MONTHLY CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM
HAMFT offers monthly professional development programs for current members and prospective members featuring speakers on a variety of topics relevant to Marriage and Family Therapists. As a benefit to HAMFT members, Continuing Education Credits are free. Programs feature master clinicians addressing a wide variety of clinical and professional topics pertinent to our practice.
Information on monthly programs are sent to paid membership via email link and advertised on our FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Program reminders are also sent via email. Register for programs to assure your seat!
Our annual Ethics workshop is offered free to HAMFT members, and provides the three hours of Ethics CEUs required annually by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Other professional development offerings vary from one year to the next and reflect the emergence of topics of central importance to MFTs as well as the ongoing preferences of the membership.
Communication and Connection
HAMFT has a commitment to mentoring upcoming Marriage and Family Therapists, to honoring the history and tradition of MFT in our community, to preserving and strengthening the profession and to connecting with each other in ways that nurture both the professional and the personal development of MFTs in the Houston area. It is towards these ends that our efforts at communication and connection are directed.
Historically, several special events have been sponsored each year for the purpose of gathering as a community in a festive, social setting. Among these, HAMFT hosts an annual New Student Reception to welcome MFT students to their programs. Current students and interns are also invited to participate in the Houston community of Marriage and Family Therapists.
HAMFT's Warm Hearth Fund offers partial scholarships to members who need financial assistance in order to take advantage of professional development opportunities.
HAMFT Find A Therapist allows search options to identify senior therapists who provide time-limited therapy and supervision to students and pre-licensure professionals.
NETWORKING AND PRACTICE BUILDING
While continuing education programs and celebratory events provide opportunities for interfacing with fellow MFTs and students, and community involvement offers a chance to work with other mental health professionals and members of the community, there are a few services offered by HAMFT for the express purpose of facilitating networking and practice-building.
The HAMFT Directory is updated and maintained by the Membership Committee. It includes the names and contact information for all Life, Clinical, Associate, and Student Members as well as Approved Supervisors. Therapists/Supervisors can be searched geographically, by practice specialties as well as additional languages spoken by each member. We strive to provide the membership with a smoother and more user-friendly directory.