AAMFT Foundation 2019 MFP Intensive Training Institute

The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation's Minority Fellowship Program will host its first Intensive Training Institute (ITI), in the city of San Diego, California. The 2019 MFP ITI, funded under an MFP Grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (D-HHS). The MFP welcomes co-sponsor, Alliant International University in San Diego (campus) and Marriage and Family Therapy Program for hosting the event from November 13 - 17, 2019. The Intensive Training Institute will enhance the Fellowship experience for both Masters and Doctoral Fellows and influence their training to continue to serve ethnic minority populations and underrepresented populations. The Intensive Training Institute will feature interactive seminars, AAMFT Simulation, and advanced workshops surrounding the theme, The Courage to Lead: Transforming the Landscape of Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Practice, Policy, and Research. 

For the first time, The MFP is welcoming the Marriage and Family Therapy community to hear more about the MFP program and meet our Fellows. Registration is now closed for the networking session with MFP Fellows. All training is restricted for current MFP Fellows. The MFP will be showcasing our Fellows from past to present, the national MFP Program's history, and the AAMFT Foundation's history from past to present. Lastly, there will be a networking time to interact with our MFP Fellows, Staff, and Alumni, MFP Mentors. The MFP strongly encourages local MFT faculty, undergraduate senior students (social sciences majors) who have an interest in Marriage and/or Couple Family Therapy, and masters students and doctoral students who are pursuing a career in Marriage and/or Couple Family Therapy and have a passion or commitment to serving ethnic minority populations and underrepresented populations to attend.  

Day 1


4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM
5:40 PM - 6:30 PM
Opening, From Past to Present 45 Years of MFP, and The AAMFT Foundation MFP
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Student, Fellow, Alumni, Faculty, MFT Community Networking
(Interested Students and Faculty must register for this session.)



2019 ITI Presenters

(Training and Presentations are only for MFP current Fellows)

Dr. Mudita Rastogi (MFP Executive Program Consultant, 2011-2015) 
Parenting Support for Immigrants: Evidence - based Culturally Sensitive Interventions

Dr. Dana Stone, and Dr. Jessica Chen Feng (MFP Alum '11 &'13)
Finding Your Voice as a Leader in MFT

Dr. DeAnna Harris McKoy (MFP Alum '13, and Advisory Committee Member)
Contextualizing Adolescent Substance Use: Encouraging Hope and Agency

Dr. Florencia Lebensohn Chialvo, Dr. Jo Ellen Patterson, Dr. Shelly Stewart, Andrea Trejo, MA
Increasing MFT Student Awareness of Vulnerable Populations: Aiding Asylum Seekers

Dr. Shiricka Fair
Substance Use Treatment and Family Therapy
Self of Therapist: Professional Effectiveness and Personal Fulfillment

Dr. Zephon Lister (MFP Alum '07)
The Use of Low Dose Self-Guided Interventions to Support Recovery in Low Resource Contexts

Dr. Jared Durtschi
MFP Research and Statistical Training (Doctoral Fellows only)

2019 MFP ITI Community Engagement

Community Partnership with Father Joe's Village of San Diego, California

Experiential and Didactic Learning at Barona Cultural Center & Museum


2019 MFP ITI Panel Discussion

Title: What Does It Mean to Provide Social Justice Leadership: Implications for Self, Clients, and Communities.

Dr. DeAnna Harris McKoy (MFP Alum '13, Advisory Committee Member)

Dr. Mudita Rastogi (MFP Executive Program Consultant, 2011-2015)
Dr. Florencia Lebensohn Chialvo
Dr. Jo Ellen Patterson
Dr. Anibal Torres Bernal (MFP Advisory Committee Member)