Indiana Division


2017 Annual Spring Conference
April 28-29, 2017


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2017 Iamft Spring Conference Brochure

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Exhibitor Form Sc 2017

Keynote Speaker:

Jeff Hickey, LCSW
Director, Chicago Center for EFT
Certified Sex Therapist

Better Together: 
Attachment Security and Sexual Pleasure

Many couples come to us wanting help to reduce conflict and increase emotional intimacy. Others are desperate to revive a dormant sex life and address specific desire or functional concerns. How are these goals related and how does the clinician integrate them? Does attachment security promote sexual pleasure? Will a robust sex life strengthen attachment bonds? Are they overlapping, but distinct facets? While the adult attachment literature has been largely silent about how to promote sexual satisfaction, sex therapy has often minimized the role of attachment security, especially among sexual minorities. This workshop utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy as a framework to view couple distress through an attachment lens. Contributions from the sex therapy field include approaches for addressing the most common sexual problems as well as an overview of the diverse expressions of human sexuality. Therapists will have new resources that integrate attachment security and sexual satisfaction to help couples create lasting and pleasurable bonds.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 

  1.      Describe couple conflict from an attachment perspective
  2.      Name the key elements of the conflict de-escalation process
  3.      Name and describe the three phases of the sexual response cycle
  4.      List at least three treatment approaches for addressing sexual

Join IAMFT for a variety of informative sessions, including 1 hour of Ethics!

Graduate Student Research Award & Poster Presentations
Visit with Exhibitors and Sponsors
Network with Your Professional Peers

Up to 10 CEUs Available

Second Presbyterian Church
7700 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Breakfast Sponsored By:




To be presented at the 2017 Annual Spring Conference

Friday & Saturday – April 28th & 29th
Second Presbyterian Church
7700 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46260

IAMFT is very pleased to support graduate students in marriage and family therapy programs in Indiana.  We hope you will encourage your students to participate and attend the event. 

Graduate Student Research Award. 

IAMFT seeks applications for its annual Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA).  This award honors and supports an outstanding student research project.  Proposals from students at the master’s or doctoral level will be considered.

Applications for the 2017 GSRA will be reviewed by a team of judges on the criteria of innovativeness, methodological soundness, potential contribution to the field of marriage and family therapy, and likelihood of the study to be completed in the proposed timeline.

The 2017 GSRA will be presented during the IAMFT Spring Conference on April 28, 2017. The award recipient will receive a certificate and a monetary award of $250 to support the cost of the study.

Candidates for the award will:

Submit attached application and accompanying materials by email attachment to: Stephanie Waddell – IAMFT Central Office. Applications must be received by Monday, March 20, 2017, 12:00 am midnight.  

Conditions of the Award:

Membership: Applicants must be current IAMFT student members in good standing and be present at the IAMFT 2017 Spring Conference.

Attendance at Conference:  If the student is unable to attend the Spring Conference, the award is forfeited and will be presented to an alternate winner if possible.  If an alternate winner is not available for the award, the monetary award will be returned to the general fund to be used at a future conference.

Click to down the application - 
2017 - Graduate Student Research Award Applications

Call for Poster Presentations.

The Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is accepting proposals for poster presentations for the 2017 Spring Conference.  Poster presentations are one key component of our educational conference, emphasizing the importance of current MFT research and highlighting best practice strategies.

Open to all participants, poster presentations are to share ongoing research, clinical innovations, and other scholarly activities with others.

Posters are visual displays highlighting the key points of research or an ongoing project which allows one-on-one interaction with conference attendees and presenters. 

Posters will be judged during the conference.  Evaluation criteria include concept originality, relevance to the MFT field, professionalism in format, methods design of the project, and visual diversity of the poster.

Placement awards and prizes will be as follows:
1st place $75 - 2nd place $50 - 3rd place $25
An “Audience Favorite” award will also be given.

All awards will be presented during the conference on
Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Proposals and acceptances will be communicated by email only.

Email the completed application to:, Julia Pratt – IAMFT Conference Committee.  Applications must be received by Monday, March 20, 2017, 12:00 am midnight for consideration.

Click to download the application - 
2017 Sc Student Poster Application


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:


  • 2017 Annual Spring Conference

    April 28-29, 2017


    Keynote Speaker:
    Jeff Hickey, LCSW

    Director, Chicago Center for EFT
    Certified Sex Therapist

    Better Together: 
    Attachment Security and Sexual Pleasure

    Call for
    Graduate Student Research Award
    Poster Presentations!  
    Check the Events Tab to learn more!

    Download the Registration Form

    Exhibitor Form Sc 2017


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