TAMFT 2024 Annual Conference Call for Workshop Proposals

Celebrating 50 Years of TAMFT: Embracing the Past, Enriching the Present, Empowering the Future is dedicated to the reflection of how far our profession has come and the continued evolution of our innovative field. Keynotes and workshops will honor the foundations of our field, showcase emerging treatments and theories, and inspire critical conversations about the co-creation of the future of marriage and family therapy. Systemic thinkers from Texas and beyond will have the opportunity to gain new skills, share their own research, as well as forge new connections and rekindle professional flames.

Conference Details:

Date: April 11-13, 2024
Location: San Antonio, Texas
HotelGrand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk

What Are We Looking For in a Workshop?

To best serve our members, we’re looking for workshops that TAMFT members find most useful, engaging, and stimulating. While lectures and handouts will be ideal supplements, we want most workshops to actively engage participants through clinical demonstrations, role plays, clinical skill practice, advanced theoretical applications, group discussions, and other creative and innovative presentation approaches.

TAMFT is currently accepting proposals for the 2024 Conference, with particular emphasis on the following areas of need:

  • Innovative Approaches to Trauma Treatment
  • Advocacy and Policy Change
  • Bilingual Systemic Practice (Spanish-Speaking Preferred)
  • Social Justice in MFT
  • Diversity and Cultural Competency 
  • Advanced/Specialized Treatment Approaches
  • Sexuality Issues/Sex Therapy
  • Practice Building/Financial Practices
  • Collaborative and Integrative Healthcare 
  • Supervision
  • Outcome Monitoring and Feedback-Informed Treatment
  • Telehealth
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Play Therapy
  • Ethics
  • Up-and-Coming Professionals (LMFT Associates and Students)

The best part?  Those selected to present will get to attend the conference at a significantly discounted price!

Submission Guidelines

  • Completed applications must be submitted via the online Call for Proposals form.
  • Applications are due no later than December 29, 2023, at 11:59 pm 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 people. 
  • The final presentations must be 1 to 1.5 hours long.
  • Masters-level and undergrad students presenting at the conference must present with a supervising professor. The professor is expected to be in attendance for the presentation.
  • 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 the 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 (and will receive discounted pricing for the event).

Selection Process and Timeline

  • December 29, 2023: End Date for Call for Workshop Proposals 
  • Week of January 15, 2024: Presenters Notified of Acceptance
  • January 26, 2024: Presenters Must Confirm Presentation
Submit Your Proposal