A vital source of relational therapy within the community.

The Minnesota Association for Marriage & Family Therapy offers a Comprehensive Preparation Course for the National Licensing Exam each year in the Spring and Fall. The training dates for 2018 will be posted here once solidified.

Interested in the version for supervisors and advanced graduate students? Click here.

Training Overview
This 14-hour, two-part course will provide structure and clarity to the overwhelming task of preparing for the national licensing exam. Organized around the nationally distributed exam study guide, the instructor will provide an overview of the exam, discuss study techniques and test-taking strategies, and lead a collaborative review of the primary theories in application to the same family vignette.  After discussing the remaining knowledge domains measured on the exam, the instructor (Lucas Volini, PhD, LMFT) will walk the group through a practice test while deconstructing each correct or incorrect answer provided per question.

All participants receive a copy of the nationally distributed Independent Study Guide included in their registration fee. A $60 value!

Course Instructor

Dr. Volini is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently serving as the Clinical Director of the M.S. in MFT Program at Saint Cloud State University. Dr. Volini is the author of a study guide geared toward preparing professionals to pass the national licensing exam in marital and family therapy. On a part-time basis, Dr. Volini is the clinical director at Being while Becoming, a private practice group in Waconia, MN where he sees clients and provides clinical supervision to both practicum students and pre-licensed professionals.


St. Mary’s University – Brother Louis Hall
2304 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

-MAMFT Members: $135 (members must be logged-in to receive the discount)*
-Non-Members: $300**

*Discounted rate available to all AAMFT members, from any state. If you are a member of another division, email info@mamft.net to register.

**Not a MAMFT Member? Here’s another great reason to join!

Click here to join AAMFT/MAMFT

Cancellation Policy
Email info@mamft.net to cancel your registration. Refunds will be given on requests received 10 days prior to Part I (minus a 20% admin fee). No refunds will be given if received less than 10 days prior to the event, but registrants can transfer their registration to another person or have the fee credited to the MFT Licensing Exam online store (less a 20% admin fee).