Welcome to AAMFT Membership!

Join AAMFT

There are different AAMFT membership applications, depending on the training and experience of an applicant. Click on the short descriptions for a detailed description of each AAMFT membership category to help you determine the category that applies to you. AAMFT is the "Professional Home" and the premier resource for information on marriage and family therapy for family therapists around the world. Get access to family therapy resources, network with over 25,000 family therapists, and add your voice to advocacy efforts on the federal and state level.

Member Benefits

We believe consumers should have access to mental health care, including the services of marriage and family therapists. That’s why we work hard to help you succeed by offering you professional education and building resources that you need and deserve.

  • Legal Consultations
  • Therapy Topics
  • Liability Insurance
  • FTM Magazine
  • Wiley Journals
  • Engagement Programs
  • Interest Networks
  • Therap-e News
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    AAMFT Designations

    • Clinical Fellow Designation

    • The Clinical Fellow designation is a LMFT that has completed the rigorous training standards for independent practice of marriage & family therapy and are held to the highest ethical standards.
    • Approved Supervisor

    • Approved Supervisors are dedicated professionals who have obtained the educational, experiential, and supervisory training required for the competent supervision of MFT's and trainees. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question and Answers about membership with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

    Membership Consultations

    As a prospective member or current member of AAMFT you might have questions about the membership application process.  What courses are acceptable toward the educational requirements? Or if a current or past supervisor would be accepted toward the clinical requirements for membership. The AAMFT membership evaluation staff are here to assist you.
    Click here for more information and schedule a consultation.

    AAMFT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Statement 

    It is a core value in AAMFT to support, promote, and protect diversity, to value all individuals and groups as free from prejudice and oppression as possible, and to foster a climate where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic. AAMFT will continue to uphold these standards of diversity and inclusivity. Please view our statement here.