MAMFT Program Celebrates 25 Years of Accreditation

On September 29, the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Program at CTS celebrated 25 years of accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education with a celebration dinner gathering faculty, staff, alumni and current students in the program. Dr. Nenetzin Reyes, president-elect of Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, presented a plaque from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy celebrating this anniversary to Dr. Suzanne Coyle, MAMFT Program Director. Interim President Dr. Bill Kincaid addressed the many generations of graduates from the program who have served families in our churches and community and across the country. Dr. Sarah Lund, Vice President for Seminary Advancement, announced the establishment of a fund to support the MFT program.

The Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa, the national honor society for marriage and family therapy, held its annual new member induction ceremony following the dinner. This year’s new inductees double the membership of the CTS chapter, which was inaugurated last September. New members include Lacey Adams, Melissa Bauzo, William Bauzo, Janet Braun, Lynda Blackwelder, Laurie Budlong-Morse, Christina Davis, Emilee Delbridge, Laura Medlin, Kimberly O’Connell, Joseph Persinger, Michele Prible, Kerrie Siegl, Chelsea Summerlot, and Amanda Votaw.

The celebration weekend ended with a conference “Raising a Spiritually Sensitive Child” featuring panelists Dr. Suzanne Coyle, Dr. Matt Galvin, Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, and Rebecca Heger. Dr. Jacquie Braeger moderated the discussion. Breakout workshops were led by students currently in the “Children and Adolescents in Families” class—Patrice Adams, Phyllis Harris, and Katie Miller. The conference was well attended by members of community churches. Dr. Coyle remarked, “The sizable percentage of church people attending this conference attests to the hunger people have to nurture their children in the faith. Tentative plans are to invite registrants to explore ongoing discussion groups around this topic. Another conference may be held in the future.”

upcoming events

CTS will host John Witte of Emory University to lecture on the Protestant Reformation and law. The event is sponsored by Liberty Fund and is also part of this year’s reflection on the continued relevance of the Protestant Reformation. The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place at 7:00pm in room B29.

Dr. Marvin McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, will deliver a lecture entitled "The Making of a Preacher: A Study of Moses in Exodus as a Model for 21st Century Preachers" on Monday, October 23rd, at 7:00 PM in Sweeney Chapel. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public!

Register for this two-day mental health training conference in Indianapolis at CTS. Open to the public.

Poverty is on the rise in Central Indiana, but so are the community’s efforts to combat it. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and previous events sold out.

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