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Getting Started

 The AAMFT is pleased to offer an opportunity to earn Continuing Education credits in the comfort of your home or office. Our Online CE Testing Center is an easy to navigate website offering over 80 credits just for reading the latest literature on topics that matter to you and your clients. Simply click  to register at the Online CE Testing Center or read below for more details on the variety of CE credits available to you. With more tests being added regularly, the AAMFT Online CE Testing Center is your new home for easy continuing education credits. 

AAMFT members: click here for directions and special members only pricing


Getting Started:

1. Browse this page to learn more about the products that have Online continuing education assessments associated with them. Once you find one that interests you, click on the image to be redirected to our online store where you can purchase the text. If you prefer, click here to learn more about purchasing Journal of Marital & Family Therapy products or click here to purchase books.
2. After purchasing your book or Journal, go to the Online CE Testing Center by clicking the link above or going directly to and register. It is very important that you register because your unique user profile will allow you to track the CE credits you have earned and give you access to the assessments you have purchased anytime you need them.
3. After you are registered, you can log in, enter any discount codes you may have, and purchase the assessments you are interested in. Once you are ready to check out, a new window will open and take you through the payment process. Please note that the online assessment and corresponding books or Journals are sold separately; you will need to purchase the assessment at the Online CE Test Center and purchase the reading materials through the AAMFT online store.
4. Once you have purchased your assessments, you can log in and take them anytime. All assessments that you purchase will remain active in your user profile and once you pass the assessment, you will be able to download and print your CE certificates as often as you like.

*Most licensing boards accept some distance learning to meet continuing education requirements. Check with your licensing board to determine its particular requirements. MFT licensing boards.
Journal of Marital & Family Therapy Assessments

We are excited to announce that you can now earn CE credit for reading your copy of the Journal of Marital & Family Therapy (JMFT). If you already receive this influential journal then you know the kind of high quality, cutting edge research and theoretical discussion that it provides. The JMFT is available in print and online and offers clinicians, researchers, scholars, and students empirically sound research and the latest in clinical wisdom from a couple and family perspective. lf you are not already an AAMFT member or non-member subscriber of the journal, click here to learn more about how to purchase a subscription or single issue of the JMFT.
Take an assessment and earn 5 CE credits without taking time off from work or spending your weekend in a classroom. Online CE assessments are available for the following JMFT issues:

January 2007- Vol. 33 No. 1

April 2007- Vol. 33 No. 2

July 2007- Vol. 33 No. 3

October 2007- Vol. 33 No. 4

January 2008- Vol. 34 No. 1

April 2008- Vol. 34 No. 2

July 2008- Vol. 34 No. 3

October 2008- Vol. 34 No. 4

January 2009- Vol. 35 No. 1

April  2009- Vol. 35 No. 2

July 2009- Vol. 35 No. 3

October 2009- Vol. 35 No. 4

January 2010- Vol. 36 No. 1

April 2010- Vol. 36 No. 2

July 2010- Vol. 36 No. 3

5 CE Credits per issue ($60 members; $80 non-members) 

Book Based Assessments
Currently we are offering 4 Online CE assessments based on highly respected texts published by the AAMFT. These books are a great resource to clinicians in private practice, as well as agency settings, offering you a concise yet thorough look at issues critical to your day-to-day work. They also offer important information for researchers and scholars alike. Purchase the books in the AAMFT Online Store and then log in to our Online CE Testing Center.
Take an assessment online and earn CE credits without taking time off from work or spending your weekend in a classroom. The publications that have online CE assessments available are:

Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification & Intervention- A Guide for Marriage and Family Therapists
This guide, designed specifically for marriage and family therapists, focuses on assessing and treating alcohol problems in couple and family therapy settings. The result of a collaboration between the AAMFT and the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, this text is an invaluable reference for MFTs in a variety of different clinical settings. Need the book? Click here to buy it.
Earn 4 CE credits ($45 members; $60 non-members)

User's Guide to the AAMFT Code of Ethics
An invaluable resource to new clinicians and seasoned therapists alike, this user friendly text provides readers with a deeper understanding of the complex and varied nature of ethical dilemmas in therapy. By providing detailed explanations and examples of real world application of the principles of the AAMFT Code of Ethics; the User's Guide is a great introduction to ethics in marriage and family therapy for students and recent graduates as well. Need the book? Click here to buy it.
Earn 4 CE credits ($45 members; $60 non-members)

Effectiveness Research in Marriage and Family Therapy
This book offers a thorough review of the research on the effectiveness of various therapeutic interventions. An easy to read reference that provides an overview of the research regarding effective treatment modalities for a variety of disorders and issues that impact families and couples. This is a useful text for therapists looking to keep up with research-based clinical techniques and scholars looking for an overview of the research on effective treatment strategies across the field.
Need the book? Click here to buy it.
8 CE credits ($90 members; $120 non-members)

Legal Guidelines for Family Therapists: With Selected Ethical Opinions
This book offers a compilation of articles and advice from the AAMFT’s Legal and Risk Management Plan providing readers with a useful reference for some of the most commonly asked legal concerns for family therapists. Topics covered include confidentiality, treating minors in divorced families, HIPAA compliance, and subpoenas. Need the book? Click here to buy it today.
Earn 6 CE credits ($67.50 members; $90 non-members)

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AAMFT's Professional Development department at 703-838-9808.

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Over 15,000 marriage and family therapists are listed in The therapists are Clinical Fellows of the AAMFT, and as such must meet stringent training and education requirements established by the AAMFT. All AAMFT Clinical Fellows have agreed to abide by the AAMFT Code of Ethics. This Directory will assist you in locating a marriage and family therapist in your area. When seeking the services of a marriage and family therapist be sure to ask if your potential therapist is a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT or look for the following logo identifying a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT.

Visit the AAMFT, a public service of the AAMFT. There you will find information about a range of problems facing today's families, and you can search for a qualified family therapist in your area. .

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