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:
As part of the application process, Clinical Fellows and Pre-Clinical Fellows interested in the Approved Supervisor designation must complete a 30-hour Fundamentals of Supervision course. This course is comprised of a 15-hour didactic portion, a 15-hour interactive portion, and a personal philosophy of supervision paper. You must complete all three portions within 18 months of the date of registration to receive a course completion certificate.
The personal philosophy of supervision paper is to be completed after both of the course components are finished and will be evaluated by the didactic course instructor. The paper must be completed within one year of beginning the didactic portion of the course, regardless of when the interactive portion is completed.
For more information on the Approved Supervision Program and its requirements, please refer to the AAMFT Approved Supervision Handbook.
Below are the various options AAMFT offers to help you complete this course including our variety of online opportunities.
Upcoming Online Interactive Session Times:
- January 5 – February 2 (Mondays ONLY) 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- January 6 – February 3 (Tuesdays ONLY) 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- January 8 – February 5 (Thursdays ONLY) 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- February 23 – March 23 (Mondays ONLY) 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- February 24 – March 24 (Tuesdays ONLY) 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- February 26 – March 26 (Thursdays ONLY) 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Upcoming In-Person Interactive Session Date:
For those who prefer face-to-face interaction for the interactive portion of the Fundamentals of Supervision course, AAMFT offers a weekend interactive session located in the historic Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria, VA just minutes from Washington, DC. The spring session in-person interactive session will take place May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015.
Options for Course Completion:
AAMFT offers many different options for course completion that will best fit your particular needs of becoming an Approved Supervisor. This helpful chart will help you compare options and choose which option is right for you.
|Online Full 30-hour Course
|| Those who are candidates for the Approved Supervisor designation, and like the convenience of completing the course completely online.
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|Online 15-hour Didactic Course
|| Those who have completed or plan to complete the 15-hour interactive course through the AAMFT Annual Conference or another pre-approved interactive course.
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|Online 15-hour Interactive Course
|| 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.
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|Full 30-hour Course: Online Didactic & In-Person Interactive
|| Those who are candidates for the Approved Supervisor designation, and like the face-to-face interaction that an in-person interactive session can offer.
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NOTE: There is a high demand for this course. We at AAMFT will try to meet this demand as best we can; however, due to limited availability, early registration is strongly recommended.
Technical Requirements for Interactive Portions:
(Please note the 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):
In order to participate in the interactive portion of this class, you will need to download the BlueJeans plugin to gain access to the class. This helpful PDF will instruct you on how to download and test this software.
- Internet connection with cable modem, DSL or better.
- Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server, or Mac OS® X 10.5 Leapord® or later. Dual core 2.4 GHz CPU or faster with at least 2 GB of RAM.
- Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or later, Google Chrome 5.0 or later or Safari® 3.0 or later.
- 700Kbps or more bandwidth recommended per participant for simultaneous screen sharing, audio and video conferencing.
This course CANNOT be accessed using an iPad or other mobile device.
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. 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 email@example.com.
If you have questions regarding the Approved Supervision designation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.