Tennessee Division

   2015 Conference  

October 30-31, 2015

Online registration is now OPEN for the Fall Conference.  Click on the blue tab at the top of the page.  

If you have already registered, you will NOT need to register again.  

Review the Conference schedule here.


Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, TN


What Families - and the People Who Work with THEM - Can Do to Treat and Even Prevent Depression


In this one day workshop, we will explore the substantial evidence that depression is much more a social than medical problem. Despite the popularity of antidepressants, there are things that no amount of medication can do, including building the skills necessary to function well as individuals and as a family. We will identify how depression distorts family life, and how to address the various aspects of family life tainted by depression realistically.  Furthermore, the more we learn about the neuroscience of depression, especially neuroplasticity, the more important well designed experiential learning processes, including mindfulness and hypnosis, become in treatment. Designing and delivering experiential processes specific to treating depression within an interpersonal framework will be explored in depth. A key ingredient of good treatment is well-considered action.

The workshop will include didactic presentation, discussion, and a video clinical demonstration of strategically applied, systemically informed, hypnosis with a depressed husband and father. Finally, we will consider the issue of prevention and what specifically therapists can do to help stem the rising tide of depression in families.

Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist residing in Fallbrook, California. He is internationally recognized for his work in clinical applications of hypnosis, treating depression, and developing strategic, outcome-focused psychotherapies. He routinely teaches to professional audiences all over the world. To date, he has been invited to present his ideas and methods to colleagues in 29 countries across six continents, and all over the United States.


Registration is now open under the 2015 Conference tab at the top of the page.


We have a new logo! 

In order to more accurately represent our Division, the Board has developed a new logo.  With the state silhouette in the background we are clearly set apart from Texas with whom we previously shared the TAMFT designation.  I hope you find the logo appealing, more representative and useful. 

If you would like to display the new logo for your business, please email info@tnamft.org and we will be happy to forward you the new logo.  Let us know what you will be using the logo for (print or web) and we will email you the correct logo to use.












Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

                                                                618 Church St.  Suite 220

                                                                  Nashville, TN  37219



Our mission is to advance the profession and the practice of marriage and family therapy as a means of promoting marriage and family well being.
Company Overview
TAMFT is a division of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Our purpose is to:
  • to promote the common professional interests of those who are marriage and family therapists;
  • to represent marriage and family therapy as a mental health profession to the public and before governmental bodies; 
  • to establish and maintain professional standards in marriage and family therapy through meetings, clinical sessions, publications, research and other activities and;
  • to cooperate with other organizations and agencies in furthering the marriage and family profession.




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