Approved Supervision Instructors and Course Approvals

AAMFT’s Approved Supervision program is integral to the profession of marriage and family therapy (MFT). It ensures that the next generation of marriage and family therapists receive the highest level of mentoring and supervision available to help guide them early in their careers. Paramount to this success is the training that Approved Supervisors receive.

In accordance with AAMFT’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of training for supervisors, AAMFT will offer three options for Approved Supervision instructors to be approved for teaching training courses. One of these approvals must in be in place to teach courses after June 30, 2015.

For complete details about pre-approved supervision courses, please review the Approved Supervisor Designation Standards and Responsibilities Handbook.

The options are outlined below:

Option 1: Obtain your Instructor Authorization from AAMFT

  • Obtain interim and three-year authorizations that allow you to decide how many courses and students you want to teach.
  • Set your own pricing and build your business model.
  • Courses available: 15-hour Fundamentals of Supervision Interactive portion only
  • Fees: Pay set fees based upon the number of students taught annually
  • Application period: Rolling approvals available at all times. Please allow up to four weeks for approval. Please note that once started, applications must be submitted within 45 days. After this time, all uncompleted applications will be discarded and the application process must be restarted.
  • Application period: Closed
  • Review full information and pre-requisites here.
  • Apply today!

Option 2: Get your COAMFTE-accredited Doctoral Program approved to teach

Starting July 1, 2017, COAMFTE programs that wish to offer their students the additional benefit of AAMFT Approved Supervisor training in the context of their COAMFTE required clinical supervision course, must receive pre-approval from AAMFT, including syllabus submission to AAMFT to ensure that it meets the required elements of the AAMFT Approved Supervision Handbook. The review process will be open to programs between May 1st and July 1st each year for the Fall, Winter and Summer sessions. 

Review full information and pre-requisites here.

COAMFTE Pre-Approved Supervision Courses

For further questions, please e-mail Dorothy Bose at

Approved Supervisor Directory

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is providing this Approved Supervisor Directory (Directory) as a benefit for AAMFT members only. Access to and use of this Directory or any of the information contained in this Directory by persons who re not members of AAMFT is prohibited.

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