AAMFT Approved Supervisors ensure a learning environment that is supportive and nurturing while providing therapists and trainees access to the latest innovations in the field.
Completion of the Fundamental Course:
- Must be an AAMFT Clinical Fellow or AAMFT Pre-Clinical Fellows
- Must complete a 30-credit Fundamentals of Supervision course in order to receive the AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation.
- Must be completed within 9 months of registration and completed within 5 years of application for the Approved Supervisor designation. No extensions will be granted.
Please note that this is a course and not a workshop and requires time (readings, presentations, discussion posts, short assignments, more than 5 hours for each Unit).
As of July 1, 2015, the 15-credit didactic course is offered exclusively through AAMFT. If you completed a supervision course prior to that date through another provider, you are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure we can still accept that course toward your designation. If you have not completed a supervision course through the other provider by that time, you will need to retake the 30-hour course.
For more information on the Approved Supervision Program and its requirements, please refer to the AAMFT Approved Supervision Handbook .
Options for Course Completion:
AAMFT offers many different options for course completion that will best fit your particular needs of becoming an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. This will help you compare options and choose which option is right for you.
We ask that you please use a headset, earbuds, or any type of personal
earphone for the interactive portion of this class. Access and use of a webcam
is required for this session, and lack thereof may result in removal from the
session. Please be sure to test using the equipment (i.e. computer, browser,
headset, etc.) that you are planning to use to complete the course. Access to interactive webinars needs to be from a
non-distracting, private place because of confidentiality and security. Please
avoid accessing the interactive webinars from public areas (coffeehouses, restaurants,
etc.). Please e-mail email@example.com for any questions regarding this.
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Georgie Winter, PhD
Michael Fitzpatrick, LMFT
Naveen Jonathan, PhD
Jerry Harris, PhD
Helen Meek, MA, LMFT
John Robbins, PhD
Heather Katafiasz, PhD
Course Description: This course is taught from a systemic/relational perspective and covers a breadth of generalist ideas. That is, rather than “teach” supervision or supervise therapy from a particular perspective (modernist, postmodernist, constructionist, developmental, clinical), the course covers the basics for a number of perspectives that may fit the course participants’ ideas and worldviews. Through presentations, readings, short assignments, and an online, face-to-face, interactive sessions, the course allows students a number of perspectives related to the purpose and goals of supervision within AAMFT supervision course guidelines. These include helping training therapists with ensuring client care, mastering competencies (both core and approach-specific), self-of-the-therapist and self-of-the-supervisor, context-sensitive, therapist professional growth, and other purposes as the supervisor and training therapist identify as individual supervisory systems. The course instructors are, themselves, constructionist in perspective, but teach and supervise a variety of perspectives and therapy/supervision approaches.
NOTE: There is a textbook requirement for all options of the Fundamentals of Supervision course. This text is sold separately and NOT included in the price of the course.
In the case of circumstances beyond its control, the AAMFT reserves the right to make necessary changes in presenters and content of all AAMFT Approved Supervision Courses.
Cancellation Fee: Due to the limited availability of spaces in the online Approved Supervision courses, cancellations and any subsequent request for refund must be made 30 days prior to the start of your scheduled interactive session. Cancellations made within 30 days of the course, will be eligible for a 25% refund.
Transfer Session Fee: Requests to move your registration to another class time is subject to availability of classes and will be subject to a $50 administrative fee.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing, and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Full 30-hour Course (Option A)
Ideal for: Candidates for the Approved Supervisor designation, and like the convenience of completing the course completely online. This course must be completed within 9 months of registration.
Continuing Education: 15 CEs will be received after completion of the interactive portion and 15 CEs will be received after completion of the didactic portion. Please keep in mind that this is a course, not a workshop.
Online Full 30-hour Course (Option A) - VIRTUAL
Ideal for: Candidates for the Approved Supervisor designation, and like the convenience of completing the course over 4 days. This course must be completed within 9 months of registration.
Timing: This course will be completed via Zoom over a series of four days. You must attend ALL FOUR SESSIONS in their entirety.
- Monday, October 19 from 9:00am – 5:30pm EST
- Tuesday, October 20 from 9:00am - 5:30pm EST
- Monday, October 26 from 9:00am - 5:30pm EST
- Tuesday, October 27 from 9:00am - 5:30pm EST
Continuing Education: 30 CEs will be received after completion of the interactive portion and completion of the philosophy of supervision paper. No other didactic work is required. Please keep in mind that this is a course, not a workshop.
Online 15-hour Didactic Portion (Option B)
Ideal for: Those who plan to complete the 15-hour interactive course through the AAMFT Annual Conference or another pre-approved interactive course. Both portions of the course must be completed within 9 months of registering for the first course.
Timing: Complete online, on-demand within 9 months of registration.
Continuing Education: 15 CEs will be received after full completion of this option. Please keep in mind that this is a course, not a workshop.
Cost: $350 due at registration
There will be no didactic ONLY sessions for the remainder of 2020.
Online 15-hour Interactive Portion (Option C)
Ideal for: Those who have completed or plan to concurrently complete the 15-hour didactic course through AAMFT or another pre-approved instructor, and like the convenience of an online interactive session. Both portions of the course must be completed within 9 months of registering for the first course.
Continuing Education: 15 CEs will be received after full completion of this option. Please keep in mind that in order to receive your AAMFT Approved Supervisor Designation, you will need to register for and complete Option B - or the didactic portion - of the course.
Cost: $375 due at registration
Technical Requirements for Interactive Portions:
Technical requirements for the online discussion groups are listed below. It is your responsibility to ensure your computer system meets these needs prior to your discussion groups session.
***Please note all times are in EASTERN TIME ZONE.
To ensure that the course starts smoothly and on-time, please test the system that you are planning to use for the course by clicking on this test link. When you log in to the meeting, please be sure to login as a guest. Though you may want to download the Zoom app, we recommend that you log in to the session through the internet browser. This option is located at the bottom of your screen after signing in. If you are having any technical issues or would like to further test your system, please contact your education coordinator at email@example.com.
- Internet connection with cable modem, DSL or better.
- Webcams are required. Almost all native (integrated) webcams are compatible. External cameras that have been tested include:
- Logitech C100, C120, C310
- Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 and HD-6000
- Earbuds or headset
If you require accommodations to take this course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least three weeks before your interactive session.
If you have questions regarding the Approved Supervision designation, please email email@example.com.