Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_607-1

Name of Organization

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Introduction

Founded in 1942, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the oldest and largest professional association promoting the common professional interests of marriage and family therapists and the field of marriage and family therapy as a whole (Nichols 1992; AAMFT 2017). Multiple pathways exist for membership in AAMFT with variant categories of membership and related benefits. Membership is open to those licensed or pursuing licensure as a marriage and family therapist as well as students enrolled in a graduate marriage and family therapy program. In addition, AAMFT extends membership to professionals holding or pursuing professional licenses in related mental health fields authorized to provide services to individuals, couples, or families and to students enrolled in acceptable alternative graduate mental health programs. Membership is also available to those professionals in...

Keywords

Family Therapy Family Therapist Chief Executive Officer Core Competency Competent Practice 
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References

  1. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. (2004). Marriage and family therapy core competencies. Retrieved from http://www.aamft.org/imis15/documents/mft_core_competencie.pdf
  2. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. (2014). Approved supervisor designation: Standards handbook. Alexandria: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.Google Scholar
  3. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. (2015). Code of ethics. Retrieved from http://www.aamft.org/iMIS15/AAMFT/Content/Legal_Ethics/Code_of_Ethics.aspx
  4. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. (2017). AAMFT bylaws: January 2017. Retrieved from http://networks.aamft.org/viewdocument/aamft-bylaws-effective-january-2012
  5. Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy. (2016). Accreditation manual: Policies and procedures. Alexandria: Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy.Google Scholar
  6. Nichols, W. C. (1992). The AAMFT: Fifty years of marital and family therapy. Washington, DC: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Friends UniversityOverland ParkUSA