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The Value of Accreditation


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The Harm of Degree and Accreditation Mills

COAMFTE recognizes that some people may encounter degree mills and accreditation mills in their search for higher education. Important information about the harm of degree mills and accreditation mills can be found here.

About Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary process whose major purpose is to ensure quality in higher education. Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) reviews graduate programs in marriage and family therapy at a masters, doctoral and post-degree levels and grants accreditation to programs that meet and/or exceed accreditation standards.

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TherapistLocator.net

Over 15,000 marriage and family therapists are listed in TherapistLocator.net. The therapists are members of the AAMFT, and as such must meet stringent training and education requirements established by the AAMFT. All AAMFT members have agreed to abide by the AAMFT Code of Ethics. This Directory will assist you in locating a marriage and family therapist in your area. When seeking the services of a marriage and family therapist be sure to ask if your potential therapist is a member of the AAMFT.

Visit the AAMFT TherapistLocator.net, a public service provided by the The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Research and Education Foundation (AAMFT FND). In the directory, you will find information about a range of questions and problems facing today's families, and you can search for a qualified family therapist in your area.

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Accreditation Standards

Programs applying for COAMFTE accreditation are required to meet or exceed current Accreditation Standards throughout their period of accreditation.

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