Armour Lecture Series


ABC’s of Suicide Prevention for MFTs: ABFT, C/DBT, LGBTQIA


The 19th Annual Armour Family Therapy Lecture Series is hosted by Mercer University School of Medicine Master of Family Therapy Program in association with the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

This is an in-person event, and we are excited to welcome you back!

  • Presenters: Dr. Quintin Hunt & Lacey Bagley
  • Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
  • Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm, EST
  • Location: Mercer University Administration & Conference Center Auditorium, 2930 Flowers Road South, Atlanta GA 30341
  • CEs available: 6 core hours

Course description: 

Suicide is difficult for families and therapists both to encounter. We will explore evidence-based guidelines and common factors for use with families that are struggling with suicide-related thoughts, behavior, or bereavement. This session will summarize established and cutting-edge research on suicide in families, provide examples for intervention and postvention. The session will include examples and concise training on how to use Attachment-Based Family Therapy to work with suicidal youth as a systemic therapist. There will be specific application to several prominent concerns many clinicians have about working with suicidal clients: legal expectations for treatment and documentation, dealing with the emotionality of working with suicidal clients, and how to work systemically with suicidal clients.


  • GAMFT Member: $120
  • General Admission, non-member: $150
  • Student: $60
  • Mercer Students: $0 – faculty will provide sign-up instructions for students


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9 – 12 Morning Session

12 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 4:30 Afternoon Session


About the presenter:

Quintin Hunt is an Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University. Dr. Hunt earned his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, his PhD from the University of Minnesota, and completed a Post-doc at Drexel University. His research focuses on families at elevated risk of suicide with a major foci on sexual- and gender-minority youth and their families, specific mechanisms of suicidal ideation, and systemic process research. Most recently, Dr. Hunt wrote the Ethics in Clinical Risk Management chapter for the forthcoming AAMFT Ethics Textbook and has several other articles forthcoming about the experience of being transgender and Mormon and how families navigate some of this complexity. In his “free time” Dr. Hunt enjoys napping, spending time around water, reading the latest Brandon Sanderson novel, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and planting more flowers before his partner notices how many he did actually buy.