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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!

It’s Almost Here!

Mystic MarriottThe CTAMFT Annual Conference is just days away!

On April 25 and 26, 2013 we are proud to bring you what we consider to be the best conference this country has to offer.

We have packed 2 days full of learning, networking and sharing, there is  something for absolutely everyone.

The beautiful Mystic Marriott helps make this 2-day event even more special.

Please contact any of the Board members if you have questions or need more information, and we look forward to seeing you there!

With our deepest sympathy we share the following:

CTAMFT/AAMFT Clinical Fellow, Nelba Márquez-Greene, LMFT, tragically lost her daughter in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, CT. Mrs. Márquez-Greene states, “I hope the tragedy of the school shooting will bring a greater awareness to mental health issues and to reduce the stigma attached to those with mental illness, perhaps preventing tragedies like the one that took Ana’s life.”

Ana Grace

Ana Grace

Ana’s love for dancing and singing was evident very early in her short life. In a musical family, her gift for melody, pitch and rhythm stood out remarkably. She was full of energy and she never walked anywhere — her mode of transportation was dance. She danced from room to room and place to place. She danced to all the music she heard, whether in the air or in her head. Ana loved her God, loved to read the Bible and loved to sing and dance as acts of worship.

Ana is survived by her father, Jimmy Greene, a jazz saxophonist and an assistant professor of music at Western Connecticut State University; her mother, Nelba Márquez-Greene, program coordinator for the Family Therapy Institute at Klingberg Family Centers and Central Connecticut State University adjunct faculty; and her brother Isaiah, a happy, intelligent and musical boy who loves hockey and very much misses his sister. She will be missed dearly by her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and scores of friends.

The family asks that you pray for the legions of people who are left behind to cherish memories of her.

Cards for the Márquez-Greene family may be sent to:

WCSU
Department of Music
181 White St.
Danbury, CT 06810

or

Klingberg Family Centers
370 Linwood St.
New Britain, CT 06052.

Ana’s parents, Jimmy Greene and Nelba Márquez-Greene, have asked that donations in her memory be made to one’s choice of three funds:

1. The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Family Therapy Fund,
c/o
Outpatient Clinic/Family Therapy Institute
Klingberg Family Centers
370 Linwood St., New Britain, CT 06052

2. The Artist’s Collective, 1200 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT 06112

3. The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Music Scholarship Fund,
c/o Western Connecticut State University
Office of Institutional Advancement
181 White St., Danbury, CT, 06810

In addition, friends have set up a fund to support the Marquez-Greene family at www.Anagracefund.com

Additional information including that of a “Homegoing Celebration” this Saturday in Bloomfield, CT is available at www.facebook.com/RememberingAna.

Our Hearts Are Broken

Ana Grace

Ana Grace

We continue to share in the shock and sadness of the Newtown Tragedy. Our hearts are with all of the families of those affected. Unfortunately we must convey the news that our MFT community has been directly touched by the loss of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, daughter of our beloved friend and colleague Nelba Márquez-Greene and her husband Jimmy Greene, and little sister to Isaiah who was also in the school at the time of the shooting.

We will be at their sides and do all we can to help them through this unfathomable tragedy. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

In lieu of gifts and flowers, the family has established a fund to award scholarships in Ana’s name at Western Connecticut State University’s Department of Music and the Artist’s Collective in Hartford. Those wishing to send cards to Nelba and her family are asked to mail them c/o Wendy Davenson, 88 Church Hill Rd., Sandy Hook, CT 06482.

2013 Annual Conference Save-the-Date

CTAMFT is excited to announce the expansion of our 2013 Annual Conference to include the Rhode Island Division and a two-day event that will begin in the afternoon Thursday, April 25th through Friday, April 26th; once again at the beautiful Mystic Marriott. With a focus on Family Therapy: Working with Children and Adolescents, we are finalizing our agreements 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. More details will be available soon.

Letter from the President

Exciting Annual Conference News

CTAMFT President

Dorothy Timmermann, LMFT, CTAMFT Board President

2012 CTAMFT Annual Conference

2012 CTAMFT Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the CTAMFT Annual Conference planned for April 19-20, 2012 at the Mystic Marriott. We have expanded the conference and are excited to share with you the details including the addition of a NEW Career Fair, and a Regional Networking Event for Clinical Members called “Innovations that Work” to be held on Thursday evening. Our venue this year is a beautiful destination and we hope that attendees will consider spending a night or two to enjoy time together, special spa offerings, well deserved personal time or even some family time following the conference. Discounted rooms are available for both Thursday and Friday evenings, details can be found with registration information on our website.

Friday’s Conference features our Second Annual Poster Session, the NEW Career Fair, and a wonderful line-up of Speakers Presentations offering up to 7 Continuing Education Credits to Full-Day Attendees. We are also offering a Half-Day Ticket to those who wish to attend only an Afternoon Workshop, Poster Session and Career Fair.

Speaker presentations for the day include: “It Takes One To Tango: Doing Couples Therapy with Individuals” by Michele Wiener-Davis who is our keynote presenter. Dr. Krista Wells will provide a “Therapist Self-Care” presentation following our Luncheon. Afternoon Workshop offerings include: Dr. Tammy Nelson presenting: “Sex & Intimacy; Treating Couples with Desire Discrepancy and Sexual Dysfunction,” Dr. Rosalyn Dischiavo presenting: “From Work to Play: Reinforcing the Partner Bond by Re-Framing Pleasure,” and Michele Weiner-Davis presenting: “Affairs: A Step by Step Approach for Healing from Infidelity.” Poster presentations will cover a wide array of exciting and innovative topics to be determined.

We hope that you will join us this year for what is sure to be a pleasurable and engaging time!