In response to the closure of Auburn University due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marriage and Family Therapy Center (AU MFT Center) will transition to a modified operations model until the University re-opens. Best practice recommendations from the state, federal, and university authorities have informed the development of these interim policies and procedures.
To facilitate therapy services while the University is closed, the AU MFT Center will offer technology-assisted family therapy services (TAFTS) to all clients in the state of Alabama (at the time of service delivery). TAFTS will be used for individual, couple, and family therapy, as well as clinical supervision. The TAFT services via Zoom, a secure, HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing platform, will ensure continued care. Zoom can also be downloaded to a smart-phone, with the added benefit of less technical difficulties.
You will notice a TAFTS tab at the top of this page. Clicking on the tab will take you to information about Teletherapy, including becoming a client, using the technology, first sessions and subsequent TAFT session experiences, along with safety and security. You will also notice a PAPERWORK tab at the top of this page, which will take you to the Informed Consent that will need to be reviewed, initialed on each page, and signed. While you have read the document, your therapist will need to go through each section so that you understand, and agree with all aspects of TAFTS before beginning services. The Paperwork Tab also contains pre-therapy assessments and BEFORE session reports that need to be completed before the session.
We believe in the value of relationships, and that all people should have the opportunity to be healthy, happy, and abuse-free. We are here to facilitate that opportunity, and help our clients achieve the goals that they set forth for their relationships. We believe in the agency of our clients, and with support and encouragement, great changes are possible.
Relationships are everything. They cut across every area of your life - your family, your work, your friendships, and what you do for fun and recreation. Healthy relationships are the source of real joy and satisfaction in our lives. Sometimes things go wrong in relationships, but that does not mean there is not a way forward. We are here to help you nurture the very best relationships possible and be your best in those relationships. We are here to help you when relationships seem to go wrong - to help you find your way back to something good again.