Educating in Solidarity: Becoming Part of the Solution 
Saturday, March 6
12:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
(Registration included with TAMFT Annual Conference Registration)

Standing in Solidarity: Confronting the Uncomfortable isn't just about our work with clients. It is also about the role educators have to meet the needs of the next generation of MFT's and to advocate for students from underrepresented populations. Join us at this year's TAMFT Educator's Summit and become part of the solution.


12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: Keynote: Supporting Underrepresented Student Populations Through Graduate School and Beyond: A Conversation With Linda Metcalf and Monica McGoldrick 

1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Break

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Accreditation Discussion: Misti Sparks, Texas Wesleyan University, James Billings, Northcentral University, H. Ty Leonard, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Douglas Smith, Texas Tech University

2:30 p.m.-2:40 p.m.: Break

2:40 p.m.-3:20 p.m.: Breakout Discussions

  • Further Discussions on the Barriers to MFT Education & Licensure Faced by Underrepresented Students: Lena Lopez-Bradley, Loma Linda University
  • Lessons Learned From COVID: Telehealth & Teaching Online: Facilitated by Aaron Norton, Texas Women’s University
  • Effective MFT Pedagogy: Facilitated by Lisa Merchant, Abilene Christian University, Rick Bruhn, Sam Houston State University (retired)

3:20 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Closing

Thank you to our sponsor!