TAMFT is excited to announce our Call for Poster Proposals is now open for the 2023 Annual Conference!

Poster Presentations are geared toward students (undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level) who have been learning about the process of conducting research in the field of marriage and family therapy and are looking to gain experience presenting their research at conferences. Additionally, clinicians or professors who have completed or have research in progress may apply to share their findings. Posters can share new findings, ideas, or research related to the field of MFT.

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 that explores systemic approaches to equipping clinicians and empowering communities to harness adaptability and create change. 


Submission Guidelines

  • Poster presentations must be submitted via the online Poster Presentation Application.
  • Applications are due no later than November 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
  • Incomplete submissions and submissions received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
  • Research may be presented as “proposed,” “in progress,” or “completed.”
  • Poster presenters may include students (undergraduate and graduate level), faculty, and practicing clinicians.
  • Each poster may have up to 3 presenters on the submission form. If accepted, up to 5 presenters may be included in the presentation.
  • Only 1 submission per Lead Presenter will be accepted. Lead Presenters may submit up to 3 presentations for review.
  • Individuals may not be listed on more than 3 abstracts, with the exception of Faculty who are listed on student posters. (A Lead Presenter may be listed as a supporting presenter on other submissions.)
  • 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.
  • Each presenter must be registered for a minimum of one day of the conference in order to present.

Selection Process

  • Each abstract will be reviewed by a group of MFT peers. Reviewers will receive explicit guidelines about the review process and the goals of the conference. Reviewers’ ratings and program balance will determine final selections.
  • Letters will be e-mailed to the lead presenter of each poster submitted the week of January 10, 2023.
  • Those notified that they have been selected to present their poster have until February 1, 2023 to confirm that they will be attending the conference.

Poster Presentation Format

  • A visual presentation (no larger than 3' x 4' [36" x 48"] and MUST BE mounted) of research, treatment, advocacy, or other MFT issues. 
  • Posters should be in an illustrated or engaging format/layout.
  • Poster boards are placed on standing easels in a ballroom. Posters must be mounted on cardboard, poster board, or foam board.
  • At least one presenter for each poster is required to be at their poster during the entire length of the poster session. Presenters may not share more than one poster at a time.
  • Poster presenters may not request specific placement of their posters; all poster placement will be first come, first served.


  • 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