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Elections 2018

The results are in

Thank you to all members who voted

Here are your new 2019 
Austin AMFT Board Members

Kristal DeSantis, President Elect

Mary Pham, Treasurer

Joy Downing, Outreach Director

Congratulations

Technology-Assisted Services

LMFTs now need 2 CEUs in this area to renew licenses.

Do you know what the Texas Administrative Code is for LMFTs 

as it concerns Technology-Assisted Services?

We, as licensed LMFTs, need to have complied with these rules by

January 1st, 2018. (Yes, 2018.)

Click here to find out. 

One Technology-Assisted CEU
               was provided at our 
            October 2018 Luncheon

A second Technology-Assisted CEU
             will be provided at our 
            October 2019 Luncheon

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We are the Austin Chapter of The Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT), and a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Our mission is to unite students, service agencies, and emerging and seasoned professionals to promote the licensure of marriage and family therapists, clinical systemic thinking, and to distinguish the field of Marriage & Family Therapy as unique and beneficial to the greater Austin community. 

If you have any questions feel free to email info@austinamft.org.


Austin AMFT is calling for speaker proposals for our 

 2019   

monthly luncheons!

We are looking for dynamic speakers to present on a wide range of clinical topics as seen through a systemic lens in working with individuals, families, and/or couples and how your work impacts the family system, community, and/or socio-cultural spheres.

Would you be interested in presenting at one of our 2019 monthly lunches?

If so, then please...

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PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS, AND CONFERENCES


The Art and Science of Love

December 1st & 2nd, 2018

The Center for Relationships is hosting a Two Day Gottman Couples Retreat 

This retreat will be facilitated by our very own Dr.Vagdevi Meunier! 

This retreat is designed to help your committed relationship flourish and/or regain the fire you once felt together. You and your partner can expect to learn how to foster respect, affection, and closeness in your relationship along with ways to keep conflict conversations calm, how to break through gridlocked conflict, and how to strengthen and maintain the shared meaning in your relationship.

Helping Professionals get a substantial discount on this retreat.

Helping professionals or any volunteers that would be willing to help out at this event while also attending with their partner, can get 50% off of the total cost of the retreat.

If interested please email : events@thecenter4relationships.com or 

go to www.thecenter4relationships.com 

Hope to see you there!

November 12th, 2018


Perinatal Loss Professional Workshop

Led by Elaine Cavazos, LCSW and Rachel Saffer, LCSW

Friday 10/19  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: The Austin Center for Grief & Loss

2413 Greenlawn Pkwy., Austin, TX 78757

$50 with CEU's available

The Austin Center for Grief & Loss will be hosting a 2-hour workshop on Perinatal and Stillbirth Loss in honor of Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month this October. This workshop will be facilitated by Elaine Cavazos, LCSW, and Rachel Saffer, LCSW.  Participants will learn about the experience of the family, the emotional needs of these families after delivery and individual and group therapy interventions.

REGISTRATION https://www.austingrief.org/perinatalloss

ABOUT THE GROUP LEADERS   

Elaine Cavazos, LCSW, graduated with her master of social work degree degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, in 1991. She has practiced in many social work settings including MD Anderson, Texas Children’s Hospital, Seton Healthcare System, and My Healing Place. Elaine has over 25 years of experience in the field of social work. Her career includes experience as an assistant clinical faculty member at the UT Austin School of Social Work from 2003-2010, and as an adjunct professor both in the classroom and in field education since that time. Ms. Cavazos owns a private practice where she focuses on providing psychotherapeutic services to clients looking for help with pregnancy and postpartum mental health issues and/or perinatal loss. She also serves as the Clinical Director for the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas. Ms. Cavazos chaired the inaugural University of Texas Maternal Mental Health and Wellness Conference in April 2017 and is chairing the planning committee for this same conference in the spring of 2019.

