The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is disheartened by the sudden closure of Argosy University and the impact it had on students. AAMFT has affirmed its support to the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) in its efforts to support and guide affected students. AAMFT is aware of high quality education provided by COAMFTE-accredited programs and appreciative of efforts by several COAMFTE programs to offer transfer and teach out options. “The closure of MFT programs at Argosy University occurred as a result of alleged mismanagement of federal financial funds and is not a reflection on the program quality. The commitment of university administration, program faculty and staff, and students to the program quality has been undermined by the sudden closure and created serious challenges. COAMFTE continues to support and provide guidance to programs that are able to offer transfer and teach out options,” said Dale Hawley, Chair of COAMFTE. “AAMFT is disheartened by the impact of Argosy closures have had on students. We are encouraged by the COAMFTE-programs that opened their doors to Argosy students and support COAMFTE in its efforts to guide accredited programs and affected students,” shared Tim Dwyer, AAMFT President.
Read COAMFTE’s statement here.