Can you tell me more information about the licensing process and how I apply for my license?

Thank you for your inquiry. We have provided a summary of this process on our website here (https://www.mamft.net/students-pre-clinical/licensure-information/) but please be aware that the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy is the authority on this matter. You can contact them at mft.board@state.mn.us. The following website gives more information regarding your question as well: https://mn.gov/boards/marriage-and-family/license-applicant-info/new-applicants/

Please note, the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy is in charge of applications and licenses. We are the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Our association is a non-profit organization separate from the regulatory board. The Association works to protect and promote our profession by providing continuing education and such. The Board is in charge of granting licenses and regulating licensees; their main goal is to protect the public. 

 

I am in the process of becoming an AAMFT approved supervisor and would like to apply to be a Minnesota Board Approved Supervisor as well. How do I do this?

The MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy is who you would need to contact about this matter. This website gives more information: https://mn.gov/boards/marriage-and-family/licensee03/supervision.jsp

The MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy is in charge of applications and licenses, including becoming a board approved supervisor. The Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is a non-profit organization separate from the regulatory board (a government entity). The Association works to protect our profession and provide continuing education and such. The Board is in charge of granting licenses and regulating licensees; their main goal is to protect the public. 

 

We are an organization looking to advertise our services and would like you to add our website to your link page (https://www.mamft.net/about-us/valuable-links/)

Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we are not currently posting additional links to what we already have listed on our link page. We appreciate your work, however. If you would like to get the word out about the support you provide to our members, you are free to check out our classified advertising options by following this link: https://www.mamft.net/classifieds-2/

 

How do I go about setting up my member profile?

To set up your member profile, log-into MAMFT’s website then click on My Profile (see screenshot below):

Scroll down.  At first you will see the answers to your membership application but after those you will find the directory categories and answer options.   Select the appropriate options and then click “Save” at the very bottom. Also make sure you have selected to be shown in the directory.

 

I am a licensed MFT in another state. I am wondering about the process of getting licensed in Minnesota. Is there anyone available I could more specifically contact to gain more information on this?

MAMFT is a professional association so we are not in charge of granting licenses. This is a question better suited for the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (https://mn.gov/boards/marriage-and-family/). You can email them at mft.board@state.mn.us or call at  612-617-2220.

 

I am now fully licensed, and would like to update my membership from pre-clinical to licensed. Will you let me know the correct way to go about doing that?

First off, congrats on becoming fully licensed! Please contact info@mamft.net to inform MAMFT of this update, and we will update your membership form. 

 

I am currently working on my Masters in Child and Family Social Work. I am wondering, even though I am not enrolled into a college that has an MFT program, is there any advice or courses you could recommend for me to take to be able to receive my license in MFT?

You might want to reach out to the MN Regulatory Board of MFT in order to see if they have any advice (mft.board@state.mn.us). The requirements are also listed in the following MN laws and statutes: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/5300.0130/

Below are links to specific information according to MN law/statute: 

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/5300.0140/

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/148B.33

 

When are you looking to book presenters for your events? 

You can go here (https://www.mamft.net/partner-as-a-presenter/) to see the different opportunities we have available and timelines for each. 

 

I have a legal question about who has access to records of family therapy when a minor is involved and the parents are divorced. One parent wants family therapy with his new wife and son and the mother of the child wants access to the records. Is there someone at MAMFT that can consult with me or should I be calling the MN Board of MFT? 

We would recommend visiting the regulatory board website, which has links to rules and statutes to follow in regards to a minor’s records. This can be found here: https://mn.gov/boards/assets/State%20Examination%20reference%20sheet%20-Current_tcm21-338193.pdf

If you have more questions, we would recommend contacting the MN MFT regulatory board. You can email them at mft.board@state.mn.us. If you are a member of AAMFT, your membership allows you access to free legal consultation. More information can be found here.

 

I am wondering if you know of an AAMFT refresher course for current supervisors? 

AAMFT Supervisor Refresher courses are now only available through AAMFT, so you’ll want to check out their website (www.aamft.org) to see what’s available. 

 

I’m wondering if anyone knows of CEUs for approved supervisors and if they can be online? 

Information from the MN MFT Regulatory Board states, “The Board’s website CE list has several courses (highlighted in yellow) that are approved for supervision CE.” Here is a link to the courses: https://mn.gov/boards/assets/BMFT%20CE%20List%20for%20Website%207%2012%2019%20_tcm21-392880.pdf

Here is a link to general information about continuing education: https://mn.gov/boards/marriage-and-family/license-applicant-info/continuing-education/. 

Please note, the MN MFT Regulatory Board is a separate entity from the MN Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT). The MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy is in charge of approving continuing education. MAMFT provides different opportunities for getting your CEs, but does not approve CEs. You must report CEs to and get approval from the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.  

 

Where can I learn more about privacy with regard to adolescent mental health notes and records in MN? Are there provisions for child safety? 

The MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy website has links to rules and statutes to follow in regards to a minor’s records. These can be found here: https://mn.gov/boards/assets/State%20Examination%20reference%20sheet%20-Current_tcm21-338193.pdf

You can also contact the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy by emailing them at mft.board@state.mn.us. 

 

If you have further questions, you can email info@mamft.net or email a specific MAMFT board member regarding certain topics. Board member’s emails are found at https://www.mamft.net/committees/.