Indiana Division


2018 Annual Fall Conference
September 21-22

Theraplay and Beyond: The Next Generation of Family Therapy for Kids and Adolescents

Call for Presentations & Posters - See Below!

Poster Presentations
Visit with Exhibitors and Sponsors
Network with Your Professional Peers

Approved for all Behavioral Health & Human Services Professionals

Early Bird Deadline is September 14th!

Click to download the registration flyer - 2018 IAMFT FC Flyer

Click to download opportunities - IAMFT Exhibitor Form FC 2018

Indiana Wesleyan University
Barnes Student Center - Banquet Rooms
4201 S. Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953

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Call for Presentations
IAMFT 2018 Fall Conference
September 21-22 ~ Marion, Indiana

Theraplay and Beyond:  The Next Generation of Family Therapy for Kids and Adolescents

The 2018 IAMFT conference committee is seeking proposals for presentations at the Fall Conference.  Selected presentations will take place Saturday, September 22nd.  Speakers selected for presenting receive a complimentary conference registration.  Please call IAMFT Central Office at 317-484-2630 if you have questions.

All submissions must be received by IAMFT Central Office by
June 17, 2018.

Notification of acceptance by July 20, 2018.

The Conference Committee will select proposals on the following:

  1. Subject matter deals with children and adolescents
  2. Provide a wide variety of options for participants with diverse interests, and
  3. Support a variety of learning styles which maximize learning potential

Types of Proposals

We are looking for 60 to 90-minute seminar style presentations. Call for poster presentations will be sent out separately.

Submission Requirements:  All submissions must include the following:

  • Online submission of Call for Presentations Form
  • Title with presenter name(s) and credentials
  • Abstract of 75 to 100 words or less
  • Summary of 500 to 1000 words including time ordered agenda
  • Short, professional biography (not to exceed 100 words) for each presenter
  • Learning Outcomes: list at least 3 learning outcomes participants will gain. Learning outcomes should be observable, measurable and achievable by the learner. Use ACTION VERBS; do not use words such as learn or understand. Suggested wording: “As a result of the activity, the participant will…”

Click Here to Submit your Presentation Application Online

IAMFT 2018 Fall Conference
September 21-22 ~ Marion, Indiana

The Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is accepting proposals for poster presentations for the 2018 Fall Conference.  Poster presentations are an important component of our educational conference.

Open to all participants, posters are visual displays created to share ongoing research, clinical innovations, and other clinical activities including best practice and business strategies.  This activity allows for one-to-one interaction with conference attendees and presenters.

Posters will be judged during the conference. Evaluation criteria include concept originality, relevance to the MFT field (why is it important?), methodology (how did you arrive at your conclusion?), practical application, professionalism (grammar, APA formatting, etc.), and visual appeal of the poster.

All placement awards and prizes will be presented on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

An “Audience Favorite” award will also be given.

Proposals and acceptances will be communicated by email only.

Email the completed application to:, Julia Pratt – IAMFT Conference Committee.

Applications must be received by Friday, July 20, 2018, 12:00 am midnight for consideration.  Notification of acceptance by Friday, August 24, 2018.

Click to download the instructions and application -
2018 Fall Conference - Poster Presentations Application


Thank you for Attending
2018 Annual Spring Conference!





839 IAC 1-6-1 Continuing Education                                                                 

Authority: IC 25-23.6-2-8
Affected: IC 25-23.6 

Sec. 1. (a) As used in IC 25-23.6, "continuing education" means education provided by board-approved providers which is obtained by a licensee in order to maintain, improve, or expand the licensee's skills and knowledge. As used in this rule, "CEU" means one (1) continuing education hour. 

(b) Continuing education shall be comprised of two (2) categories, Category I and Category II. The licensee shall obtain a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the required amount of CEUs for renewal from Category I and may obtain a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of the required amount of CEUs for renewal from Category II. 

(c) Category I is defined as continuing education that is formal programming, which includes the following: 

1. 1. Formally organized courses. 
2. 2. Workshops. 
3. 3. Seminars. 
4. 4. Symposia. 
5. 5. Institutes. 
6. 6. Home study programs, including: 

A. A. computer; 
B. B. audio; 
C. C. video; and 
D. D. instructional programs, accredited by board-approved organizations. 

