Call for Volunteers

COAMFTE has openings on the Eligibility Review Committee and the Standards Review Committee. 

Join the Eligibility Review Committee (ERC)!

COAMFTE is seeking program directors, faculty and doctoral students to fill three (3) open positions for its Eligibility Review Committee (ERC)! This is a great opportunity for MFT professionals and doctoral students in academia to become a part of the changing landscape in the accreditation field and enhance the MFT accreditation process. Learn about COAMFTE accreditation and how other programs do it!

ERC Description

The Eligibility Review Committee (ERC) is a subcommittee of a minimum of seven (7) members, appointed by the COAMFTE chair. The ERC is responsible for conducting reviews of Eligibility Criteria documents and determining when a program has demonstrated, through a substantially complete response, that it is prepared to proceed in the accreditation process to the Self-Study stage.

ERC Member Qualifications

  • Educators in marriage and family therapy or Doctoral students enrolled in COAMFTE-accredited programs;
  • Possess a minimum of a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related mental health field; and familiarity with COAMFTE’s accreditation standards, policies and processes.
  • ERC members cannot be concurrently serving on COAMFTE, any committees of COAMFTE, the AAMFT Board or any committees or task forces of the AAMFT Board. ERC members serve terms set forth by the COAMFTE chair and are eligible for reappointment by the Chair.
  • ERC members are required to complete training before each ERC member begins the first term.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Serve as Primary and Secondary Reviewers
  • Review Eligibility Criteria documents
  • Provide timely and quality reviews
  • Identify areas of compliance and non-compliance in the Eligibility Criteria documents
  • Provide recommendation to the Commission on program’s substantial compliance 

Committee Structure and Expectations

  • A minimum of seven members
  • Length of term: Appointees will serve two-year terms.
  • Work Environment: On-line forums and conference calls.
  • Time commitment: Bi-annual reviews begin May 1st and November 1st. Committee members will have four weeks to complete the review of the assigned Eligibility Criteria documents.

Training

All selected ERC members will be required to complete the training at the beginning of 2019. Subsequent training may be offered by the Commission and Staff to update the ERC members on any changes and clarification to the review process.

Application Process

Submit a statement of interest, indicating why you are interested and what qualifications, experience, research would make you a good fit, and a Curriculum Vita or Resume to coa@aamft.org on or before October 1, 2018. Please feel free to share this announcement in your professional circles. If you have any questions, please email coa@aamft.org.

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Join the Standards Review Committee (SRC)!

COAMFTE is seeking volunteers to fill three (3) open positions for a three-year term on our Standards Review Committee (SRC)! This is a great opportunity for MFT professionals in academia to become a part of the changing landscape in the accreditation field and enhance the MFT accreditation process.

SRC Description

The Standards Review Committee (SRC) is a subcommittee of a minimum of seven (7) members, appointed by the COAMFTE chair. The SRC is responsible for implementing procedures for the review process every five (5) years and providing the COAMFTE with on-going feedback reflecting the state of accreditation standards and interpretations throughout the five-year cycle.  The Committee will be comprised of COAMFTE members and senior marriage and family therapy educators not serving currently on COAMFTE.

Criteria, Skills and Experience needed:

  • Substantial experience with outcomes-based assessment
  • Advanced and demonstrated commitment and competence with the infusion of diversity and equity into MFT education
  • Experience as a faculty or Program Director in an MFT program
  • Experience with an understanding of accreditation
  • Knowledge of state licensure issues, national trends in MFT field, AAMFT, and broader issues of MFT education

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Study issues resulting from the use of outcome-based education
  • Gather and analyze broad-based input from a diverse group of COAMFTE stakeholders and provide feedback to COAMFTE
  • Assess the status/effects of moving to a blended model of outcome-based and input based accreditation process on MFT programs
  • Survey MFT programs to measure their experiences with Version 12 Accreditation Standards
  • Generate recommendations to the COAMFTE for changing, revising, streamlining, and fine-tuning COAMFTE standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Generate recommendations to COAMFTE on additional resources and/or trainings that would benefit programs currently accredited and those seeking accreditation

Committee Structure and Expectations

  • A minimum of seven members
  • Length of term: Staggered terms and rolling terms ranging from one year to three years
  • Work Environment: On-line forums and conference calls
  • Time commitment: Average 2 hours a week, unevenly distributed: requires commitment to teamwork.

Application Process

Submit a statement of interest, indicating why you are interested and what qualifications, experience, research would make you a good fit, and a Curriculum Vita or Resume to coa@aamft.org on or before October 1, 2018.

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