About Delta Kappa
The Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society is the official honor society for the field of marriage and family therapy and serves to further and complement the work being done by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the International Family Therapy Association.
Delta Kappa recognizes the achievements of current students as well as practitioners already in the field who have achieved distinction and continue to make significant contributions to the field. It has three primary aims:
- Train emerging leaders in the field of marriage and family therapy to assume the mantle of leadership in the profession.
- Provide a structure for developing scholarly forums that present cutting edge research and theory on marriage and family therapy to practitioners on an ongoing basis at the local, state, regional, national, and international level.
- Recognize and promote the achievements of marriage and family therapy clinicians and scholars.
The Louisville Seminary Upsilon Chapter
On March 27, 2017, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary became the 20th chapter of the Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society. Twenty-three new members of the Upsilon Chapter, as it is called, were formally recognized at a special ceremony which took place as part of Louisville Seminary’s 2017 Festival of Theology and Alum Reunion.
Marriage and family therapy professionals are invited into membership in Delta Kappa through three avenues:
- Students in COAMFTE accredited marriage and family therapy programs who have completed at least 12 graduate credit hours with a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.
- The second includes graduates from such accredited marriage and family therapy programs with a concluding grade point average of at least 3.5 who have achieved Clinical Fellow status in AAMFT.
- The third includes senior marriage and family therapy professionals who demonstrate high dedication to scholarship and professional leadership through instruction, research, and/or student/new professional training.
All membership requires an application submitted through the Louisville Seminary Upsilon Chapter and a $50 application fee. Click the link below for membership application instructions.
2018-2019 Executive Committee
Dawn Pendleton (MAMFT '98)
Membership Vice President
John Russell Stanger (Class of 2019)
Program Vice President
Rosalie Guthrie (Class of 2018)
Shelby Oda (Class of 2019)
Jeannette Martin (MAMFT '05)
Amy Travis (MAMFT '17)
For More Information
Information about the Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society is available at Delta Kappa's website.