GAMFT is dedicated to promoting the professional interests of MFT’s, representing MFT interests to the public and before government bodies, establishing and maintaining professional standards, and furthering the MFT profession.
GAMFT advocates with the Georgia Assembly on behalf of Marriage and Family Therapists and in cooperation with other mental health professionals. GAMFT tracks all legislation in the state assembly that may beneficially or adversely impact the practice of the MFT profession in Georgia.
Professional and Legal Consultation
GAMFT staff helps with answers to questions of concern to MFT’s regarding legal, ethical and licensure issues. Free legal consultation with AAMFT’s in-house attorneys who are specialists in the field of mental health law and ethics as they pertain to the MFT profession, 4 times per year.
At GAMFT events and online, members have the opportunity to connect with colleagues and supervisors, to find and expand opportunities, catch up on the latest professional news, or make new professional friends and acquaintances.
Practice marketing on Therapist Locator is available for clinical fellows of GAMFT at no charge. Individuals, couples and families seeking professional assistance can find a highly qualified and conveniently located GAMFT member on Therapist Locator.
Professional Liability Insurance
National professional insurance leader, CPH and Associates, offers GAMFT members comprehensive liability insurance at competitive members-only annual rates, with sizeable discounts available to students and newly-licensed MFT’s.
Group, Medical, Disability and Life Insurance
Assistance in locating Health/Disability/Group Term Life insurance is available to GAMFT members. Choosing the right health insurance plan can be quite challenging. Based on your specific requirements, the Marsh Company can provide GAMFT members with a list of medical plans from which to choose. For assistance, please call the Marsh Company at (800) 621-3008 or visit www.seaburychicago.com for more information.
Community and Continuing Education at Chapter Meetings
Through its network of eleven state chapters GAMFT offers workshops that ensure the fulfillment of the required continuing education requirements toward licensure or renewal of licensure. CEU’s are also available at GAMFT’s spring and winter conferences.
Paid Subscription to Professional Publications
GAMFT members receive free annual subscriptions to professional publications published by AAMFT: The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and Family Therapy Magazine.
GAMFT maintains online information available every day, 24 hours a day. This information is updated often and can answer most questions even after office hours and on weekends.
Special scholarships such as the Christus Powell Fellowship are offered by GAMFT on a yearly basis. Membership in GAMFT is a pre-requisite for eligibility to receive this and other scholarships.
On the GAMFT website it is easy to find continuing education opportunities that are conveniently located throughout Georgia throughout the year.
MFT Job Openings
Through the AAMFT Job Connection and on the GAMFT website, GAMFT members can be instantly aware of jobs for MFT’s that may become open throughout the state of Georgia.