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AAMFT is the premier organization for individuals interested in the field of marriage and family therapy and provides a unified voice for all marriage and family therapists worldwide.  

Join thousands of systemic family therapists, practitioners, educators, researchers, and students who have made a commitment to support AAMFT's mission through AAMFT membership. We strive to provide the services, resources and conveniences that you need to be successful in the profession. As a member, you are eligible to receive member benefits including exclusive member discounts on products and services.  

Members also have the option to tailor their membership benefits by opting in to join geographic engagement programs representing U.S. states and Canadian provinces that focus on advocacy, education, and networking with a local flavor, as well as join topical engagement programs that cover a variety of areas and specialties that are important for MFTs. These engagement programs offer opportunities to be involved in leadership, peer-to-peer interaction, and vital advocacy initiatives which are key ways to enhance and expand your membership! 

Beginning June 1, 2021, as a result of a recent Bylaws vote, AAMFT has simplified membership to two basic categories: Professional Member and Student Member. Please complete the application under the category that is most applicable to you. You can click here to join, renew, or upgrade your membership.

The previous Clinical Fellow membership category has been elevated to a prestigious designation. Professional members who meet the criteria are eligible to apply for this application. For more information on the Clinical Fellow designation please click here

In 2018, AAMFT has made a commitment to diversity and inclusion with the adoption of our Diversity and Inclusivity Policy. Membership is one of the key areas in which diversity and inclusivity is a vital aspect of our association. Please be sure to review our Diversity and Inclusivity statement.

Professional Member

Professional Membership is open to individuals who have received an accredited bachelor’s, master’s, or Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or related mental health field which meets the criteria established by the Board and who are interested and supportive of AAMFT’s mission to advance Marriage and Family Therapy or Systemic Family Therapy as a profession and field of study. 

To be eligible for Professional Membership you need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Fully licensed or practicing independently as a Systemic Family Therapist or MFT or related mental health field 
  • Have graduated with a degree that allows you to work on requirements towards full licensure or independent practice of MFT or related mental health field 
  • Meets the basic requirements to pursue the Clinical Fellow designation 

Professional Membership National Dues

  • $216 for US and Canada
  • $169 for outside of US and Canada

The following are Professional Membership National Dues reduced rates

$146 – are for early professionals who have recently graduated and working towards full licensure or independent practice. This reduced rate is good for 2 years.

$90 – are for doctoral students. This reduced rate is good until their graduation date for their doctoral program for a maximum of 4 years.

Click here for detailed requirements


Student Member

Open to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution for bachelor’s or master’s degree program in a Marriage and Family Therapy or related mental health field which meets the education and training criteria established by the AAMFT Board and who are interested and supportive of AAMFT’s mission to advance Marriage and Family Therapy or Systemic Family Therapy as a profession and field of study.  

*Students who are eligible for a higher category of membership, based on licensure or post-master’s work toward licensure, are ineligible for student membership and must apply under the professional membership category. 

Student National dues

$90 – for US and International

AAMFT Designations

AAMFT offers 2 prestigious designations that members can add to their membership.

Please note that all members of AAMFT must belong to the highest category of membership for which they are eligible based on their professional achievement. All dues and fees are non-refundable.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to reach out to central@aamft.org or call (703) 838-9808.