Couples and family therapy students, alumni, faculty, staff, and site supervisors had the opportunity to connect at the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s (WAMFT) annual Mentor Day event, cosponsored by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and hosted by Seattle University on Saturday, April 29. More than 100 people signed up to take part in panel discussions and attend presentations on private practice, community mental health, supervision, networking, and self-care.
The event largely focused on connecting students and emerging professionals with respected members of the community who volunteered to serve as mentors at the day’s event. Dr. Rebecca Cobb, Assistant Clinical Professor and Clinical Coordinator of the School of Theology and Ministry’s Couples & Family Therapy program, presented on “Self-Care: An Evidence Based Practice,” where she discussed the importance of self-care of the therapist and shared tips and tricks for attending to various dimensions of self-care.
One student in the Seattle University’s Couples & Family Therapy program who attended a portion of the event said,
“As a student close to entering the professional field, it was helpful to hear stories and to talk with people who have been in the field for some time. Many mentors and other attendees have found ways to follow their passions in unique and creative ways. I also got to meet alumni from my program – it was inspiring to hear how they have integrated unique parts of the Seattle U program with their practice.”
To learn more about the Couples & Family Therapy program, click here.