This online community is a place for family therapists in healthcare to meet one another, participate in discussions, and share resources.

The Family Therapists in Healthcare TIN is a network of individuals with the overall aim of promoting family systems-based healthcare. The network is meant for all who are interested and/or active in clinical, supervisory, teaching, policy, and research in family systems-based healthcare and/or Medical Family Therapy.

Whether you are a therapist, supervisor, teacher, researcher, or all four, this TIN exists to offer you support with all matters concerning family therapy in healthcare settings through the following offerings:

  • online trainings, newsletters, and in-person gatherings on specific topics related to family systems-based healthcare for clinicians, supervisors, educators, and researchers
  • a dedicated website to collaborate and share resources with the community of clinicians, researchers, educators, and supervisors working in healthcare
  • advocacy efforts to build knowledge, funding, and employment opportunities for family therapists in healthcare

We welcome you to consider this place as your professional home and network to support the growth of our field in healthcare.

Please consider becoming a member of the Family Therapists in Healthcare TIN as there are many benefits. In addition, we need you to help us represent the field and advocate for the furthering of family systems-based clinical, supervision, teaching, and research efforts in the world. Your membership is vital to our field!

For questions, comments, or inquiries regarding how to get more involved, please email us at healthcare@aamft.org.

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2023 Call for Nominations:
Family Therapists in Healthcare Settings

Here’s your opportunity to shape the future of our Network by nominating individuals for our open
leadership positions. You can nominate for as many positions as you wish, as well as self-nominate if you are interested in leadership. Terms of office will begin January 2024.

The vibrancy of our Network is dependent upon strong and engaged volunteer leaders. We encourage you to selectively consider members that you believe will work diligently in helping to advance our profession and strengthen our future.

The Family Therapists in Healthcare Topical Interest Network seeks out the following qualifications in nominees:

Chair Elect duties – Performing all duties of Chair for leadership meetings when the Chair is unavailable or unable to perform them, consistent with Roberts Rules of Order.

Secretary duties- Maintain records and meeting minutes and ensure all paperwork is submitted for the Network.

Treasurer duties – Oversees the finances of the Network. The treasurer may not:

  • Expend more funds than are within the account of the Network.
  • Indebt the network.
The Treasurer shall:

  • Bring to the attention of the Network leadership and AAMFT CEO information that might suggest fraud or illegal behavior of a member of any member in the Network in order to determine whether the matter merits an investigation by the CEO and/or Component Evaluation Committee (CEC);
  • Report to the Network membership, annually, of the fiscal position of the component.
    The report shall be posted to Network membership no later than January 31 of the subsequent year.

The following positions are open for nominations for the 2023 election (terms of office to begin January 2024):
Chair-Elect (Term of three-years) (ONE) position to be filled.

Secretary (Term of three-years) (ONE) position to be filled.

Treasurer (Term of three-years) (ONE) position to be filled.

The maximum length of tenure on the Network Leadership Team is consecutive six years. Members are eligible for another Leadership Team position (Chair, Chair – Elect, Secretary, Treasurer) after a three-year absence.

Current Component Evaluation Committee and AAMFT Board members are ineligible to serve on the Leadership Team of an Interest Network.
In keeping with AAMFT’s commitment to diversity, we are particularly interested in nominees that reflect diversity of education, training, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, religion, physical ability, cultural background, employment, and/or professional settings.

Competencies for Family Therapists Working in Healthcare

As the healthcare industry expands its interest in incorporating behavioral providers into conventionally-biomedical settings, it has compelled major changes in workforce training across all behavioral health disciplines. Several such disciplines have responded to this by creating competencies that guide their members in developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for delivering care.

Download AAMFT’s new, FREE, Competencies for Family Therapists Working in Healthcare Settings to acquaint yourself with the knowledge and skills to provide care.


How to Join

During your join or renewal process:
Select the program to add to your membership through the online application.

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Questions? Call AAMFT at 703-838-9808 or email central@aamft.org.

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