British Columbia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Joining Our Profession

BC Resources

Clinical Fellowship
Membership Benefits
BC Requirements

Clinical Fellowship: the standard for independent practice

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) sets the standards and requirements for Clinical Fellowship. Once you achieve membership in AAMFT, you automatically become a member of your local area division – BCAMFT is the division for residents of British Columbia.

For information regarding AAMFT membership, please visit the following page:

Membership Benefits at a Glance

All members receive:

  • Publications:
  • Subscription to the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, (4 issues per year)
  • Subscription to Family Therapy Magazine, (6 issues per year)
  • Guidance on Ethical Practice:
  • AAMFT Code of Ethics
  • Consultation with Canadian-informed Ethics specialists, regarding ethical dilemmas
  • Exclusive access to services:
  • Professional Liability Insurance from McFarlan Rowlands (Clinical Fellows and Student and Associate Members working under direct supervision of an Approved Supervisor or Supervisor-in-training)
  • Office Insurance and Commercial General Liability Insurance from McFarlan Rowlands 
  • Insurance clients have access to 30 minute free legal consultation 
  • AAMFT members-only website
  • Legislative/regulatory advocacy
  • Significant member discounts: 
  • AAMFT Annual Conference registration
  • AAMFT Institutes registration
  • BCAMFT sponsored Conference registration
  • AAMFT on-line training (discounts vary by event) at some workshops and conferences with joint BCAMFT sponsorship
  • BCAMFT website advertising
  • Clinical Fellows also receive:
  • Membership in the Registry of Marriage and Family Therapists in Canada
  • Free listing in, the AAMFT based referral directory
  • Access to Supervisor training workshops and courses
  • Access to AAMFT and BCAMFT logos for use in practice marketing

What is required to work as an RMFT in BC?

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