Two current students in the MFT program area, Mary Nedela and Michelle Murray, placed 2nd in the 2018 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Student Ethics Competition. The completion recognizes students’ ability to analyze and respond to ethical challenges that often arise when practicing as marriage and family therapists. Mary and Michelle also placed 3rd in the 2017 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Student Ethics Competition.
Mary says, “engaging in continuous discussion regarding ethics is so important. As a visiting lecturer providing supervision to master’s-level MFT students at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, I am grateful to have built confidence in my ethical perspectives through participating and gaining recognition in this competition.” Michelle adds, “in my internship this year, I’m providing intensive in-home therapy to families and anticipate being faced with several ethical dilemmas. My participation in the ethics competition, as well as ethics courses in both my masters and doctoral program, have familiarized me with ethical codes and helped me build confidence in my ethical decision making.”