Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University

Marriage & Family Therapy
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Ave. W., Ste. 107
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-281-2918
Fax: 206-281-2695

Internship Partners: Become a Supervisor

MFTA site supervisor provides an integral part of the intern's training, guiding their clinical activities. They evaluate the intern's clinical performance over current clinical cases. A supervisor monitors, evaluates, and provides feedback toward the intern's growth as a therapist. The site supervisor and SPU practicum supervisor form a supervision team, communicating as needed and during evaluation periods.

Effective supervision entails mentoring someone who is newer in the field than the supervisor. Supervisors will allow and encourage an intern's exploration of appropriate theoretical and clinical models of marriage and family therapy, even if the orientation differs from that of the supervisor.

The internship site will offer the intern high quality supervision with regard to the intern's delivery of clinical services.

In order to be approved to supervise, the supervisor must be either be:

  1. an AAMFT Approved Supervisor,
  2. an AAMFT Supervisor Candidate, or
  3. meet equivalency criteria detailed below.

Evidence of Education and Licensure by:

  1. graduate degree in marriage and family therapy, or a related
    mental health discipline;
  2. state licensure (LMFT, LCSW, LMHC, or Licensed Psychologist);
  3. didactic/experiential training in the supervision of marriage and family therapy (at least 15 hours); and,
  4. training and education in marriage and family therapy.

Evidence of Clinical and Supervision Experience by:

  1. at least three years, post-graduate clinical practice of marital and
    family therapy; and
  2. at least one year supervising marital and family therapy in a clinical

If interested in becoming a supervisor with our program, please contact Hee-Sun Cheon,Ph.D., Director of Internships, at 206-281-2251 or, to discuss the requirements in more detail for both supervisors and sites. We will need your documentation on file prior to beginning supervision of our students.