Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

AAMFT Approved Supervisor Training

  • Sarah K. SammanEmail author
  • Gita Seshadri
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_655

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AAMFT Approved Supervisor Training


AAMFT Approved Supervision Designation; AAMFT Approved Supervisor Designation; AAMFT Approved Supervisor Program; AAMFT Approved Supervisors; Approved Supervisor status; Supervisor-in-Training (SIT)


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...

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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