I want to...

June 28 – 30, 2017          

Join us in Dublin, Ireland, and earn up to 13.25 hours of continuing education credit with the most advanced marriage and family therapy training available! 

Featured Presenters and Workshops

Medical Family Therapy: Innovations in Integrated Care

Presented by Angela Lamson, PhD

The field of Medical Family Therapy has grown considerably over the past three decades and has become a career path for family therapy clinicians, educators, researchers, leaders, and policy makers who are invested in integrating biopsychosocial-spiritual health into a variety of work contexts. While medical settings are an excellent environment for building and sustaining integrated behavioral health care, medical family therapists are also well suited for integration in schools, military bases, and community based agencies. This institute will focus on (a) the emergence of Medical Family Therapy, integrated behavioral health care, and sustainable models of collaborative care in diverse work contexts, (b) current knowledge and skills necessary for family therapists who are engaging in integrated behavioral health care in the workforce, (c) examples of medical family therapy in healthcare, community, military, and school contexts, (d) the construction of practice, policy, and business plans necessary for medical family therapy therapists to succeed. 

In Search of Middle Ground: Working Effectively with Conflictual Families after Separation and Divorce

Presented by Bill Northey, PhD, LMFT

The clear majority of separating and divorcing couples are able to do it amicably and can parent effectively together. However, there is a very small--albeit challenging--minority of parents who cannot parent effectively together and in fact their interactions are hostile, caustic, and potentially damaging to their children. It is for this group of parents that a bevy of interventions have emerged recently that attempt to ameliorate the impact of these highly conflictual families. 

In the extremely interactive workshop, participants will explore the challenges presented in intervening systemically with parents engaged in harmful and cantankerous post-divorce interactions. In addition to reviewing the various methods for assisting high conflict couples, participants will consider the role that systemic therapists can play in delivering these interventions in a multitude of settings. More specifically, there will be a review of the similarities and differences between the process of separation and divorce in the U.S. and other countries with an emphasis on the opportunities that avail themselves to systemic therapists who can successfully assist families who exhibit extreme levels of conflict. An exploration of the models and theories that afford maximum leverage for conflictual parents and interventions that provide relief will include psychoeducation, family therapy, co-parent counseling, mediation, and parent coordination. Finally, participants will examine a fictional family experiencing a conflictual and vindictive divorce to delve into effective strategies to engage and assist these types of couples after their separation and divorce.




Presented by 

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Presented by 

Approved Supervisor Refresher Course

Presented by


Date  Time CE Hours Course
Wednesday, June 28  8:00 am - 3:30 pm 6 Approved Supervision Refresher Course
Thursday, June 29 8:30 - 9:30 am 1 Keynote: The State of MFT in Ireland and US
  9:45 am - 4:45 pm 5.5 Medical Family Therapy
      High Conflict Divorce
      Childhood Sexual Abuse
  12:45 - 2:00 pm 1.25 Networking Luncheon
  5:00 - 6:00 pm 1 Research Reception
Friday, June 30 8:30 am - 1:00 pm 4.5 Medical Family Therapy
      High Conflict Divorce
      Childhood Sexual Abuse


Tour Beautiful, Historic Dublin!


Fee Structure

Regular Institutes (15 hours CE)

  By April 30, 2017 Regular
Member $525 $625
Non-member $625


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and any subsequent request for refund must be made in writing by May 15, 2017. Upon cancellation, you have the right to request that your fee (in full) be held (for up to one year) and used toward application to another AAMFT event registration. If you prefer a refund, cancellations made prior to May 15, 2017 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be offered after May 15, 2017.

By January 30, 2015RegularMember
$375 $424Non-Member$475$
By January 30, 2015By March 31, 2015RegularMember$445$495$595Non-Member$545$595$695
By January 30, 2015By March 31, 2015RegularMember$445$495$595Non-Member$545$595$695
By January 30, 2015By March 31, 2015RegularMember$445$495$595Non-Member$545$595$695

Earn 15 hours of continuing education credit with the most advanced MFT training available!

Register Here

Hotel & Travel

Stay at the beautiful Talbot Hotel Stillorgan while in Dublin. 

Reserve your hotel accommodations here. Enter the dates June 27 - July 2 and the code AAMFT to see the availability for this event. These rates can be extended by up to three days on either side. Call the hotel at +353 1 2001800 to make changes to your reservation. 

Travel from the airport with Aircoach, which leaves the airport every 15 minutes and stops in front of the Talbot. Book here

Be sure to have a valid passport - review the United States and Canadian requirements before traveling internationally. Both countries require your passport is valid for at least three months before your planned date of departure.