a division of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


This year's Student and New Professionals Conference,  "The Exploitation of Vulnerability : Systemic Trauma Therapy for Marginalized Populations," will be held in Stillwater on Friday September 15th, 2017.  

This Year's Keynote Speaker will be: Lauren Rulhman.

Lauren Ruhlmann is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Kansas who specializes in treating psychological trauma and trauma-related disorders. Lauren earned her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oklahoma State University and is now a doctoral candidate in the Couple and Family Therapy program at Kansas State University. Lauren's clinical practice and research programs focus on promoting resilience among marginalized populations coping with traumatic stress. She has worked with human trafficking survivors domestically and abroad since 2014 and is currently the Director of Trauma Services for a residential recovery program that serves adult survivors of sex trafficking. Based on her clinical experience and research efforts in the field of human trafficking, Lauren received the distinguished AAMFT Minority Fellowship in 2016 and the International P.E.O. Scholar Award in 2017. Lauren is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, and the National Council on Family Relations.