Program Overview

Open to AAMFT members only. 

AAMFT is pleased to launch the 2022-2023 cohort for the Certificate of Leadership. The Certificate of Leadership is the flagship program of the Leadership Network. This unique program has been developed to provide MFTs of all levels with the skills to enable them to help advance both their own careers and our vibrant and expanding profession. 

Designed to be completed over approximately 18 months, this program is the first of its kind for MFTs. Built around a unique mix of training, education, mentoring, and self-discovery that delivers the most comprehensive experience available. The training focuses on key areas of leadership development both in the concept and the practical application of skills. The Certificate of Leadership includes 25 hours of continuing education comprised of live events at the Leadership Symposium, online, and the Certificate of Leadership Day (held in conjunction with the AAMFT conference). New cohorts for the Certificate of Leadership program are opened each year in conjunction with the Leadership Symposium. 

This credential is ideal for:

  • MFTs interested in leadership positions within their place of work, communities, or within AAMFT.
  • MFTs interested in key roles in advocacy or policy development.
  • Emerging MFTs interested in developing a foundation of leadership skills to guide their careers.

Program Details

  • In-person training at the Leadership Symposium and the Certificate of Leadership Day - Training will focus on key areas of leadership development both in concept and the practical application of skills
  • Online, on-demand training via Teneo - Additional courses to enhance and customize your experience to your needs
  • Personalized DiSC inventory - Personalized assessment to determine leadership and communication strengths and areas for improvement
  • Mentor pairing - Get connected with a leader in the MFT field for advisement and mentoring
  • Leadership portfolio - Development of portfolio to showcase leadership skills and efforts

Testimonials from past participants: 

"This experience led me to make several very deep connections to other leaders within this program I know will have a huge impact on this field. I am fortunate I got to meet them, work with them, and form truly wonderful friendships which would not have been possible had I not participated in this Leadership Program," Amanda Anderson, Certificate of Leadership graduate

Continuing Education

Leadership Symposium: 5 hours

Certificate of Leadership Day: 4 hours

Online Teneo training: 6 hours

*All hours must be completed


$550 - This cost includes registration for the Leadership Symposium and the Certificate of Leadership Day. 

Technical Requirements for Online Portion

To access the Teneo video courses, you will need to use either Google Chrome or Apple Safari as your internet browser. Click here to download Google Chrome or download Apple Safari

Cancellation Policy

In the case of circumstances beyond its control, AAMFT reserves the right to make necessary changes in presenters and content of all AAMFT Certificate of Leadership Leadership training.

Due to the nature of the training related to the AAMFT Certificate of Leadership Leadership, cancellations and any subsequent request for refund must be made 30 days prior to the start of the Leadership Symposium for a full refund. Cancellations made up to 30 days before the Certificate of Leadership Day, will be eligible for a 25% refund. Cancellation made less than 30 days prior to the Certificate of Leadership Day will not be eligible for a refund.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing, and can be sent to