Approved Supervisor Designation
An AAMFT Approved Supervisor Designation is the highest and the most prestigious designation in the marriage and family therapy field. Our Approved Supervisors fulfill stringent education and clinical training requirements to achieve this designation and serve as mentors in helping the next generation of marriage and family therapists. The designation is accepted and recognized by most U.S. state licensing boards and internationally.
Approved Supervisors serve as ‘supervisors’ to graduates students and MFT trainees and as ‘mentors’ to supervisor candidates, providing clinical and supervision training to help them achieve the adequate knowledge, skills and expertise toward their licensure and supervision certification. The Designation is accepted and acknowledged by most states of USA and provinces of Canada, and some of the state licensing boards require supervision from AAMFT Approved Supervisor for MFT licensure.
In addition to being supervisors to graduate students and MFT trainees and mentors to supervisor candidates, AAMFT Approved Supervisor could also become pre-approved instructors to teach AAMFT supervision courses. For more information of how to become an AAMFT approved instructors, please visit our website.
Supervision is more than a designation. Becoming an AAMFT Approved Supervisor demonstrates a strong commitment to developing one’s skills as well as helping the next generation of marriage and family therapists. AAMFT extends its appreciation and congratulates the Approved Supervisor for their dedication in helping our next generation of MFTs.
The Approved Supervision Designation: Standards Handbook delineates the requirements, training, responsibilities and guidelines for the designation. For further details about the Approved Supervisor Designation program, please go to the AAMFT Approved Supervisor Resources page.
Join the ranks by becoming an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. AAMFT Approved Supervisors are dedicated professionals who have obtained the educational, experiential, and supervisory training required for the competent supervision of marriage and family therapists and trainees.