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Approved Supervision

2014 Approved Supervision Designation: Standards Handbook

Effective January 1, 2014 all NEW applicants must adhere to the 2014 Approved Supervision Designation: Standard Handbook for a complete description of the standards, responsibilities, and guidelines for marriage and family therapy supervision. Please click above to learn more about the Approved Supervisor designation.

Online Fundamentals of Supervision Course

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. 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 and can be completed online.

Online Approved Supervision Refresher Course

To maintain the highest quality supervisors in the field, AAMFT requires that Approved Supervisors take a refresher course prior to the renewal of their designation. This online course is designed specifically to meet that requirement and to keep participants up to date on the practice of clinical supervision.

Approved Supervision Instructors and Course Approvals

In accordance with AAMFT’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of training for supervisors, AAMFT will offer three options for Approved Supervision instructors to be approved for teaching training courses.

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Approved Supervisor Designation Standards and Responsibilities Handbook (October 2007)

Supervisor candidates who document through mentoring contracts or course completion that they began their training on or BEFORE December 31, 2013 may apply under the Approved Supervisor Designation Standards and Responsibilities Handbook (October 2007) or they may choose to apply under the 2014 Approved Supervision Designation: Standards Handbook. If you need a copy of the 2007 handbook, please contact central@aamft.org.


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