At the end of the Approved Supervisor's five-year term, he or she must apply for renewal of the designation for an additional five years. To renew, the Approved Supervisor must have fulfilled the continuing education requirement described below. In addition, it is recommended that the Approved Supervisor Designation Standards and Responsibilities Handbook, October 2007 be reviewed in its entirety prior to renewal.
Continuing education: AAMFT Approved Supervisors must complete a five-hour Approved Supervisor refresher course prior to renewing their five-year term. A list of pre-approved courses can be found by clicking here. The course must be taken within five years prior to the renewal date. In other words, Approved Supervisors must receive five hours of continuing education in each five-year term as an Approved Supervisor.
The Approved Supervisor refresher course must be pre-approved by the AAMFT. In addition to the refresher courses that are pre-approved by the AAMFT, the AAMFT will offer the refresher course at the AAMFT Annual Conference and the AAMFT Summer and Winter Institutes.
Renewal process: Prior to the end of an Approved Supervisor's term, the AAMFT will notify the Approved Supervisor that the end of the term is approaching. The Approved Supervisor will be asked to submit the renewal form along with documentation that the Approved Supervisor refresher course has been completed (click here for a PDF version of the renewal form).
When the renewal requirements have been successfully completed and documented, the Approved Supervisor will be notified in writing that they have been approved for another five-year term.
If you have questions or wish to request materials, contact:
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314