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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.

The LMFT renewal is open (for licenses expiring 12/31/2018)

Renewal Fee: $125.00 

• Renew Online, log in with your User Name & Password and use a MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit card. 

• If you have never used the Board’s online system, click on “Register to Access Site” (directly under the blue login tab).  This account will be used for all future online activity, so maintain a copy of your login information.  You must use Google Chrome, a current version of Firefox, or Internet Explorer 10 to insure proper operation & processing of your online renewal. 

Please review additional information regarding LMFT renewal.

 
 
 New Applications and Forms:  Many applications and forms are new/updated.  To ensure you are using the current version, please use the version available on the "Forms" page of the Board's website. 

New applications and forms include:

-  Application for National Examination in MFT (initial application for individuals seeking LMFT
   licensure 

-  Application for LMFT Licensure by State Exam
-  Application for LMFT Licensure by Reciprocity
-  Request for Administrative Variance
-  Application for LMFT Emeritus License 


NEWS ITEMS

MAMFT 2018 Fall Conference:  Presentation by Jennifer Mohlenhoff, Executive Director MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Common Questions & Best Practices for Board-Approved Supervisors, Parts I & II.

LMFT Workforce Report: 
The Minnesota Department of Health has posted its 2017 Minnesota LMFT Workforce Survey.  Information compiled in the report is from the workforce survey conducted as part of the 2016 LMFT license renewal process.  

On September 17, 2018, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments of Jessie Everts, PhD, LMFT, and Ukasha Dakane to the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy effective September 19, 2018 - January 7, 2019.  Dr. Everts was appointed to complete the term of former Board member, Bruce O’Leary, LMFT, who stepped down from the Board effective July 1, 2018.  Dr. Everts serves as one of four LMFT members of the Board.  Mr. Dakane is one of two public members of the Board and his appointment completes the term of former Board member, Dennis Morrow, PhD, who resigned from the Board effective July 1, 2018.  The Board congratulates Dr. Everts and Mr. Dakane on their appointments and welcomes them to the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.  The Board further thanks Mr. O’Leary and Dr. Morrow for their years of hard work and commitment to public service, and wishes them well in all their new endeavors. 

On February 21, 2018, Governor Mark Dayton announced the reappointment of
Dr. John Seymour, LMFT, Dr. Herb Grant, LMFT, and Kathryn Graves to the MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy effective February 26, 2018 – January 3, 2022.  Dr. Seymour and Dr. Grant serve as two of the four licensed (LMFT) members of the Board.  Ms. Graves, an attorney with the Minneapolis law firm of Henson & Efron, is one of two public members of the Board.  The Board congratulates Dr. Seymour, Dr. Grant and Ms. Graves on their reappointments and thanks them for their continuing service to the Board.     

MAMFT 2016 Fall Conference:  Presentation by Jennifer Mohlenhoff, Executive Director MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Things Every LMFT Board-Approved Supervisor Needs to Know MN Rules & the Practice of Marriage & Family Therapy

Rulemaking:   The MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy has received notice of final adoption of its proposed rules.  The new rules took effect August 1, 2016 and are available for review on the “Laws & Rules” web page. Questions regarding rule language should be sent to the Board via email:  mft.board@state.mn.us

English Language Learner Special Arrangement request process for the National Examination in MFT:  Effective February 1, 2016, the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy implemented a process by which English Language Learners (ELL) can request up to two hours of additional testing time when taking the AMFTRB National Examination in Marriage and Family Therapy (the “national exam”).  Page 1 of the “Application for National Examination in MFT” now references the ELL request process and the ELL Special Arrangement application can be found on the “Forms” page of this website.  When completing the Application for National Examination in MFT, please ensure you are using the form with “AppVer -4/2016” printed in the lower, left-hand corner so that you are receiving all current information available. 

Loan Forgiveness Program for Mental Health Professionals:   The Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health and Primary Care administers a loan forgiveness program that is funded by the State of Minnesota. For more information about the program, please see the links below:  
     Rural Mental Health Counselors  
     Urban Mental Health Counselors

 Beginning July 1, 2015 , the new Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center will provide a single, toll-free number the general public can call to report suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults. Mandated reporters, LMFTs, LAMFTs, social workers and other licensed professionals, will be able to use a new web-based reporting system on this website. Reports will be promptly submitted to the appropriate lead investigative agencies. Updates on this process will be provided on the Adult Protection webpages on the DHS website.   

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