Lunch seminar to serve as start-up of local chapter of Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapists

For immediate release

January 4, 1999

Abilene Christian University's Department of Marriage and Family Therapy is sponsoring a brown bag lunch Tuesday, Jan. 19, at noon in the Mabee Library Auditorium, adjacent to Brown Library on the ACU campus, to initiate the start-up of a local chapter of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.

Dr. Terry Hargrave, professor of social sciences at Amarillo College and president of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, will speak on "Legislative Initiatives that Effect MFTs in Texas."

The initiation of a local organization for MFTs is the first of its kind in the Texas Midwest. All interested professionals and students are invited to attend.

"Dr. Hargrave is well qualified as TAMFT president to present to area professionals those issues that the legislature will address during this session that potentially impact marriage and family therapy," said Dr. Waymon Hinson, chair of ACU's department of marriage and family therapy. Dr. Hargrave has presented workshops on the ACU campus in the recent past.

Concerning the start-up of a local MFT organization, Hinson said, "The Texas Midwest area, and Abilene in particular, has one of the largest groups of MFTs per capita in the state. We are excited about working with TAMFT to create a local chapter. Such an organization will be extremely helpful to area professionals."

For more information about the organization or the brown bag lunch seminar, call Hinson at 674-3778.

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