Last night I returned home from the American Family Therapy Conference which was held in San Francisco this year. I was hoping to daily blog this conference as well but this being my 2nd conference in two weeks, I just didn't have the energy at the end of the day. Sorry! Anyway, I wanted to provide a summary of the conference and point out some of the peak moments for me.
Once again AFTA really did a nice job of putting on a conference focused on cutting edge practices in family therapy while maintaining a focus on social justice. This was a special conference for me because I had the opportunity to present with Anne Arnold and in the process show video of my work with families. It was a wonderful experience. After it was done Anne and I had a chance to peak at the evaluations and they were amazing. Success! Other highlights from the conference included having an opportunity to meet and spend time in conversation with a couple of stalwarts of the San Diego narrative community Jan Ewing and Gerald Monk from SDSU. Another highlight was being asked about my interest in teaching a class in a very important MFT program here locally. Keep your fingers crossed please, hopefully I'll have more to talk about at a later date. I also caught many great brief presentations and great keynotes. The one keynote that particularly stood out was Positive Deviance, Social Complexity, and Generative Relationships by presenter Arvind Singhal. I look forward to doing it all again in Chicago next year and continuing the relationships that started in San Francisco. Here's some photos from the presentation we did. Enjoy: