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The Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, formerly the Registry of Marriage and Family Therapy in Canada was incorporated in 1995 and exists to promote the profession and practice of individual, couple, and family therapy in Canada. The Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is associated with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), an international professional association established in 1942. 

There are six Canadian divisions working to support the goals in the Canadian Association  Strategic Plan: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.

Do you know that Registered Marriage & Family Therapists are mental health and relationship professionals?



  • Registered Marriage and Family Therapists (RMFTs) are commonly known as family therapists.
  • RMFTs are uniquely qualified Relationship Professionals who help people see their situations from a new perspective that supports their strengths and invites change.
  • RMFTs are highly trained Mental Health Professionals who have completed over 1000 hours of therapy with individuals, families, couples and groups while supervised by an RMFT Approved Supervisor.
  • RMFTs have acquired rigorous graduate level training in couple and family therapy.
  • RMFTs help people explore their relationships with themselves, and with spouses, partners, fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, step-parents, grandparents, friends, neighbours and others.
  • RMFTs honour diversity in ability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, spirituality and socioeconomic status.
  • RMFT research shows that couple and family therapy is a preferred and effective treatment for depression, severe mental illness, substance abuse, couple problems and parenting concerns.
  • RMFTs adhere to the AAMFT Code of Ethics  that outlines responsibilities to clients, the profession and the community.
  • RMFTs encourage people to keep life's most precious relationships resilient and strong.



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MAMFT & CAMFT/ACTCF Proudly Present: 

Dr. Sue Johnson 

Friday, May 22, 2015

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