About Us

The Central Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CFAMFT) is a professional organization representing marriage and family therapists in the Central Florida area. CFAMFT provides education, supervision, and advocacy at the state and local level for the profession of marriage and family therapy. Although we operate as a separate and autonomous, not-for-profit entity, CFAMFT is a chapter of the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy which is a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, consisting of 25,000 members in the United States, Canada, and abroad. The Association leads the way to increasing understanding, research, and education in the field of marriage and family therapy, and ensures that public needs are met by well-trained practitioners. For more information, see www.aamft.org and www.famft.org.

Clinical members of CFAMFT have completed specific post-graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as extensive supervised clinical practice with couples and families. Such requirements have allowed AAMFT to successfully advocate for certification and licensure laws in 50 states.



CFAMFT members are employed in a variety of settings including social service agencies, private clinics, hospitals, universities, and independent practices. Members of CFAMFT are also licensed by the Florida Department of Health (under Chapter 491) as Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, or Psychologists. Members of all related professions are required to participate in ongoing continuing education to maintain their licensure in order to practice therapy in the State of Florida.

On the national level, AAMFT has been promoting the training and education of Marriage and Family Therapists since 1942. In 1978 the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare recognized AAMFT as the sole national accrediting agency for graduate and post-degree education programs in the field of marriage and family therapy.

Marriage and Family Therapists do not condone or engage in discrimination or refuse professional services to anyone on the basis of age, race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, culture, class, spiritual tradition, marital status or ability. Marriage and Family Therapists value diversity and seek social justice for all with special awareness to those most frequently disenfranchised, such as oppressed groups.



President’s Message

Dear CFAMFT Community, I cannot begin to express how honored I am to be stepping into the role of President of CFAMFT. This organization and all of the people who make it up have been so valuable to me, both personally and professionally. Back in 2010, I was the Membership Chair and Student Representative until …

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CFAMFT BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016 TITLE   NAME E-MAIL   PRESIDENT:  Olivia C. Ambs oliviacambs@gmail.com   VICE-PRESIDENT:  Colette Fehr cji73@me.com   SECRETARY:  Helen Neal hkeeling@cfl.rr.com   TREASURER:  Sharon Darin sdarin@rollins.edu   MEMBER AT LARGE:  Brenda Faiber brendafaiber@gmail.com     Rick Armstrong rarmstrong@lcsfl.com     Christina Suarez csuarezcounseling@gmail.com   PAST PRESIDENT:  Michelle Savage michelle.savage@va.gov       …

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June 13, 2014 CFAMFT is 2014 Chapter of the Year Florida Association of Marriage and Family Therapists recognized CFAMFT as the chapter of the year for outstanding leadership! December 4, 2013 Scholarship Awards Each year the Central Florida Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CFAMFT) awards a scholarship to a deserving graduate student. This scholarship …

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Distinguished Service Awards

Each year in December at the Holiday Breakfast, CFAMFT recognizes a leader in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy by awarding them with the Distinguished Service Award. Our Congratulations Goes Out To Our Past Esteemed Recipients: 2015 – Dr. Judith Shell, LMFT   2014 – Alicia Homrich, Ph.D., NCC, LPY, LMFT   2013 – …

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