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    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

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

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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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November 15th Metro Chapter Meeting: Town Hall Meeting

NYAMFT-METRO CHAPTER TOWN HALL MEETING: Making Marriage and Family Therapy Sizzle Friday 11/15/13 9:00am-10:30am Did you grow up yearning to be a marriage and family therapist?  I remember first reading the “Can This Marriage Be Saved?” column in the Ladies Home Journal.  I thought, “now that’s a pretty cool thing to do”. Well here we … Continue reading

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

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 socialize with fellow MFTs across the state! Esther … Continue reading

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October 18, Metro Chapter Meeting: Client Attracting Websites, By Ellen Gregory, LMFT

In today’s economy, therapists need to employ more tools in business than before, to build a private practice. Therapist need something that will make them stand out from the pack. We can’t rely on word-of-mouth and networking to fill our practices. We need to think like a business and businesses need websites! Client Attracting Websites … Continue reading

Fall Metro Events List: Don’t Miss Our NYAMFT Annual Conference in NYC this year!

Don’t Miss Out! Please mark your calenders and join us for the following events this fall: Suicide Assessment and Intervention for the MFT Clinician: Friday, September 20: by Christina Curtis, LMFT, Assistant Clinical Director of Midtown Marriage and Family Therapy. This presentation is a refresher on suicide assessment and intervention skills. ALL About Therapist Websites: … Continue reading

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September 20, Metro Chapter Meeting: Suicide Assessment and Intervention for MFTs

SEPTEMBER METRO NYAMFT CHAPTER MEETING Friday 9/20/13 9:00am-10:30am   The Metro Chapter is pleased to present Christina Curtis, MA, LMFT as our September Chapter meeting featured presenter. Suicide Assessment and Intervention for the MFT Clinician This presentation is a refresher on suicide assessment and intervention skills. Recent census data by the CDC show a significant uptick … Continue reading

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EDIT to Our Next Metro Chapter Meeting will be Friday, September 20, 2013: All About Therapist Websites!

PLEASE NOTE there has been a change in scheduling. Please see below list of events. Friday, September 20: Suicide Assessment and Intervention for the MFT Clinician, by Christina Curtis, LMFT, Assistant Clinical Director of Midtown Marriage and Family Therapy. This presentation is a refresher on suicide assessment and intervention skills. Friday, October 18: ALL About … Continue reading

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Date Correction for June Metro Chapter Meeting: We are Meeting Friday, June 21.

Metro Meeting Date Correction: We are meeting June 21, not the 14th. Maybe President Obama hosting a celebrity-packed event aimed at reducing mental health stigma got us excited about getting together again. We may have jumped the gun, but we will meet on the third Friday, the 21st of June at 9am. Yet Obama’s conference … Continue reading

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MFT Appreciation and Networking Gathering: June Metro Chapter Meeting, Friday June 14

Hi all… I hope you are enjoying the summer weather! The time has come for our students to be graduating, and we want to celebrate and support them! This is also a time to reflect on where we have come as a profession and as individuals. Please join us for some networking and reflection! Meeting … Continue reading

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Self Care for Therapists with Mary Myers: Metro’s May Chapter Meeting and Training

May Metro Chapter Meeting/ Presentation Friday, May 17, 9am-10:45   The Metro Chapter of NYAMFT is very pleased to offer members monthly trainings and presentations, mostly held on the third Friday of every month. Self Care for Therapists The question of self care for therapists spans a broad spectrum, from Wellness at one end all the … Continue reading

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April 26 Special Presentation: Skilled Therapists are Starving by Author Larry Waldman, PhD

April Metro Chapter Meeting/ Presentation Friday evening, 4/26 6-9PM  For all of you who keep asking for an evening meeting – we finally have one so I expect to see you :) !!!! Please note that this is an evening meeting. The Metro Chapter of NYAMFT is very pleased to offer members monthly trainings and … Continue reading

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March 15 Metro Chapter Presentation: Therapy With Special Needs Families with Juliet Melamid, LMFT

The Metro Chapter is pleased to present Juliet Melamid, LMFT as our March Chapter meeting featured presentation. Children with special needs live in families with special needs. This presentation will focus on the multiple stressors faced by the family with a child diagnosed with developmental challenges and strategies therapists can use to help parents, siblings … Continue reading

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February 15 Chapter Meeting: The Power of Group, with David Dumais, LCSW CGP

The Power of Group How group therapy can support and expand individual, couples, and family therapy. Group therapy invites each member to engage in all the behaviors that defeat  him/her in the outside world. It encourages others in the room to freely respond to this behavior, and gives members an immediate awareness of how they … Continue reading

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January 18 Presentation/ Chapter Meeting: Addictions and the Family

A Shift in Perspective for You and Your Client: How addictions treatment can support those changes for the entire family. The Metro Chapter of NYAMFT is very please to start 2013 with a presentation on treating addictions from a family perspective, facilitated by Wendy Kaplan, Program Director for Caron NYC. The whole family deserves and … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from the Metro Chapter Board!

Hello all, we want to wish all of you a very happy, bright, and magic holiday season! We are looking forward to returning in January. Remember our meetings always fall on the third Friday of the month. We are very honored to provide you with varied opportunities for connection, community, training, and continue professional growth. … Continue reading

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