Fall 2015 Family Therapy Section update

Shayne Anderson, section chair

The Annual Conference is quickly approaching, and we are in for quite a treat this year! The conference program is full of paper and poster presentations across a wide array of topics relevant to family therapists.

In addition to the regular slate of presentations, we will be hosting a Family Therapy Roundtable Symposium. Last year we experimented with this format for the first time and were thrilled with the feedback we received from those who presented and attended the session. Come join us on Thursday, Nov. 12, 10–11:15 a.m., for this unique session.

The Family Therapy Section will also be sponsoring two special sessions at this year's conference. The first session, entitled "Facilitating Family Resilience in the Wake of Traumatic Loss," will feature Dr. Froma Walsh, one of the world's foremost experts on family resilience. In the second special session, entitled "Treating Complex Trauma," Dr. Linda Stone Fish will present her recent innovative work on using family therapy to help individuals and families recover from complex trauma.

Mark your calendars now, and plan on attending both of these special sessions. Dr. Walsh will be presenting on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 11:30 a.m., and Dr. Stone Fish will be presenting Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 a.m.

If you can't join us in person, both of these special sessions are tentatively scheduled for live streaming as part of the Online Conference registration option.

I look forward to seeing you in Vancouver for another outstanding conference!