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AAMFT is the premier organization for individuals interested in the field of marriage and family therapy and provides a unified voice for all marriage and family therapists.

Join thousands of family therapists, practitioners, educators, researchers, and students who have made a commitment to support AAMFT's mission through AAMFT membership. We strive to provide the services, resources and conveniences that you need to be successful in the profession. As a member, you are eligible to receive member benefits including exclusive member discounts on products and services.

Members also have the option to tailor their membership benefits by opting in to join engagement programs in various U.S. states and Canadian provinces that focus on advocacy, education, and networking with a local flavor. These opportunities to be involved in leadership, peer-to-peer interaction, and vital advocacy initiatives are a key way to enhance and expand your membership!

AAMFT membership categories are based on where you are in your career. From student to fully licensed or independent clinician, there is a member category for you.

Clinical Fellow (United States)

Fully licensed marriage and family therapist at the highest level of MFT licensure in a US state.

Clinical Fellow (Outside US)

Under our Evaluative track-has a qualifying graduate degree with specific coursework, a graduate practicum, and post-graduate client contact and supervision hours. Click here for detailed requirements or click here to download the PDF application (not available in online form).

Pre-Clinical Fellow (United States)

Post-master’s working toward the highest level of MFT licensure in a US state.

Pre-Clinical Fellow (Outside US)

Under our Evaluative track-has a qualifying graduate degree with specific coursework and a graduate practicum. An individual in this category is working on the remaining requirements to achieve Clinical Fellow membership under the evaluative track. Click here to download the PDF application (not available in online form).

Allied Mental Health Professional

Fully licensed in a mental health field other than MFT at the highest level of licensure for one of the following professions: 

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Social Work
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Professional Counseling
  • Psychiatric Nursing

Pre-Allied Mental Health Professional

Post-master’s working toward the highest level of licensure in one of the following non-MFT professions:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Social Work
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Professional Counseling
  • Psychiatric Nursing

Student

Enrolled in a graduate program or post-graduate certificate program in marriage and family therapy or a related mental health field.

*Students who are eligible for a higher category of membership, based on licensure or post-master’s work toward licensure, are ineligible for student membership.

Affiliate

Individuals who are interested in the field of marriage and family therapy but who are not eligible for one of our other membership categories are welcome to join as Affiliate members.

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Prefer a PDF application?

Select the PDF application for the membership category that applies to your highest level of professional achievement. You can also send us an email at central@aamft.org and put application request on the subject line or call us at 703-838-9808.

Please note that all members of AAMFT must belong to the highest category of membership for which they are eligible based on their professional achievement. All dues and fees are non-refundable.