Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. Read more to learn more about the profession, treatment populations, qualifications, and benefits of marriage and family therapy.
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Finding a marriage and family therapist to work with has never been easier. Life is a journey and like every great journey, it has its ups and downs, certainties and uncertainties. If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, therapy with a marriage and family therapist (MFT) can help.
AAMFT's therapy topic pages contain easy-to-understand information and resources that discuss the role of marriage and family therapists in treating problems affecting the public. Written for clients and potential clients, Therapy Topics are designed to educate consumers and outline the effectiveness of MFTs.
AAMFT is the reporter’s first source for up to the minute information and expert interviews on a wide range of issues that affect mental health diagnoses and treatments. Our panel of experts is available for interviews couples, children’s and family issues. Whether its today’s hot topic or background information on mental health and relationship issues, AAMFT will provide you with the top names in the field to give context and insight for your story. To interview an AAMFT member-expert, contact us at 703-838-9808 or email email@example.com. We’ll respond promptly with the information you need.
The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) is a specialized accrediting body that accredits master's degree, doctoral degree, and post-graduate degree clinical training programs in marriage and family therapy throughout the United States and Canada. An abundance of information regarding the accreditation process. Fees, manuals and standards are offered as resources for programs desiring to become or maintain COAMFTE Accreditation.
Understanding the Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy
If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, therapy with a marriage and family therapist (MFT) can help.
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