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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:

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-hour Fundamentals of Supervision course in order to receive the AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation. This course is comprised of a 15-hour didactic portion, a 15-hour 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.

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. 

Please plan to attend the entire interactive portion of your course. Access to online interactive sessions needs to be from a non-distracting, private place because of confidentiality and security needs. Please avoid accessing these interactive sessions from public areas (coffeehouses, restaurants, etc.). Please e-mail learning@aamft.org for any questions regarding this.

PLEASE NOTE: AAMFT will try to meet the high demand for this course by continually adding new dates and times. However, due to limited availability, early registration is strongly recommended.

Online Full 30-hour Course (Option A)

Ideal for: Candidates for the Approved Supervisor designation, and like the convenience of completing the course completely online.

Timing: 15-hour didactic portion is available upon purchase and should be completed before the interactive session, within 18 months of registration. Each didactic unit should be completed before its corresponding interactive session.

All available courses for this option are currently sold out. Please contact learning@aamft.org to be added to the waitlist for this course.

Continuing Education: 30 CEU will be received after full completion of this option.

Cost: $595 due at registration

REGISTER NOW (Option A)

Online 15-hour Didactic Course (Option B)

Ideal for: Those who plan to complete the 15-hour interactive course through the AAMFT Annual Conference or another pre-approved interactive course. 

Timing: Complete online, on-demand within 18 months of registration.

Continuing Education: 15 CEU will be received after full completion of this option.

Cost: $350 due at registration

REGISTER NOW (Option B)

Online 15-hour Interactive Course (Option C)

Ideal for: Those who have completed or plan to concurrently complete the 15-hour didactic course through AAMFT or another pre-approved instructor, and like the convenience of an online interactive session. Both portions of the course must be completed within 18 months of registering for the first course.

Timing:

All available courses for this option are currently sold out. Please contact learning@aamft.org to be added to the waitlist for this course.

Continuing Education: 15 CEU will be received after full completion of this option.

Cost: $375 due at registration

REGISTER NOW (Option C)

Full 30-hour Course: Online Didactic & In-Person Interactive (Option D)

Ideal for: Those who are candidates for the Approved Supervisor designation, and like the face-to-face interaction that an in-person interactive session can offer. 

Timing: The next in-person 15-hour Interactive portion of the Fundamentals of Supervision Course will be held at the AAMFT Annual Conference from Thursday, September 3, 2015 - Sunday, September 6, 2015. 

Chooseing Sessions: Select the Supervision Designation Track option in order to take this course.

NOTE: The Supervision Designation Track option of the 2015 Annual Conference DOES NOT meet the 15-hour didactic and philosophy of supervision paper requirements of the full 30-hour course requirement. The 15-hour didactic portion of this course MUST be purchased separately in Option B in order to fulfill the full 30-hour course requirement to become an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and should be completed prior to the Supervision Designation Track.

Continuing Education: 30 CEU will be received after full completion of this option. Please be aware that the Annual Conference interactive portion will only result in 15 CEU. To receive 30 hours of CE credit, please complete the didactic portion as listed in OPTION B.

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In-Person 15-hour Interactive Course (Option E)

Ideal for: Those who have completed or plan to concurrently complete the 15-hour didactic course through AAMFT or another pre-approved instructor, and like the face-to-face interaction that an in-person interactive session can offer. 

Timing: The next in-person 15-hour Interactive portion of the Fundamentals of Supervision Course will be held at the AAMFT Annual Conference from Thursday, September 3, 2015 - Sunday, September 6, 2015. The online didactic portion of the course should be completed before September 3, 2015. At the least, participants should read Lee, R.E., & Nelson, T.S. (2013). The contemporary relational supervisor. New York, NY: Routledge.

Choosing Sessions: Select the Supervision Designation Track option in order to take this course.

Continuing Education: 15 CEU will be received after full completion of this option.

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.

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Accommodations:

AAMFT is more than happy to provide visual and audio accommodations for those interested in taking this course. If you require accommodations to take this course, please contact learning@aamft.org at least three weeks before your interactive session.

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 group's session.

  • Internet connection with cable modem, DSL or better.
  • Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server, or Mac OS® X 10.5 Leapord® or later. Dual core 2.4 GHz CPU or faster with at least 2 GB of RAM.
  • Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or later, Google Chrome 5.0 or later or Safari® 3.0 or later.
  • 700Kbps or more bandwidth recommended per participant for simultaneous screen sharing, audio and video conferencing.
  • Webcam

In order to participate in the interactive portion of this class, you will need to download the BlueJeans plugin to gain access to the class. This helpful PDF will instruct you on how to download and test this software.

Cancellation Policy:

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

Didactic Courses - Cancellations are subject to a full refund within 2 weeks of the initial purchase date.

Interactive Courses - Due to the limited availability of spaces in both the online and in-person 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. Requests to move your registration to another class time is subject to availability of classes and will be subject to a $50 administrative fee.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing, and can be sent to central@aamft.org.

If you have questions regarding the Approved Supervision designation, please email central@aamft.org.


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