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TRICARE Policy Manual 6010.60-M, April 1, 2015
Chapter 11
Section 3.9
Certified Marriage And Family Therapist
Issue Date:  December 5, 1984
1.0  ISSUE
Certified Marriage and Family Therapist.
2.1  Provider certification criteria follow:
2.1.1  The provider must meet education and training requirements as specified in 32 CFR 199.6.
2.1.2  The provider must be licensed or certified as a marriage and family therapist.  If licensure/certification is offered by the jurisdiction in which the provider is practicing, it is required in all cases, even if the jurisdiction offers it on an optional basis.  In jurisdictions that do not offer specific licensure or certification for marriage and family therapists, the provider must be certified or be eligible for full clinical membership in, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the national association that sets standards for the profession. If a provider is eligible for full clinical membership in the AAMFT but is not a member, he/she must submit documentation obtained from the AAMFT of such eligibility.  The provider must agree that a patients’ organic medical problems must receive appropriate concurrent management by a physician. The provider must enter into a participation agreement with the Defense Health Agency (DHA).
Associate members or student members of the AAMFT are not eligible for consideration as authorized certified marriage and family therapists.
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