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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.  

News Items:

  • Revised Application for National Examination:  The "Application for National Examination in MFT" has been revised.  The new form is available on the "Applicants" and "Forms" pages.  When completing this application, please ensure you are using the form with "AppVer-3/14" printed in the lower, left-hand corner. 

  • The Minnesota Department of Health has posted its LMFT Workforce factsheet online.  Information compiled in the factsheet is from the workforce survey conducted as part of the LMFT  license renewal process.

  • FEE DECREASE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2013:The Application for National Examination fee will decrease to $110.00. Applications submitted and processed after August 1 will only be required to pay this new, lower fee. Applications received and processed prior to August 1 must pay the current fee of $220.00. This fee decrease is a result of Board-sponsored legislation passed during the 2013 Minnesota legislative session.

  • FEE DECREASE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2013: The Reciprocity Application fee will decrease to $220.00. Applications submitted and processed after August 1 will only be required to pay this new, lower fee. Applications received and processed prior to August 1 must pay the current fee of $340.00. This fee decrease is a result of Board-sponsored legislation passed during the 2013 Minnesota legislative session.

  • The Minnesota Department of Human Services has implemented changes to its outpatient mental health rules (Rule 47). These changes may impact the practice of LAMFTs, LMFTs and MFT graduate students completing practicum or internship experiences. For detailed information and training materials regarding these rule changes, please visit Minnesota’s DHS website at: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/dhs16_160315 

  • A draft rule revision is under consideration by the Board’s Rules Committee.  Once adopted by the full Board, the proposed rule revision will be available for distribution and comment to all licensees and interested stakeholders.   It is anticipated the proposed rule revision will be available for review spring 2014 and will be posted on the Board’s website at that time.


Board Meetings: 


All meetings will be held at 9:30 am 

  • May 16, 2014
  • July 18, 2014
  • September 19, 2014
  • November 21, 2014 

All meetings will be held at Board office building. Dates and times are subject to change.

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