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Approved Supervisor Designation

 

AAMFT Approved Supervisors are dedicated professionals who have obtained the educational, experiential and supervisory training required for the competent supervision of marriage and family therapists and trainees. Those who have earned the designation serve as mentors who support and nurture their supervisees’ strengths and resources, and provide a learning environment that ensures thorough marriage and family therapy (MFT) training and education.

AAMFT Approved Supervisors have a breadth and depth of MFT clinical and supervisory experience, and they stay involved in the professional MFT community. They are committed to refining their clinical and supervisory skills, and they participate in ongoing professional development through their affiliation with the AAMFT. 

Approved Supervisors work from a systemic orientation, using a variety of MFT theoretical approaches in their practice. Their supervision is guided by the Responsibilities and Guidelines for AAMFT Approved Supervisors, set forth in the Approved Supervisor Handbook, January 2014 and the Code of Ethics.

Approved Supervisor Handbook

The standards and responsibilities for earning and maintaining the Approved Supervisor designation are outlined in the Approved Supervisor Designation Standards and Responsibilities Handbook, January 2014.  The handbook contains information and applications needed to become an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and to maintain the designation.  It includes guidelines for the performance of supervision responsibilities by AAMFT Approved Supervisors and candidates for the designation.  AAMFT Approved Supervisors should refer to this handbook, or any revision hereafter, for a complete description of the standards, responsibilities, and guidelines for marriage and family therapy supervision.  You may download a PDF version of the entire handbook below. 

Downloadable PDFs require Adobe Acrobat Reader.  That program may be downloaded for FREE from the Adobe Web site.

Important Links for the Approved Supervisor designation

The Fundamentals of MFT Supervision Course- offered at the AAMFT Winter Institutes for Advanced Clinical Training

Becoming an AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Renewal of the AAMFT Approved Supervisor Designation

Find a Pre-Approved Supervision Course

Find an AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Responsibilities and Guidelines for AAMFT Approved Supervisors and Supervisor Candidates

Approved Supervisor Final Application and Supervisor Candidate Verification Form

Supervision Course Requirements and Forms for Course Instructors

Tools for Supervisor Candidates and Supervisor Mentors

Frequently Asked Questions

 

The standards and responsibilities for earning and maintaining the Approved Supervisor designation are outlined in the Approved Supervisor Designation Standards and Responsibilities Handbook, October 2007

Supervisor Directory

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is providing this Approved Supervisor Directory (Directory) as a benefit for AAMFT members only. Access to and use of this Directory or any of the information contained in this Directory by persons who re not members of AAMFT is prohibited.  

TherapistLocator.net

Over 15,000 marriage and family therapists are listed in TherapistLocator.net. The therapists are Clinical Fellows of the AAMFT, and as such must meet stringent training and education requirements established by the AAMFT. All AAMFT Clinical Fellows 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 Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT or look for the following logo identifying a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT.

Visit the AAMFT TherapistLocator.net, a public service of the AAMFT. There you will find information about a range of problems facing today's families, and you can search for a qualified family therapist in your area.

Contact

If you have questions or wish to request materials, contact:

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Email: central@aamft.org
Phone: 703-838-9808
Fax: 703-838-9805

 

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