Rachel Saffer, LCSW has been a therapist at The Austin Center for Grief & Loss for 4 years. She has experience in providing counseling to adults, teenagers and children who have experienced significant trauma in both group and individual settings. She has a Master's Degree in Social work from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

October 8th, 2018    


Connecting with the Heart:

Exploring How Attachment Patterns Influence Grief

Led by Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S

Friday January 25, 2019    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Eaton Hall - Covenant Presbyterian Church

3003 Northland Dr., Austin, TX 78757

 Professional Registration $100

Student Registration (limited) $50

CEU's Offered: 6 hours for LCSW, LMFT, LPC

The Austin Center for Grief & Loss will be hosting a 6-hour workshop on how attachment patterns influence grief.  This workshop will provide invaluable information and training on understanding the process of grief in light of attachment theory principles.  Clients’ attachment patterns with the deceased, with their families and in therapeutic relationships will be explored.  In addition, clinicians will increase their awareness of their own attachment patterns and how these interact with those of their clients.  The relationship that emerges provides opportunity for the client to begin developing more intrapersonal and relational skills that are consistent with secure attachment as they heal in their grief. 

This workshop is inspired by grief-focused treatment, the latest theories of attachment, and relational neuroscience.  Participants will learn to apply these concepts through case examples, group discussions and experiential activities.

Participants will learn:

  • Identify Key tenets of attachment theory that relate to facilitating therapeutic grief work 
  • Understand how different attachment styles may affect the grief process
  • Articulate relevant aspects of the relational neurosciences to attachement-sensitive grief work
  • Develop strategies for relationally-engaging with clients' grief work in light of their attachment wounds and protective stances
  • Increase awareness of the necessity and potential risks that come with the therapeutic use of self when working with grieving clients.
  • REGISTRATION https://www.austingrief.org/connect-prof-wrkshp

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, has 15 years of practice in family and play therapy. He has extensive speaking and training experience and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Most of Marshall’s clinical practice has focused on attachment trauma and its effect on family relationships. Marshall conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals and leads training in both parenting and professional settings; much of his consultation and training focuses on the use of sandtray therapy within a trauma-informed context. He is EMDR-certified and TBRI-trained and uses these with foster and adoptive families. 

October 8th, 2018


    Generations Dialogue Workshop

       November 2nd through 4th, 2018

    The Generations Dialogue Workshop is for pairs of a parent and an adult-child who would like a more mutually satisfying relationship. Through guided dialogues and a structured, supportive process the parent/adult-child pair experiences the safety to explore relationship dynamics, begin the healing process, and uncover new sources of strength. In this atmosphere, they can rewrite old family patterns and create a new legacy of loving and supportive relationships.

    Whether you and your parent or adult-child have a difficult relationship or a good one, all families have intergenerational patterns that no longer serve them. Problematic family patterns can sabotage individual growth, affect romantic relationships, and negatively influence parenting styles. 

    In this workshop you will:

    • Practice a kind and respectful way of interacting so you can create a mutually satisfying relationship.
    • Safely give voice to unspoken feelings, clear up misunderstandings, and heal old hurts.
    • Begin the process of resolving family issues and building new patterns that will benefit your relationships today and for future generations

    This workshop is for you, if you would like to:

    • Improve your relationship with your parent, your adult-child, or stepchild.
    • Free yourself from old family patterns.
    • Safely address an issue you have carried for a long time.
    • Enter into an adult-to-adult relationship with each other.

      Or please visit  www.GenerationsDialogue.com .


       PEER SUPPORT/SUPERVISION MONTHLY GROUP 

        FRIDAYS, SOUTH AUSTIN

        Starting free peer support/supervision monthly group on Fridays in South Austin for        
        therapists with at least 5-10 years experience. 
        Call Deborah Vanko, LMFT      515-778-9671


