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  • About Metro

    Metro is your local NYC chapter of the New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NYAMFT). Metro represents members of all 5 boroughs of New York City.

    At Metro, we seek to provide you with community, resources, and guidance, to make your life as an MFT here in NYC supported and prosperous.

    We have monthly Chapter Meetings where we offer a 90 minute training followed by Board meetings that are open to the public. This is a great opportunity to network, connect with your peers, and find ways to get involved.

    Call us: 347-688-2638

    Email us: NYAMFT.METRO@Gmail.com

Lobby Day 2015

The New York State Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (NYAMFT) is hosting our annual advocacy day on April 29, 2014   LOBBY DAY 2015 DETAILS Wednesday, April 29 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Legislative Office Building, Room 711-A Empire State Plaza Albany, New York 12242   RSVP to Mitch Jaffe (mjaffe2@mac.com) by April 20th – we need … Continue reading

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April Metro Chapter Meeting: ANCHOR© into Your Self as a Therapist

An Introduction to ANCHOR© into Your Self as a Therapist Presenter: Karen E. Giunta, LMFT April 17, 2015 8:30am-10:30am 244 E. 58th Street, NYC Are you aware of your own attachment style and how it may inform your work as a therapist? Can you imagine how your attachment style and that of your clients have … Continue reading

From the Metro Chapter President Regarding AAMFT Restructuring

“There is nothing permanent except change.”   –Heraclitus Would you believe that our own National AAMFT organization is proposing a major shift?  Not just a minor restructuring, but a full force second order change.  Tracey Todd AAMFT Director along with the National AAMFT, believes that we need to streamline and grow our ability to be respond … Continue reading

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Where does the time go? How to improve your time management skills

Welcome to Metro’s MFT Graduate Student Corner Where does the time go?  How to improve your time management skills written by: Marali Holder, MFT student, Mercy College, NYAMFT Metro-Student Member As graduate students there are those of you who are able to focus primarily on your studies, while there are many of you who wear … Continue reading

March Metro Meeting

UPDATE: March Metro Chapter Meeting: Insights on Sexual Desire

UPDATED 3/4/15: Due to unforeseen circumstances with our prior speaker, we have confirmed a new speaker for March Metro Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! Insights on Sexual Desire presented by “The Sex MD”, Madeleine Castellanos, M.D. Dr. Castellanos will present insights on sexual desire, including information from her new book: Wanting to … Continue reading

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February Metro Chapter Meeting: Ushering Your Clients Through The Trauma of Infidelity

Ushering Your Clients Through The Trauma of Infidelity Presented by Dr. Jim Walkup, LMFT The discovery of an extramarital affair breaks into the consciousness of an unsuspecting spouse into like a car crash. The world thought to be safe swirls out of focus.  Nothing can prepare anyone for the seismic shift when the reality and … Continue reading

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Drop-In Peer Consultation Group Starting This Week

Drop-in Peer Consultation Starting This Week What makes a good therapist, great? Of course, we all know that it’s the willingness to continue to get feedback about your most challenging cases. Some of you, like me, participate in a group where you delve into a client presentation each week. However, some of us are operating privately … Continue reading

Letter from the NYAMFT Metro Chapter President

Client’s New Year’s Resolutions & Their Reasons For Therapy By now, many of your clients have no doubt made and broken their New Year’s resolutions.  Standard resolutions include getting on a diet, spending more time with family, more exercise, and keeping up with friends. A study from the University of Syracuse reported that 45% of … Continue reading

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January Metro Chapter Meeting: Using Embodied Active Mindfulness and Internal Family Systems to Treat Eating Disorders and Addictions

Using Embodied Active Mindfulness and Internal Family Systems to Treat Eating Disorders and Addictions  Presented by Adrienne Glasser LCSW, RDMT Adrienne is the developer of Active Mindfulness technique, which combines Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, relational, drama and movement therapy. She will present how to use this approach to treat Eating Disorders and Addictions. Meeting Details (When and Where?) January … Continue reading

Mental Health: How mental health issues affect the academic career of graduate students

In this student corner you will find a Student Blog, initiative of the Communication Committee in 2014, written by one of our very own student members of Metro. Please follow along to gain insight and join the conversation regarding matters relevant to MFT graduate students.

