10/16/2013 - Four Northcentral University Team Members to Present at 2013 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference

PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZ, October 16, 2013 – Northcentral University (NCU), a global online, graduate-focused university, announced today that four team members from the School of Marriage and Family Sciences are presenting at the 2013 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Annual Conference in Portland, Ore., on October 17-20, 2013. The University was also one of three Marriage and Family Therapy programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) selected to participate in the AAMFT’s Annual Conference Poster Presentation.

“The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) are excited to feature the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Northcentral University as part of a select number of COAMFTE accredited programs at this year’s AAMFT Annual Conference Poster Presentation in Portland," said Tanya A. Tamarkin, director of educational affairs at AAMFT.  

"COAMFTE-accredited schools represent the best of the best by demonstrating that they meet the highest academic standards while preparing their students to excel in their future careers. The MFT program at Northcentral serves as a wonderful example of this, and the Commission is pleased to showcase their efforts around maximizing student achievement in a successful program,” added Tamarkin.

“In January 2013, NCU's Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program (MAMFT) became the first predominately distance-based program to receive COAMFTE accreditation. NCU's MFT Team was asked to create a poster presentation for the AAMFT Showcase discussing how NCU's MAMFT program ensures student achievement. The poster, titled Ensuring Student Achievement – Utilizing a Cycle of Assessment and One-to-One Teaching Model, will be displayed throughout the conference,” said Branden Henline, Ph.D., dean of the School of Marriage and Family Sciences. 

Conference presenters include:

Presentation: COAMFTE Site Visitor Training

  • Georgie Winter (Ph.D.), faculty, School of Marriage and Family Sciences

Presentation: Pros, Cons, and Tools for Online Supervision 

  • Dale Bertram (Ph.D.), adjunct faculty, School of Marriage and Family Sciences

Presentation: Digital Immigrants & Technology

About Northcentral University

Founded in 1996, Northcentral University is a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university serving professionals globally. Northcentral University offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees in business and technology management, education, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Courses are taught one-to-one by a member of NCU's 100 percent doctoral faculty, and there are no physical residency requirements. Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). For more information, visit www.ncu.edu or call (888) 628-2078. For program disclosures, please visit www.ncu.edu/GE

About COAMFTE

About COAMFTE AAMFT’s Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) is a specialized accrediting body that accredits master's degree, doctoral degree, and post-graduate degree clinical training programs in marriage and family therapy throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1978, the COAMFTE has been recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as the national accrediting body for the field of marriage and family therapy. COAMFTE is also recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For more information, please email coa@aamft.org.