If you’ve been thinking about becoming a member of AAMFT and LAMFT, now is the time.  Through a limited time only, AAMFT has agreed to waive the application processing fee for anyone in Louisiana interested in joining or transitioning from one membership category to another. Those membership categories are: Student, Associate, Affiliate, and Clinical.  For specific information concerning each category, please go to

For the special application package specific to the membership category in which you are interested, please contact John Shalett at .

Joining AAMFT and LAMFT:

For a very limited time only, AAMFT has agreed to waive the application processing fee to anyone interested in becoming a member of AAMFT and LAMFT, or interested in transitioning from one membership category to another. AAMFT has a membership category for you, whether you are a budding student, a seasoned marriage and family therapist, or a mental health professional who wants to learn more about marriage and family therapy. In order to take advantage of this special promotion, you will need the special application which is available by sending your request to . Be sure to specify the member category which you are interested in.

All of our members are extremely important to us. Remember, that once members have achieved one level of membership, they can work towards the next level, and then transfer categories once they have met the requirements. For your convenience, you can apply online by visiting the AAMFT website’s Membership page.

Benefits of belonging to AAMFT and LAMFT:

We are a group of MFTs who are dedicated to their ongoing growth and professional development, to ensure the highest quality services to the individuals and families they serve.

Division Membership is Automatic when you join AAMFT.
Policy and Advocacy AAMFT provides a unified voice for all marriage and family therapists. Relationships are foundational to the health and well-being of individuals, all forms of the family, communities, work environments, etc. Research continues to show that family therapy is effective and it works! This is AAMFT’s online resource for information on a wide range of marriage and family therapy topics. This collection of resources includes AAMFT publications, events and articles, tapes from AAMFT conferences, and books by AAMFT members. AAMFT members can view and print out complete magazine and journal articles for free. Members are also invited to add their books and products to the list of resources at no charge. This free on-line therapist directory is a public service of the AAMFT. Clinical Members receive a free listing that they can personalize with practice and biographical information, and a photograph. The AAMFT regularly advertises the service to the media and the public.

On-Line Resources Your professional home on-line has an abundant amount of information. From helpful practice information to the latest in research, has it all for you.

On-Line Networking Directory Use the directory, located at, to make referrals to other AAMFT members. Whereas contains only Clinical Members, this directory includes Student and Associate members and can be accessed only by AAMFT members.

Job Connection Anyone can post a job, but searching the listings is an exclusive AAMFT member benefit.

Resources to Keep You Informed AAMFT members automatically receive a free subscription to the Family Therapy Magazine, AAMFT’s bimonthly publication. Family Therapy Magazine reports on current events and clinical developments in the MFT profession and in the mental health community.

Members also receive the quarterly Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT) and the Family Therapy Magazine as a free member benefit. The JMFT is known worldwide for its incisive coverage of current marriage and family therapy theory and clinical practice, qualitative and quantitative research, and training.

Practice Tools AAMFT members receive discounts on all products.

LAMFT Membership We advocate for members on the federal, state and local levels. Please visit our entire website to get a sense of who we are and what we do. We invite you to also visit our yahoo discussion group

Ethical Advisory Opinions (FREE) The AAMFT’s Ethics Department provides ethics information based on the AAMFT Code of Ethics.

Legal Consultation AAMFT Clinical members who need consultation on legal matters relating to their professional practice of marriage and family therapy can consult with the AAMFT legal representative free of charge by calling(703) 253-0471.

Professional Liability Insurance For more information about liability insurance and CPH and Associates call (800)875-1911, e-mail, or visit their Web site at

Help in Locating Health Insurance The Marsh Company, formerly Seabury & Smith, can provide AAMFT members with a list of medical plans from which to choose. For the right plan, call (800) 621-3008 or click here to go their web site.

Disability and Group Term Life Insurance For inquiries contact the Marsh Company at (800) 621-3008.

Receive Discoints on AAMFT and LAMFT Sponsored Workshops and Conferences.

If you are currently an AAMFT member, but aren’t sure of your member number – simply call AAMFT at (703) 838-9808 or send them an email . They will be happy to assist you.