The main objective of the Fundamentals of Supervision course is to provide
AAMFT Supervisor Candidates with the basic educational elements to become AAMFT Approved Supervisors. In this
course, this objective is met through the 15-hour didactic course (including all written assignments) and the
15-hour interactive Supervision track at the AAMFT Annual Conferences.
AAMFT Course Learning
Familiarity with major models of
MFT as well as supervision assumptions and practices.
Articulation of a personal model of
supervision based on current literature and the participants’ own preferred styles, values, ideas,
and methods of supervision.
Attention to the co-evolving
therapist/client and supervisor/therapist/client relationships.
Evaluation and identification of
problems in therapist/client and supervisor/therapist/client
Attention to a variety of
supervision modalities (e.g., live, video review, and case consultation) for structuring
supervision, solving problems, implementing supervisory
Attention to distinctive issues
that arise in supervision mentoring.
Sensitivity to contextual variables
such as race, culture, gender, class, ethnicity, ability, religion, economics, and sexual
Knowledge of ethical and legal
issues of supervision
of requirements and procedures for supervising trainees for AAMFT Clinical Fellow membership