CTAMFT Professional Development
Welcome to the Professional Development section of the CTAMFT website. This is a place for articles, book reviews, workshops and other learning opportunities that support the professional growth of new and seasoned marriage and family therapists. It is designed to support your development as a professional. Your suggestions for topic-specific articles and workshops are encouraged. They may include, but not limited to, starting, maintaining and enhancing a private practice, social media and family therapy, clinical issues, working within social service agencies, education and supervision of marriage and family therapists, etc.
SAVE THE DATE!
- CTAMFT ELECTIONS 2016We are proud to share the Connecticut division is one of AAMFT's most vibrant state divisions! We have been applauded for groundbreaking work on advocacy & legislation, our annual conference, providing continuing education, member relations, and much more! This has only been possible because of energetic, enthusiastic and passionate members of the division who volunteer. Our activities wouldn't be possible without your help. We are seeking volunteers to step forward this elections cycle. CTAMFT's Elections Committee is seeking volunteers for the following Board of Directors positions for 2016 (term starts on July 1, 2016).President-Elect (1-year term; followed by 2-year term as President)Student Representative (1-year term; followed by 1-year term as Student Consultant)Pre-Clinical Representative (2-year term)2 Members for the Elections Committee Chair (3-year term)A description of each position is available here: http://www.ctamft.org/
ohana/website/index.cfm?p= 50312209Please contact Elections Committee Chair Carolyn Yates with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in running for any of these positions please let us know!
FALL 2015 E-NEWS
The CTAMFT's Fall E-Newsletter is now available. Click Here to download a pdf version of the file.
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AAMFT Restructure Vote Results Are In
Dear Connecticut Membership,
The results of AAMFT’s recent call for partial by-law changes that would include eliminating the state divisions are in.
The vote DID NOT PASS. This means the vote to eliminate the state divisions did not pass. The result percentages per state were published, and in CT, we were very close to 50% in favor of keeping the CT division in tack; while 50% voted for elimination. Many of the other states were either slightly or significantly in favor of the change, and a few states were strongly not opposition. We do not have the number of voters per state, so we do not yet know what percentage of the membership voted. We do know that AAMFT needed a 2/3 vote (66.6%) to pass and only received 61%.
What does this mean for us here in CT? For now, it means that nothing changes in terms of how your dues are distributed, including day-to-day operations of the Connecticut division. We do anticipate that AAMFT will have a backup plan, which we expect to hear more about at this year’s national conference in Austin September 3-6. I am pleased to represent you, along with several of our Board members, as well as our Student Representative. We will gather as much information as possible and share it with you after reviewing at our next Board meeting on September 11.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to talk to all of us on the Board and who contributed to the rich discussions and provided feedback. Thank you for taking the time to vote on this important topic.
Warm regards for a happy fall, and I will be in touch soon.
CEU Opportunity: Social Media Workshop
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