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Student Committee Corner!

Jessica Floyd, Student Representative and Mika Vinci, Student Consultant
CTAMFT Student Committee (students@ctamft.org

Pamela N. Griffin Scholarship Award
Would you like to attend the national AAMFT Conference in Wisconsin next year? Or perhaps this year’s CTAMFT Annual Conference: The New Brain Science of Connection?  Here’s how you can apply to receive either $500 for the national conference or full admission to this year’s CTAMFT conference!…

Pamela N. Griffin established a trust to award scholarships to MFT students entering the field of Marriage and Family Therapy.  The intent of the scholarship is to support students wishing to attend CTAMFT, AAMFT and other conferences.

The amount to be awarded will be $1,250 per year, and distributed in two ways:

  1. One (1) award of $500.00 for the AAMFT National Conference (or another MFT conference of applicant’s preference).
  2. Five (5) awards of $150 to one student member from each MFT program in CT (i.e., one student will be selected from each of the following programs: SCSU, UConn, University of Saint Joseph, CCSU and Fairfield University) to attend CTAMFT’s annual two-day conference.

To receive awarded funds, recipients must submit proof of conference attendance (i.e., proof of registration and attendance).

Application Criteria and Procedures:

  • Applicant must be a current MFT student in a Connecticut MFT program.
  • Applicant must be an AAMFT Student Member (must submit AAMFT ID# on application).
  • Applicant must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher (must submit scan or photocopy of current transcript or written proof from Department Chair or Faculty Supervisor).
  • Applicant must complete Pamela N. Griffin Award Application Form.
  • Applicant must submit a brief essay (250 words max.) describing goals as a future MFT and how the conference will enhance that goal.
  • Applicant must receive a signature on the application form from their MFT Program Director or MFT faculty member.
  • Final award will be made upon proof of registration and attendance to Conference (local or national).

Selection Process:

  • The $500 award will be selected via a lottery, drawn at random by CTAMFT’s Board of Directors.
  • For each of the $150 scholarship awards, one student from each of the five MFT programs in CT will be selected by lottery, drawn at random by CTAMFT’s Board of Directors.

Submit applications electronically to manager@ctamft.org.

CT LMFTs in the News

As the anniversary of the tragedy that took place in Sandy Hook comes upon us, “MFTs” have been in the news.

Our of our members, Nelba Marquez-Greene, was recently featured on WFSB-TV and in The Newtown Bee, remembering her daughter Ana Grace, as well as highlighting next week’s “Love Wins” conference, which launches the “Ana Grace Project.” View the clip below or read the Newtown Bee article.

WFSB 3 Connecticut

Learn more about and/or register for the “Love Wins Conference.”

Also, last night (11/25/13), Jeff Schutz, BOD Member and Treasurer-Elect, was featured on WVIT-TV as an LMFT.

We are proud of our Connecticut LMFTs!

Love Wins – The Ana Grace Project

The Ana Grace Project

The Ana Grace Project

Please join us in our excitement over this new, inspirational event coming up on December 2, 2013. Nelba Marquez-Greene, a fellow LMFT, lost her daughter Ana Grace on December 14 of 2012 and her motto of “Love Wins” has now turned into a movement. See if you too might be able to join in this important inaugural foundation event.

 

CTAMFT Professional Development Workshop

Social Media: Best Practices for Therapists & HIPAA Compliance

Presented by Katherine Allen, LMFT, CTAMFT Board Member

WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2012 from 1-4
WHERE: Central Connecticut State University, Vance Room 105
EARN: 3 CEUs – LMFT and NASW/CT approved
BONUS: This workshop is eligible towards liability insurance discounts

Building off last year’s immensely popular Professional Development workshop, “Marketing your Private Practice,” this year’s workshop brings you the in-depth, nitty-gritty details about how to make your marketing efforts online successful and HIPAA compliant. Please join us for an exciting afternoon on this hot topic.

Space is still available. Register today at CTAMFT.org.

2013 Annual Conference Save-the-Date

CTAMFT is excited to announce our 2013 Annual Conference in collaboration with the Rhode Island Division beginning the afternoon of Thursday, April 25th through Friday, April 26th, to be held once again at the beautiful Mystic Marriott.

Dr. Eliana GilWith a focus on Expanding Family Therapy, we are excited to welcome Dr. Eliana Gil and Dr. Kenneth Hardy as our two keynote speakers.

Single day admission will be available in addition to the full conference admission to offer flexibility to attendees. We do hope that many will plan ahead and share extended time with fellow CTAMFT members and other guests including our neighbors from RIAMFT.Dr. Kenneth Hardy

Registration will begin next month for the conference and more details will soon be available at CTAMFT.org.