AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program Summer Think Tank 
May 30, 2012 to June 3, 2012
Hilton Arlington, Arlington Virgina


This Summer Think Tank featured interactive seminars and advanced workshops with distinguished scholars and clinicians in the behavioral health field of marriage and family therapy. MFP Fellows had the opportunity to learn from, and interact with, presenters in the areas of self of the therapist and clinical work with underserved populations, as well as, the integration of advanced quantitative and qualitative research modalities. The Minority Fellowship Program is a national workforce development program that seeks to- through collaboration with federal agencies like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and leading behavioral health professional associations like AAMFT- increase the number of culturally competent behavioral health practitioners who provide substance abuse and other mental health services to underserved minority populations.

The 2012 MFP Summer Think Tank provided 24 Fellows from marriage and family therapy programs at 13 academic institutions across the nation with the opportunity to learn from, and network with, leading scholars and practitioners in the behavioral health field of marriage and family therapy. Through their continued participation in the MFP, Fellows can help to ensure the professional and academic advancement of the field of marriage and family therapy for generations to come.  If you are interested in learning more about Minority Fellowship Program, please visit our website or contact us at mfp@aamft.org  


Think Tank speakers presented on issues ranging from self of therapist and clincal work with minority populations to advanced qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. A list of speakers at the 2012 Summer Think Tank can be found below along with additional information on their bios and presentation materials:

  • Dr. Makungu M. Akinyela
  • Jann Derrick, M.A.
  • Dr. Carolyn Tubbs
  • Dr. Jared Durtschi
  • Dr. Leswin Laubscher
  • Dr. David Cordova
  • Dr. Tracy Todd

For more information on presenters, including bios, presentation outlines and additional resources please click here. A copy of the agenda for the Summer Think Tank can be found here.

If you are interested in becoming a presenter for a MFP training event please click here.

Summer Think Tank 2012 Pictures

The following slideshow highlights some of the training events at the 2012 Summer Think Tank- enjoy.