Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


Conference Agenda


7:45-8:00 am           WELCOME        Jessi Robertson – MAMFT President

8:00-10:00 am         ETHICS WORKSHOP: Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Professionals
                                Marita Harris, MS, LMFT, CSAT & Leah Claire Bennett, PhD

10:15am- 12:15 pm ETHICS WORKSHOP: Let’s Get Ethical: Challenges in Working with Minors
                                Judge Tom Broome, Paul Bowen, LMSW & Katie Mitchell, LMFT

12:15-1:15 pm         Connect and Reconnect Luncheon

1:15-3:15 pm          CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (choose one from the following)

1. Mobile Crisis Team Utilization: Impact on Client Engagement After CIT Contact
        Lewis Anthony Bullock, MS, MBA, NCC, LPC-S & Connie M. Bienvenu, LMSW


2. Couple’s Therapy – Getting Over the Drama!
        Sheila Thomas, LMFT, CSAT & Thomas Tullos, LPC, CSAT


3. Trauma and Eating Disorders: Interventions Utilizing EMDR and Art Therapy Techniques*
        Marie Rothman, MS, NCC, LPC-S
        * Prior EMDR or Art Therapy training is not required to attend this presentation.


3:30-5:30pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (choose one from the following)

1. Psychopharmacology Made Easy: A Deeper Dive into Antidepressants & Anxiolytics
       Charles Richardson, MD

2. Money Matters: Finances and Reimbursement in Private Practice
       Jessi Robertson, MS, LMFT

3. Inside-Out: Supervision from a Personal Growth Perspective**
       Stacie Frey, MS, LMFTS, AAMFT, Approved Supervisor & Pamela Rollins, PhD
       ** Please note this workshop is for approved supervisors only.



8:30-11:30 am          KEYNOTE WORKSHOP:  Gottman Method Couples Therapy: The Science of Healthy Relationships
                                 Mary Beth George, MEd, LPC & Alysha Roll, LCSW – Certified Gottman Therapists and Master Trainers and Consultants for The Gottman Institute

11:30-1:00 pm          MAMFT Annual Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon

1:15-3:15 pm            CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (choose one from the following)

1. Your Brain on Screens: Developmental and Mental Health Concerns Related to Excessive Technology Use
          Christina Williams, PhD


2. Internal Family Systems and Effective Emotional Processing in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
         Benjamin Wood, MS, LMFT, CSAT


3. Bridging the Gap: Treating Older Adults and Substance Use
         John Herrington, MS, LPC