About AAMFT

Who We Are

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. We represent the professional interests of more than 50,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. 

Since our founding in 1942, AAMFT has been involved with the problems, needs and changing patterns of couples and family relationships. The association leads the way to increasing understanding, research and education in the field of marriage and family therapy, and ensuring that the public's needs are met by trained practitioners. AAMFT provides individuals with the tools and resources they need to succeed as marriage and family therapists.

Our members meet rigorous standards for education and training and are held to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Clinical Fellows and Members have met the highest standards of their profession for education and clinical experience. Pre-clinical Fellow and Associate members are individuals in training for clinical practice. Student members are those that are enrolled in a graduate marriage and family therapy program, or an equivalent graduate mental health program. Affiliate members are individuals who are interested in marriage and family therapy but are not licensed or working toward MFT or other mental health licensure.

What We Do

Our association facilitates research, theory development and education. We develop standards for graduate education and training, clinical supervision, professional ethics and the clinical practice of marriage and family therapy. AAMFT offers opportunities to earn continuing education hours through the annual conference, advanced clinical training institute, and online courses. We publish the scholarly research journal, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, articles about the field in Family Therapy Magazine, and a variety of brochures and pamphlets that inform the public about the field of marriage and family therapy. Also, we offer a range of professional and practice development products, including recordings, books and brochures.

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The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria Virginia 22314

Customer Service: (703) 838-9808 or central@aamft.org

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We invite you to join the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). AAMFT's purpose is to promote and advance the common professional interests of Marriage and Family Therapists.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, therapy with a marriage and family therapist (MFT) can help.

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TENEO

Continuing education designed specifically for MFTs. Explore the 85 online courses offered and expand your knowledge on a variety of topics. Start your personalized online classroom and earn CE credits at your own pace.

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Annual Conference

Join us in Austin, Texas, September 3 – 6 for the most advanced training in marriage and family. Make lasting connection, advance your career, hear dynamic presenters, and share your passion for MFT.

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American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
112 South Alfred Street Alexandria, VA 22314-3061
Phone: (703) 838-9808 | Fax: (703) 838-9805

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