Online Fundamentals of Supervision Course

AAMFT Approved Supervisors ensure a learning environment that is supportive and nurturing while providing therapists and trainees access to the latest innovations in the field. 

Completion of the Fundamental Course:

  • Must be an AAMFT Member (Clinical Fellow or AAMFT Pre-Clinical Fellow)
  • Must complete a 30-credit Fundamentals of Supervision course in order to receive the AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation.
  • Philosophy of Supervision paper must be completed within 1 month from the last interactive session date. No extensions will be granted.

Please note that this is a course and not a workshop and requires time (readings, presentations, discussion posts, short assignments, more than 5 hours for each Unit). 

As of July 1, 2015, the 15-credit didactic course is offered exclusively through AAMFT. If you completed a supervision course prior to that date through another provider, you are welcome to contact to make sure we can still accept that course toward your designation. If you have not completed a supervision course through the other provider by that time, you will need to retake the 30-hour course.

For more information on the Approved Supervision Program and its requirements,  please refer to the AAMFT Approved Supervision Handbook

Options for Course Completion:

AAMFT offers many different options for course completion that will best fit your particular needs of becoming an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. This will help you compare options and choose which option is right for you. 

We ask that you please use a headset, earbuds, or any type of personal earphone for the interactive portion of this class. Access and use of a webcam is required for this session, and lack thereof may result in removal from the session. Please be sure to test using the equipment (i.e. computer, browser, headset, etc.) that you are planning to use to complete the course. Access to interactive webinars needs to be from a non-distracting, private place because of confidentiality and security. Please avoid accessing the interactive webinars from public areas (coffeehouses, restaurants, etc.). Please e-mail for any questions regarding this.

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Georgie Winter, PhD
Michael Fitzpatrick, LMFT
Naveen Jonathan, PhD
Jerry Harris, PhD
Helen Meek, MA, LMFT
John Robbins, PhD 
Heather Katafiasz, PhD

Course Description: This course is taught from a systemic/relational perspective and covers a breadth of generalist ideas. That is, rather than “teach” supervision or supervise therapy from a particular perspective (modernist, postmodernist, constructionist, developmental, clinical), the course covers the basics for a number of perspectives that may fit the course participants’ ideas and worldviews. Through presentations, readings, short assignments, and an online, face-to-face, interactive sessions, the course allows students a number of perspectives related to the purpose and goals of supervision within AAMFT supervision course guidelines. These include helping training therapists with ensuring client care, mastering competencies (both core and approach-specific), self-of-the-therapist and self-of-the-supervisor, context-sensitive, therapist professional growth, and other purposes as the supervisor and training therapist identify as individual supervisory systems. The course instructors are, themselves, constructionist in perspective, but teach and supervise a variety of perspectives and therapy/supervision approaches.

NOTE: There is a textbook requirement for all options of the Fundamentals of Supervision course. This text is sold separately and NOT included in the price of the course. 

Attendance Policy:

In the case of circumstances beyond its control, the AAMFT reserves the right to make necessary changes in presenters and content of all AAMFT Approved Supervision Courses.

Cancellation Fee: Due to the limited availability of spaces in the online Approved Supervision courses, cancellations and any subsequent request for refund must be made 30 days prior to the start of your scheduled interactive session. Cancellations made within 30 days of the course, will be eligible for a 25% refund.  

All cancellation requests must be made in writing, and can be sent to

Option A: 30-hour Hybrid Course

Ideal for: Candidates for the Approved Supervisor designation will complete half of the course online and half of the course through interactive Zoom sessions. The Philosophy of Supervision paper must be completed within 1 month from the last interactive session date. No extensions granted.

Timing: This course will be completed via Zoom over a series of six weeks. You must attend ALL SIX SESSIONS in their entirety and complete the online work in between the interactive sessions. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Available Dates/Times: 


    Continuing Education: 30 CEs will be received after the completion of the interactive sessions, online units, and the philosophy of supervision paper. Please keep in mind that this is a course, not a workshop.

    Option B: 30-Hour Virtual Interactive Course

    Ideal for: Candidates for the Approved Supervisor designation will complete the course over 4 days in two weeks. The Philosophy of Supervision paper must be completed within 1 month from the last session date.

    Timing: This course will be completed via Zoom over a series of four days in a two week timeframe. You must attend ALL FOUR SESSIONS in their entirety.


    January 21st from 9:00am - 5:30pm
    January 22nd from 9:00am - 5:30pm
    January 28th from 9:00am - 5:30pm
    January 29th from 9:00am - 5:30pm


    Continuing Education: 30 CEs will be received after the completion of the last interactive portion and completion of the philosophy of supervision paper. No other didactic work is required. Please keep in mind that this is a course, not a workshop.

    Technical Requirements for Interactive Portions:

    Technical requirements for the online discussion groups are listed below. It is your responsibility to ensure your computer system meets these needs prior to your discussion groups session.

    ***Please note all times are in EASTERN TIME ZONE. 

    To ensure that the course starts smoothly and on-time, please test the system that you are planning to use for the course by clicking on this test link. When you log in to the meeting, please be sure to login as a guest. Though you may want to download the Zoom app, we recommend that you log in to the session through the internet browser. This option is located at the bottom of your screen after signing in. If you are having any technical issues or would like to further test your system, please contact your education coordinator at


    If you require accommodations to take this course, please contact at least three weeks before your interactive session.

    If you have questions regarding the Approved Supervision designation, please email

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