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GAMFT is the professional association of and for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Prelicensees and Associates from the 159 counties of the State of Georgia.

GAMFT provides leadership and expertise in systems-oriented, relationship-focused therapy; serving as a unique prelicense, licensure, supervision and practice management information and assistance resource; and advances continuous improvement in marriage and family therapy through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and collaborative policy positions.

GAMFT is the source of information, support, and expertise for mental health professionals at all levels of practice who prepare for, provide, and supervise services for all those in need, regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.

IDENTITY AND MISSION OF GAMFT

We are a community of relational and systems-oriented professionals, devoted to supporting the expertise and interests of marriage and family therapists in the state of Georgia.

We achieve this by:

  1. advancing a clinical community for members to interact and form networks of support.
  2. establishing and maintaining professional standards in marriage and family therapy.
  3. hosting educational opportunities throughout the state, that provide access to research in the field, explore innovations in clinical practice, and nurture professional growth.
  4. connecting and supporting pre-licensed professionals, seasoned therapists, and clinicians relocating to the state, with information and resources needed for successful career development.
  5. representing marriage and family therapy as a core mental health profession to the public and before government bodies in Georgia.

VISION OF GAMFT

From the individual to the larger system, GAMFT envisions a world where the promotion of health, progress, and well-being is sustained by relationships that make a difference.

Objectives:

  1. Raising awareness when systemic changes impact family sustainability.
  2. Infusing diversity and inclusion into all aspects of GAMFT and the profession.
  3. Advocating for family health in our local communities.
  4. Fostering relational practices among families, communities, and other professionals that highlight interconnectedness.
  5. Cooperating with local representatives and organizations for the furtherance of marriage and family therapy as a mental health profession.

 



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Registration is open for the 40th Annual Spring Conference at Jekyll Island, May 2nd-5th, 2019!

 

Our main presentation is: “The Ideas and Practices of Narrative Therapy Within the Context of Trauma” by Paul Gallant, Ph.D.

 

For more information and to register, click here!

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

FOR GAMFT OFFICER ELECTIONS

 

The Elections Committee is requesting recommendations from GAMFT membership for three positions that will be elected in 2019. This year we will be voting on the offices of Vice-President, Treasurer and one member of the Elections Committee.  Each of these positions is important to the continued growth and relevance of our organization so we hope that every member of GAMFT will give thoughtful consideration to the selection of candidates for this year’s election.

 

If you have a recommendation and/or if you are interested in serving in one of the positions to be voted upon this year, please contact any one of the following two members of the 2019 Elections committee:

 

Kara McDaniel, Chair           kara@lifescapesgeorgia.com

Adam S. Froerer, LMFT       froerer_as@mercer.edu

 

When we receive your recommendation, a member of the Elections Committee will contact that person to ascertain his or her interest and willingness to serve.  The completed slate of nominees will be presented at GAMFT’s Annual Business Meeting which will be held on Saturday, May 4nd at the Spring Conference.  During that meeting, membership will have the opportunity to nominate additional candidates from the floor.  A nomination from the floor must be supported by a minimum of 10 voting members and must have the consent of the individual being nominated.

 

Voting will take place by electronic ballot in July.  If a paper ballot is preferred, contact the GAMFT office the first week of July. Newly elected officers will then take their positions on January 1, 2020.

 

UPCOMING NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES:

 

April 5, 2019: LGBTQ Therapist Resource Networking Event

 

Hosted by LGBTQ Therapist Resource 

Join us for a Friday evening break to network, collaborate and meet new LGBTQ+ providers in our community. Feel free to invite any key people in your network who may be interested, such as an affirming provider (psychiatrist, nutritionist, etc).
Let’s connect and find new ways to collaborate and support each other in serving our LGBTQ+ community! Free appetizers will be available and each attendee is also welcome to order their own dinners, drinks, etc. 6:30-9:30 pm at Manuel’s Tavern, 602 N. Highland Avenue NE, Georgia, 30307.

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