TAMFT 2023 Annual Conference Call for Workshop Proposals

The Challenge of Change: Advancing Systemic Practice is about the nuances of adaptation and advancement for MFTs and the communities we serve. Whether it’s first-order, second-order, individual, or systemic, our field has historically embodied change in the mental health field. This year’s conference will address innovative treatments, cultural sensitivity, advocacy, and professional acumen. We’re interested in research-informed workshops that explore systemic approaches to equipping clinicians and empowering communities to harness adaptability and create change. 

What Are We Looking For in a Workshop?
You gave us feedback, and we listened! To best serve our members, we’re looking for workshops that TAMFT members find most useful, engaging, and stimulating. While lectures and handouts will be ideal supplements, we want the majority of the workshops to actively engage participants through clinical demonstrations, role plays, clinical skill practice, advanced theoretical applications, group discussions, and other creative and innovative presentation approaches.

TAMFT is currently accepting proposals for the 2023 Conference program, with particular emphasis on the following areas of need:

  • Innovative Approaches to Trauma Treatment
  • Advocacy and Policy Change
  • Bilingual Systemic Practice (Spanish-Speaking Preferred)
  • Social Justice in MFT
  • Diversity and Cultural Competency 
  • Advanced/Specialized Treatment Approaches
  • Sexuality Issues/Sex Therapy
  • Practice Building/Financial Practices
  • Collaborative and Integrative Healthcare 
  • Supervision
  • Outcome Monitoring and Feedback-Informed Treatment
  • Telehealth
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Play Therapy
  • Ethics
  • Up-and-Coming Professionals (LMFT Associates and Students)

The best part?  Those selected to present will get to attend the conference at a significantly discounted price!

Interested in volunteering to review conference proposals? Sign up here!

Submission Guidelines

  • Completed applications must be submitted via the online Call for Proposals form.
  • Applications are due no later than November 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm Central Time.
  • Incomplete submissions and submissions received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
  • The research does not need to be completed at the time of the application, but must be ready for presentation at the conference.
  • The Lead Presenter is responsible for ensuring that the application is accurate and complete. You will not be notified if your submission is incomplete.
  • You will receive acknowledgment of receipt of your abstract submission by return e-mail immediately upon submission. If you are unable to locate the confirmation email in your inbox and spam folders, you may email [email protected] to verify that your submission was received.
  • The number of presenters must be limited to three people. 
  • The final presentations must be 1 to 1.5 hours long.
  • Masters-level and undergrad students presenting at the conference must present with a supervising professor. The professor is expected to be in attendance for the presentation.
  • Individuals may not be listed on more than two proposals.
  • Each presenter listed on the application must be present at the conference, should the abstract be selected. Persons who are not able to attend the conference should not be listed on the application and will not appear in the conference material.
  • Each presenter must be registered for a minimum of one day of the conference in order to present (and will receive discounted pricing for the event).

Selection Process and Timeline

  • November 30, 2022: Calls for Workshop and Poster Proposals Close
  • Week of January 10, 2023: Presenters Notified of Acceptance
  • February 1, 2023: Presenters Must Confirm Presentation
Submit Your Proposal