Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

AAMFT Approved Supervisor Training

  • Sarah K. SammanEmail author
  • Gita Seshadri
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_655-1

Name of Entry

AAMFT Approved Supervisor Training

Synonyms

Introduction

For more than 75 years, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) voluntarily established its professional identity developing formalized education and training standards and responsibilities for the field of marriage and family therapy (MFT; AAMFT 2016; Kosinski 1982) and marriage and family counseling (MFC; Stevens-Smith et al. 1993). In the early beginnings of the field, more specifically in 1949, the accrediting body of the AAMFT, later titled the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), identified and established what constituted a competent MFT/MFC (Kosinski 1982). In 1971, the AAMFT further legitimized and added value to the field by initiating...

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. AAMFT. (2016). Approved supervision designation: Standards handbook. Retrieved from https://www.aamft.org/Documents/Supervision/2016%20Supervision%20Forms/Jan_2014_AS_Handbook_ver_Oct_%202016.pdf.
  2. AAMFT. (2018a). Code of ethics. Retrieved from https://www.aamft.org/Documents/Legal%20Ethics/AAMFT-code-of-ethics.pdf.
  3. Kosinski, F. A. (1982). Standards, accreditation, and licensure in marital and family therapy. Personnel and Guidance Journal, 60(6), 350–352.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Lee, R. E., Nichols, D. P., Nichols, W. C., & Odom, T. (2004). Trends in family therapy supervision: The past 25 years and into the future. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 30(1), 61–70.  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-0606.2004.tb01222.x.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Northey, W. (2004). Who are marriage and family therapists? Family Therapy Magazine, 3(6), 10–13.Google Scholar
  6. Smith, A. L., Smith, G. T., Stephens-West, G., & Gallagher, M. A. (2002). The virtual leap to on-line supervisory education: An examination of distance education in marriage and family therapy. Journal of Teaching in Marriage and Family, 2(2), 127–151.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Stevens-Smith, P., Hinkle, J. S., & Stahmann, R. F. (1993). A comparison of professional accreditation standards in marriage and family counseling and therapy. Counselor Education and Supervision, 33(2), 116–126.  https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1556-6978.1993.tb00274.x.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Todd, T. C., & Storm, C. L. (Eds.). (2002). The complete systemic supervisor: Context, philosophy, and pragmatics. Lincoln: Authors Choice Press.Google Scholar
  9. West, C., Hinton, W. J., Grames, H., & Adams, M. A. (2013). Marriage and family therapy: Examining the impact of licensure on an evolving profession. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 39(1), 112–126.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jmft.12010.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alliant International UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Alliant International UniversitySacramentoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kelley Quirk
    • 1
  • Adam Fisher
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Development and Family StudiesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA