As the primary advocates for the profession, the AAMFT listens to the needs of family therapists and responds to family therapists’ requests. We are dedicated to the success of all MFTs, and we work hard to provide the services, resources and conveniences that you need to continue to advance the profession.
FamilyTherapyResources.net - This is AAMFT’s online resource for information on a wide range of marriage and family therapy topics. This collection of resources includes AAMFT publications, events and articles, tapes from AAMFT conferences, and books by AAMFT members. AAMFT members can view and print out complete magazine and journal articles free. Members are also invited to add their books and products to the list of resources at no charge.
TherapistLocator.net- This free online therapist directory is a public service of the AAMFT. Clinical Members receive a free listing that they can personalize with practice and biographical information, and a photograph. The AAMFT regularly advertises the service to the media and the public.
AAMFT.org - Your professional home online has an abundant amount of information. AAMFT members have exclusive access to special sections of the AAMFT Website. These sections contain valuable information about marketing your practice, advancing your clinical skills, ethical and legal fact sheets, locating job opportunities, and much more. AAMFT.org also allows you to manage your membership from our secure Member’s Only Section.
AAMFT Online Community - The primary goal of the AAMFT Community is to facilitate collaboration and sharing of ideas and work projects. Members and workgroups are utilizing the AAMFT Community to engage in forum discussions regarding clinical issues, blogging about marriage and family therapy, and developing workgroup libraries.
Clinical Member Logo - AAMFT Clinical Members may use the official AAMFT Clinical Member logo on business cards, practice brochures, letterhead, yellow pages advertisements, and other marketing materials. This logo tells potential clients that you are a highly qualified, nationally recognized MFT, and that you are dedicated to your ongoing professional development.
Online Networking Directory - Use the directory, located at www.aamft.org, to connect with and make referrals to other AAMFT members. Whereas TherapistLocator.net contains only Clinical Members, this directory includes Student, Associate, Clinical, and Affiliate members and can be accessed only by AAMFT members. To view the directory, please log in as a member.
Job Connection - Access this free service at www.aamft.org to find and post position vacancies for MFTs or to post and search resumes. Anyone can post a job or search for a resume, but searching the job listings and posting resumes is an exclusive AAMFT Member benefit.
Family Therapy Magazine (FTM) - AAMFT members automatically receive a free subscription to the Family Therapy Magazine, AAMFT's bi-monthly publication. Family Therapy Magazine reports on current events and clinical developments in the MFT profession and in the mental health community.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT) - Members also receive the quarterly Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT) as a free member benefit. The JMFT is known worldwide for its incisive coverage of current marriage and family therapy theory and clinical practice, qualitative and quantitative research, and training. Students receive JMFT online.
Member Discounts on Practice Tools - AAMFT members receive discounts on all products and event registrations.
Division Membership - AAMFT Divisions advocate for members at the state and local level and offer a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. A complete listing of Divisions and their contact information can be found at here.
AAMFT Electronic Newsletter - All members receive a member’s only newsletter twice per month. This new benefit provides members with the opportunity to stay abreast with update-to-date information on Association news, advocacy, and legislative updates and MFT articles in the news.
Discounted Credit Card Processing- AAMFT has collaborated with First National Merchant Solutions to help provide additional cost savings for members. Some of the benefits of the program include:
- Discounted group rates on Visa, MasterCard and Discover Transactions
- Dedicated Account Management Team
- Additional merchant processing services, including debit card acceptance, an interest bearing account, and check verification/guarantee services
- Free online statements and account access
An additional benefit of this service is an account management system that allows you to set up automatic client billing, the ability to obtain insurance pre-authorizations and setting up recurring payments. In fact, First National is so confident that this program will reduce your merchant processing cost that if you don't see a savings over your current processor, they will pay you up to $500.
Contact them at: (800)354-3988
Discounted Web Hosting
with TherapySites.com (www.therapysites.com/AAMFT
)This web hosting company provides therapist websites that bundle all the tools you need into one all-inclusive package. The service is designed to give you everything you need to make your online presence a profitable investment for your practice including
- Personalized Domain Name,
- Integrated Email Service
- Easy-to-use Editing Tools
- Website Hosting, Unlimited Pages
- HIPAA Compliant Technology
- Client Forms
- Appointment Requests
- Website Statistics and other services.
Ethical Advisory Opinions - When faced with ethical dilemmas in your practice, AAMFT members have free consultation time with an AAMFT ethics case manager. You will receive an ethical advisory opinion that is rooted in the AAMFT Code of Ethics and 15 years of ethical decisions rendered by the AAMFT Ethics Committee. Contact the AAMFT’s Ethics Department at email@example.com.
Legal Consultation - Legal consultation services are provided to AAMFT Clinical Members in legal matters relating to their professional practice of marriage and family therapy. The service includes telephone consultation with the member, but does not include representation of the member to third parties. As with any legal issue, members are also encouraged to consult with a local attorney. To make an appointment to seek legal consultation, please call (703) 253-0471.
Free Professional Liability Insurance - While an AAMFT Student Member is and remains enrolled in a graduate level MFT program, professional liability insurance is included with their AAMFT membership payment or renewal. As long as the student remains enrolled in a program and a member in good standing, the insurance is renewed. Liability insurance is provided to Student Members residing in the United States only.
Discounts on Professional Liability Insurance - AAMFT membership gives you access to discounted comprehensive liability coverage specifically designed for your practice. Coverage is available for MFTs at prices specifically designed for your practice. The AAMFT’s current insurance carrier is CPH and Associates. For more details and to apply for coverage please visit www.cphins.com or call CPH and Associates at (800) 875-1911.
Assistance locating Health/Disability/Group Term Life Insurance - Choosing the right health insurance plan can be quite challenging. Based on your specific requirements, the Marsh Company can provide AAMFT members with a list of medical plans from which to choose. For assistance, please call the Marsh Company at (800) 621-3008 or visit www.seaburychicago.com for more information.
The Marsh Company, our administrator, provides disability insurance that will pay your regular income if you become disabled and unable to work. The various plans provide a choice of options to meet your needs, including choice of benefit amounts and waiting and payment periods. Benefit amounts are available up to $5,000 per month. If you pay premiums yourself, the income benefits will be tax free under I.R.S. regulations. Please contact the Marsh Company at (800) 621-3008 or visit www.seaburychicago.com for more information.
The Marsh Company also provides affordable basic or supplemental protection (group term life insurance) for you and your family. You can obtain up to $250,000 for you and your spouse and up to $5,000 for each of your children. If you need $100,000 coverage or more, you can save with group rates, non-smoker discounts, and additional discounts. Please contact the Marsh Company at (800) 621-3008 or visit www.seaburychicago.com for more information.