AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program Winter Training Institute
January 30, 2013 to February 3, 2013
Hilton Arlington, Arlington Virginia


This Winter Training Institute 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 cultural sensitive interventions with ethnic minority populations, as well as, the integration of advanced quantitative 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 2013 MFP Winter Training Institute provided 21 Fellows from marriage and family therapy programs at 15 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  


Training Institute speakers presented on issues ranging from culturally sensitive interventions and clinical work with minority populations to advanced qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. A list of speakers at the 2013 Winter Training Institute can be found below along with additional information on their bios and presentation materials:
•    Dr. Anthony Chambers
•    Dr. Elizabeth Wieling
•    Dr. Jared Durtschi
•    Dr. Richard Wampler

For more information on presenters, including bios, presentation outlines and additional resources please click here. A copy of the agenda for the 2013 Winter Training Institute can be found here.

Winter Training Institute 2013 Pictures

The following slideshow highlights some of the training events at the 2013 Winter Training Institute- enjoy.