Indiana Division


Earn Up to 11 CEU's!

Friday & Saturday, October 18-19, 2019
Trauma and the Family:  Enhancing the Strength and Resiliency of Families
Register before October 12th for earlybird savings of $25.
Indiana Wesleyan University West 
6832 Digital Way
Indianapolis, Indiana  46278 

Friday, October 18
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration Open
Light Breakfast Available
9:00 - 11:00 am Welcome & Announcements
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: An Overview - Birdie Meyer, RN, MA, CLC
11:00 - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - IAMFT Annual Business
12:15 pm Meeting
12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided
1:00 - 2:30 pm Culture, Trauma, and Resilience Promoting Strength in the Face of Vulnerability Maru Torres-Gregory, MS, JD
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 - 4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
Difference-Sensitive Supervision - Maru Torres–Gregory, MS, JD
Toxic Stress: Structural Factors Impacting Women’s Mental Health During Pregnancy & Post-Partum - Anita Adams, MDiv, MFT
4:15 - 4:30 pm Door Prizes & Adjourn
5:00 - 7:00 pm IAMFT Optional Event
Registration Required to Attend Social Mixer Trader’s Mill Grill & Bar
5650 W 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46278

Saturday October 19
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration Open
Light Breakfast Available
9:00 - 10:30 am Ethics Presentation
Carl Becker, JD - Alan Bouwcamp, JD - Elizabeth Walker, JD -Michelle Walker, JD
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
Surviving Death Trauma: Grief Done Well - Ken Weaver , MDiv, MA, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC
Using the Precursors Model of Change to Facilitate Engagement in Trauma-Informed Family Therapies - Brett Wilkinson, PhD, LMHC, Fred Hanna, PhD
12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch Provided
1:15 - 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
Adult Trauma Groups: It’s Never Too Late to Learn Resiliency - Tasha Smith, MS, LMFT
Inner Attachment: Deepening Connection with Oneself - Seda Gulvas, PhD, LMFT
2:45 - 3:15 pm Poster Sessions
3:15 - 4:15 pm Concurrent Session
Resiliency Builders - Adam Carroll, MA
Trauma & Resiliency in the Addicted Family - Kimberly Boone, A, LMHC
4:15 - 4:30 pm Poster Awards & Door Prizes
4:30 pm CEU Certificates & Adjourn






Call for Posters

IAMFT is accepting proposals for poster presentations
for the 2019 Fall Conference.  Poster presentations are an important component of our educational conference.
Selected posters will present Saturday, October 19th.

Click Here to Download the Application

Please call IAMFT Central Office at 317-484-2630
if you have questions.

All submissions must be received by IAMFT by midnight September 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance by September 23, 2019.



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:



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      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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