• Benefits of Membership

    The Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT) is a professional association for individuals working in marriage and family therapy in Ontario. OAMFT is an independent international affiliate of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). AAMFT is the largest international organization dedicated solely to systemic relational therapy. AAMFT and OAMFT provide tailored benefits to the interest of their members and advocate for the future of the profession at all governmental levels. Join thousands of family therapists, educators, researchers, and students who have made a commitment to support AAMFT’s mission through AAMFT membership.

    As an OAMFT member you are eligible to receive the services, resources, and conveniences provided by the AAMFT and additional exclusive benefits by the OAMFT. Please see below for a full list of benefits.

    Benefits of Becoming a Member:

    • Connect with other MFT’s
        • OAMFT is the premier affiliate geographic network of AAMFT that connects professionals working in MFT across all of Canada!
        • AAMFT provides tailored membership to meet the changing needs in your career journey
    • Free Ethics Consultations
        • AAMFT created the Code of Ethics to set the standard of ethics for MFTs
        • Guidance on applying the AAMFT Code of Ethics to your professional activities
        • Book ethical consultations through OAMFT and AAMFT
    • Advocacy
        • OAMFT advocates for the protection and advancement of marriage and family therapy at the provincial level
    • Continuing Education
        • AAMFT and OAMFT provide discounts on all conferences and educational courses
        • OAMFT offers CE credits through webinars quarterly and their annual conference
        • AAMFT’s online library, TENEO, has hundreds of continuing education courses for all mental health professionals
        • CE certifications for Licensure
        • Exclusive access to Annual Conferences that are tailored to our members
    • Publications
        • AAMFT provides exclusive access to the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy as well as other journals through Wiley-Blackwell
        • AAMFT members gain online access to all issues of the Family Therapy Magazine
        • Access to all publications of the Family Therapy Magazine
        • Access to AAMFT resources and all Ontario & Canadian Content
    • Additional Benefits
        • Get listed in both the OAMFT member directory and Therapist Locator (free marketing) 
        • Discounted professional liability insurance with McFarlan Rowlands (please click HERE to see our updated flyer for more information) 
        • Exclusive access to our monthly newsletters
        • Clinical Fellows Receive Designation: Certified Couple and Family Therapist (CCFT)*Only members who are Clinical Fellows can may use the CCFT designation*
        • 15% Discount off Sick Kids CCMH Courses Using Code: OAMFT15
        • Participate on Committees or on the Board of Directors
        • Peer Circles and Focus Groups for OAMFT’s members

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    Testimonials from Members

    • “Early on in my practice I relocated from Alberta to Ontario and decided to register with the College of Psychologists, and become a member of AAMFT and OAMFT. I have been a Clinical Fellow since 2012. My membership provided connections to a new group of marriage and family therapists as a new practitioner in Ontario. OAMFT offered specific and useful trainings to help maintain my competencies and network with others. I also appreciated ongoing communications about changes in our field as our families and communities evolve. Later in my career I took the 30 – hour Approved Supervisor Course where I met professionals from around the globe. We are practitioners who are passionate about couple and family therapy, and systemic thinking. The training was excellent and I look forward to supporting a new generation of couple and family therapists. I am grateful to have chosen OAMFT to join and I am very happy with how this membership has shaped my career.”  Alyna Reesor, MSc., C.Psych., CCFT
    • “I have been a member of AAMFT/OAMFT since 1978 and a Clinical Fellow for most of that time. While I am not as active a member in recent years, attendance at meetings and workshops and interaction with colleagues have been helpful in keeping me au courant as a competent and caring marital and sexual therapist.” E. Robert Langford, M.D., C.M., D.P.H