The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the national association of marriage and family therapists. A principal goal of the AAMFT is to increase understanding, research and education of the discipline and to ensure that public needs for marriage and family therapy are met by well-trained, qualified practitioners. The organization accredits graduate degree and post-graduate training institutes throughout the United States and Canada; represents member concerns on legislative and policy matters; and promotes research and education in the field of marriage and family therapy. Services to the general public include a brochure about marriage and family therapy and an on-line directory of AAMFT clinical members..
The AAMFT publishes brochures, including "A Consumer's Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy,"" to help educate professionals and consumers about using and locating a marriage and family therapist; position papers; and a series of face-to-face and online training opportunities for professionals. Serial publications: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, quarterly -- published articles on trends and research in the field; Family Therapy Magazine, bi-monthly -- news developments, interviews, and legislative updates; AAMFT eNews—a twice per month newsletter on private practice management, mental health in the news, association updates and legal and ethics information.
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