American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - AAMFT

Organization URL(s)

Other Contact Information

112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3061
703-838-9808 (Voice)
703-838-9805 (FAX)


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..

Print Resources

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.

Review Date

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015