The Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) hosted their Annual Fall Conference on September 29th, which supported the continuing education of WAMFT members. This year’s conference focused on future trends in the MFT field, such as technology, social media, ethical engagement, and multiculturalism in family therapy. An estimated 150 participants, including some of the School of Theology and Ministry’s Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy (MACFT) students and faculty, joined together for a day of learning and networking with professionals in the Marriage and Family Therapy field.
MACFT students from Seattle University, Sarah Kyle and Kaitlyn Rusca, won the Best Student Poster Award out of six research poster presentations. Their poster title was: “Understanding Female Pleasure: Integrating the Use of OMGYes into Couple’s Therapy.” Keynote speakers for the event included Nora Bateson, founder of the International Bateson Institute in Sweden, and Adam Johns and Adam Davis of Game to Grow, along with 13 other workshop presenters. MACFT students Charity Laughlin and Geraldine Tay presented with MACFT faculty Dr. Ethan Schwab a workshop, “I Love You but I’m Not Attracted to You.” This workshop was so popular that it became a standing room only.