About Us

The Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is an Interest Network of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  We are devoted to keeping the highest professional standards for therapists and providing the greatest ethical safeguards for the public throughout the United States and Canada. Our members are educated and trained in “systems thinking” and are employed in a variety of settings including: healthcare, schools, business, and industry. Our clinical members are licensed by the State of Wisconsin to provide individual, marital, couple and family psychotherapy services.  Marriage and Family Therapists assess, diagnose, and treat mental health and related disorders.

WAMFT’S Transition

AAMFT’s Bylaws Change
The passage of the 2016 AAMFT bylaws vote called for the reorganization of AAMFT such that it would become a single, consolidated organization. As a result, state-level divisions of the organization, as we have known them, are in the process of dissolving.

WAMFT Applied to AAMFT to Become a “Geographic Interest Group”
The Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) applied to become a Geographical Interest Network (GIN) with AAMFT, which has been approved and become effective in Spring 2018. Membership-at-Large Voted YES to Dissolve and Transition into the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) GIN. We will maintain our name as is since many state statutes and the administrative code relating to the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy in Wisconsin includes the language "AAMFT" and "WAMFT". This honors our history, the work of many boards past and maintains our visibility and strength as a profession in Wisconsin. 

The Board of Directors Voted to Dissolve
The Board of Directors of WAMFT voted “YES” to dissolve WAMFT and it's prior structure and transition to the Wisconsin Association of Marriage and Family Therapy GIN (WAMFT), as set forth in the Plan of Dissolution of WAMFT during our December 2017 board meeting. The membership also approved the dissolution of WAMFT and the Board’s plan for dissolution and distribution of assets to transition to the Geographical Interest Network of AAMFT in the Spring of 2018. 

A Transition Toward the Future
To best position WAMFT and for future success in support of the MFT profession, it was decided to dissolve WAMFT and create the WAMFT GIN. WAMFT is focused on serving Wisconsin MFTs, promoting Marriage and Family Therapy in the State of Wisconsin, and building a strong foundation for our profession.



Structure

How Are We Moving Forward?

Structure of WAMFT as a geographic interest network:


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WAMFT Vision:

Through advocacy, education, and networking, we are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards for the public throughout the State of Wisconsin and beyond.  WAMFT offers professional development, networking, and educational opportunities through our connection and relationships with our members. We offer conferences, web-based learning opportunities, as well as online and in person networking events.




WAMFT Mission:

To represent and advance the profession and the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy and to improve the quality of life for individuals, couples, families and communities throughout Wisconsin by supporting the professional integrity, interests, and development of Marriage and Family Therapists.