Our Mission

The AAMFT Foundation exists to fund research focusing on healthy and strong human systems – individuals, couples, families and communities..

Minority Fellowship Program

The Minority Fellowship Program supports the training of culturally competent mental health and substance abuse researchers and practitioners.


Help support the AAMFT Foundation in addressing critical initiatives, producing better outcomes and build stronger families.

The AAMFT Foundation News 

Volunteers Needed for the Minority Fellowship Program

Click here for more information on the details of each volunteer: Mentor, Ad-Hoc Member, Advisory Committee 

Foundation Donation Challenge at the Systemic Family Therapy Conference (SFTC)- November 10-12, 2021

The AAMFT Foundation would like to acknowledge the generous support of all who have contributed (below) to the AAMFT Foundation during the Systemic Family Therapy Conference (SFTC). There was a donation challenge throughout the SFTC that made your contribution go even further and would be matched up to $1,000. We are happy to report that the Research and Education Foundation raised $2,435 during SFTC! Thank you to all who visited the Foundation booth in the Expo Hall to learn more about our programs and projects!

  • Andrea K. Wittenborn, PhD
  • Audrey Rebecca Lanier     
  • Carol Podgorski, MSMFT  
  • Emma J. Bartlett
  • Erin C. Schaefer, MAEd
  • Garret T. Roundy, MS
  • Isha D. Williams, PhD
  • J.C. Bailey, MA
  • Jaime Rodriguez, MFT
  • Martha L. LaRiviere, MA
  • Marvarene Oliver, EdD
  • Michael L. Chafin, MEd
  • Mike Bishop, PhD
  • Naveen Jonathan, PhD     
  • Robert M. Cunningham
  • Sarah E. Lyon, PhD
  • Silvia Kaminsky, MSEd
  • Sonia Fairclough, MS
  • Stephanie Brooks, PhD
  • Timothy F. Dwyer, PhD
  • Tresa Wiggins Goodfellow, MS    

MFP Times | 5th Edition

In this current mental health crisis, marriage and family therapists (MFTs)  can see issues and patterns at the macro-, meso-, and exo-systems and provide support and clinical intervention. In the fifth edition of The MFP Timesthe MFP focused on innovative ways MFTs could use their knowledge and skills to improve mental health and decrease substance use in marginalized or underserved populations. The MFP also highlighted research and career pathways in the theme, Translation and Impact.