December Metro Meeting

Helping Couples Create Moments of Secure Attachment

You are invited to the   December Metro Chapter Meeting  and  Holiday Celebration  Please join us for a morning of Networking, Learning, and Celebration! Friday December 12th @ 8:30am – 10:30am 244 E. 58th Street NYC *Please note the date is the second Friday of December Presentation and RSVP details below Metro Chapter Meeting Presentation: Helping Couples Create … Continue reading

MFT, NYAMFT< Metro Chapter

Drop-In Peer Consultation

Drop-in Peer Consultation What makes a good therapist, great? Of course, we all know that’s the willingness to continue to get feedback about your most challenging cases. Some of you like me participate in a group where you delve into a client presentation each week. However, some of us are operating privately and do not … Continue reading

Letter from the NYAMFT Metro Chapter President

Catching Up with Jim Walkup, LMFT, Your AMFT President THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE, Book Review Are you beginning to recognize the many ways that your clients avoid their partners, their friends? Do you notice when they are shying away from going deeper into their therapy. I am struck by some clients who spent after many … Continue reading

Not on Speaking Terms: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Family and Friendship Cutoffs

NYAMFT Metro Chapter Meeting Friday November 21st @ 8:30am-10:30am 244 E. 58th Street NYC Not on Speaking Terms: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Family and Friendship Cutoffs    presented by Elena Lesser Bruun, EdD, LMFT & Suzanne Michael, PhD, LCSW A cutoff from or by a close family member is an all too common gut-wrenching experience. … Continue reading

DSM 5 – Updates and Changes: October Metro Chapter Meeting

Updates and Changes to the DSM 5: This October 17th presentation will look at the changes in the DSM-5. The DSM-5 has a new look to the way it is organized. An overview will be provided to explain the removal of the axis, diagnostic name changes, new categories to find diagnosis, and new diagnosis. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

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No more doubts and fears: A positive outlook into your first year as a MFT graduate student

In this student corner, you will find a Student Blog, initiative of the Communication Committee in 2014, written by one of our very own student members of Metro. Please follow along to gain insight and join the conversation regarding matters relevant to MFT graduate students.

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New Developments in Cognitive Therapy: September Metro Chapter Meeting

NYAMFT Metro Chapter Meeting Friday September 19th @ 8:30am-10:30am 244 E. 58th Street NYC   New Developments in Cognitive Therapy: David Burns’ T.E.A.M. Therapy David Burns, author of Feeling Good, and one of the original pioneers of Cognitive Therapy, has in recent years developed an approach called T.E.A.M. Therapy. This approach includes elements of traditional … Continue reading

Letter from the NYAMFT Metro Chapter President

Welcome back to another full season of NYAMFT Metro Chapter events! We are looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming Chapter Meetings, Networking Events and Board Meetings. Look out for the upcoming September 19th Chapter Meeting details.  And now for a letter from your NYAMFT Metro Chapter President… Dedicated to the Devoted Fans of Robin … Continue reading

Letter from the Metro President

In 1944, a pregnant mother escaped with her father from a concentration camp, crossed through the Alps, only to find the border to Switzerland closed. She throws herself over the wall rather than return to the hell behind her. A few months later she gives birth to Hedy Schleifer, now an internationally known marital therapist. … Continue reading

Update regarding Empire BC/BS

THIS NEWS IS JUST IN FROM OUR LOBBYIST, Denise Murphy McGraw: “I just received the message below. It states Empire BC/BS (the largest in the state) has opened up its network to us!!! Of course, this is due to the relationship we built with the staff of New York State of Health and their willingness … Continue reading

