The TAMFT Board of Directors and the Education Committee is excited to announce that we are hosting the inaugural TAMFT Student Conference.

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Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to the Couch

No single program can completely prepare you for the complexities of your ever-evolving role as a professional marriage and family therapist. Take this opportunity to gain confidence as you move forward in your career, learn more about what TAMFT has to offer you, and network with your fellow students! From choosing a career track, managing the licensure process, choosing a supervisor, and exploring solutions to address discrimination; the TAMFT student conference hopes to help you fill in the gaps between the classroom and the couch.

While this conference is being conceived and designed with students in mind (masters and doctoral students), we believe that educators, supervisors, and other therapists may find a lot of value in this all-day online conference, so anyone may register and attend. 

9:00 – 9:50 AM Private Practice and Insurance for Beginners, presented by Kate Walker, sponsored by Zeitgeist Wellness Group

10:00 – 10:50 AM I Need to Make Money: Earning a living as an MFT, presented by Ana Valenzuela

11:00 – 11:50 AM Responsible Self-Care: Balancing School & Life, presented by Lesley Anne Mendonça & Krystal Pennington

12:00 – 12:30 PM TSAMFT Networking Lunch

12:30 – 1:20 PM Breakout Sessions

  • Overcoming Common Challenges to Earning Hours as a Student and LMFT Associate, presented by Skeetz Edinger & Angela Hayes
  • Career Opportunities in MFT, presented by Chad Touchette
  • The Dissertation Process: A Doctoral Student’s Experience (Panel Discussion) Moderator: Peter Bradley; Panelists: Socorro Preciado, Sydney Novoa, Dane Eggleston

1:30 – 3:00 PM Review & Updates of the LMFT Licensure Process in Texas, presented by Lisa Merchant, Chairperson of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapy

3:00 – 3:45 PM Online Socializing (informal after-party)


Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to the Couch 2021

TAMFT Online Student Conference

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM –3:45 PM

Where: Entirely ONLINE

Early bird pricing: $65 for TAMFT members; $85 for Non-members Regular pricing: $75 for TAMFT members; $95 for Non-members Early-bird pricing ends April 1, 2021

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