New Jersey Division

  Welcome!

The New Jersey Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NJAMFT) is a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the professional organization representing over 24,000 qualified marriage and family therapists in the United States, Canada, and abroad.  We are a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Vermont is the only state that does not have a division.  NJ is one of the divisions that automatically assigns members to a chapter. The Southern Chapter is comprised of the counties of: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem. The Central Chapter is comprised of the counties of: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset. The Northern Chapter is comprised of: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Union, Sussex and Warren.  Headquarters for NJAMFT moves around the state, depending on the base of our president. Every member of our governing board is a clinical member and a volunteer.

Click Here for a list of our volunteer board members: About NJAMFT

NJAMFT's E-Newsletter is published quarterly (Email only) Our publicaiton is sent to all New Jersey Division AAMFT members. You may view the past several issues here, by clicking on the links below. Should you desire to see older issues, please let us know and we can email them to you. We store electronic copies of our newsletters dating back to September, 2009.
 

 

Calendar of Events

 
2017 NJAMFT Fall events are in the planning stages now. Look to the right for our calendar updates and contact info.

 

Why Choose a Marriage and Family Therapist?

Most often, people can work through difficulties they are having with a spouse or significant other, perhaps a child, other family member, or co-worker. Sometimes though, we may seem to hit a bump in the road, and need a little assistance in dealing with some of life's issues. Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) are highly trained mental health professionals who bring a family oriented or systems perspective to therapy. MFTs believe that to effect change, individuals and problems/issues must be seen within a context; most often, that context is the family itself. Research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of marriage and family therapy in treating the full range of mental and emotional disorders and health problems. Some of the most common problems affecting families today are:

  • adolescent behavior problems
  • ADHD
  • adolescent substance abuse
  • children and divorce
  • depression
  • bipolar disorder
  • caregiving for the elderly and/or disabled
  • marriage preparation
  • sexual problems
  • grief issues
  • alcoholism
  • chemical dependency
  • infertility
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • suicide ideation

There is no need for individuals or families to face life's difficulties alone. MFTs are highly trained to help. To locate one in your area, please click on TherapistLocator.net below.

Specific Disclaimer

Please note that TherapistLocator.net is for the convenience of the public. AAMFT and NJAMFT do not examine, determine, or warrant the competence of any therapist listed in TherapistLocator.net. Use of this Directory to locate a marriage and family therapist is wholly voluntary and will not result in any liability against AAMFT or NJAMFT. In no event shall AAMFT or NJAMFT be liable for damages to any user of the Directory for the voluntary selection of any marriage and family therapist, for the services provided by any marriage and family therapist listed herein, or for any other damages which may occur. AAMFT and NJAMFT cannot and do not provide any warranties related to the information contained in or resulting services from a marriage and family therapist listed in the TherapistLocator.net.

  • Southern Chapter of NJAMFT Announces it's Spring 2018 Workshop

    "Healing the Body and Mind
    During The “#MeToo” Movement
     Effective Treatment of Sexual Pain"

     Thursday, June 7, 2018
     Camden County Library, Vorhees, NJ

     For more information and to register, please click here:

     SNJAMFT Spring 2018: Healing the Body and Mind

  •                                                                   

    Need your CEUs by June 30? We're here to help! The NJAMFT-IA Northern Chapter is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 Workshop. This year's event is entitled "Dealing with Grief and Loss over the Lifespan"  and will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 in North Jersey. 

     

    This might well be your last chance to capture your license renewal CEUs before June 30, 2018, so act now! The workshop offers 6 CEUs to MFTs, LPCs and  LCADCs. Click here to learn more: NNJAMFT-IA Spring Workshop

  • Of Clinical Interest To All

                                                                     

    Who would have thought that there are studies, yes, real studies--university type--about just how many spaces should appear after a period in a sentence? It's real and it is an "issue" though perhaps not on the same level as global warming. We here at NJAMFT-IA deal with it on every workshop description, every newsletter article submission and all public documents.  Some clearly prefer 2 spaces and some, 1 space after every period. There are also those who argue that 2 spaces came from the days of the typewriter while 1 space is all that is needed in today's computer world. A fascinating article appeared in this month's Atlantic Monthly entitled "Are Two Spaces Better Than One? The Effect of Spacing Following Periods and Commas During Reading." sharing laboratory studies and professional opinions. 

     

    To read the article in its entirety, please click here and you decide how many spaces are needed!: The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period  

  • Looking for MFT work? Know someone who is hiring? MFT items for sale/trade? Space to share? We post industry related items here! Simply click on the "Classifieds" image here and then select the specific category you are interested in. To let us know about something you'd like to post, please contact: lifeline.campaign@gmail.com

  • LMFT Rated Among Best Careers

    Once again, US News and World Report's annual job rankings shows that Marriage and Family Therapist was rated among the best careers (Top 50) for 2013 (follow link below to view the article). The article also says "By 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts this occupation will grow by 41.2 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations." This is heartening news during difficult economic times and times in which health care providers are feeling the strain of so much change.

    Read the article now by clicking here:  US News and World Report: The 100 Best Jobs

  • To locate contact information for your NJ State Representatives, download the document from the link below.

     NJ Representative Contacts

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