7. 7. Courses that are relevant to the license holder's professional skills, which are part of the curriculum of an accredited university, college, or educational institution, shall earn fifteen (15) CEUs for each academic semester hour completed, or ten (10) CEUs for each academic quarter hour completed. 
8. 8. Faculty teaching a course for the first time at an accredited university, college, or educational institution shall earn one and one-half (1½) CEUs for every hour taught. 

(d) CEUs obtained from Category I sponsors shall earn the amount of continuing education hours granted by the program sponsor. If the sponsor does not grant continuing education hours, then one (1) CEU will be granted for each clock hour of attendance. 

(e) Category II is defined as continuing education that is self-directed, which includes the following: 

1. 1. Journal clubs, earns one (1) CEU for each hour attended. 
2. 2. Office in-services, earns one (1) CEU for each hour attended. 
3. 3. Case conferences that are specifically designed for training or teaching, earns one (1) CEU for each hour attended. 
4. 4. Services as an instructor, presenter, or supervisor in a relevant professional seminar, workshop, or training conference earns one (1) CEU for each hour of service, but only for the initial instruction, presentation, or supervision given. 
5. 5. Research and publication of research results in a recognized professional journal or book form, earns ten (10) CEUs, but may only be claimed for the initial publication of the information. 
6. 6. Providing peer review of another licensee's therapy and skills, which includes consultation, conference, and critique, earns one (1) CEU for each hour spent with the peer for this purpose. 
7. 7. Services on boards and commissions and holding office in professional organizations, specifically related to the licensee's profession, earns one (1) CEU for each hour of service. (Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Mental Health Counselor Board; 839 IAC 1-6-1; filed Dec 29, 1998, 10:57 a.m.: 22 IR 1512; readopted filed Dec 2, 2001, 12:30 p.m.: 25 IR 1313) 

For more information regarding CEU’s and requirements, please click on the following link:


  • 2018 Annual Fall Conference
    September 21-22

    Theraplay and Beyond: The Next Generation of Family Therapy for Kids and Adolescents
    Call for Presentations & Posters
    Click Here to Learn More -


      IAMFT provides at least conferences per year with trainings focused on theory, clinical application, and ethics. CE’s apply to members and other behavioral health professionals.
      Provide a lobbyist who is regularly at the statehouse monitoring legislation that could impact our license here in Indiana.  Advocacy is key to help us sustain both the quality and availability of mental health services for Hoosiers.  It also supports the continuance of high clinical and ethical standards for the profession.
      One of the greatest benefits is the opportunity to network with other MFTs for support and accountability.
      Numerous leadership opportunities are available to serve on the Board as a Region Representative, Member at Large, Officer or Committee.

    The Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is a division of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. The Indiana Division currently has approximately 406 members. Membership categories include Clinical/AMHP, Pre-Clinical and Pre-Allied, Student, and Affiliate.

    Indiana Member Division dues are as follows:

    $75 for Clinical and AMHP (Allied Mental Health Professional)
    $35 for Pre-Clinical and Pre-Allied
    $35 for Affiliate
    $6 for Student

    1. Join IAMFT by joining AAMFT.  When completing the application to join or renew, complete all the fields and be sure to select OPT IN for division membership.

    Learn more about AAMFT membership categories and benefits of membership.

    Benefits of Clinical Membership:

    • International and national recognition as a highly qualified Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Free listing in, AAMFT’s online Clinical Member Referral Directory
    • Free access to, AAMFT’s Members-Only section
    • Free access to AAMFT’s Clinical Member Logo for practice marketing
    • Opportunity to train and earn the AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation

    IAMFT Membership:

    • Support the Legislative Advocacy for MFTS in our state
    • Become Medicaid provider eligible
    • Annual Ethics Trainings
    • Access to information regarding trainings and CEU opportunities for MFT’s
    • Newsletter that includes articles from a variety of professionals in the field and updates on issues pertinent to MFT’s
    • Opportunities to participate on committees to network with other professionals and support the ongoing efforts of INAMFT.

    To promote the common professional interests of members; to represent marriage and family therapy as a distinct mental health profession to the public and to governing bodies; to maintain the ethical standards of marriage and family therapy; and to represent and promote the well-being of families in Indiana.


    Ann Ninness - Executive Director
    Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    2346 S. Lynhurst Drive, Suite D101
    Indianapolis, IN  46241
    Phone: (317) 484-2630    
    Fax: (317) 481-1825

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