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  eNewsletterApril 2012




In this eNewsletter: Hope. . .; AAMFT Open & Inclusive; Save the Date MEAMFT with the ARC; MEAMFT News ~ Leadership, Ethics & By-Laws; Lessons From the Past ~ MLK Memorial.  Be sure to check out the free offering and discounted offering in our MarketPlace :)


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The Maine Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Board of Directors  



Hope. . .



My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
~ Maya Angelou

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
~ John Lennon  


Virginia Satir Video - Pioneer of Family Therapy in a 1985 NLP Keynote, part 2
Virginia Satir Video - Pioneer of Family Therapy


She continually planted the seeds of hope toward world peace. As she once said, "The family is a microcosm. By knowing how to heal the family, I know how to heal the world." ~ Virginia Satir



AAMFT Membership NOW Open & Inclusive ~


Are you a licensed mental health practitioner? 

Do you embrace and practice a systemically

oriented marriage and family model?


If you've answered yes, now you can join AAMFT & MEAMFT in a Clinical track.  When you do, you'll enjoy the benefits of membership including: a therapistlocator.net listing, familytherapyresource.net information, AAMFT Community online networking, the AAMFT Job Connections & Career Center, Family Therapy Magazine, the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy online, discounts on professional liability insurance, legal consultation, member discounts, practice tools, more and MEAMFT Membership too!  


 Find out more at www.aamft.org 

MEAMFT Members SAVE the Date

Friday 9/28/2012



MEAMFT Annual Meeting

Learn how you can help a neighbor in need


On Friday, September 28, 2012, The Maine Association for Marriage and Family Therapy will co-host with the Mid Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, Topsham, Maine, will offer Disaster Services Overview and Foundations of Disaster Mental Health.  This offering is for mental health practitioners interested in the training and finding out the many small (or big) ways they might get involved with the ARC.  The training is free.  The volunteering is optional and opportunities are available as much or as little as you are available to lend your time and talents.


During the lunch break we will hold our MEAMFT Annual Meeting.  So, hold the date and plan to join your MEAMFT colleagues.MEAMFT 2 sky blue logo


Not yet a MEAMFT member?  Find out more at www.meamft.org


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MEAMFT 2 sky blue logoMEAMFT Member News ~

AAMFT Leadership Conference

AAMFT Ethics Code

MEAMFT By-Laws  

Capital Hill 

Nannette Nero Zuke, MEAMFT Board President and Christine Charest, MEAMFT Board President Elect attended the AAMFT Leadership Conference March 15 - 18, 2012, Alexandria, Virginia & Washington, DC.  Nannette and Christine had a great time meeting with colleagues from accross the country, the offices of Representatives Michaud & Pingree, discussing the new AAMFT Membership Categories, Code of Ethics, and By-Laws Changes.  In between all the "work" there was plenty of time for fun and site seeing.   


ME Leadership 2012While visiting with Representative Pingree & Michaud's offices, Nannette and Christine shared MEAMFT's "I am ME MFT" video ~ continuing the efforts of reaching our goal of "Education Maine about the MFT.  If you haven't seen our video click the link and view for yourself.  


"I am ME MFT" Video
Music ~ John Neal

Thanks to MEAMFT members and AAMFT members accross the country, the AAMFT Board heard members' concerns and the AAMFT Code of Ethics will retain the words "Marriage and Family Therapist".  Some of you may recall that a draft of the code substituted the term "members" for "Marriage and Family Therapist".  It is true, that not all members of AAMFT are MFTs, however, those that are, and the AAMFT Board understand the value of retaining the full title in the AAMFT Code of Ethics ~ yea!


With the AAMFT membership category changes and AAMFT By-Law changes, come the need to revise the MEAMFT Division By-Laws.  The MEAMFT Board is working on them now through May.  Sometime this summer all MEAMFT Clinical Fellows will be sent the revisions and voting ballots.  Stay tuned for more information to follow. . .



Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial


Lessons From the Past,

A Monument For Our Time ~

Highlights From the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Washington, DC, 3.17.2012


 MLK Memorial A  

MLK Quote B

MLK Quote C

MarketPlace ~Looking for services? 

Products & Services Supporting Mental Health and Family Therapy Practice


Write Mind: A Creative Writing Workshop

~ For Helping Professionals

Special Offer ~ MEAMFT Members NO CHARGE

Sunday, May 20, 2012, 2 - 5 p.m.

1863 Washington Avenue, Portland, Maine

Contact: Joanne Turnbull @ 207-831-0310,

or email @ turnbulljoanne@gmail.com

For More Information:  Workshop Brochure




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