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 “How TMA, TAMFT Lawsuit & Sunset Commission Affect Your License and Your Future.”

Dr. Mathis Kennington & Jeanene Smith, LPC, LMFT


Friday, September 9, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM









When you hear the words TMA and TAMFT lawsuit, does you heart beat faster?  Does your blood run cold when people begin to talk about legislative issues?

Is the term, Sunset Commission, confusing?

Are you confused and want to run away thinking this doesn’t concern me?

You are not alone, but think again.  The lawsuit and its implications affect every MFT in the state of Texas and beyond.  Having our licensing agency looked at during Sunset is time-consuming.  But it doesn’t have to be scary.  

During the presentation, Jeanene Smith, TAMFT Secretary and Mathis Kennington TAMFT Board member will explain what are the latest happenings, what it means for you and what can be done about it.  So many interpretations of what is happening are out there and we want our Chapters to be informed and involved.  It is a time for you to ask questions and get answers.   

Dr. Mathis Kennington is a licensed marriage and family therapist supervisor who specializes in couples therapy with high conflict couples. He is the clinical director for the Austin Family Institute, a mental health nonprofit with 20 years of service in the Austin area. Dr. Kennington serves as a board member at large for the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is a mentor for current and former fellows of the Minority Fellowship Program.

Jeanene Smith M.A., LPC, LMFT is a Level three Gottman Therapist and certified in EMDR. Jeanene is a clinical member of AAMFT and has been an active member of TAMFT.  Jeanene has served as PAC Chairman, she has testified multiple times before the Senate, House and Legislative Committees on bills, developing the Legislative College for Day at the Dome and working as Legislative Chair, Jeanene is currently serving as Secretary for TAMFT and the Legislative and Sunset Committees.  Jeanene has a full time private practice in Austin, Texas.   She has served as President on the Board for Tejas Family Guidance Center and is a Certified Mediator in the state of Texas and Parent Coordinator/Facilitator with the Travis Country Court System.