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Who We Are
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. We represent the professional interests of more than 50,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. 

Since our founding in 1942, the AAMFT has been involved with the problems, needs and changing patterns of couples and family relationships. The association leads the way to increasing understanding, research and education in the field of marriage and family therapy, and ensuring that the public's needs are met by trained practitioners. The AAMFT provides individuals with the tools and resources they need to succeed as marriage and family therapists.

Our members meet rigorous standards for education and training and are held to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Clinical Members have met the highest standards of the profession for education and clinical experience. Associate and Student membership categories are available for therapists in training for clinical practice. Members of allied professions and other persons who are interested in marriage and family therapy are eligible to become Affiliate Members.

What We Do
Our association facilitates research, theory development and education. We develop standards for graduate education and training, clinical supervision, professional ethics and the clinical practice of marriage and family therapy. The AAMFT hosts an annual national training conference each fall as well as a week-long series of continuing education institutes in the summer and winter. We publish the scholarly research journal Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, news about the field in Family Therapy Magazine, and a variety of brochures and pamphlets that inform the public about the field of marriage and family therapy. Also, we offer a range of professional and practice development products, including videotapes, books and brochures.

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Contact Us
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria Virginia 22314
Information Central: (703) 838-9808 or central@aamft.org

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We invite you to join the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). AAMFT's purpose is to promote and advance the common professional interests of Marriage and Family Therapists.

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The Foundation

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.

Publications, Products, Events

Learn more about what AAMFT offers through such outlets as our AAMFT Store, audio and video recordings, continuing education opportunities, the Family Therapy Magazine, and the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
112 South Alfred Street Alexandria, VA 22314-3061
Phone: (703) 838-9808 | Fax: (703) 838-9805

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