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COAMFTE Members 

Meet the Commission


 Professional Members:


James C. Billings, PhD, LMFT - Chair
Northcentral University
Prescott Valley, AZ

Dan Lord, PhD, LMFT - Chair Elect
Friends University
Witchita, KS

Jaime D. Goff, PhD, LMFT
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, Texas

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Martha Marquez, PhD, LMFT
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Megan Murphy, PhD, LMFT
Purdue University - Calumet
Hammond, IN

Shruti Singh Poulsen, PhD, LMFT
University of Colorado, Denver
Denver, CO

Karen Quek, PhD, LMFT
Alliant International University
Irvine, CA


Public Members:



Susan E. Abbe, PhD, RN
Durham, CT

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Lucien Capone III, JD
Weaverville, NC

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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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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COAMFTE Accreditation Manual: Policies and Procedures

The accreditation process is governed by the COAMFTE Accreditation Manual: Policies and Procedures.

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