Marriage and family therapists are highly qualified professionals trained to diagnose and treat a wide range serious clinical problems including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems.
Promoting the well being of marital and family life through research, education, and special projects in marriage and family therapy, family policy and family science. In their daily work with families, marriage and family therapists are acutely aware of the changing social trends and pressures affecting families and the impact of larger systems on family functioning and well-being. They also know from their practice that marriage and family therapy makes a positive difference in the lives of many families.
AAMFT believes that all couples who willingly commit themselves to each other, and their children, have a right to expect equal support and benefits in civil society. Thus, we affirm the right of all committed couples and their families to legally equal benefits, protection, and responsibility.
The AAMFT Board is committed to acting with integrity, transparency, and accountability. We are committed to seizing the opportunities and facing the challenges for our field, creating strategies for success, and implementing them effectively.
An anonymous group has chosen to publish and disseminate allegations about AAMFT that are inaccurate, untrue, and in some instances defamatory. To address these inaccuracies, and to protect the reputation and resources of AAMFT, the AAMFT Board of Directors has established a page to provide factual information in response to the allegations of the group that refers to itself as MFTers for Change, or Call for Change.
Understanding that there are many professional working with individuals, couples and families needing quality information and resources about marriage and family therapy, AAMFT has a professional category that welcomes allied health professionals to our association and provides valuable information assisting with providing behavioral health care services.
As the premier association for marriage and family therapists, AAMFT is the home to professionals working with individual, couples and families from a relationship perspective. Consumers, too, will find a wealth of information on family problems with Consumer Updates and can seek assistance using AAMFT's public service TherapistLocator.net.
Interested in a career in marriage and family therapy? Need resources to advance your career? AAMFT has the information and tools to assist the aspiring therapist as well as the established marriage and family therapist with career advancement.
The AAMFT Legal Risk Management Plan is a comprehensive service that provides consultation and resources designed specifically for marriage and family therapists. The plan incorporates legal consultation, resource materials and insurance services to protect and inform you about the legal issues in your practice. The AAMFT Ethical Practice Information offers comprehensive ethical advice and resources based on the AAMFT Code of Ethics. Marriage and Family Therapists can obtain FREE informal ethical advisory opinions, plus training and resources to protect and inform you about how to maintain an ethical practice.
AAMFT offers awards in many categories. The deadline for award nominations is January 31 each year. All applications must be postmarked by that date.You can also find a list of past Award Recipents.
The AAMFT Board of Directors wants to know you and have you know them. Come get to know the current AAMFT Board of Directors and view their videos. You may also view the minutes from the Board meetings for the current year.
Learn more about AAMFT's Scorecards of Association Health and Financials, as well as the Strategic Plan, updated Bylaws and information about the Board of Directors.