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  • February 22, 2022 9:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Grant Deadline Approaching- BIPOC and other Under-Represented LMFTs Working to Become Supervisors May Qualify for Tuition Reimbursement

    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) annually offers grants to people from under-represented communities who are working to become supervisors in their respective mental health field. The formal name of the program is the Mental Health Cultural Community Continuing Education Grant Program- Individual Providers Tuition Scholarship Program.

    If you are a BIPOC individual or identify as a member of another under-represented community, and are in the process of/are planning to become a board approved supervisor, you may qualify for tuition reimbursement up to $9,295. The next deadline for application is March 22nd, 2022.

    Full Information about the grant and the application process is available here:

    An informational webinar and Q&A session about this Grant will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 24. Visit the below link to sign up for the informational webinar:

  • February 22, 2022 8:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Regulatory Board Rules Revision Meeting-  2/28/2022 

    The Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (BMFT), our regulatory/licensing board, is in the process of reviewing a series of rules that will impact aspiring relational therapists, as well as MFT supervisors. Current proposed rule changes are focused on the requirements for supervision for pre-clinical individuals. 

    The BMFT is still seeking input on these potential rule revisions, and are inviting people to attend the next meeting to discuss these rules, which will be held virtually on Monday February 28th at 9AM. Members of the MAMFT board will be present, but we encourage members to also attend and provide their input. 

    To Join the Electronic Meeting

    For Audio and Video via WebEx:

    • For Audio only via Telephone:Meeting Number (access code): 2483 468 4078
    • Meeting Password: ieJm88EWMY2
    • 1-415-655-0003 (U.S. Toll)
    • 1-855-282-6330 (U.S. Toll Free)
    • Meeting Number (access code): 2483 468 4078

    Members are also welcome to sign up for the regulatory board emails, or check the regulatory board website directly for meeting information at the link below:

  • January 04, 2022 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The No Surprises Act went into effect in January of 2022.  While we are still learning more about it, we have found these resources to be helpful for therapists.  Please review this information to see how the new law might affect you and your practice.  You may also want to utilize the legal helpline through MAMFT.  You may contact Terry Moore at  or 952-746-2175 to schedule a call to discuss any questions or concerns you have about this new law.



  • December 20, 2021 11:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce that our bylaws have passed and members can read more about them HERE.  

    The bylaw vote that took place in October passed, meaning MAMFT’s new bylaws will go into effect January 1st 2022. 

    The MAMFT board and staff is working to finalize the protocols, policies and procedures manual, and other important criteria to function effectively under our new bylaw structure. We expect a transition process to occur throughout 2022 as we work to adopt these new bylaws. 

    The main visible change will be in our board and organizational structure. We will be condensing the responsibilities of our organization into 4 standing committees and one accountability panel. 

    Internal Affairs is responsible for the direction and management of MAMFT as an organization.

    Tasks include- Strategic planning, budget and financial direction, staff direction and feedback.

    Chair- Cerise Lewis;

    Governance is responsible for ensuring the healthy management of our board.

    Tasks include- Onboarding new board members, managing and addressing complaints, ensuring follow through and alignment with our policies and bylaws

    Chair- Christina Corwin;

    External Affairs is responsible for the development of member and public facing events and communications 

    Tasks include- Marketing/communications, advocacy efforts, event planning, membership engagement and recruitment

    Chair- Leah Seeger;

    Elections is responsible for ensuring a fair and elected make-up of our board

    Tasks include- working with governance on determining board membership needs, developing a slate of qualified individuals for board positions, holding free and fair elections. 

    Chair- Ana Lewis;

    Social Justice Accountability Panel includes members of each standing committee, and other MAMFT members who are committed to socially just work. This panel is responsible for ensuring all board work is grounded in awareness and responsiveness to the needs of all MN MFTs.

    Tasks include- providing input, feedback, and ensuring accountability for how all board and organizational functions impact various groups within our membership. 

    Interim Chair- Serenity Curtis;

    We continue to welcome member input and feedback in this process! If you would like to participate in a committee, or have any question about the work of various committees, please reach out to the corresponding committee chair. 

  • May 31, 2020 10:48 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Colleagues,

    As you know, the Twin Cities and our state are facing yet another murder of a Black man, Mr George Floyd, at the hand of the Minneapolis police force. As we mourn the brutal and needless loss of life of Mr Floyd, we are also witnessing the expression of intergenerational and historical trauma in many of our communities, as people rise up for justice and Black liberation. Sadly, we are also witnessing an influx of out-of-town agitators and organized white supremacist groups trying to destroy historically Black, Brown and Immigrant communities for their own purposes. This is also leading to increased militarized presence in these communities, with the potential dangers this entails for those most vulnerable to systemic harm among us. These are complex, dangerous and mourning times. We want to acknowledge that colleagues and families we work with are impacted in different ways depending on how our bodies are racialized and our geosocioeconomic location.