      JOBS


      The center 4 relationships

      Seeking innovative, collaborative, relationally focused and self-efficacious professionals. If you are a person of color or speak Spanish, that is a bonus! If you would like your practice to be a turn-key experience — you walk in, see your clients, do your notes and billing, and that’s it, we might be the place for you! We have a fun relational community, we work hard to connect and collaborate with each other, we offer CEU trainings and trainings all year round, and we support each other’s clinical work. Competitive contract pay and opportunities for advancement/partner track in the future. 
      Please email contact@thecenter4relationships.com or call 512-465-2926 and ask for Sara Miller. 
      Please submit a cover letter with specific information about your interest in relationally-oriented work, resume, and names of 3 professional references. You can learn more about the center at www.thecenter4relationships.com
      Member advertisement 09-01-2018



      WANTED



      Central / South Austin

      Looking for sublet in central or south Austin for small individual psychotherapy office to be used on the weekends and two half days during the week. Please contact if you know of something: donnalynwatt@gmail.com
      September 19th, 2018




      Spaces for Lease


      Georgetown

      In the Heart of Historic Georgetown there is an office space available! 
      The house is located on the corner and is filled with light! 

      14 X 10.5 office space on East 16th Street. 
      $850 a month, minimum of a six month lease. 
      Includes use of waiting area, restroom, kitchen, all utilities & maintenance. Street parking. 
      There are two other offices in the house, one is used full time and the other is used part time. 
      We would love to have you join us! 
      Contact JD Wright at 512-418-6181 for more information and a tour!  www.BecomeAnchored.com
        Member advertisement 08-27-2018

      Westlake

      Janis Claflin LMFT-S is inviting psychotherapists and/or consultants to share her office space filled with  large windows opening into the beautiful woods of Westlake. 

      The space includes a c conference room, a reception area, a kitchen/workspace, phones, and internet. 

       If interested, call her at 512-327-4726. Up to three offices available.

        Member advertisement 06-07-2018


      CENtRAL AUSTIN OFFICE SPACES

      Great unfurnished office space in Central Austin. 

      100sq ft office is one of three offices in a suite. 

      Lease holders looking to sublet for 6mo-2years. $700/mo rate.

      Contact: Robert Harris RHarrisCounseling@gmail.com or 512-861-2989


      LAUNCH WELLNESS OFFICE SPACES

      South Austin space that's not your typical office space. 

      Our space is based on a co-working model, meaning you become a member and have access monthly to perks!

      Our perks include:

      • free business coaching
      • happy hours and social events with other members
      • a built in networking community to help advertise you and refer to you
      • free talks on business topics (e.g. How to use Instagram, How to set Your Fees, etc.) and free CEUS (e.g. Intro to Neurofeedback)
      • UNLIMITED ACCESS to our Community Room with comfy essentials such as couches, desks, coffee/tea, library of books, kitchenette
      • fully furnished office
      • You also get access to your pick of 3 therapy rooms: group room, play therapy room, adult therapy room.
      • Day pass available for $25/day; 


      Room rental starting at $100/month. AND, if that isn't enough, you also get discounts with our partners, including photographers and social media marketers!

      Call our fab , Alissa, at 512.710.WELL or email hello@launchwellnessaustin.com to find out more!


      SOUTH AUSTIN OFFICE SHARE

      Office share coming available in March 2017. Office off Manchaca Rd. and Ben White (Hwy 71) in South Austin (78704) Large, bright office with shared waiting area with other therapists and counselors in the suite. Private office big enough f or groups of 8-10 people. Lots of parking available.It is fully furnished, but you are welcome to bring your own touches.  Offered for flat rate of $250 per month for unlimited Monday/Tuesday access. S Shared weekend hours. Perfect for counselors or therapists who work part-time, as a second office location, or for someone just beginning private practice.   Contact for more info: kristaldesantis@gmail.com. 512-887-8036


      FULLY FURNISHED OFFICES

      Rent a fully furnished therapy office and begin your private practice without the stress. Copier, Kleenex, Wifi, etc... it is all  there for you and included in your rent. Walk in and walk out. Focus on your clients. Blocks begin as low as $150 a month  for early morning or evening hours. A larger space is also available for groups, classes, etc... Learn more  at: www.shifthealing.space

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