Become an Accreditation Reviewer
COAMFTE is looking for additional ARP Members to get involved in a pilot where they review accreditation materials (self-studies, annual reports, etc.) and provide recommendations to the Commission. ARP Members are the primary drivers in ensuring the Commission is accurately and sufficiently informed to make accreditation decisions for programs. This is a hands-on experience for program directors and faculty, who may be considering or are in the process of accreditation, to learn how the analysis and standards of accreditation are applied to determine a program’s eligibility status. This is a great opportunity for
MFT professionals in academia to become a part of the changing
landscape in the accreditation field and enhance the MFT accreditation
process. Learn about COAMFTE accreditation and how other programs do it!
Accreditation Reviewers will be responsible for conducting reviews
of accreditation program documents and providing recommendations to the
Commission on programs' compliance with COAMFTE accreditation
requirements. All appointments are made by the COAMFTE Chair.
- Educators in marriage and family therapy who have a minimum of a
doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related mental
- Familiarity with COAMFTE’s accreditation standards, policies and processes
- Accreditation Review members cannot be concurrently serving on
COAMFTE, the Eligibility Review Committee, the AAMFT Board or any
committees or task forces of the AAMFT Board. Reviewers serve terms set
forth by the COAMFTE chair and are eligible for reappointment by the
- Reviewers are required to complete training before conducting reviews
Roles and Responsibilities
- Serve as Primary and Secondary Reviewers
- Review Accreditation documents (including self-study materials,
annual reports and initial and renewal of accreditation documents)
- Provide timely and quality reviews
- Identify areas of compliance and non-compliance in the accreditation documents
- Provide recommendation to the Commission on program's substantial compliance
Structure and Expectations
- A minimum of ten members
- Length of term: Appointees will serve two-year terms.
- Work Environment: On-line forums and conference calls.
- Time commitment: Bi-annual reviews begin in the Spring and Fall.
Committee members will have four to six weeks to complete the review of
the assigned accreditation documents.
All selected members will be required to complete the virtual
training. Subsequent refresher training may be
offered by the Commission and Staff to update the members on any changes
and clarification to the review process.
Submit a statement of interest, indicating why you are interested and what qualifications, experience, research would make you a good fit, and a Curriculum Vita or Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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