BCAMFT Clinical Fellows meet stringent training and education requirements that qualify them for the independent practice of marriage and family therapy. Visit the TherapistLocator.net, a public service of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), to find a therapist located in a BC area nearest you. Since 1970 there has been a 50-fold increase in the number of Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs). At any given time we are treating over 1.8 million people.
Over 15,000 marriage and family therapists are listed in TherapistLocator.net. The listed therapists meet the AAMFT requirements for Clinical Fellowship status, and have agreed to abide by the AAMFT Code of Ethics. When seeking the services of a marriage and family therapist be sure to ask if your potential therapist is a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT, or look for the following logo identifying a Clinical Fellow of the BCAMFT.
Clinical Fellow is the credentialed level of membership in the AAMFT. A Clinical Fellow credential requires the completion of a qualifying graduate degree in marriage and family therapy, or in a related mental health field with a substantially equivalent course of study, from an accredited university, as well as two years post-graduate supervised clinical experience in marriage and family therapy (minimum of 200 hours of supervision on 1000 hours of client contact).
To be designated as an Approved Supervisor, a Clinical Fellow must also have received recognized training for supervision and must have had at least two years of experience supervising staff and/or students in marriage and family therapy in a clinical or education setting during the three years prior to application.