Practice Makes Perfect: TAMFT 2019 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

Deadline Extended to September 20!

Whether you’re a seasoned clinician, you've been practicing for a few years, you’re just starting out, or if you’re finishing your degree and anticipating your own clinical practice, being a great therapist is so much more than knowing and relating to your clients. Marketing yourself and your business, taking care of basic business needs, narrowing down your focus as a therapist, moving yourself to an expert level, staying on top of trends and research in your field, taking care of yourself while taking care of others, or simply just getting started in your practice—propelling your passion for therapy into a successful and maintainable practice takes work. TAMFT is currently accepting proposals for the 2019 Conference program, with particular emphasis on the following areas of need:

  • Strategies/tools/guidance for building practices
  • Marketing ideas or technology solutions for therapists
  • Business solutions or tools for therapists
  • Tips for selecting a focus for your practice
  • Specific niche areas and strategies/best practices for serving those
  • Special populations underserved in therapy/diversity issues
  • New research or trends in the field that therapists need to be aware of
  • Strategies for working with difficult/problematic clients or situations
  • New avenues for providing therapy (technology-assisted) and how/when/why to do these
  • Self-care for therapists
  • Ethics sessions
  • Supervisory sessions
  • Sessions specific to LMFT Associate and student members

Submission Guidelines

  • Completed applications must be submitted via the online Call for Proposals form.
  • Applications are due no later than September 20, 2019 at 11:59pm Central Time.
  • Incomplete submissions and submissions received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
  • The research does not need to be completed at the time of the application, but must be ready for presentation at the conference.
  • The Lead Presenter is responsible for ensuring that the application is accurate and complete. You will not be notified if your submission is incomplete.
  • You will receive acknowledgment of receipt of your abstract submission by return e-mail immediately upon submission. If you are unable to locate the confirmation email in your inbox and spam folders, you may email [email protected] to verify that your submission was received.
  • The number of presenters must be limited to three persons.
  • Individuals may not be listed on more than two proposals.
  • Each presenter listed on the application must be present at the conference, should the abstract be selected. Persons who are not able to attend conference should not be listed on the application and will not appear in the conference material.
  • Each presenter must be registered for a minimum of one day of the conference in order to present.

Selection Process and Timeline

  • Each abstract will be reviewed by a group of MFT peers. Reviewers will receive explicit guidelines about the review process and the goals of the conference. Reviewers’ ratings and program balance will determine final selections.
  • CFP Closes: September 20, 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: October 18, 2019
  • Confirmation of Presentation/Attendance: October 25, 2019

Wanting to Submit a Poster Session? Look for our Call for Poster Presentations in September.

Submit Your Proposal