2022 Student Ethics Competition Winners

In 2022, AAMFT held the seventh 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. 

AAMFT received submissions from Master’s, Doctoral, and PDI students. 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. 

Join AAMFT in congratulating the winning teams on their excellent work!

1st Place: Justine Enochs and Teelee Montgomery (North Central University)

Read their winning paper here


             Justine Enochs                                               Teelee Montgomery

2nd Place: Andrea Jones, Camilla Scholz, and Kyra Weyenberg (Lipscomb University)

Read their winning paper here .


                   Andrea Jones                                                 Camilla Scholz                                                Kyra Weyenberg

3rd Place: Aisa Gibbons, Erika Fisch, and Mandah Gombosuren (Seattle Pacific University)

Read their winning paper here .


                     Aisa Gibbons                                                  Erika Fisch                                             Mandah Gombosuren

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.

Questions about the Student Ethics Competition can be sent to ethics@aamft.org.


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