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As a benefit to being a member of NCAMFT, the board is offering the opportunity for you to participate in various groups. These groups are intended for members to connect on issues of similar interest that frequently come up in the course of your practice of Marriage and Family Therapy.
These groups are;
NCAMFT - This group is for general information to be shared among all membership categories. Legislative updates, blog post, conference information is just some of the information that will be accessible through this group. Please note you must be a NCAMFT member to access this group.
Approved Supervisors - A group that allows Approved supervisors to connect to discuss challenging dilemmas, supervision contracts, cases, ethics and more. This group provides an opportunity to collaborate with other Approved Supervisors in NC to better your craft and get answers to questions quickly. You must be an Approved Supervisor Status and have Membership with NCAMFT to join this group.
Ethics - Ethical questions frequently arise for therapists and based on their very nature, these dilemmas leave us feeling unsure about what to do. This group is for members to ask and get feedback on ethical situations that they are dealing with. Although the discussions within this group will not represent “official” NCAMFT approved courses of action, the assistance, ideas, and dialogue about the issue will hopefully be helpful. Individuals must be NCAMFT members and get approval to log in to this group. Please note that the best practice for seeking advice when facing an ethical dilemma includes calling the ethics chair, AAMFT, or your attorney if you have one. However, this group is designed to get feedback for therapists to ultimately make a decision that is informed.
Clinical Consult - We all long for the days of our graduate training when we had a team to bounce ideas off of to assist us with cases as we are learning. This need does not stop the day we graduate but until now there was no easy way to connect with other MFT's to bounce ideas off of to get clinical strategies and guidance. As a member of NCAMFT a benefit to you is you have access to a group to do just that. Bring a case up (no names please) and get feedback on suggestion on how to approach, manage and contend with whatever you are facing in treatment from a systemic perspective. You have to be a clinical member to participate in this group.
Students - As a student the demands of graduate school can be demanding. This group is a way to connect with students across our state for you to share ideas, connections, intern site contacts, study tips, how to deal with the pressures of graduate school among other ideas that can be shared. We hope this group becomes the start of your professional network that will go strong long after your grad school days.