Chapters

 

GAMFT has chartered and maintains a network of eleven local chapters across Georgia.   All GAMFT members automatically belong to their local chapter and are entitled as well as encouraged to attend local chapter meetings to obtain low-cost or free CEUs, network with their peers, learn of jobs or advertise job openings, and promote the practice of marriage and family therapy at the local level.  All GAMFT local chapters are under the supervision of GAMFT’s Board of Directors and are organized along sound management principles.

The principal activities of local GAMFT chapters consist of monthly or semimonthly membership meetings, which are open to students, pre-license professionals and members of other allied mental health professions.  At these meetings, a topic is presented by a competent speaker, on subjects that may focus on clinical issues, ethical concerns, pending legislation that may affect the practice of marriage and family therapy, and other topics of professional interest.

There is complete reciprocity of membership among GAMFT chapters: members of any chapter may attend meetings of any other Georgia chapter, and gain CEUs, without hindrance or limitation.

North Metro Chapter

Open to MFT’s, AMFT’s, and MFT students who live and work in the following counties:  The wide area of Paulding, Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton (north OTP), Gwinnett, Forsyth, Dawson, Pickens, & Bartow Counties.

They typically meet every other month for a 2 hour CE workshop.  Our chapter mission statement is Connecting MFTs with the community, offering quality continuing education, and providing a bridge for students and pre-licensed clinicians into the profession.

Metro Atlanta

Open to MFTs, AMFTs, and MFT students who live and work in the following counties: Carroll, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett.

Proudly serving the “City in a Forest”, the Metro Atlanta Chapter was established in 1980 to foster a more localized accessible community of family therapists. From the prospective student to the seasoned professional, our mission is to focus on building relationships that make a difference. Greater Atlanta is a growing vibrant landscape and it’s imperative that our programming reflects the rich diversity of our membership. Therefore, we strive always to model relational practices that are responsive to culture and promote excellence in the field.

Metro Atlanta GAMFT typically hosts a two-hour continuing education workshop every other month, as well as the occasional informal meetup during off months. We also welcome a helping hand to generate new ideas, integrate measures of inclusion, and maintain the overall integrity of our Chapter. As a volunteer organization, we invite you to participate in whatever capacity that makes sense to you. Looking to fulfill the requirements for licensure renewal or meet new people? Join us at one of our Continuing Education Events or Networking Meetups. Wanting to get more involved? Help us by serving on a committee initiative or volunteering somewhere in the heart of the community. These are excellent ways to cast a wider professional network and offer your time as an official ambassador for the profession.

 South Metro

Open to MFTs, AMFTs, and MFT students who live and work in the following counties: Butts, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding.

The chapter meets quarterly. Our remaining 2018 meetings will be held on August 10 and October 12. For further information or to be added to the email list, contact us at SouthMetroGAMFT@gmail.com.

South Georgia

Open to MFTs, AMFTs, and MFT students who live and work in the following counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Seminole, Thomas, Ware.

The SGMFT Chapter strives to provide historical and updated information about various disorders and treatment modalities to equip persons with critical knowledge to enhance quality mental health counseling services. Those seeking to increase their knowledge base about various disorders, updated evidence-based treatment modalities and ethical issues surrounding mental health practice are encouraged to attend. One of the goals of SGMFT is to decrease and/or eliminate the silos among professionals in South Georgia along with insure quality continuing educational opportunities.

Middle Georgia

Open to MFTs, AMFTs, and MFT students who live and work in the following counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Dodge, Dooly, Houston, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Monroe, Montgomery, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Schley, Taylor, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Upson, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson.

The Middle Georgia Chapter meets the first Friday of every month, excluding May, June and July.  We meet from 12 – 1 PM with lunch being served at 11:30 AM.  The meetings take place at the Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health, 340 Hospital Drive Bldg E, Macon, GA 31217, in the conference room on the first floor. A free one-hour CE will be offered for this meeting.

Northwest Georgia

Open to MFTs, AMFTs, and MFT students who live and work in the following counties: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Union, Walker, Whitfield.

The Northwest Chapter provides professional networking and continuing education opportunities to Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as other mental health practitioners. The chapter’s main meetings are held quarterly in Dalton.

East Georgia

Open to MFTs, AMFTs, and MFT students who live and work in the following counties: Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington, Wilkes.

Our chapter meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, at First Baptist Church of Augusta’s Meeting Center, beginning in September and continuing until May. We break for the Summer, although we often offer workshops ovet the summer months. The cost, for a one-hour CE Certificate and a gourmet meal, is $20.00. Registration is at the door.

West Georgia

Open to MFTs, AMFTs, and MFT students who live and work in the following counties: Chattahoochee, Harris, Heard, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Stewart, Talbot, Troup, Webster.

Southwest Georgia

Open to MFTs, AMFTs, and MFT students who live and work in the following counties: Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Crisp, Dougherty, Early, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Sumter, Terrell, Tift, Turner, Worth.

Coastal Georgia

Open to MFTs, AMFTs, and MFT students who live and work in the following counties: Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Wayne.

Coastal GA Chapter meets once a month typically on Fridays from 10-12. Our meetings consist of presentations by local counselors, therapists, or referral sources. We are always looking for presenters and active members! Please contact the chapter chair for more information on future meetings.

Northeast Georgia 

Open to MFTs, AMFTs, and MFT students who live and work in the following counties: Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Walton, White.

We meet every over month and the next meeting will be in August.