Committed to the advancement of
California's Marriage & Family Therapists.

AAMFT-CA is the original association by MFTs for MFTs. Dynamic education, career assistance and advocacy have been instrumental in enhancing the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy for 75 years.

Coming to Irvine, October 27, 2017!

presented by Pepperdine University, & AAMFT–CA

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...for California's growing demands.



... professional/ethical standards.



...with sustainable career development.


LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapy Online Certification Program

Remarkable 32-hour CE certification training for clinicians everywhere, and a vital addition to the growing field of LGBT affirmative psychotherapy.   Learn More


Substance Use Disorders Online Certification Program

Advanced competencies, prevention, and treatment all addressed via this 20-hour, self-paced, dynamic text and video-based CE Curriculum.   Learn More

The Transforming System: A Practical Handbook for Understanding the Changes in California Community Mental Health

Beyond the classroom, this critical tool is designed as a relevant and practical guide for students preparing for placement as well as for agency employees at all levels.  Focuses on Recovery Orientation to mental wellness - a gold standard in California and the United States.   Learn More


A Mission of Professional Evolution.

  • Promote the identification, practice, and integrity of marriage and family therapy
  • Encourage professional excellence among MFTs
  • Achieve parity with other mental health providers
  • Assure ethical practice and benefit to the society we serve
  • Strengthen legislative policies that advance the profession and society at large


Programs that Empower.

From career-building education to policy-changing advocacy efforts to community networking, AAMFT-CA works on behalf of your best interests. 



*Programs operated in conjunction with the AAMFT national office.

Informative Tools.

From instructional videos and podcasts to photographs and documents that illustrate a dynamic professional journey.

AAMFT-CA thanks these partners
and sponsors for supporting us.