May / June 2022 Volume 21, No. 3

COAMFTE Accreditation Standards Version 12.5 Implementation and Resources

The COAMFTE Accreditation Standards V12.5 was formally implemented on January 1, 2022. Many COAMFTE-accredited programs have already expressed interest in and enthusiasm for transitioning to Standards Version 12.5 with over 95% notifying the Commission that they are formally adopting the revised standards in the first year of implementation. In an effort to support programs entering the initial or renewal [...]

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May / June 2022 Volume 21, No. 3

President’s Statement Regarding CEO Todd’s Retirement

It is with hearts full of gratitude for all the work CEO Tracy Todd, PhD, has accomplished on behalf of the MFT profession and AAMFT, that the Board of Directors received his decision for a well-earned retirement in January of 2023. During the past decade, CEO Todd has shepherded our Association in multiple ways that [...]

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May / June 2022 Volume 21, No. 3

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Considerations Regarding License Portability and Compacts

State licensure has provided many significant advantages for MFTs and their clients, and the long and ultimately successful battle to obtain licensure in all 50 states ranks as the most significant accomplishment in the growth of the profession in the United States. However, MFT state licensure does have one design flaw—a person’s state-based licensure is only [...]

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May / June 2022 Volume 21, No. 3

CEO Tracy Todd, PhD, Announces Upcoming Retirement

The end of the line…Riding into the sunset…One chapter is closing, but another is beginning… Yeah, those cliches. After 10 years as CEO and 35 years of involvement with AAMFT, my race will be finished on January 31, 2023. My official tenure as a staff member began in 2008. Since then, I experienced an incredible [...]

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March / April 2022 Volume 21, No. 2

Credly Badges: What Are They and Why Should I Use Them?

Did you know that 97% of online users utilize search engines like Google to find new businesses and services as their first option? And more employers utilizing online job postings and career fairs and recruiting via tools like Linked In than ever before. Your digital presence has never been more important for your career! And [...]

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March / April 2022 Volume 21, No. 2

The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy’s Article of the Year

Standing and Responding in Solidarity with Disenfranchised Immigrant Families in the United States: An Ongoing Call for Action. JMFT Editor Steve Harris, PhD, announced in the 2020 Annual Report (published in October 2021) that JMFT’s “Article of the Year” goes to Standing and Responding in Solidarity with Disenfranchised Immigrant Families in the United States: An [...]

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March / April 2022 Volume 21, No. 2

AAMFT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Statement

Diversity is a reality of life reflected in the broadest spectrum of the many different ways that individuals identify and exist in the world. Inclusion is acknowledging and appreciating the reality and value of our diversity, intentionally enlisting and engaging the spectrum of different identities and experiences, and respecting what each person brings to the [...]

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March / April 2022 Volume 21, No. 2

“Goodbye” to FTM in Print

Since 2002, Family Therapy Magazine has been hitting mailboxes six times a year, all over the globe, delivering clinical content, Association updates, and other news related to behavioral health happenings. For those who have been around for a while, you may recall that first issue of FTM in January 2002—Hope & Healing—coming right after a [...]

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March / April 2022 Volume 21, No. 2

Oh, the places we’ll go…with Our MFT Trainings

When we have talked about AAMFT events in the past, key considerations have been how we can meet members’ needs, advance our profession, and continue to build community within our association. We've also considered the element of where we can go to maximize our impact with MFTs and those interested in systemic training. Historically, the [...]

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November / December 2021 Volume 20, No. 6

Dorothy S. Becvar: A Joyful Remembrance

Dorothy Stroh Becvar, PhD, past AAMFT Board Member and Approved Supervisor, LMFT, LCWS, NBCC, died at home on August 31, 2021, in St. Louis, Missouri. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ray Becvar, and her daughter, Lynne Reif. She was preceded in death by her son, John S. Reif, Jr. It is with great [...]

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