To protect the public through effective licensure and enforcement of the statutes and rules governing the practice of marriage and family therapists to ensure a standard of competent and ethical practice.
Marriage and Family Therapy is the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, whether affective, behavioral, or cognitive, within the context of family systems. When working with individuals, couples, families, or other large systems, the marriage and family therapist conceptualizes and implements treatment from a systemic perspective or framework.
PROPOSED RULEMAKING – Request for Comments
The Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (“Board”) has initiated the rulemaking process to modify its current administrative rules (Minn.R.5300). This process was commenced by the Board’s publication of the “Request for Comments” in the Minnesota State Register on December 1, 2014. You may review the “Request for Comments” by clicking here: Request for Comments. You may review the Board’s proposed rule modifications by clicking here: Proposed Rules. New rule language is underscored. Language to be deleted is stricken through. Please note that these modifications to the Board’s rules are proposed only. The final rule language may be different.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns about the proposed modifications, or any of the Board’s other rules, please feel free to submit them in writing to the Board as indicated in the “Request for Comments”.
Please note that this will not be your final opportunity to comment on the proposed modifications. Once the final modifications are approved by the Board, it will publish a “Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules” in the Minnesota State Register. At that time, interested parties will have the opportunity to submit written comments, support or objections to the modifications, as well as request a public hearing. If the Board receives 25 or more written requests for a hearing, it will be held in the time and place indicated in the Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules.