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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 3:45pm

Mercy College was ably represented by members of the Marriage and Family Therapy’s Master’s Degree Program at the 40th Annual Meeting and Open Conference of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), held June 2-4, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pa. AFTA is a scholarly advocacy and collegial professional organization for practitioners of family and couples therapy.

Dr. Jeehee Sung, assistant professor, conducted a poster session on her current research entitled, “Attitudes and barriers to counseling service in Korea: A qualitative study.” Associate Professor Dr. Saliha Bava, who is both a Committee Chair and a member of AFTA’s board of directors, joined two colleagues in delivering the opening plenary, just one several talks she gave throughout the conference.

Professors Lascelles Black, AFTA’s newly elected vice president, and Evan Imber-Black, PhD, MFT program director, were invited to present the “Pearls of Wisdom” plenary, during which they were interviewed about their lives and work by Mercy alumna Laurel Salmon, LMFT. Other alumni and students of the MFT program also attended the meeting.