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NAMFT Spring Conference 2017

  • Fri, March 31, 2017
  • 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific St, Omaha, NE, 68114


Saving Psychotherapy
How therapists can bring the talking cure back from the Brink.

Ben Caldwell, PsyD


Despite decades of research showing how well therapy works, as well as advances in access through policy and technology, the psychotherapy field isn't growing. The data shows the number of people attending therapy declining, while the number of therapists continues to grow. Technology has advanced quickly, leading to some troubling dilemmas and encounters for therapists – from emails and texts being used as subject matter in client complaints, to legal battles over when therapists may or may not refer clients out based on the therapist's personal values. These and other similar issues are concerning to us all. 

In this informative and inspiring workshop, you will learn how you can take your practice through difficult times and to thrive in an ever-changing landscape of ethics and values in modern family therapy practice.  We will end the day with a specific review of how systemic therapists can fight for - and achieve - changes in policy and practice that will help us, as well as the clients and communities we serve.  You will learn practical steps you can take that will have great impact on the entire profession.


Ben Caldwell, author of Saving Psychotherapy, will show you how to:

·         Clarify your professional purpose and values

·         Fix therapist training -- at every career stage

·         Integrate current science into your work

·         Hold yourself and colleagues to high standards of accountability


By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

·         Differentiate between three common stances toward therapists' ethical responsibilities

·         Identify ethical risks and benefits surrounding therapists' uses of modern technology in practice

·         Integrate personal values and professional ethics in practice without imposing personal values on clients


08:45 - 09:00 - Registration & Check-in

09:00 – 09:15 – Introductions

09:15 - 10:45 - The state of the profession

10:45 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - 12:30 - Discussion and debate: Ethics and values in family therapy

12:30 - 1:30 - LUNCHIncluding the NAMFT Annual Membership Meeting

1:30 - 3:00 - Ethics & Technology

3:00 - 3:15 - Afternoon Break

3:15 – 4:30 - Fighting for what's right: Family therapy advocacy

4:30 Complete Evaluations & Collect CEU Certificates


About the presenter:

Benjamin E. Caldwell, PsyD is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Los Angeles, CA. He chairs the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for AAMFT California Division, where he has spearheaded major changes to state law impacting family therapists. He chaired an AAMFT workgroup developing Best Practices for the online practice of family therapy; the workgroup's document will be released by AAMFT in 2017. His book Saving Psychotherapy was the focus of the Networking Luncheon at the 2016 AAMFT Annual Conference.


6.0 Hours of CE for LIMHP / LMHPs, including the required 2.0 hours of Ethics CEUs

Coffee, Doughnuts and Lunch provided.


On-line registration for this even is now closed.  You can still attend the event as a walk-in, with registration starting at 08:45

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