COAMFTE Call for Comment
Second Draft of Proposed Accreditation Standards Version 12
To view the second draft of the proposed Accreditation Standards Version 12, click here. The public comment on the second draft of Accreditation Standards
Version 12 is now closed. Thank you to all that submitted comments!
Message from COAMFTE Chair, Kevin Lyness
As the COAMFTE Chair (and member of the Standards Review Committee), I would like to take a moment, on behalf of the Commission, to address some misinformation that is being circulated. The Commission is NOT proposing to change the title of the field by including the phrase “couple, marriage and family therapy professionals” in the proposed accreditation standards. The purpose of accreditation standards and accreditation is to ensure quality of MFT education. As the elected decision making body, the Commission represents its membership through ensuring that every voice is heard in the standards revision process. In the same role, the Commission must also consider the changing landscape and ensure that the accreditation standards accurately reflect the training requirements for preparing students to work with diverse clients. read more
Programs Seeking Accreditation
In accordance with COAMFTE policies and procedures, COAMFTE is seeking written third-party comment concerning the qualifications for accreditation of the following Marriage and Family Therapy programs.
Call for Comment, Spring 2014
Call for Comment, Fall 2013
Call for Comment, Spring 2013
Call for Comment, Fall 2012
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
2013 Fall Site Visits
To see a list of 2013 Fall Site Visits click here.
The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) meets biannually to review programs in marriage and family therapy at a masters, doctoral and post-doctoral degree level for compliance with the current COAMFTE Accreditation Standards.
Below is a list of actions taken by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE):
Spring 2013 Addendum
Fall 2012 Addendum