AAMFT 2014 Conference

AAMFT 2014 Conference

Congratulations to the CSPP faculty, students and alumni  who presented their work at the 2014 AAMFT Conference!

Below is a summary of their presentations. Please note: If you are a member of the CSPP community and you don’t see your presentation listed, please email us at CSPPalumni@alliant.edu and we would be happy to add it.

AAMFT Showcase – A Spotlight on Divisions and COAMFTE Accredited Programs (Thursday, October, 16; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

The Showcase was a time for participants to meet with division leaders to discuss the latest news and information regarding their home state or province, and find out how to get more involved.  Participants could also visit with representatives from COAMFTE accredited and candidacy status MFT programs, such as our CSPP program, to learn more about educational opportunities they offer.

Dr. Hao-Min Chen, Dr. Karen Quek, and Dr. Jason Platt representing CFT Alliant during the showcase:

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AAMFT Presentation by Dr. Jason Platt: Slive, A. Bobele, M., Platt, J.J. McElheran, N., Rodriguez, I. (2014). Walk-in       Counseling Services: An International Perspective. Paper presented at the 2012          Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family   Therapy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A

Family Therapy Round Table Symposium

Professors of Asian Heritage: Our Stories in Couple & Family Therapy Field

Presented by: Hao-Min Chen, Karen Quek, Liang-Ying Chou, Alex Hsieh, Hye-Sun Ro


Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education – (COAMFTE) is a specialized accrediting body that accredits master’s degree, doctoral degree, and post-graduate degree clinical training programs in marriage and family therapy throughout the United States and Canada. Below were two of the trainings that CSPP Professor Dr. Quek offered at the AAMFT Conference:


  • COAMFTE Accreditation Workshop: Laying the Foundation of your Self-Study (Thursday, October 16; 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.): The benefits of accreditation to your program and its students are immeasurable. But going through the process can feel solitary and leave you fraught with questions. This workshop offers programs the exclusive access to hear directly from Commissioners regarding the preparation of a Self-Study document. Programs seeking initial accreditation and renewal of accreditation are highly recommended to attend this four-hour workshop addressing the accreditation process, interpretation, and application of accreditation standards, and preparation and submission of a self-study. Designed to be both informative and interactive, the workshop includes a “hands-on” component where participants can review examples of self-study excerpts, ask questions about accreditation for the first time or seeking re-accreditation, this workshop will provide you with essential information to prepare a successful self-study. Administrators, program directors and faculty members interested in quality assurance for their program are encouraged to attend this once-a-year opportunity. Help put your program on the path to a successful Self-Study.
  • COAMFTE Site Visitor Training (Thursday, October 16; 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.): By becoming a site visitor, you can help expand the MFT field and help ensure quality instruction on marriage and family therapy. Site visits are an integral part of the COAMFTE accreditation process. Volunteers participating on site visits serve as the “eyes and ears” of the Commission on Accreditation and dedicate their time and hard work to conducting on-site reviews that assist the Commission in its work. Site visits are generally scheduled in the spring, March 15 – May 15 and in the fall, September 15 – December 15 and occur over a two-day period, Monday and Tuesday (travel days are Sunday and Wednesday). Preparation materials, including program self-study and any additional documentation submitted by a program, are sent to site visitors for their review and preparation prior to the site visit.


(Drs. Raji Natrajan-Tyagi, Jason Platt and Karen Quek left to right)