November / December 2022 Volume 21, No.6

Shifting Demographics in the Industry

In the first half of 2022, AAMFT conducted an industry workforce study to examine the shifts related to COVID-19, their short- and longer-term impacts, and what challenges and opportunities are facing the field. In each issue of Family Therap-eNews, we examine a data point from this report.   In 2012, during AAMFT’s last survey, diversity [...]

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September / October 2022 Volume 21, No. 5

An Iranian Therapist’s Reflection: A Revolution has Begun, Inspired by Decades of Oppression, Led with Courage and Determination by the Women of Iran

I was born in Iran, and at the age of 10, my family and I absconded from multi-systemic injustices and immigrated to the US in hopes of extended opportunities and freedom. I was about three years old when the Islamic Republic overthrew the Shah of Iran and the Iran-Iraq War started. As the war grew [...]

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July / August 2022 Volume 21, No. 4

Meet the 2022 AAMFT Foundation and AAMFT Award Winners

The 2022 Awards Committee received many thoughtful and inspiring nominations that highlight the important work being done by AAMFT members to advance the profession of marriage and family therapy. We thank the Committee, chaired by Sarah Lyon, PhD and comprised of members Andrea K. Wittenborn, PhD, Erica E. Hartwell, PhD, and Shelley A. Hanson, MA [...]

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July / August 2022 Volume 21, No. 4

AAMFT Releases Research Data from Over 65 Study

As AAMFT members know all too well, licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) and licensed mental health counselors (LHMCs) currently make up approximately 40% of mental health service providers in the country. However, unlike psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers, LMFTs and LMHCs are not covered providers under Medicare. To better understand public opinion [...]

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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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