MA Marriage and Family Therapy Students take part in various conferences over the Summer

By Michelle Karume

The Institute for Advanced Systemic Family Therapy are in-depth training for advanced marriage and family therapists. This in-person training was held in London, United Kingdom on June 21 - 23, 2023. These intensive courses reflect the clinical challenges mental health professionals face today. The Institutes are designed with the experienced clinician in mind and are presented by experts in the field. Dr. Karume was one of the four trainers at the Institute. Her training session was “Good Grief; Using a Systems Framework for Grieving Children”. Four of the senior MA. MFT students were in attendance at the conference. This was the first time students were given access to the Advanced Institute.

Some students from the MA Marriage and Family Therapy as well as professionals in the MFT field were also invited to attend the couples training on Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, held in Uganda this earlier this month. The 5-day training was an in depth training on the systemic theory that allowed participants to gain competence in all stages of the theory. The training was both theoretical and experiential.


(R-L) Wairimu Wahome (USIU-Africa MFT student,) Dr. Karume (USIU-Africa MFT Program Leader, Trainer), Dr. Yulia Watters (MFT Trainer), Dr. Angela Lamson (MFT Trainer), Dr. Willliam Northey (MFT Trainer), Aashni Shah (USIU-Africa MFT student), Zvisineyi Chiromo (USIU-Africa MFT student), Rehema Gathumbi (USIU-Africa MFT Student), Dawn Berry (AAMFT Director of Events) at the in-depth training hosted by the Institute for Advanced Systemic Family Therapy. Photo: Courtesy.


(R-L top row)-Nicole Akinyi (USIU-Africa MFT student), Alice Kamundi (USIU-Africa MFT alumni), Juster Mutegi (USIU-Africa MFT student), Lillian Gitau (USIU-Africa MFT student), EFT Trainer.
(R-L bottom row)-Ronald Asiimwe (EFT Trainer, Conference coordinator), Patricia Arisi (USIU-Africa MFT alumni), Dr. Elmien (EFT Trainer), Daisy Kosgey (USIU-Africa MFT alumni), Vruti Shah (MFT USIU-Africa alumni) at the Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) Uganda Project.

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