AAMFT Institutes
    Online Store
    Update My Account
    Contact Us
    Pay Your Membership Dues
    Membership Information and Benefits
    Update my AAMFT Community Profile

The Fundamentals of MFT Supervision with Dale Blumen, MS

This 30-hour intensive program is designed to fulfill the complete course requirement for the AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation, and satisfies the supervisory training requirements for many state laws.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to articulate a beginning philosophy of supervision that reflects their preferred personal model of supervision, their choices of supervisory modalities, as well as their preferred supervisory roles.

This interactive institute includes a variety of exercises and group discussions and prepares participants to supervise in a variety of therapy settings including private practice, agencies, and academia. There are significant required readings prior to the institute. Also, written assignments must be satisfactorily completed within one year after the course in order to receive a certificate of completion. Information regarding required readings will be provided with registration materials.

Participants will:

  • review the major models of MFT supervision and consider common factors in supervision
  • address the co-evolving therapist-client and supervisor relationships
  • learn to evaluate stages of supervision and address any problems that can emerge
  • survey a variety of supervisory modalities and interventions from case presentations to reflecting teams
  • examine the impact of contextual variables on the supervisory system
  • expand their ethical and legal knowledge of the supervisory context
  • consider the potential benefits and problems of using technology in supervision
  • discuss the requirements for supervising applicants for AAMFT membership
  • be introduced to the supervision mentoring process.
Course Schedule:

Wednesday, March 6, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 7, 8:00 a.m. – noon, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 8, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 9, 8:00 a.m. – noon, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 10, 8:00 a.m. – noon, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

This course provides 30 hours of continuing education and meets the course requirement for the AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation.

Dale Blumen, MS,
is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, has taught Approved Supervisor courses since 1995 in Rhode Island and at AAMFT Institutes. Ms. Blumen is a past president of the Rhode Island Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the Rhode Island Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists. For the past 20 years, she has supervised therapists working toward state MFT licensure and mentored numerous candidates for the Approved Supervisor designation. Ms. Blumen supervised and taught graduate students in the COAMFTE-accredited Couple and Family Therapy Program at the University of Rhode Island from 1987 through 2011. She and Dr. Thorana Nelson currently co-teach the 15 hour online AAMFT-approved didactic requirement for the Approved Supervisor designation. 


Continuing Education

The AAMFT Institutes are approved to provide continuing education for marriage and family therapists and allied professionals by most major mental health organizations.


Place your company's fliers, brochures, or other promotional pieces in all Institute attendees' informational packets. These packets will be handed to each attendee (approximately 150 - 200) upon arrival at the Institutes.

read more >

Hotel & Travel

AAMFT is happy to announce a partnership with two exquisite hotels in Santa Fe for our 2013.

read more >

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

© 2002 - 2014 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Terms of Use | Privacy Statement