American Association for
Marriage and Family Therapy:
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Hawaii Division (AAMFT-HI) is a state division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). We represent the professional interests of 380+ marriage and family therapists throughout the Hawaiian islands.
Our purpose is:
- To promote the common professional interest of those who are marriage and family therapists;
- To educate the public and allied professions about the documented and demonstrated effectiveness of a relationship-centered approach to mental and behavioral health;
- To support our members and allied professions with training and networking events; and
- To be a supportive resource for the mental health community and within the greater Hawaii community
Marriage and Family Therapists (commonly referred to as MFTs or family therapists) are trained and licensed to independently diagnose and treat mental health and relationship problems. Family therapists focus on understanding their clients symptoms and interaction patterns within their existing environment. ?
Research shows that marriage and family therapy is a cost-effective, short-term, and results-oriented form of treatment. Who are Marriage and Family Therapists?
- Licensed mental health practitioners
- Educated with master's or doctoral degree
- Trained with a minimum of two (2) years supervised clinical experience
- Family-focused psychotherapists and mental health generalists
Who are the clients of Marriage and Family Therapists?
Treated Per Year:
- 6.1 Million People
- 2,294,728 Individuals
- 808,798 Children
- 752,370 Couples
- 526,659 Families
Want to become a member of the Hawaii Division?
We welcome the new AAMFT HI Board President, Glenn Pressel, MA, MFT.
"I work with people who are committed to recover from depression, anxiety, addictions (chemical and behavioral), PTSD, relationship issues, sexuality and death and dying issues. I have been in practice since the early 1980's and I believe that healing comes within the relationship with myself and my client working in a collaborative fashion. I work to understand what my clients are struggling with and what outcome they want. As a therapist I believe my own personal and professional growth is very important as it keeps me in a place of curiosity that is my main stance with my clients.
AAMFT HI - 2016 Annual Conference
Aug 13, 2016
Registration: 8 a.m.
Conference: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Oahu
777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814
Dr. Gay Barfield, MFT - Heart Centered Therapy
Glenn Pressel, MFT - AAMFT-HI President
A sincere and heart-felt "mahalo nui loa" to all attendees, organizers, engineers, board members, and especially keynote speaker, Dr. Barfield. Our time together was a beautiful success. Wishing you all success as you integrate the lessons of our heart-centered, relational focused conference as we "came home again".
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Mahalo for your Continued Support!