Spring Conference Information

All sessions will be held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

All hotel accommodations will be at the West Jekyll Island.

Accommodations are available at a discounted rate for conference participants at the Westin Hotel Jekyll Island – (912) 635-4545. A block of rooms will be held for conference participants until then. After April 5th, these rooms will be released to the general public and reservations will be taken on a space available basis.

To Book your Room at the Westin:  Westin Hotel Reservations GAMFT

Other nearby accommodations includes:

Days Inn: 60 S Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, (912) 635-9800, Single and Double rooms 

Best Western: 301 Main St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522, (912) 638-7805, Guest rooms and Suites 

Holiday Inn Resort: 701 N Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, (877) 859 5095, Guest Rooms and Suites 

Quality Inn and Suites: 700 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, (912) 635-2202, Guest Rooms and Suites 

Hampton Inn: 2204 Demere Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522, (912) 634-2204, Guest Rooms and Suites

The Friday evening Cocktail Party will be held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Hotel Jekyll Island Hotel. There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Books will be on display and for sale at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Book sales are being offered by Charis Books and More of Atlanta.

CE hours are automatically Core hours for Georgia MFTs because this conference is sponsored by GAMFT. CE approval has been applied for from the Georgia Chapter of NASW and LPCA of Georgia. This conference meets the requirements of Area III Continuing Education for Georgia psychologists. Please be sure to add the $10.00 CE fee on your registration form to obtain your CE certificate.


In order to encourage student participation in GAMFT, and in order to provide a forum for students in Georgia’s MFT graduate programs to present papers and research to a broad professional audience, we offer student poster presentations as part of the conference. Proposals regarding research projects or non-research papers were solicited from Student Members of GAMFT, and submissions were reviewed blindly by a committee of readers. The poster presentations that were selected will be displayed during our Friday night cocktail hour and student presenters will answer questions and discuss their presentations. CE credit is also available for this portion of the conference to any attendees.

Call for Abstracts: 

GAMFT encourages dialogue and the sharing of information and knowledge within its membership. Toward that end, we invite all members to submit proposals for the 2-hour Pre-Conference Institutes and Student Members to submit proposals for Poster Presentations at the 2020 Spring Conference. For more information, check the GAMFT Newsletter, contact the GAMFT office at (404) 261-1185, or look for the “Call for Presentations” handout in the conference folder that you receive when you register.