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  • July 16, 2024 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us at MAMFT’s annual conference and connect your organization/business with professionals throughout the state who are passionate about relationships. There are lots of ways to join us as a conference sponsor! View the details, and register below:

    Register Here

    Don’t see a sponsorship opportunity that fits for you? Contact for more information about custom sponsorship opportunities!

  • July 09, 2024 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Minnesota Legislature passed a mental health rate increase for the fiscal year 2025 of around $1M. The amount will increase in FY26-27 to $4M per year. While the details of how the Department of Human Services will apply these $$ to specific services have not been defined yet, the direction will be tied to national reimbursement rates for Medicare. The stated goal is to get MN rates up to 83% of Medicare rates. Stay tuned as more details become available.

  • July 09, 2024 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you a student, intern, or pre-clinical clinician looking to find ways to engage with MAMFT, network, and gain professional development?

    MAMFT offers a great opportunity to participate and be involved in our 2024 Annual Conference!

    We request that volunteers be a student, intern, or pre-clinical and to be an active MAMFT member. 

    If you are interested, please submit your interest form below!

    Learn More Here!

  • June 25, 2024 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MAMFT wants to give a big shout-out to the MAMFT member volunteers, board members, and staff for showing up for Twin Cities Family Pride and running our awesome booth! 

    We had a blast sharing about MAMFT's resources for professionals and for those in the community seeking mental health support.

    Thank you everyone for showing up!

    Pictured: Patty Ostberg-Speiker, LMFT; Shauna Zotalis, LMFT; Kate Sciandra, Bridget Mozina, LMFT, Kori Hennesy, LMFT, Brenna McGee, LMFT

    Pictured: Tanner Zimmerman, LMFT; Calvin Hauer, LMFT; Patty Ostberg-Speiker, LMFT; Shauna Zotalis, LMFT; Dana Barnaal, LMFT

    Check out some of our other photos from the day:

  • June 25, 2024 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A letter from MAMFT Board President, Alex Iantaffi:

    Dear members,

    I want to take a moment to thank Serenity Curtis for serving as our Secretary until last month, when she chose to step down due to personal circumstances. Serenity has put in so many hours to support MAMFT as a volunteer both during her tenure as a Board member and prior to being elected on the Board! Thank you Serenity, you are appreciated and missed already!

    I am glad to report that one of our Board members, Katelyn Thoresen, kindly moved up to cover Serenity’s position to ensure that not too many officer positions rotated off at once and to help us avoid a special election. Thank you Katelyn for choosing to serve in this position, you are appreciated!

    I also want to take a moment to acknowledge that, over the past 4 years, we have had a few members who have needed to step down from their Board positions before the end of their term. I can understand that this might seem unsettling to members so, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (, or the President Elect Leah Seeger (  or our Executive Director, J’Kalein Madison ( Most of the people who have needed to step down from the Board early were facing unexpected stressors and circumstances in their lives. I am confident that many of us can relate to this given how challenging life has been, in so many ways, over the past four years due to systemic factors.

    I am glad to serve on a Board where we put relationships and wellbeing first. As systemic providers and relational healers, my hope is that we can keep showing up for one another in a web of collective care and responsibility. Thank you to all the members who have served, are serving, or plan to serve on our Board. I understand how much time, care, commitment and capacity these volunteer positions require and I am grateful for you.

    In community,

    Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, SEP, CST, CST-S, LMFT

    MAMFT Board President

  • June 25, 2024 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Governor Walz announced the following appointments to our regulatory board (BMFT), effective June 12th of 2024 through January 2028. Dr. Shonda Craft, PhD, LMFT was reappointed as the higher education representative, and Anna Clavin, MA, LMFT of St. Cloud will join the board replacing Andrea Hendel, LMFT. 

    To stay up to date on the regulatory board’s latest efforts please visit 

  • June 17, 2024 3:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you have ideas about how MAMFT can support therapists like you right here in Minnesota AND you enjoy brainstorming in a community of MFTs, we have an amazing opportunity for you!

    In an At Large position on the MAMFT Board of Directors, you get to bring your ideas, passions, and concerns to the organization and you have the (not so magical, but magical) power of ️voting ️ to make things actually happen!

    Learn more and apply here:

    Apply Here 

    Have questions? Contact Melissa at

  • June 04, 2024 1:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MAMFT will be hosting a booth during Twin Cities Pride and we are inviting you to grab a buddy and join us in talking about Marriage and Family Therapy, playing games, and enjoying the event while also giving back and building connections in the MFT community!

    Volunteer times include:




    Sign Up Here 

    ️‍Reach out with any questions to Melissa at 

    ️‍See you there!


  • June 04, 2024 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for 2-3 MAMFT members to join a review committee with 3 MAMFT Board Members in making recommendations to the Social Justice Committee about disbursement of scholarship funds. There is an opportunity to do so in a virtual community with other reviewers or at a time of your own choosing.


    Email Melissa at for more information.

  • May 14, 2024 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sign Here!

    This designation will serve as a platform to raise awareness about the vital role that marriage and family therapy plays in supporting individuals, couples, families, and communities in times of need.

    Here are a few reasons to designate August as National Marriage and Family Therapy Month:

    Strengthening Relationships: Healthy relationships are the foundation of thriving families and communities. By promoting the importance of relationship health, National Marriage and Family Therapy Month can help reduce divorce rates, strengthen marital bonds, and improve parent-child relationships.

    Raising Awareness: Many people are unaware of the benefits of marriage and family therapy or may hesitate to seek help due to stigma or lack of information. Designating August as a dedicated awareness month will help educate the public about the effectiveness of therapy and reduce barriers to access.

    Supporting Professional Development: National Marriage and Family Therapy Month can also serve as an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions of marriage and family therapists. By highlighting the expertise and dedication, we can encourage more individuals to pursue careers in this critical field.

    Preventing Family Dysfunction: Addressing issues within the family system can prevent larger social problems such as domestic violence, child abuse, and intergenerational trauma. By prioritizing family therapy, we invest in the long-term health and stability of our communities.

    We hope you will consider signing this petition to bring more awareness to our field! 



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