Committee Updates – Summer 2019


ELECTIONS

Nominations for 2020 MAMFT open board positions are currently being accepted through July 23rd. We encourage you to nominate yourself or a colleague for one of our open positions: Secretary, President-Elect (must have prior MAMFT board experience), At-Large (2), Elections, and Student Rep. Please contact elections@mamft.net with interest or questions!  More info here!

 

GREATER MN

MAMFT is still in need of a Greater MN Board Rep!  If you or anyone you know are interested, please email Megan at president@mamft.net for more information!

 

LEGISLATIVE

Day on the Hill was a great success. We were able to meet with Senator Karla Bigham and talked about issues that MFTs face including that relational codes are not covered by insurance. She was shocked and geared up to dig deeper next session! She is also continuing to push the MAMFT proposed preventative outpatient therapy bill and rallying support at the national level for next session.

The MN session is over! It ended May 20th. Although there were not as many wins as we hoped for, this session still passed more bills to support mental health initiatives than many past sessions! So we are calling that a win! Take a look through the list found here to see some of the highlights from the 2019 Session.

 

MEMBERSHIP

The membership committee is looking forward to hosting Meet and Greet events  in the near future and hope that all members will consider attending.  We are always seeking and encourage participation by members on the committee and hope that you will join us (email membership@mamft.net).

 

PRE-CLINICAL

The Pre-Clinical board member has been working on onboarding and learning MAMFT board expectations. I’m looking forward to planning more gatherings and finding better ways to support the pre-clinical community!

 

TRAINING

The Annual Conference will be held at the Westin Galleria on September 12th and 13th.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

No update.

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

MAMFT will be at Mental Health Day at the State Fair this year! Come visit us on August 26th! Or if you’re interested in volunteering at our booth, please email info@mamft.net for more info!

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

The committee has been busy! We hosted our first event, Holding Hands, an Evening of Conversation and hope it is one of many. We invite you to mark your calendars for a Thursday evening discussion during the Annual Conference where we will be listening to feedback about how MAMFT can continue to evolve to meet your needs. There are many other exciting endeavors underway. Please email if interested in joining our committee or learning more (socialjustice@mamft.net).