AAMFT 61st Annual Conference (description)


Category:Counseling, Family, Mental Health
Address:One World Trade Center Long Beach, California, United States of America 90831
Event dates:10/16/2003 - 10/19/2003 (This event has already taken place)
findCE GPA: This event is not yet rated. Click here to view a sample report card
Click here to rate AAMFT 61st Annual Conference


Topics to be Covered:

  • Richard Leslie
  • Lnn Hoffman
  • Shirley Glass
  • Nancy Boyd-Franklin
  • David Schnarch
  • Pauline Boss
  • Cheryl Storm
  • Bill Doherty
  • Ken Hardy
  • Dorothy Becvar
  • Norman Epstein
Organizer phone:703-838-9808
Offering type:Conference
Specialty:Mental Health
Event frequency:Every Year
First Meeting:
Total events:
Est. attendance: 2,000
Target audience:Therapists
Other target audiences:Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors
Host Sponsor:
Est. # of exhibitors:40
Currency:US Dollars
CE Credits:The 61st Annual Conference is approved to provide continuing education for marriage and family therapists and allied professions for 23 contact hours by most major mental health organizations, including: American Psychological Association The AAMFT is approved by the APA to offer continuing education for psychologists. The AAMFT maintains responsibility for the program. National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors The AAMFT is approved by the NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program. The AAMFT provider number is 000160. National Board of Certified Counselors The AAMFT is recognized by NBCC to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. The AAMFT adheres to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. (NBCC #5209) National Association of Social Workers This program has been approved for Category 1 Continuing Education for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Continuing education at the AAMFT Annual Conference is accepted by all state licensing boards for Marriage and Family Therapy and many other regulatory boards and organizations. Please check directly with the board or organization for continuing education requirements. Contact information for state boards can be found at California CE Requirements for Licensed MFTs and Social Workers In California, the host state for this year’s conference, licensed marriage and family therapists and social workers have specific continuing education requirements. This conference program is designated to help meet those requirements. Spousal or Partner Abuse – Effective January 1, 2004, all licensees will be required to complete a one-time course in spousal or partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention strategies including community resources, cultural factors, and same gender abuse dynamics. There is no hour length specified for this requirement. The Board may accept evidence of completion of an equivalent course or courses taken prior to January 1, 2004, or may accept prior teaching or practice experience in order to fulfill the continuing education requirement. Sessions #409 and #501 (pp.) will fulfill this requirement. Law and Ethics – Any person renewing his or her license on or after January 1, 2004 will be required to have completed no less than six hours of continuing education in the subject of Law and Ethics for this and each subsequent renewal. The six hours shall be considered part of the 36 hour CE requirement. Sessions #107 (pp.), #110 (pp.), and sessions, #508(pp.), #600(pp.), and #604(pp.) will partially fulfill this requirement, and may be combined to complete the requirement. Aging and Long Term Care – Those persons who were initially licensed after 2003 and will be renewing for the first time in 2005 must complete a 3-hour continuing education course in aging and long term care. The course may include, but is not limited to, the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging. The Board may accept evidence of completion of an equivalent course or courses taken prior to January 1, 2005, or may accept prior teaching or practice experience in order to fulfill the continuing education requirement. Session #417 (pp.) an session #618 (pp.) will fulfill this requirement.


Earn 23 CEUs at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy's 61st Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA on Oct. 16-19, 2003. Network with other mental health professionals from around the world. For more information visit or call (703) 838-9808.


Call (703) 838-9808 to have a AAMFT Annual Conference brochure mailed to you. You can also access this information at

Registration Fee Details:

Pre-Conference Institute with full Conference (All members and non-members) $105

Pre-Conference Institute without full Conference (All members and non-members) $155

Full Conference Rates

Before August 29
AAMFT Clinical, Associate, Affiliate, and In Process Members $255 ($355 after August 29)

Non-Members $355 after August 29 $455
AAMFT Student Members $155 after August 29 $180
AAMFT Non-Member Students $255 after August 29 $280

One Day Attendance Only

August 29 One Day Attendance Only
(All members and non-members) $155
After August 29 $255


