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Spring Conference 2023

May 11-12
at Utah Valley University

UAMFT is happy to partner with Utah Valley University's Marriage and Family Therapy program for the upcoming Spring Conference and to host the conference on their beautiful campus in Orem, Utah. We will be in CB 101 on the North side of campus. You can find the campus map here.

The theme for this year's conference is Fostering Inclusivity and will feature speakers and presentations designed to help us incorporate concepts of inclusivity into clinical practice and beyond. The conference will also feature UAMFT-supervision refresher (4 CEUs), Suicide Prevention and Ethics. 

This year's conference will be available both in-person and virtually. If you are interested in presenting at this year's conference, you can submit a proposal here. If you have questions about your proposal, please reach out to Julia Bernards, julia.bernards@gmail.com

To get the best deal for the conference, become a UAMFT member! Members get the best deal for trainings and all conferences. Registration rates increase on March 15 . There will also be a late registration fee after May 4, 2023. 

Register for the Conference here.

Conference Registration

Tentative Schedule


7am-7:45am - Registration and Welcome Breakfast

8am-10am - Featured Speaker; Dr. Ofa Hafoka Kanuch, Ph.D. Navigating Cultural Differences in Marriage (2 CEUs)

10am-10:15am - Break and Snacks

10:15am-12pm - Featured Speaker; Dr. Brie Turns, LMFT, ASDCS Effectively Treating Families Caring for Someone with a Disability

(2 CEUs)

12pm-1pm - Lunch and Poster Session (Sandwiches provided by UAMFT for those attending poster session; 1 CEU available)

1pm-3pm - Concurrent Presentations including Ethics (2 CEUs)

3pm-5pm - Concurrent Presentations including Suicide Prevention  (2 CEUs)

5pm - 6pm - UAMFT Networking Reception

6pm - 7pm - UAMFT Board Meeting (all are welcome)


7am-7:45 - Check In and Welcome Breakfast

8am - 12pm - Concurrent Presentations including Supervision Refresher (4 CEUs)

12pm-1:30pm - UAMFT Awards Luncheon 

1:30pm - 3pm - Keynote part 1 (1.5 CEUs)

3pm-3:15pm - Break and Snacks 

3:15pm-5pm - Keynote part 2 (2 CEUs)

5pm - Conference Adjourns 


Featured Speakers

Dr. Brie Turns, LMFT, ASDCS

Effectively Treating Families Caring for Someone with a Disability

Dr. Ofa Hafoka Kanuch, Ph.D.

Navigating Cultural Differences in Marriage

Call For Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for Presentations/Workshops, Posters, and Research Reports for the upcoming UAMFT Spring Conference! Please consider sharing your expertise and/or research with our UAMFT community. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from each other. The deadline for proposals is Friday, April 7, 2023. You can submit your proposal here.

Sponsor the Conference!

Interested in becoming a conference sponsor or vender? We have three sponsorship packages: Gold, Silver and Bronze. The prices for sponsorship and becoming a vendor are flexible; as a conference partner we work with what works best for you. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to DJ Zolman at djzolman@gmail.com.

You can also view more information in our Sponsor Slide Deck.

Lodging & Parking


UAMFT has contracted group rates with Hampton Inn and Suites in Orem, UT.

Orem Hampton Inn & Suites

851 W 1250 S Orem, UT 84058

Office: 801-426-8500

Make your reservation at the group rate by using the block name: UAM Conference

On-Campus Parking

Parking will provided on campus in the Visitor Lot and overflow lot in L6.

Accessibility & Inclusivity

Disability parking and entrances are available on both sides of the building. The Clarke Education Building has two gender-neutral restrooms near the presentation rooms.


UAMFT is an independent professional home for systems-oriented mental health clinicians in Utah! If you want to join and become a UAMFT member, this is where you do it. We hope you will join today.

We need you and your strengths. We are a volunteer organization most of us therapists who are passionate about our profession, our clients, and the future of marriage and family therapy in Utah. This is our professional home. We connect with, support, and learn from each other. Our annual memberships provide high value at a reasonable cost. We look forward to associating with you.



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