Upcoming events

    • 21 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 5:00 PM

    There will be no monthly HAMFT workshop in February.  Instead, we encourage you to consider attending TAMFT's 44th Annual Conference Sex, Drugs & MFTs.

    February 21-24, 2018, TAMFT's annual conference will be held at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Los Colinas and will feature Esther Perel, Douglas Brawn Harvey, Susan Ford Bales and Kimberly Shappley.

    Early bird rates apply through 11:59 pm December 31, 2017.

    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DePelchin Children's Center, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
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    Jayna Haney, MS 
    Founder, The Bridge Across for Single Parents and Stepfamilies

    Whether you call them step, bonus, or blended, it can often feel like this family jungle is full of thick brush, quicksand, and scary things at night- for you and for them... but it doesn’t have to be that way.  

    Join Jayna Haney as she shares the benefits of two decades of experience and extensive training. She addresses the most common and challenging issues in stepfamily life with an energetic and engaging approach that gets to the heart of the matter quickly from the first session. Gain new guidance and insights, handouts, and creative interventions for couples, children/teens, and families. 

    Jayna Haney provides stepfamily and single parent services to adults, couples, children/teens, and families through The Lovett Center, Shield Bearer Counseling Centers, and Red Dun Ranch. Jayna’s unique multi-therapeutic counseling and coaching approach includes attention to areas often not addressed but desperately needed in these families. First married in 1986, a mom since 1993, divorced mom and single parent in 1998, and remarried mom and stepmom since 2001, Jayna has walked a lot of miles in the same shoes as her clients. 

    Like her travels in family life, her professional journey has changed and grown along the way. Jayna began her work with single parents and stepfamilies in 2002, fueled by her own search for help and support. Early on, she and her husband, Mike, trained at the Stepfamily Foundation in New York and started teaching classes for stepfamily couples and single parents. In 2006, she founded The Bridge Across for Single Parents and Stepfamilies to provide coaching, education, and programs- including those she authored herself. In 2012, she began graduate school, earning an MS in Counseling and a post graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from University of Houston- Clear Lake. Additionally, she is trained in EMDR and trauma, attachment issues, and high conflict dynamics/parental alienation. As an LPC Intern, she is supervised by Mary Lou Shackleton, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S. Jayna and Mike have been married for 17 years, are enjoying their empty nest with full hearts, and have four grown children. 

    • 13 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DePelchin Children's Center, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
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    Alysha Roll, LCSW, CGT and Mary Beth George, CGT, LPC will discuss how therapists can help couples heal from betrayals.  They will help therapists understand the three phases of love, how trust is built in relationships and how betrayals develop.  From assessment to feedback and recovery, Gottman Method Couples Therapy will be used to address the pain of betrayals.  The Atone, Atune, Attach model will be presented.  Special issues impacting the dynamics of betrayals will be addressed including PTSD and issues of addiction versus betrayal.

    Learn to help couples recover from betrayals using Gottman Method Couples Therapy by:  

    1. Recognizing the three phases of love and how trust is built.
    2. Identifying the cascade towards betrayal.
    3. Understanding the Sound Relationship House and how it is affected by betrayal.
    4. Recognizing the many forms of betrayal and the difference between the cascade and addiction.


    Mary Beth George, MEd, LPC, CGT

    Mary Beth George is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Gottman Therapist and Master Trainer and Consultant for The Gottman Institute. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Penn State University and a Master of Education in Counseling from University of North Texas. She has over twenty-five years of experience, including teaching at Texas A&M University, working as a Therapist at Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center, and as a Clinical Manager at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.  In 2007, she and Alysha Roll joined forces to create what is now known as Couples Counseling and Psychotherapy Associates.  She offers four modalities of Gottman Method™ Couples Therapy:  Couples counseling, marathon intensive therapy, The Art & Science of Love Weekend Workshops and premarital counseling. She also trains mental health clinicians in all levels of Gottman therapy, including working with consultees pursuing certification.

    Alysha Roll, MSW, LCSW, CGT

    Alysha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Gottman Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant for the Gottman Institute and she has training in Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling.  

    She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Women’s Studies and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah. Her experience in the human service field spans twenty plus years and includes directing a homeless shelter in the Washington DC area and working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in various settings. In 2007, she and Mary Beth George teamed up to create what is now known as Couples Counseling and Psychotherapy Associates, a thriving practice that serves Kingwood and surrounding communities.  Alysha is passionate about helping couples heal from betrayals, enhance their friendships, manage conflict and create shared meaning in their lives. She offers four modalities of Gottman Method™ Couples Therapy: Couples Counseling, Marathon/Intensive Therapy, The Art & SCIENCE of Love Couples Weekend Workshop and Premarital Counseling. Alysha also offers clinicians Level 1, 2 and 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy training and provides consultation to therapists working toward certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. 

Check in and on-site registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Light breakfast bites and coffee will be served. 

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