News and Updates

COAMFTE Actions

The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) meets biannually to review programs in marriage and family therapy at a masters, doctoral and post-doctoral degree level for compliance with the current COAMFTE Accreditation Standards.

Below is a list of actions taken by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE):

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014 - Deferred Action

Fall 2014

August 2014 - Application for Accreditation of Branch Location

May 2014 - Application for Accreditation of Branch Location

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Spring 2013 Addendum

Recordings of Past Webinars Now Available

If you could not attend the previous webinars, you still have the opportunity learn about Accreditation Standards Version 12 and the accreditation application process by listening to their recordings. The recordings are available for a small fee of $49.00

Eligibility Criteria for Standards Version 12                                                 GET IT NOW

Transitioning to Accreditation Standards Version 12                                GET IT NOW

Preparing a Successful Self-Study: Hot Tips and Best Practices              GET IT NOW

Understanding and Interpreting Accreditation Standards Version 12    GET IT NOW

 

Call for Comment

Programs Seeking Accreditation

In accordance with COAMFTE policies and procedures, COAMFTE is seeking written third-party comment concerning the qualifications for accreditation of the following Marriage and Family Therapy programs.

Call for Comment, Fall 2017

Call for Comment, Spring 2017

Call for Comment, Fall 2016

Call for Comment, Spring 2016

Call for Comment, Fall 2015

Call for Comment, Spring 2015

Call for Comment, Fall 2014

Call for Comment, Spring 2014

Announcements

CHEA Accepts COAMFTE Compliance Report

At the March 9, 2015 meeting, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Committee on Recognition accepted the compliance report from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). COAMFTE’s recognition by CHEA is for ten years (2014-2024). CHEA’s purpose is quality assurance of higher education through accreditation and in this role, it provides a “seal of approval” for COAMFTE. COAMFTE has been recognized by CHEA since 2003 as ensuring quality in marriage and family therapy higher education. The renewal of recognition is a re-affirmation of COAMFTE’s excellence in upholding quality assurance standard and a testament of high quality of education in COAMFTE accredited programs! Review CHEA decision letters here.

Student Achievement Criteria Data (SAC)

The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Consistent with CHEA Recognition Standards, accreditation organizations must establish standards that require accredited programs ‘to provide consistent information about academic quality and student achievement and thus to foster continuing public awareness, confidence, and investment’ (Recognition of Accrediting Organizations: Policy and Procedures p.4). COAMFTE has established Accreditation Standards that require programs to report on student achievement. Additionally, COAMFTE collects Student Achievement data on graduation rates, exam pass rates, and licensure rates. Accredited programs are required to report Student Achievement Criteria data on an annual basis. 

Program Demographic Data

In accordance with COAMFTE policies and procedures, COAMFTE publishes and disseminates aggregate accredited program enrollment and faculty demographics.

White Paper on USDE Recognition

Contact COAMFTE:

COAMFTE
112 South Alfred St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 838-9808
Email: coa@aamft.org