CFAMFT 2021 Call for Proposals

CFAMFT is committed to providing quality professional development programs directed towards individual, couple and family mental health issues with a systems perspective. These programs enable our members to keep pace with current clinical and research practices, legal and regulatory practices, and licensure requirements. We invite you to share your expertise and knowledge with your colleagues!

The 2021 CFAMFT Call for Proposals is now open! CFAMFT seeks quality programs focusing on topics related to individual, couple and family mental health issues encompassing a systems perspective. Please consider sharing your clinical expertise, professional training and best practices with colleagues in your professional community.

The DEADLINE for submission midnight August 14, 2020
Decision and scheduling notification is September 11, 2020

CFAMFT meets from 9:00-10:30am the first Thursday of each month at the First United Methodist Church in Winter Park, Florida

We invite all proposals related to:

  • Advancing the counseling profession and the practice of relationship and family therapy.
  • Collaborative, creative and effective strategies/best practices for meeting the needs of individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings.
  • Effective techniques to address societal concerns and current issues impacting families including but not limited to returning military, economically disadvantages populations and specific populations.
  • Cutting edge approaches or research related to the field of relationship and family therapy.

NOTE: Audience includes Mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychologists, counselor educators, registered interns, graduate students and other professionals. They work in a variety of settings including social service agencies, private clinics, hospital, universities, and independent practices.

Guidance for writing your Behavioral Learning Objectives

CFAMFTWhen developing your behavioral learning objectives,
consider if they are:

  • Focused on the learner
  • Observable and measurable (i.e., use action verbs that describe measurable behaviors)
  • Statements clearly describing what the learner should be able to do at the end of the course
  • Appropriate in breadth (not too few or too many for the length of the program)
  • Sufficient in depth (does the whole of the objective make sense and is it appropriate for CE)
  • Fully linked to the program narrative, adequate references that support content, & are listed on promotional materials

CFAMFTSuggested verbs for formulating behavioral learning outcomes:

Knowledge – list, describe, recite, write, identify
Comprehension – compare, compute, discuss, explain, predict
Application – apply, demonstrate, review, use, utilize
Analysis – analyze, diagram, differentiate, question, separate
Synthesis – compile, create, design, plan, prepare
Evaluation – assess, critique, rate, revise, select

CFAMFTVerbs to avoid

  • know, understand
  • learn, appreciate
  • become aware of, become familiar with

Submission Guidelines

In order to COMPLETE your submission, you will need the following:
  • Presenters Name, highest degree earned, licensure, primary mailing address, phone, and email
  • Presenter CV (to upload)
  • Presenters Head shot (to upload)
  • Title of program (please remember to be as descriptive and accurate as possible in the title of your presentation as there will be no opportunity to change once submitted)
  • Program Abstract/Summary: (150 words or less) This summary will appear on the CFAMFT website.
  • Learning objectives (100-150 word max)
    Three /four learning objectives: Learning objectives should clearly describe what participants are expected to learn; and how participants can apply this knowledge in practice or professional contexts.
  • Educational Content/description (500 words or less) (Synopsis of program) a brief description of the rationale, content of the program, and how objectives will be met.
  • Brief description (1-3 sentences) on how your topic impacts families, relationships or the community

For More Info Please Contact:

Valorie Thomas PhD, LMFT, LMHC
CFAMFT Continuing Education Program Chairperson