Emily Emerson to Present at Conference

Emily Emerson, a student in the Couple and Family Therapy program in Seattle, was awarded the World Family Therapy Congress Student Scholarship for her proposed presentation to the International Family Therapy Association’s Congress on April 8-13, 2024, in Toyama, Japan. Emerson will attend the conference to present “What’s Coming Up for Me? A Call for the Need of Person of the Therapist in Supervision” and “Blank Space in Session? Shake it Off with Person of the Therapist.”

“Emily exemplifies excellence as a CFT student, demonstrating remarkable initiative and creativity throughout her graduate studies,” said Margaret MacLeod, faculty in the Couple and Family Therapy program. “Her leadership and forward-thinking approach greatly contribute to our field, and I am proud of her steadfast commitment to sharing her talents with our global professional community.”

The International Family Therapy Association was an outgrowth of the East-West Bridging Congress conducted in Prague in 1987. Since that time, its goal has been the same: Advancing family therapy worldwide by promoting research, education, and sound practice while promoting international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge and ideas that support the health and well-being of families and persons around the world.