You will find the resources provided by the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Board (AMFTRB), American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) below:
AMFTRB STATE LICENSURE COMPARISON
AMFTRB STATE REQUIREMENTS
COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY EDUCATION
The COAMFTE’s scope of accreditation includes three types of programs:
- Master’s Degree Programs provide students with broad areas of theory and practice in marriage and family therapy. These programs provide entry level educational requirements for independent clinical practice in the profession. They are designed to prepare individuals for beginning a career in marriage and family therapy by providing basic didactic and clinical skills, as well as professional development and socialization.
- Doctoral Degree Programs prepare students for academic careers, research, advanced clinical practice and supervision. The doctoral curriculum includes advanced instruction in marriage and family therapy research, theory construction and supervision.
- Post-Graduate Degree Clinical Training Programs provide clinical education in marriage and family therapy to trainees with a master’s or doctoral degree in MFT, or in a closely related field. A program may allow for specialized training in a particular modality or treatment population.