School of Theology and Ministry MACFT faculty present at AAMFT national conference

October 25, 2017

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)'s national conference took place in Atlanta, GA on October 6, 2017. The AAMFT Conference is the world’s leading education and networking event for marriage and family therapists. It is an opportunity to learn from leaders in the field, network with peers, and discuss cutting edge research and techniques over four days filled with educational and professional development activities. 

Christie Eppler and Rebecca Cobb, MACFT faculty, with doctoral student Nicole Chilivis, presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) national conference in Atlanta, GA on October 6, 2017. Their presentation on "Interfaith Perspectives on Family Therapy Theory" explored how faith leaders from various faith traditions respond to three family therapy theories. The two-hour presentation explicated how faith leaders saw connections and disconnections between their faith tradition and theories that guide clinical assessment, interventions, and treatment. Understanding different faith perspectives on family therapy theories may help clinicians better understand and apply the spiritual dimension to clinical treatment.



Additionally, Dr. Cobb received the AAMFT Leadership Certificate at the opening keynote of the conference. Pictured in photo: AAMFT President, Chris Habben and Dr. Cobb

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