    As systemic providers, we also want to acknowledge how, as larger systems fail some of our most marginalized members and communities we serve, we are also witnessing the resilience of these same communities. People are coming together and organizing, healers and medics are working on the ground, volunteer crews are cleaning the streets and neighbors are looking out for one another. Many of the people working on the ground are among our members, as well as living in the neighborhoods and communities impacted by what is currently happening. We want to make it clear that, as an organization, we are on the side of justice and Black liberation. We understand that we have work to do, given that our Board is mostly white, and we are committed to and prioritizing this work. If you are a white member looking for resources to understand what is currently happening, a relational and systemic healer in Minnesota, previous keynote presenter at our conference, and author of “My Grandmother’s Hands”, Resmaa Menakem, LICSW has a free online course on racialized trauma available at

    We are grateful for all the members supporting their clients and communities, your work is invaluable. May we heal from the public health emergency that is racism. May there be justice and peace.

    In solidarity,

    The MAMFT Board

    Posted on May 31, 2020

  • April 10, 2020 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    MAMFT’s Board of Directors has organized an ad-hoc Pandemic Task Force of volunteer board members to serve as a resource in supporting our professional community throughout this pandemic’s progressive developments. The Task Force will work with other MAMFT board members to continue organizing resources, coordinating communication across membership, generate trainings and community connection groups, and respond to ongoing inquiries from members as they arise. Below, you can find the many resources already accessible on MAMFT’s website along with a list of the aspired resources to come.

    Check out the special report, which introduces the COVID-19 Task Force, summarizes resources, and identifies next steps.


  • April 01, 2020 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) is aware that, while we are all facing the challenges that COVID-19 poses, our Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues, students, neighbors and clients are also dealing with increased incidents of racial discrimination, harassment, bigotry and violence. These incidents are happening across the country as well as in our own state. Racism and bigotry are sadly not uncommon in times of crisis, and there is a long history of blaming Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) at various times in the history of the United States. This means that Minnesotan AAPI businesses, families and healthcare providers, including MFT colleagues and students, now fear for their safety and wellbeing while also having to deal with this pandemic.

    With this statement, MAMFT wants to clearly condemn any acts of racial discrimination, harassment, bigotry and violence against AAPI clients, colleagues, students, neighbors and clients. As systemic providers, we understand how important our relationships are, and how vital it is to be in solidarity with one another, especially at such a challenging time. We urge all non-AAPI members to be alert to the racism and bigotry that our AAPI clients, colleagues, students and neighbors are currently facing so that we can better support one another through our actions, in both our professional and personal lives. One way to be proactive is to publicly support AAPI owned and run businesses and organizations, as asked for in the Joint Statement issued on March 31st, 2020 by a set of Asian Minnesotan organizations (found here).

    We also welcome our AAPI colleagues, students, clients and neighbors to let us know how we can better support you as an organization during this challenging time and beyond. Please know that, even though we have much room for growth, our commitment to social justice and anti-racist practices is unwavering and firmly woven in our strategic plan and goals for our association.


    The MAMFT Board of Directors

  • March 15, 2020 11:08 AM | Anonymous

    MAMFT has set up a web page for sharing information relevant to providing mental health services in light of Covid-19. It is by no means an exhaustive list of resources nor should any of it be taken as legal or ethical advice from MAMFT.

    We will continue to add resources/information to the page in the coming days and weeks. If you know of a resource or are willing to share content you have put together you think would be of benefit to others, please email it to me and we will consider adding it on the web page (

    With a collective and collaborative mindset we can best navigate challenging times such as this. MAMFT is here to help facilitate that collaboration and our collective strength.

    Thank you for being a valued member of our community and for the important service you are providing the larger community during this time.


    Sara Bidler, LMFT
    Executive Director

  • January 20, 2020 11:10 AM | Anonymous

    Learn about the 5-Year Strategic Plan adopted by the MAMFT Board for 2020-2025 by watching the below video and reading about the plan here!

    The plan focuses on the following 5 goals: (1) Increasing Inclusivity, (2) Structural Changes that Ensure Sustainability, (3) Increasing Visibility within the Public Sector, (4) Creating Strategic Relationships that Enhance the Quality of Professional Life for MFTs in Minnesota and (5) Making MAMFT the Professional Home for More MFTs in Minnesota.

    Thanks to Lucas Volini (MAMFT President-Elect) for volunteering his equipment, time and talent in filming and producing the above video!

  • August 25, 2019 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    Check out MAMFT’s brochure on “Why See an MFT?”


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