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:
As part of the application process, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) who are either AAMFT Clinical Fellows or AAMFT Pre-Clinical Fellows must complete a 30-credit Fundamentals of Supervision course in order to receive the AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation. This course is comprised of a 15-credit didactic portion, a 15-credit interactive portion, and a personal philosophy of supervision paper.
The personal philosophy of supervision paper is to be completed after both of the course components are finished and will be evaluated by the didactic course instructor. The complete course, both didactic and interactive portions, must be completed within 18 months of registration and completed within 5 years of application for the Approved Supervisor designation. 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). If you are taking an interactive course, we highly recommend that you register for your desired set of sessions sufficiently in advance to the first session date to ensure that you receive all information needed for the course and have time to prepare (each of 5 Units correspond to the interactive sessions).
This course suffices for those who wish to apply for the AS Designation and wish to update courses that are more than 5 years old.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.com for any questions regarding this.
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PLEASE NOTE: Please register for the interactive session that ties to your didactic course. For example, if you register for the Principles and Practices didactic course, you will need to take an interactive session in that same course. AAMFT will try to meet the high demand for these courses by continually adding new dates and times. However, due to limited availability, early registration is strongly recommended.