Continuing Education Certificate
(All members and non-members) $10
Board of Directors Dinner & Awards Presentation Friday, October 17, 2003 $40

Other items that tuition includes:

Travel and hotel arrangements:

Hotels and Rates Hyatt Regency Long Beach Located on the oceanfront in downtown Long Beach, the Hyatt Regency Long Beach adjoins the Convention Center and is adjacent to the boardwalk, marina, beaches, and the Aquarium of the Pacific. The Hyatt offers a restaurant, café, bar lounge, outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool, jogging course, and fully equipped exercise room. $145 single $170 double $195 triple $220 quad Business Plan: $165 single - $190 double Regency Club: $180 single - $205 double 200 South Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 Hotel Telephone & Reservations: (562) 491-1234 The Westin Long Beach The Westin Long Beach is adjacent to the Long Beach Convention Center, and walking distance from the beach, marina, shopping, restaurants, theaters, and other attractions. The Westin offers a full-service fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool with a Jacuzzi, restaurant, deli, lounge, and a complimentary shuttle service to city attractions. $135 single $145 double $20 additional person 333 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90802 Hotel Telephone: (562) 436-3000 Hotel Fax: (562) 499-2094 Reservations: (800)Westin-1 (800-937-8461) Long Beach Courtyard Just five blocks from the Convention Center, Long Beach Courtyard offers an outdoor pool, exercise room, whirlpool, onsite restaurant, coffee shop, and cocktail lounge. Each room features a comfortable sitting area, large work desk, two phones with data ports, and coffee. $114 single/double 500 East First Street Long Beach, CA 90802 Hotel Tel: (562) 435-8511 Fax: (562) 901-0296 Reservations: (800) 321-2211 
Contact Person:Member Services
Organizer Address 1112 South Alfred Street
Organizer CityAlexandria
Organizer State: (US)Virginia
Organizer State/Province: (Outside US)
Organizer Zip or Postal Code22314
Organizer CountryUnited States of America
Organizer Phone703-838-9808
Organizer Fax703-838-9805
Structural makeupData not provided
Event Site/VenueLong Beach Area Convention Center
Event sold out?No
Multiple locations or dates?No
Peripherally organized activities:Thursday, October 16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Come to the Exhibit Hall B and learn about the latest books, games, resources, and educational tools in the field of marriage and family therapy. While you are there, network with colleagues, enjoy delicious refreshments, and enter to win door prizes. Friday, October 17, 2003 Authors’ Reception and Book Signing 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Meet the authors! Come to Exhibit Hall B and meet conference presenters who will be discussing their latest books and signing your newly purchased copies. Have them personalize your new publications. While you are there, meet with new friends and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Don’t forget to enter for the chance to win a new book. COAMFTE Showcase 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Learn about training opportunities from accredited and candidacy status MFT programs. Institutions will have information available about their programs and provide an opportunity to meet faculty and students from these programs. Saturday, October 18, 2003 Atlanta Reception 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Gear up for the 2004 AAMFT Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia! Learn more about Atlanta and discover what this vibrant city has to offer.
Statistics available for most recent event held in:2002
Average number in event attendance of:Therapists
Number in attendance of:
total attendance #: 2,000
Target BoundariesInternational
Refund Policy:Cancellation Policy/Refund Policy: You can cancel your registration up until September 26, 2003. There is a $100 service charge assessed to all cancellations. There will be no refunds issued after September 26, 2003. All requests for cancellations must be made in writing to: AAMFT, The 61st Annual Conference, 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, and postmarked by September 26, 2003. All cancellation requests must be accompanied by admission badges and tickets, if applicable.
Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?Yes
Web Page
Can one register for your CE on your web site?Yes
Can registration be made by snail (regular) mail?Yes
Online housing reservations: 
Do you have additional written or AV materials for sale?No
If so, are they available for non-attendees as well as those attending?NA
Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?No
Will there be shuttle service available?NA
Are there any particular aspects of your conference that you consider unique to your field?This is the largest event for marriage and family therapists.

Sign In/Sign Out
About Us
Contact Us