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Playing For Keeps: Engaging the Power of Play in Couple Relationships – June 20th Metro Chapter Meeting

June 20th Metro Chapter Meeting Join us for our Annual MFT Appreciation Day to celebrate our recent MFT graduates and newly Licensed MFTs and you won’t want to miss our featured presentation: Playing For Keeps: Engaging the Power of Play in Couple Relationships presented by Saliha Bava, Ph.D. LMFT  Most couple relationships begin with a lot … Continue reading

Letter From the Metro President

Most therapists, like the children in Lake Woebegone, think they are above average. Guess what? Some of us have to be below the average line.   Research suggests all types of therapy produce a similar level of results regardless of what CBT Therapists would have you believe. But there’s some research about what will help your … Continue reading

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May Metro Chapter Meeting: Collaborative Community-based Research in East Harlem

The Metro Chapter of NYAMFT is pleased to announce the May Presentation: Collaborative Community-based Research in East Harlem presented by Laura Meyers, LMFT Many clinicians work in social service agencies or in private practice but do not enter the field of research. In this presentation, Laura Meyers, LMFT will provide an overview of two ongoing research projects that address … Continue reading

Annual Lobby Day April 30, 2014

Participate in Lobby Day to learn how we make legislative and advocacy progress in our profession, and of course to have your voice heard! At Lobby day, not only do we Lobby with legislators, but you get to network with other NYAMFT Board and Chapter Boards members, our lobbyist, and other key figures in our … Continue reading

Video of the March Metro Chapter Meeting: What MFTs Need to Know about the Affordable Care Act

Did you miss the March NYAMFT Metro Chapter Meeting? No problem! Check out the video to get up to speed on the Affordable Care act and the Health Care Market Place. Presentation Learning Objectives: ~Understanding of the Health Care Market Place and how to enroll in health insurance ~Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act’s expansion … Continue reading

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Divorce Mediation: Watching Mediation in a Fishbowl – April 25th Metro Chapter Meeting

MFT’s sometimes hear bits and pieces about divorce mediation third-hand, but we never get to watch it happen live. In this presentation, rather than lecture about mediation, experienced mediator and mediation trainer Glenn Dornfeld will let us all be flies on the wall as we watch a first mediation session unfold. Glenn will stage a … Continue reading

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What MFT’s Need to Know About the Health Plan Marketplace & Affordable Care Act: March 21 Chapter Meeting

Regardless of where you stand on the national health care debate, as of March 23, 2010 the Affordable Care Act (i.e. Obamacare) has been the law of the land and on October 1, 2013 the Health Insurance Marketplaces opened across the country.  These on-line portals are one-stop-shopping for Americans looking to purchase health insurance coverage. As … Continue reading

March Metro Meeting

Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): February 21 Metro Chapter Meeting

Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): Deepening your emotional focus in clinical practice Presented by JoAnn Magdoff, LCSW, PhD Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples was developed 25 years ago by Sue Johnson, Ed.D and Leslie Greenberg, PhD.  EFT was originally designed to be a short-term (8-20 sessions depending on the level of distress), structured therapy. It … Continue reading

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January 17 Chapter Meeting: Sexual Assessment Tools for Therapists

Sexual Assessment Tools for the General Couples or Individual Therapist:  How to Ask the Right Questions at the Beginning of Treatment Presented by: Sari Cooper LCSW AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist Individual, Couples Therapist, Supervisor, Writer, Speaker How comfortable are you in discussing sexual issues with clients in general?  What are your own belief systems that might get … Continue reading

Esther Perel, LMFT: Mating in Captivity, NYAMFT Annual State Conference December 7 in NYC

Originally posted on The Metro Chapter of NYAMFT:
The Metro Chapter is so pleased to be hosting this fantastic event in our area this year. The ANNUAL NYAMFT STATE CONFERENCE is an opportunity to not only receive an excellent clinical presentation that you can use in your work, but a chance to meet, network, and…

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