hotel and coach airfare will be paid by AAMFT. Join AAMFT in
congratulating the winning teams on their excellent work!
Doctoral Category Winners:
1st Place: Anike Adekoya, Timothy Welch, and Megan Lachmar (Michigan State University)
2nd Place: Voulda Alicia James and Katherine Dilks (Drexel University)
3rd Place: Natira Mullet, Lindsey Hawkins, and Douglas McPhee (Texas Tech University)
1st Place: Emily Jaeger and Haley Guetter (St. Cloud State University)
2nd Place: Raquel Harmon, Emily Gibbs, and Aja Meadows (Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling)
3rd Place (Tie):
Chanelle Johnson, Erica Garcia, and Rachael Martin (Purdue University Northwest)
Jennifer Madden and Katie Ballard (Friends University)
Any taxes are the responsibility of the individual winners. By submitting an essay, participants consent to the use of their name in AAMFT publications and for their submission to be posted on AAMFT’s website. Competition void where prohibited. Awards not payable where prohibited.
View the winners from the 2018 Student Ethics Competition here.
View the winners from the 2017 Student Ethics Competition here.
View the winners from the 2016 Student Ethics Competition here.
Questions about the Student Ethics Competition can be sent to email@example.com.