The Society for the Advancement of Modeling and Role-Modeling was established at The University of Michigan in April of 1986, under the guidance of Carolyn Kinney, Evelyn Tomlin, Helen Erickon, Mary Ann Swain, plus 29 other nurses, by signing the SAMRM Charter.
There are many various resources available to get oneself started. They include, but are not limited to: MRM books, researching various references, contacting MRM experts, and inquiries to both academic programs and health care agencies that teach and/or utilize MRM.
SAMRM holds retreats and conferences, occcurring on alternating years. A retreat is expected to be held on odd years, with a conference on even. Even if you are not a member of SAMRM, you are invited to participate in our online discussions and browse some articles in our Journal.
All people are alike in some ways and different in other ways. Some commonalities exist among people as holistic beings, including their basic needs, developmental stages and drive for affiliated-individuation. Differences among people include their genetic endowment, unique model of the world and how they adapt to stress.
Adopted at Chartering Session, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, April 1986.