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The Approved Supervisor directory will help you find an approved supervisor in your area to work under as you complete your training.


Approved Supervisor Handbook

The 2014 Approved Supervision Designation: Standards Handbook is the resource for Approved Supervisors.



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User's Guide to the AAMFT Code of Ethics 2013

AAMFT Users Guide This indispensable tool for both students and professionals deciphers the revised AAMFT Code of Ethics, offering explanations and vignettes for every principle of the Code.

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2014 Approved Supervision Designation: Standards Handbook

Effective January 1, 2014 all NEW applicants must adhere to the 2014 Approved Supervision Designation: Standard Handbook for a complete description of the standards, responsibilities, and guidelines for marriage and family therapy supervision. Please click above to learn more about the Approved Supervisor designation.

Approved Supervisor Designation Standards and Responsibilities Handbook (October 2007)

Supervisor candidates who document through mentoring contracts or course completion that they began their training on or BEFORE December 31, 2013 may apply under the Approved Supervisor Designation Standards and Responsibilities Handbook (October 2007) or they may choose to apply under the 2014 Approved Supervision Designation: Standards Handbook. If you need a copy of the 2007 handbook, please contact central@aamft.org.

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. As part of the application process, Clinical Fellows and Pre-Clinical Fellows interested in the Approved Supervisor designation must complete a 30-hour Fundamentals of Supervision course. This course is comprised of a 15-hour didactic portion, a 15-hour interactive portion, and a personal philosophy of supervision paper and can be completed online.

Online Approved Supervision Refresher Course

To maintain the highest quality supervisors in the field, AAMFT requires that Approved Supervisors take a refresher course prior to the renewal of their designation. This online course is designed specifically to meet that requirement and to keep participants up to date on the practice of clinical supervision.         

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The courses found here must be completed by June 30, 2015.

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Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the Approved Supervisor designation contact us at:

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Email: central@aamft.org
Phone: 703-838-9808
Fax: 703-838-9805