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Annual Intensive: Integrated Care and Medical Family Therapy (MFTI)

Our Annual Intensive on Integrated Care and Medical Family Therapy is a one week (Monday—Friday) event of interdisciplinary training that blends clinical presentations, small group learning, and skill development. The primary goal is to provide training for professionals interested in health care and mental health collaboration when working with patients and families dealing with illness, health concerns, and trauma.

Attendees develop individualized goals at the beginning of the intensive, as well as discuss and assess their attainment during the final group discussion. They also work in small groups convened by a core faculty member whose focus will be the influence of family of origin and personal experience in one’s professional work. The groups serve to provide context for case and systems consultation.

Our Annual Intensive takes place every year in June. Since 2022 it is a hybrid event (in-person/online) led by its two Co-Directors: Susan McDaniel, PhD, LMFT, and Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD, LMFT.

Susan McDaniel

Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, LMFT
Dr. Laurie Sands Distinguished Professor of Families & Health
Director, Institute for the Family, Department of Psychiatry
Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Major Interests:
Medical family therapy, integrated primary and specialty care, healthcare teams and collaboration, inter-professional education, reproductive technologies, genetic testing, unexplained medical symptoms, physician-patient communication, and communication coaching for physician and other health professionals.

Tziporah Rosenberg

Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD, LMFT
Associate Professor Family/Marriage (SMD)
Associate Professor Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Joint

Major Interests:
Medical family therapy, models of collaborative and integrative healthcare, couple and family therapy training and education, outcome-based education and assessment, effects of illness and health on family relationships.

Registration for the Annual Intensive opens in April! 

Registration and Course Information

2024 Registration Information:  2024 Annual Intensive Brochure 
Example MFTI Schedule: 2022 MFTI Schedule

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