Seattle University and the School of Theology and Ministry’s Master of Arts in Couples & Family Therapy (MACFT) Program was excited to host the annual Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) Mentor Day on Saturday, May 14. It was the first time Seattle University has hosted the local chapter of the national American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Local clinicians, alumni of local schools, and Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry Couples & Family Therapy students and alumni gathered to explore next steps in their professional development. The day built in plenty of time for networking with seasoned professionals and faculty members.
Couples & Family Therapy Program Director, Christie Eppler, gave a presentation on self-care--focusing on the intersection of resiliency and compassion for new professionals. Dr. Becky Cobb, core faculty member and Clinical Coordinator of our school’s MACFT program, with Academic Specialist, Daniel Kelley-Petersen, provided the organization and leadership needed to make the day a success. In addition, Christy, Becky and Dan participated in a panel that addressed participants’ questions.
Thanks to all who participated in this special event, as well as the faculty and staff that made the day possible. Special thanks is due several student volunteers from the school’s Couples & Family Therapy program who worked tirelessly to make this one of the most well-attended and well-received Mentor Days in the region.