Who We Are and What We Do

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. We represent the professional interests of more than 72,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

Meet the Board of Directors

The AAMFT Board of Directors are elected by Clinical Fellow members of AAMFT. Typically, board members have held leadership positions at the divisional level and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge steeped in working with membership at all levels.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity Statement

“Diversity is a reality of life reflected in the broadest spectrum of the many different ways that individuals identify and exist in the world. Inclusion is acknowledging and appreciating the reality and value of our diversity, intentionally enlisting and engaging the spectrum of different identities and experiences, and respecting what each person brings to the organization.

AAMFT Strategic Plan

AAMFT aims to be a responsive and nimble association, attuned to the contexts of our evolving environments and adaptive to circumstances that impact the profession and practice of systemic and relational therapies. With awareness of the growing need in mental health care for access, clinical excellence, and cultural diversity, AAMFT operates with strategic and generative aim in its organizational practices, policies, and processes to strengthen the profession and the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy.

AAMFT Position on Couples and Families

Society depends upon families to perform certain essential tasks throughout the life cycle that no other institution of our society is able to carry out as well. To that end, AAMFT has adopted related social and family policies available here.

AAMFT Call for Awards Nominations

AAMFT and the Foundation offer awards in many categories. The deadline for award nominations is December 15 of each year. All applications must be completed online by that date at 11:59 pm Eastern.You can also find a list of past award recipients.

Research and Education Foundation

Promoting the well being of marital and family life through research, education, and special projects in marriage and family therapy, family policy and family science. In their daily work with families, marriage and family therapists are acutely aware of the changing social trends and pressures affecting families and the impact of larger systems on family functioning and well-being. They also know from their practice that marriage and family therapy makes a positive difference in the lives of many families.


The Who's who on AAMFT Staff.


Learn more about AAMFT's Scorecards of Association Health and Financials, as well as the Strategic Plan, updated Bylaws and information about the Board of Directors.

Understanding the Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy

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