2015 COAMFTE New Appointments
The COAMFTE is pleased to announce that Dr. James Billings of Northcentral University has been elected the 2015 COAMFTE Chair-Elect. Dr. Billings will serve one year as Chair-Elect then serve as Chair of the Commission in 2016. Prior to joining the Commission in 2014 Dr. Billings had served as a COAMFTE Site Visitor and Site Visit Chair.
Each year the COAMFTE holds Commissioner Elections to fill positions on the Commission that will open in the following year due to expiring terms. Program Directors in COAMFTE-accredited programs and COAMFTE Site Visitors were eligible to vote in COAMFTE Elections which officially ended June 27, 2014. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Dan Lord and Dr. Megan Murphy as the winners of the 2014 COAMFTE Elections. Both were elected to a three year-term beginning January 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2017. Dr. Lord is the Wichita Site Clinical Director and Clinical Internship
Supervisor for the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Friends
University and a professor. Dr. Murphy is the Program Director for the
Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Purdue University Calumet and an
In addition to the new appointments above, the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy
Education (COAMFTE) is pleased to announce that Mr. Lloyd S. Kaufman has
been selected as the newest Public Member of COAMFTE. Mr. Kaufman was
selected to fill the remainder the term ending December 31, 2015.
| Dr. James Billings
|Dr. Megan J. Murphy
Purdue University Calumet
| Dr. Dan Lord
|Mr. Lloyd S. Kaufman
Accreditation Standards Version 12
COAMFTE Publishes Accreditation Standards Version 12
On July 15, 2014, COAMFTE completed its most recent review of the Accreditation Standards and is proud to publish the Accreditation Standards Version 12
. Although published July 15, 2014, the Accreditation Standards Version 12 will go in effect on January 1, 2016. For more details, please click here
COAMFTE Call for Public Member
COAMFTE, the accrediting body of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, is seeking to fill a public member vacancy for a term ending December 31, 2015. You can find additional information on eligibility criteria and responsibilities here.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Accreditation Staff at COA@aamft.org.
Public members may not be an educator in or member of the field of marriage and family therapy.
CHEA grants renewal of recognition to COAMFTE
At the April 28-29, 2014 meeting, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Board of Directors granted renewal of recognition to the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
for ten years. CHEA’s purpose is quality assurance of higher education through accreditation and in this role, it provides a “seal of approval” for COAMFTE. As part of the recognition process, COAMFTE will need to submit interim reports, including a Special Report on monitoring of COAMFTE accredited programs in providing their student achievement and performance to the public. COAMFTE has been recognized by CHEA since 2003 as ensuring quality in marriage and family therapy higher education. The renewal of recognition is a re-affirmation of COAMFTE’s excellence in upholding quality assurance standard and a testament of high quality of education in COAMFTE accredited programs! Read the CHEA letter here.
Student Achievement Criteria Data (SAC)
The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy
Education is recognized by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA). Consistent with CHEA Recognition Standards,
accreditation organizations must establish standards that require
accredited programs ‘to provide consistent information about academic
quality and student achievement and thus to foster continuing public
awareness, confidence, and investment’ (Recognition of Accrediting
Organizations: Policy and Procedures p.4). COAMFTE has established
Accreditation Standards that require programs to report on student
achievement. Additionally, COAMFTE collects Student Achievement data on
graduation rates, exam pass rates, and licensure rates. Accredited
programs are required to report Student Achievement Criteria data on an
annual basis. Click here to learn more about COAMFTE’s SAC Data.
Program Demographic Data
In accordance with COAMFTE policies and procedures, COAMFTE publishes and disseminates aggregate accredited program enrollment and faculty demographics.Click here to learn more about COAMFTE Program Demographic Data Data.
Accreditation Seminar PowerPoint is now available in Accreditation Resources
White Paper on USDE Recognition
2014 Fall Site Visits
To see a list of 2014 Fall Site Visits click here