WELCOME STUDENTS!

TAMFT Supports the Development of New Clinicians

TAMFT is supportive of our new and emerging clinicians, offering student discounts on membership and conference registration, along with student-specific programming at the Annual Conference. TAMFT also offers discounted rates on its Exam Preparation Materials to student members. Student members may also take advantage of our Student Community Forum and our Supervisor Search directory.

Students can also join the Texas Student Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TSAMFT). TSAMFT serves several purposes: 

  • to establish and maintain a link with TAMFT,
  • develop leadership and connections among MFT students,
  • to encourage interaction among MFT programs in the state of Texas, and
  • to coordinate communication among university-based student associations for MFT and between those student associations and the TAMFT board.

TSAMFT hosts a general membership meeting each year for students at the annual TAMFT conference. This meeting includes the chance to network with other MFT students across the state and to interact with currently licensed and practicing clinicians.  


 

Meet Our Student Board

President: Hannah McKinnies

Hannah McKinnies recently graduated from Capella University with a Master's of Science in Marriage and Family. Graduating with a 3.89 GPA, she is a member of the Delta Kappa Pi Honor Society. This is her 3rd year being a member of TSAMFT and part of the Legislative Committee as a student member as well. She is excited to offer her experience as a recent graduate transitioning to the LMFT-Associate role. She is excited to bring her background, being a parent of multiple children and children with special needs, to work for others. She is passionate about students and what they need to be successful. She is currently working at a Crisis center in the Houston area while studying for her Associate licensure exam. She is looking forward to bringing her perspective and love for family therapy to help others navigate through the student and Associate experience. 

President-Elect: Jaida Pryor

Jaida Pryor is a student in the Master’s of Marriage and Family Therapy program at Texas Woman’s University. She has been a student member of TAMFT for one year, and she looks forward to continued membership and service within the organization. Jaida will be completing her clinical internship at the UT Southwestern Family Studies Center, focusing on medical family therapy. Additional clinical interests include working with collegiate student-athletes and their families and those who have been impacted by incarceration. Prior to matriculating into TWU’s MFT program, Jaida graduated from Duke University (B.A., English) where she was an intern for two summers in the Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Duke University’s School of Law – an experience that ushered her into a deeper understanding of the importance of thinking systemically. Jaida is passionate about service, advocacy, equity, and holistic wellness, and she hopes to offer useful perspectives from her social location as a student and Black woman. Jaida is ready and committed to serving and supporting the body of future marriage and family therapists in Texas through graduate school, into licensure, and beyond.

Treasurer: Kat Schultz

Kat graduated cum Laude (B.A. in Psychology) in 1995 from Point Loma Nazarene University after which she was commissioned into the United States Air Force as a behavioral scientist. In 2013, she earned her M.A. in International Relations, specializing in Conflict Resolution. She retired as an officer in 2015.  She is currently pursuing an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University with the goal of working with LGBTQ+, consensual non-monogamous, and other families with alternative sexual identities. She lives in San Antonio and is working to increase support and collaboration for students at NCU.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking with Circle of Arms to help advocate for mental health awareness.

Secretary: Becca Trujillo

Rebecca Trujillo is a student in the Master’s of Marriage and Family Therapy program at Abilene Christian University. She is serving her first term in TSAMFT and is looking forward to being in a leadership position and serving the student organization. She has been president of her sorority as well as vice president and merchandising director. She is excited to use her unique experiences and abilities to reach students and work to further the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. In the future, she hopes to work with minority populations and be an advocate for them. She is also interested in neuroscience and the brain’s ability to change itself. In her spare time, she likes to play Dungeons and Dragons, listen to music, read, and collect stationery. She is from Abilene, Texas, and is an active part of the Abilene Christian University community

Social Media Manager: Sydney Jeffrey

Sydney is a Marriage and Family Therapy student at Texas Woman’s University. This is her first term serving in TSAMFT and she is also serving on her university’s SAMFT board. Sydney is looking forward to starting her internship in the Fall. She wants to reach more individuals for TSAMFT and generate more interest in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. In her spare time, Sydney likes to dance and be outdoors. She is from Decatur, Texas, and is an active member of her community. 


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